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3 Elegant and Affordable Places to Dine in Paris

Upscale Dining at a Reasonable Price

elegant and affordable dining in parisParis is considered by many as the food capital of the world.  On The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Paris, we enjoy nice meals without breaking the bank.  Whether it be for lunch or dinner, there are places to dine in Paris on the high end without blowing your entire food budget on one meal.  Check out The Traveling Professor's blog post to find elegant dining experiences at a reasonable price.

Monday, July 03, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (156)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

Nobody Goes There Anymore, It's Too Crowded

Applying Yogi Berra Logic to Travel

yogi berra travelYogi Berra famously said, "Nobody Goes There Anymore, It's Too Crowded".  We can apply the same statement to travel. There are some places we regularly travel to, but NEVER go during certain seasons.  In today's blog post, The Traveling Professor explains the places to stay away from at certain times and better alternatives for travelers who do want to go away and actually enjoy their vacation without the pressing crowds.

Friday, April 07, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (376)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Travel Tips

5 Religious Sites in Paris

These Destinations are Worth the Visit on a Tour to Paris

religious sites in parisParis is a multi-faceted city full of historical, cultural, culinary, and religious attractions.  Today we take a look at 5 different religious attractions worth visiting on your next tour to Paris.  Some of the Paris religious sites listed in today's The Traveling Professor blog post will be familiar, some will surprise you.  In any case, take a look at The Professor's 5 religon-oriented sites of interest in Paris.

Sunday, February 26, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (193)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

Paris vs. Vienna

Which City is Better?

small group tour viennaThe Traveling Professor has been to both Paris and Vienna multiple times in 2016.  Both of them are wonderful cities.  I would visit any of them any time.  But which one is better?  Where would you prefer to travel to right now.  In today's blog post I compare the two cities and let you decide.  By the way, The Traveling Professor will be running small group tours to Paris in 2017 as well as small group tours to Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.

Friday, December 16, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (493)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

4 Places in Paris for a Light Meal or Snack

Relax and Enjoy

snack in ParisParis has thousands and thousands of dining options.  Travelers will not go hungry for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  But there are those times when you want to grab something quick or something light.  In today's blog post I will give some ideas on where to find a light meal or quick snack while in Paris.  I have suggestions for light sit-down meals and for grab and go.

Thursday, November 17, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (316)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: Paris

3 Elegant Places to Dine in Paris

Great for a Romantic Dinner

elegant paris restaurantParis is a mecca for dining.  There are all kinds of foods in all kinds of settings.  But then comes the time where a special place needs to be found.  In today's blog post The Traveling Professor gives you 3 elegant Paris restaurants.  They are perfect for a celebration or a romantic Paris dinner.  Bon Appétit!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (442)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

4 Not So Famous Places You Need to Visit in Paris

These Sites Would be Superstars in any Other City

carnavalet parisOn our small group tours to Paris of course we visit the great sites like the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Orangerie and Notre Dame.   But Paris, being a city of discovery, has other attractions that would be famous in their own right if not overshadowed by the aforementioned, world-famous sites.  Check out the blog post and find out what else to visit on your next tour to Paris.

Thursday, August 11, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (611)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

3 Inexpensive Hotels Near the Eiffel Tower

The Professor's Picks for Paris Hotels

paris hotels eiffel towerEveryone loves to stay in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower when they visit Paris.  However, hotels in the exclusive 7th arrondissement can be expensive.  In fact, everything can be expensive in the 7th arrondissement.  But The Professor has done the work for you to come up with 3 inexpensive (well, relatively inexpensive) places for you to stay near the Eiffel Tower.

Thursday, July 07, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (729)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

Where Is The Professor Going in 2017?

Join The Traveling Professor on a Small Group Tour for Active Adults

traveling professor small group tourSo far this year we have taken small group tours to Paris, Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice), Copenhagen, Norway, and Iceland.   We have a few trips remaining in 2016 - Paris, Italy, and to the Austrian/Bavarian Christmas markets in 2016.   Travelers have already been asking me where we can take them in 2017.   You are going to scream with joy when you find out where you can join up with The Professor on one of his special small group tours next year. 

Friday, July 01, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (781)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel

4 Inexpensive Paris Hotels

Not Luxurious, But Great Values in Paris

inexpensive paris hotelsLooking for an inexpensive hotel in Paris?  The Traveling Professor has some picks for you.  They are all great values and I have selected hotels in various parts of the city.  Why spend a lot of money on hotels when you can get a great place to stay for a terrific rate.  Read The Professor's picks on the best inexpensive hotels in Paris.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (729)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris
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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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