Smithsonian Journeys Experts

One feature that makes our programs uniquely special is our world-class Smithsonian Journeys Experts. Chosen for their charisma, expertise and affability, these men and women are the secret ingredient that turns a fine tour into an unforgettable experience. Other tour companies can take you to the most splendid sites, but in the hands of our experts, your journey will take on new meaning. Our Smithsonian Journeys Experts have dedicated entire careers to pursuing personal and professional passions. Their enthusiasm is contagious; their expert guidance consistently brings depth, excitement and substance to the travelers who join them on our tours — and that is the signature of Smithsonian Journeys. We're proud to introduce you to our stars.

To be considered as a Smithsonian Journeys Expert, submit your resume and cover letter with areas of expertise to smithsonianjourneys@si.edu.

All Smithsonian Experts

Drew Thate

Drew Thate is an avid fisherman and birder, with an extensive knowledge of Central and North Amer...

Barry Till

Barry Till is a curator of Asian art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in Canada. With a wid...

Diana Toman

Born in Germany, Diana Toman grew up outside an idyllic medieval village close to the Rhine River...

Charles Urbanowicz

Dr. Charles Urbanowicz has been traveling throughout the Pacific for more than 45 years.  Af...

Constantine Vaporis

Constantine N. Vaporis is a Professor of History and Founding Director of Asian Studies at the Un...

Cynthia Vidaurri

Study Leader Cynthia Vidaurri has conducted research on Cuban traditional culture for over a deca...

Bella Vivante

Bella Vivante, Professor Emerita of Classics, University of Arizona, has eagerly led college age ...

Kevin W Sloan

Kevin W Sloan is the founder and principal of Kevin Sloan Studio. He is an award-winning, nationa...

Richard Wainscoat

Richard Wainscoat is an astronomer at the University of Hawaii. He grew up in Australia, studying...

Carol Wallace

Carol Wallace is the best-selling author of To Marry an English Lord, which is credited as an inf...

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