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Tips for Traveling Solo

Travel Safe and Enjoy

tips for women traveling soloOn our small group tours, women overwhelmingly make up the bulk of my groups.  While I can attest to the joy of traveling alone, there are some special precautions that need to be taken.  For women traveling alone in Europe, travel is generally safe.  However, in today's blog post, The Traveling Professor goes over those precautions that can be taken while traveling solo in Europe.

Monday, April 03, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (428)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Women's Travel

3 New Tours in Fall 2017

Exciting and New Places to Go

small group tours 2017The Traveling Professor's small group tours will be going to new destinations in the Fall of 2017.  About 60% to 90% of those who have traveled with us before go on our trips.  We're always looking for new and exciting places to go and we wanted to let you know what we have in the works for our small group tours in 2017.

Thursday, October 06, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (668)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

Paris Fashion Tour

3 Places to Go for Fashion in Paris

Paris Fashion for WomenIn honor of fashion week in Paris, let's do a Paris fashion blog post.  It's no secret that Paris is the center of the universe in terms of fashion for both men and women.  So, on request, and frequently on one of The Traveling Professor's women's tours to Paris, we stop at any one of the three places mentioned in today's blog post.

Friday, September 30, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (466)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
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For Ladies Only: What to Wear in Paris

Advice from from Jamie Cat Callan, Author of Ooh La La Paris

paris for womenParisians are a bit more formal and stylish than we are here in North America.  Baseball caps and white tennis shoes/sneakers shouts “tourist” to everyone on Boulevard St. Germain.  Leave the sweatpants, hockey jerseys, and short pants at home.

Forget the beret and striped shirt.

Since my sense of women’s fashion is très mauvais, I have asked author and Paris style expert, Jamie Cat Callan to weigh in on the women’s aspect of what to wear in Paris.  Today's travel advice for Paris is for women only as Jamie tells us what to pack in order to avoid a wardrobe faux pas:

Sunday, September 25, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (677)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
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How to Get Free Travel Insurance

how to get free travel insuranceTravel insurance can be expensive.  I just ran a quote on $5,000 worth of travel insurance that included reimbursement for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical care, and medical transportation and a bunch of other options for an international trip.  The premium was $359.  That's more than 10% of the cost of a typical Traveling Professor small group tour.  In today's blog post, I will show you how to get free travel insurance.

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3 Good But Cheap Hotels in Paris

small group tours to parisOne of the primary and most expensive costs of vacationing in Paris is the cost of hotels. Everyone wants a hotel that is clean, quiet and comfortable.  Location is also of prime importance too. Here are 3 selections by The Traveling Professor for good and cheap Paris hotel choices. Check them out on your next trip to Paris.

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5 Places to See in Oslo

top things to do in OsloFor me, the most underrated city in Europe is Oslo.  It has it all.  Beautiful scenery as it sits on the base of a fjord. The Viking history and culture is impressive. The Opera house may be the most beautiful in the world. The city is clean, never overcrowded and the tram transportation system is easy and makes it a pleasure to get around. It has the feeling of serenity and easiness. There is plenty to see and do in Oslo, but take a look at The Professor's top 5 picks of things to see in Oslo.

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4 Things to Do in Copenhagen

Things to do in CopenhagenEveryone who goes to Copenhagen loves it.  It's a clean and casual city filled with plenty of things to do. We like the restaurants, pedestrian walkways, good transportation, and friendly people.  It is a bit on the expensive side, but if you purchase the Copenhagen Card, transportation and museum admission (including Tivoli Gardens) is free. Read about how to enjoy Copenhagen in today's blog post.

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3 Places to Eat in Florence

From all of my trips to Florence, and there have been many, I won't tell you what I do get tired from, but what I never tire from this the great food.  Vegetables, pastas, meats and even seafood. I'm not big on desserts, but believe me, Florence has that too.  From our Florence friend, Melanie Wilson, we have 3 restaurant choices for your next trip to this wonderful Tuscan city.  There is plenty here for those who like seafood, vegetarian dishes, and authentic Tuscan food. We'll tell you about the great pizza places in another post. 

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Top Ten Tips for Visiting the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and Basilica

small group tours to italyOn our Traveling Professor small group tours to Italy, one of the most popular destinations is a visit to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica.  Go without making plans and risk long lines, big crowds and possibly not getting in at all.  With a little planning and insider information from The Traveling Professor, you can make the most of a trip to one of the top destinations in Europe. 

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5 Practical Tips for Getting Through Airport Security Quickly

how to get through security quicklyIf you ask me, the biggest hassle about traveling is flying.  Going through airport security is at the top of my list in terms what I dislike about flying.  In this blog post, The Traveling Professor gives some simple and practical tips about getting through security easily and quickly as possible in time for you to relax for a few minutes before boarding a flight.  It will only take a minute to read through these 5 practical tips to get through airline security to save you time and possibly from missing a flight.

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