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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 (245)/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 (497)/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 (288)/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 (569)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
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When to Use Award Miles Instead of Points

best way to use award milesWith airlines devaluing their award miles programs lately, award miles are becoming less and less valuable. In most situations, travelers get a better value by using travel points instead of award miles. However, the savvy traveler can find ways to get the best value out of their award miles program by following the tips presented here by The Traveling Professor.

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Christmas Markets of Austria and Bavaria

christmas market tourLast year, The Traveling Professor ran the inaugural Christmas Markets of Austria and Bavaria tour.  Our journey was like going back in time, to the Christmas you remember as a child. Local markets with hand-made crafts, hot mulled wine, horses clip-clopping on the cobblestone, trumpeters in the evening, carolers,  and lots of good cheer.  This year we go back with a slightly modified itinerary.  See my blog post on what its like to visit Austria and Bavaria for at Christmas time.

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5 Tips for Using a Credit Card Overseas

tips on using credit cards overseasThe safest and most efficient way to pay for items while traveling overseas is to use a credit card. Amex is widely accepted but not as much as the Visa and MasterCard. By the way, forget about Traveler's Checks.  In countries like Norway, Iceland, and Denmark, it seems as if credit cards are the preferred method of payment and on some of these trips, we never even touch cash.  In places, especially southern Italy, cash is king. But there are 5 things to remember when using a credit card overseas.  Check my blog post for my tips on using credit cards overseas.

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Tips for Traveling Safely

travel safetyLet's face it.  The world can be a dangerous place. However, as a traveler, you can make the travel experience as safe as possible. There are some easy steps that can be taken that can reduce the risk of being exposed to dangerous situations while overseas. In today's blog post, The Traveling Professor has outlined 10 steps that can be taken that will reduce the risk of being put into a dangerous situation on your next trip. Travel safe!

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