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Custom Travel Planning

New Service for Our Clients

custom travel planningAs you know, The Traveling Professor has operated small group tours of 10-15 adults for about 10 years now.  Each year we research and plan travel arrangements for over 100 clients.  And although we don't advertise it on the website, by request, we make custom travel plans for individuals, families and private groups.  So now, we have decided to offer and publicize our expert custom travel service to all of our clients.  To get the details on our custom travel planning service, read the blog post.

Friday, September 01, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (111)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel

Trip Planning Service

Perfect for Independent Travelers

travel planningCan't go on one of The Traveling Professor's small group tours?  Want to plan the perfect trip?  The Traveling Professor is proud to announce a new service for all clients - travel planning.  Now, you can rely on The Traveling Professor's advice for hotels, guides, itineraries, advice on airfares, Europe train tickets and even more. Check out the blog post to find out more about new travel planning service provided by The Traveling Professor.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (57)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel

Top 5 Tips for Saving Money and Time on a European Trip

Save Time and Money Without Sacrificing Luxury

How to Save Money in EuropeIn my 100+ trips to Europe, I have learned quite a bit.  I have learned how to save money and time on airfares, hotels, tours, meals, and transportation.  But I never pinch pennies at the expense of comfort.  For instance, I would not choose to save $200 on a flight if the savings meant that I would need multiple connections or endure 24+ hour flights over a direct flight.  I would not choose to stay in a hostel outside of city limits over a centrally located comfortable hotel just to save 25 euros a night.  Check out The Professor's practical travel tips to save time and money on your next international trip to Europe.

Thursday, July 20, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (319)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: General Travel

Most Dangerous Places to Travel

Probably Not a Good Idea to Go Here in 2017

most dangerous places to travelIn my last blog post, I listed the most peaceful places to travel according to the Global Peace Index.  Iceland continues to be the safest place in the world to travel.  The United States is listed as #114, Italy as #38, Mexico as #142 and Peru as #71.   In this blog post, we list the most dangerous countries in the world to travel to, according to The Global Peace Index.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (365)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: General Travel

The Safest Travel Destinations

The Top 25 Safest Travel Destinations

safest countries to travelTravelers are nervous as to where to go, and I don't blame them.  We read about and see horrible incidents going on all over the world these days and it does raise concerns.  On The Traveling Professor small group tours, we are seeing a preference for countries and regions that have not been subjected to some of the terrible incidents we have seen recently.  Take a look at my blog post to see what countries and regions are ranked as the safest places to travel to.
Sunday, June 04, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (447)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel

Perfect Father's Day Travel Gift

He Will Love It - Guaranteed

best fathers day travel giftLooking for the perfect Father's Day gift of travel for Dad?  Something he will never, ever forget?  Something he can do with you, or a Father/Son or Father/Daughter experience?  In today's blog post we have a travel gift that Dad would probably not plan on his own, but it is a trip he probably has wanted to do for a long time.  Read the blog post to find out this great travel gift for Dad.

Thursday, June 01, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (170)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
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Results of Our Annual Travel Survey

Interesting and Surprising Results

Annual Travel SurveyLast month The Traveling Professor conducted the 2nd Annual Travel Survey where we asked all subscribers to our mailing list to answer 9 short questions.  Some things did not change (we have about 80% women travelers and 20% men travelers) but there were a few surprises regarding The Traveling Professor's small group tours.  Read the blog post to find out more how people responded to our travel questions.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (285)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel

British Airways: The Worst in Customer Service?

Read My Story and Decide

British Airways Bad Customer ServiceI fly about 75,000 to 100,000 miles a year and have been doing so for the last 10 years or so.  In general, I find airline employees to be hard-working, courteous, and very capable of doing a good job.  However, it is the customer service policies of airlines, in this particular story, the bad customer service of British Airways, that makes you wonder if management is just out of touch, or just incredibly arrogant and dismissive.  Read The Traveling Professor's story and we let you decide if British Airways has the worst customer service in the industry.

Saturday, May 27, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1034)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4
Categories: General Travel

Are Points Better Than Miles?

The Best Options for Travelers

points vs miles for travelersIn our blog post yesterday, we examined how airline award miles have become devalued, are harder to redeem, and have added extra fees.  Today we talk about accumulating points through credit card spending to help people fund their travel endeavors.  So, check out The Traveling Professor's blog post on using points instead of airline reward miles.

Thursday, March 09, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (581)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

The Professor at The NY Times Travel Show

Free Ticket Offer

Traveling Professor New York Times Travel ShowFor the fourth year in a row, The Traveling Professor will be speaking and exhibiting at The New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.  Friday, January 27 is reserved for travel professionals but on Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29 is the consumer show.  Check out the blog post for The Professor's speaking scheduling and location of his booth, as well as how to get a free ticket to The New York Times Travel Show.

Saturday, January 21, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (187)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: General Travel
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4 Easy and Practical Ways to Save on Travel

tips on saving on travelIf you are like The Traveling Professor, you like to save money without sacrificing luxury or comfort.  There are ways to enjoy a trip without busing the budget or without sleeping in a hostel or cheap hotel.  There are also ways to wisely save money and get more out of a visit to Italy, Scandinavia, Paris, or any other destination.  Read The Traveling Professor's 4 practical tips to save money on travel.

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Top 5 Tips for Planning a Trip to Rome

top tips for planning a rome visitEveryone should visit Rome in their lifetime. However, travelers must realize Rome is big, gritty, and one of the most crowded cities for travelers in all of Europe. The Professor has LOTS of experience traveling to Rome, so listen to his practical and useful tips for planning a trip to the Eternal City.

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3 Places to Eat in Florence

Tuscan style food is some of the most popular food in the world.  There is la bistecca all Fiorentina, a healthy portioned t-bone steak. There is chingiale, the wild boar dish exclusive to the region.  Let's not forget the most traditional of dishes, the ribollita peasant soup made from beans and the unique black cabbage.  Anything with truffles is good.  Read The Traveling Professor's blog post to get 3 of his favorite dining spots in Florence.

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