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Travel Product of the Month

What to Wear on the Road

Bluffworks Travel Product of the MonthA few months ago, I found a travel product that has been one of the most practical travel products I have ever used.  When on the road, it is always difficult for me to pack a variety of clothes for the different locations I go to and the different functions I attend.  For instance, I might spend a few days in Iceland, then I am off to Peru, then I need to go to Scotland for some business meetings.  I have found a product that is perfect for me, and maybe perfect for you.  Read the blog post to find out more.

Sunday, April 08, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (238)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.0

Travel Product of the Month

It Makes a Great Holiday Gift Too

For the past 2 years, there is a product I have been using, and other travelers on my small group tours have been using.  It's something that everyone really needs and becomes very helpful, considering all the walking we do on our small group tours. Read The Professor's blog post to find out how a Fitbit  Superwatch can help you enjoy your travels even more.

Thursday, November 16, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (370)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

The Credit Card Every Traveler NEEDS

Saves Money and Provides Great Services

best travel credit cardIf you are like me, you get credit card solicitations every other day in the mail.  They all offer all sorts of bonuses, deals, points, and just about everything else. I ignore most of them - except for the one described in my blog post. Not only have I really, really made money on this credit card, it provides me with useful and money saving services that every traveler needs.  If you travel, YOU NEED TO HAVE THIS CARD.


Thursday, September 21, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (572)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.8

Travel Product of the Month

For Your Travel Safety

travel product of the monthWhen traveling, we often don't think of safety, but we really should.  This month's Travel Product of the Month provides protection in a hotel room, or even more importantly, if renting an apartment or an AirBnB. I carry this product wherever I travel and so should you.  This Travel Product of the Month is also a great gift for someone you love.

Thursday, September 14, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (469)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.5

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 (547)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

Travel Product of the Month

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 (467)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

Travel Product of the Month

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 (599)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

Travel Product of the Month

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 (679)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

Travel Product of the Month

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 (1055)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

Travel Product of the Month

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 (497)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.7
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Results of our 2018 Travel Survey

2018 Travel SurveyEarlier this month, The Traveling Professor sent out a questionnaire to all mailing list members and all social media (Facebook and Twitter) followers.   Hundreds and hundreds of email subscribers completed the questionnaire. The answers were revealing.  We learned who our subscribers are.  We learned where they wanted to take our small group tours to.  We learned what they liked (and didn't like) about The Traveling Professor's small group tours.    Check out the results in the travel blog post.  You will be surprised!

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4 Things to Do in Iceland

small group tours to icelandSo far, The Traveling Professor has done 3 small group tours to Iceland. But what are the best things to do in Iceland? Iceland can be enjoyed just about any season and there are admittedly more activities to do outdoors than indoors.  Check out The Traveling Professor's blog post on the 4 best things to do in Iceland, and I have also added in some bonus seasonal activities to do while in Iceland.

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How to Save Money When Booking Hotels

how to save money on hotelsLodging is probably the most expensive component of any trip and one of the most important factors in making a trip successful. Over the years, through his small group tours or booking hotels personally, The Traveling Professor has lots of experience in booking hotels. Look at The Professor's blog post today and save yourself a few bucks on your next hotel booking and maybe even get a better hotel (and perks) than you ever thought you could.

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How to Beat the Crowds in Italy

how to beat the crowds in ItalyItaly is a beautiful and diversified country.  Great food, history, culture, architecture and more. The big problem with Italy is that the crowds have become overwhelming. It's not uncommon to wait for hours to get into the Vatican Museum in Rome or the Accademia to see David in Florence. The streets of Venice are packed with tourists, many from cruise ships.  Who wants to go on vacation and be in the press of humanity or wait in line for hours?  Listen to The Traveling Professor on how to beat the crowds in Italy.

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4 Good Tips for Buying Train Tickets in Europe

How to Buy High Speed Train Tickets in EuropeHigh-speed train travel in Europe is wonderful.  Travelers can expect new and modern trains.  Speeds of 150-180 MPH are not uncommon, whisking travelers from city center to city center without the hassle of security procedures like those found at airports.  Seating is comfortable. The views can be terrific.  Costs can be significantly less than flying by air. Check out The Traveling Professor's tips on buying train tickets in Europe. 

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2 Inexpensive Hotels in Florence

inexpensive hotels in florenceSometimes it's not necessary to stay in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Florence to find something that is well-located, clean, comfortable and quiet.  There are good deals to be found at reasonable rates. In today's blog post we have two picks for inexpensive hotels in Florence, Italy.  If you have traveled with The Professor one one of his small group tours, you may recommend one of the selections.  Check out all of The Professor's picks for inexpensive hotels in Florence in this blog post. 

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3 Favorite Cities in Norway

small group tours to NorwayAfter my initial visit to Norway, it quickly became one of my favorite travel destinations.  Oh yes, everyone thinks it is outrageously expensive, but it is a lot less expensive than Iceland and only a little bit more expensive than Italy or France. In any case, Norway is full of natural beauty, cultural richness, good food and wonderful people.  We now regularly offer a small group tour to Norway.  Read my blog post and find out my favorite cities in Norway.

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2 Favorite Restaurants in Florence

small group tours to italyFlorence seems to have it all.  Great art, fantastic architecture, gelato, and of course, great restaurants.  There are few cities in Italy that have better restaurants to select from.  On our small group tours to Italy, it's always a hard choice as where to eat.  Check out my two picks for great restaurants to eat in while in Florence.

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