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Travel Product of the Month

This Convenient Product Makes Travel Easier

travel product of the monthThis month's Travel Product of the Month is one that I would never have thought of until I saw other travelers use it in various different ways.  It can help save money, time and hassles while on the road. I have one myself and it is a great inexpensive travel gift.  Take a look at The Traveling Professor's Travel Product of the Month in today's blog post.

Friday, July 14, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (176)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

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Great Father's Day Gift

fitbit fathers day giftThis month we have a travel product of the month that every Dad will love.  On our small group tours, a good number of our travelers have one of these.  They are fun, look great, and are very practical to have.  So, check out today's blog post and find out about a great travel product and a perfect Father's Day gift.

Saturday, June 03, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (216)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

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Eat, Drink and be Merry on Your Next Tour

small group tours to italyI have been taking my small group tours to Italy and Paris for years.   Although I know my French and Italian pretty well, ordering from a menu can be a challenge.  For example, when dining at Aux Lyonnais in Paris, exactly what am I getting when I order "Caillette de Chabeuil" or "Gigot d'agneau de lait roti"?  In Rome, what happens next when I order "Braciolette d’abacchio ai ferri con patate" or "Straccetti di calamari alla piastra".   Use this travel product of the month to avoid using the hazardous "point and pray" method when ordering off a French or Italian menu.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (304)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

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Pack Better and Smarter

ebags packing cubes discountI will admit it, I used to pack by just rolling everything up and throwing it in the bag. It only took me about 10 minutes to pack, but then finding anything became a real chore.  Where are my shirts?  How about my electronics? Can I find my toiletries or socks.  Well, I've solved that problem and in today's blog post, we'll show you how to be a more organized packer with our travel product of the month.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (400)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

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Text and GPS Even with No Cell Service

goTenna off the grid communicationsOne big issue travelers have when traveling abroad is cell phone service.  It can be expensive and difficult to set up.  So how can travelers stay in touch with each other using their cell phones, even when there is no cell phone service?  The Traveling Professor has the solution for you for off-the-grid communication with his Travel Product of the Month.

Sunday, March 12, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (681)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

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This Item Makes a Great Gift Too

travel product of the monthMy daugther, Amanda, gives the best travel gifts.  About 6 years ago she gave me a simple, yet elegant gift that I use on every trip I take. It's that one thing that people on my small group tours always admire when they see it and ask where I got it from.  My passport holder is always there with me on every trip and I love carrying it.  To see the details, check out my blog post for my Travel Product of the Month

Tuesday, February 28, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (255)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.7

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An Electronic Item to Speed You on Your Way

Anker Power PortWe often feature electronics as the travel product of the month.  This time we have a small device that will help you charge your electronic devices quickly.   Why we like this as a travel product is that sometimes while on the go, it is necessary to get a quick charge for a phone or other device while waiting a short time for a flight connection for instance.  Check out this handy little item, The Traveling Professor's Travel Product of the Month.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (337)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

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6 Great Travel Gifts for Christmas

best travel giftsEveryone has been asking me what are the best travel gifts for Christmas?  On my small group tours to Europe and South America, there are always some things I use all the time.  I have listed 6 items that make terrific gifts and they can be shipped directly to you or to those you love before Christmas.  So, check out these 6 great travel Christmas gifts.

Saturday, December 17, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (363)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

The Perfect Travel Gift for Your Husband

He Will Love It!

best travel gift for husbandLooking for that perfect travel gift for you husband or man in your life?  Buying a travel gift can be difficult for anyone, but buying a travel gift for a man is even harder.  Check out my blog post and I will tell you about the travel gift that every man wants, but better yet, it is the travel gift he wants you to get for him.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (396)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

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My Favorite Personal Item to Carry On the Plane

eddie bauer backpackI like to travel light.  Whether I take a 3-day or 30-day trip, I always carry-on luggage.  In previous “Travel Products of the Month”,,I have featured two great carry-on rollaway pieces that are normally stowed in the overhead bin.  However, the airlines permit at least one personal item that can be stowed under the seat or in the overhead bin.   This Travel Product of the Month features a personal item that I take on every trip.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (399)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
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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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