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6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.


These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Bob Tissing

Bob Tissing has been an archivist at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library for 37 years. He has given numerous talks about the Presidential Library System, the White House telephone recordings and conversations, and in-depth talks about the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum. He has also given many behind-the-scenes explorations of the archives to various groups from around the world. He was a charter member of the Academy of Certified Archivists, as well as a member of the Society of American Archivists, and the Society of Southwest Archivists, where he was elected secretary, vice president, and president. Bob loves to play tennis and travels all over the world.

Floyd Domino

Floyd Domino is an American musician known for his work in the genre of Western swing. Born in California, Floyd’s close association with Western swing coincided when he joined the group Asleep at the Wheel at the age of 19. After playing for seven years with the band, he is now an “AATW Alumnus” who still joins them for featured performances. While Floyd is widely recognized for the revival of Western swing, he began his career with a broad grounding in jazz, boogie-woogie, swing and blues piano. He regularly performs as the Floyd Domino Jazz Trio, showcasing a unique blend of jazz and blues. Floyd has performed with noted musicians including Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, George Strait, The Texas Playboys, Waylon Jennings and the Crickets. He has also contributed to promoting American roots music through his appearances at schools, camps and other learning organizations.

Jim Selcraig

Both a student and teacher of history, Jim Selcraig is a native of Texas who has long been fascinated with the story of America. After graduating from Baylor University and acquiring both his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, he wrote his dissertation on McCarthyism in the Midwest. Jim then became an instructor at Austin Community College in 1985, and came to the University of Texas in 1992. During his time at SWT, he has taught a multitude of courses in U.S. history during the 20th century, as well as on Texas history. Jim enjoys teaching, and is proud to have been awarded a “Favorite Professor Award” by the honor society, Alpha Chi, for several years.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
1 Performances


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