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Italy Trip Report: Part I

Another 2-Week Tour to Italy

Only 10 days after returning from a tour to Italy, The Traveling Professor was on the road again.   This time it is a small group tour to Rome, Amalfi Coast, Florence, Rome and Venice.   We have 12 travelers on this grand tour to Italy.   We met in Rome and travel to the Amalfi Coast first.    Read the blog post to find out more about the start of our tour to Italy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (78)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Italy

Side Trip to Brussels from Paris

Short in Distance but a World Away in Culture and Food

brussels side trip from parisFrequently on my small group tours to Paris, The Traveling Professor will take a side trip to different areas near Paris.  We've gone to Normandy, Giverny (the home of Monet), the Loire Valley and even Strasbourg.  However, one of my favorite Paris side trips is the trip up north to Brussels.  It is easy to get to and a lot of fun.  Read my blog post to find out more about taking a side trip from Paris to Brussels.

Saturday, October 18, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (189)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

We're Off to Italy Next Week

A Full Week Tour to Amalfi, Rome, Florence, and Venice

traveling professor to italyThe Traveling Professor is off to Italy with a small group of 12 adult travelers.  It will be The Professor's last small group Italy tour of the year.   On the itinerary is Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Florence, and Venice.   Our tour to Italy will be about 2 weeks in length.  What I enjoy most about our tours to Italy are the great people on our groups.  No slow big bus tours for us!  We always have energetic travelers who like to see and do a lot.   Our small group size lets us move around quickly and efficiently.  The hotels are all in central locations.   For more on our small group tour to Italy itinerary, see my blog post.

Friday, October 17, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (197)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.8
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European Hotel Rooms: What to Expect

Don't be Surprised on Your Next Tour to Paris, Italy or Spain

hotels in europeEurope is different from North America.  That's one of the reasons why we travel there.  One difference travelers will see when traveling to Paris, for instance, and even more so in Italy, are in the hotel rooms.   When staying in the historic district of Florence for instance, most of the buildings are hundreds of years old, built long before modern plumbing and electrical systems.   Therefore, these rooms needed to be retro fitted to accommodate these modern conveniences.   For that reason, travelers won't find many "cookie-cutter" type of rooms in the big, old cities of Europe.   Read my blog post to find out more in regards what to expect in European hotel rooms on your next tour to Europe.

Thursday, October 16, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (154)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
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Two Boat Rides in Paris

Take a Rest and Relax on a Cruise

canauxrama traveling professorTaking a tour to Paris involves walking, a lot of walking.   Whether it be on one of The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Paris or traveling on my own, I like to take a break in the middle of the day and do something relaxing.   A cruise down either the Seine or the Canal St. Martin is always on my list of things to do in Paris.  Take a look at the blog post to find out more about taking a day cruise in Paris.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (167)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris
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  • Back from Another Small Group Tour to Italy

    Back from Another Small Group Tour to Italy

    tours to italyI got back late last night from leading another small group tour to Italy.  We visited Florence, Padua, Verona, Venice, Vicenza then headed down to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast for a few days.   We traveled with as many as 12 adults and as few as six.  The weather was terrific, the food was out of this world, the places we visited were glorious and the friendships we made will last for a long time.   Read my blog post and find out the highlights of our tour of Italy.

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  • How to Save on Flights to Italy

    How to Save on Flights to Italy

    The Traveling Professor flies to Italy 4-6 times per year.   Airfare makes up a considerable portion of my tour expense and if I can save anywhere from $200-$400 per flight, that amounts to significant savings.    As you probably know, I use the website matrix.itasoftware.com to search for flights whether it be for my personal trips or helping those going on my small group tours to Italy.  But there are some other tips for getting the best airfares to Italy.   Read my blog post to find out how to save money on flights to Italy.

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  • Two Boat Rides in Paris

    Two Boat Rides in Paris

    canauxrama traveling professorTaking a tour to Paris involves walking, a lot of walking.   Whether it be on one of The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Paris or traveling on my own, I like to take a break in the middle of the day and do something relaxing.   A cruise down either the Seine or the Canal St. Martin is always on my list of things to do in Paris.  Take a look at the blog post to find out more about taking a day cruise in Paris.

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  • European Hotel Rooms: What to Expect

    European Hotel Rooms: What to Expect

    hotels in europeEurope is different from North America.  That's one of the reasons why we travel there.  One difference travelers will see when traveling to Paris, for instance, and even more so in Italy, are in the hotel rooms.   When staying in the historic district of Florence for instance, most of the buildings are hundreds of years old, built long before modern plumbing and electrical systems.   Therefore, these rooms needed to be retro fitted to accommodate these modern conveniences.   For that reason, travelers won't find many "cookie-cutter" type of rooms in the big, old cities of Europe.   Read my blog post to find out more in regards what to expect in European hotel rooms on your next tour to Europe.

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  • We're Off to Italy Next Week

    We're Off to Italy Next Week

    traveling professor to italyThe Traveling Professor is off to Italy with a small group of 12 adult travelers.  It will be The Professor's last small group Italy tour of the year.   On the itinerary is Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Florence, and Venice.   Our tour to Italy will be about 2 weeks in length.  What I enjoy most about our tours to Italy are the great people on our groups.  No slow big bus tours for us!  We always have energetic travelers who like to see and do a lot.   Our small group size lets us move around quickly and efficiently.  The hotels are all in central locations.   For more on our small group tour to Italy itinerary, see my blog post.

    Read more
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  • Side Trip to Brussels from Paris

    Side Trip to Brussels from Paris

    brussels side trip from parisFrequently on my small group tours to Paris, The Traveling Professor will take a side trip to different areas near Paris.  We've gone to Normandy, Giverny (the home of Monet), the Loire Valley and even Strasbourg.  However, one of my favorite Paris side trips is the trip up north to Brussels.  It is easy to get to and a lot of fun.  Read my blog post to find out more about taking a side trip from Paris to Brussels.

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  • Italy Trip Report: Part I

    Italy Trip Report: Part I

    Only 10 days after returning from a tour to Italy, The Traveling Professor was on the road again.   This time it is a small group tour to Rome, Amalfi Coast, Florence, Rome and Venice.   We have 12 travelers on this grand tour to Italy.   We met in Rome and travel to the Amalfi Coast first.    Read the blog post to find out more about the start of our tour to Italy.

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