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How to Get Free Travel Insurance

how to get free travel insuranceTravel insurance can be expensive.  I just ran a quote on $5,000 worth of travel insurance that included reimbursement for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical care, and medical transportation and a bunch of other options for an international trip.  The premium was $359.  That's more than 10% of the cost of a typical Traveling Professor small group tour.  In today's blog post, I will show you how to get free travel insurance.

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3 Good But Cheap Hotels in Paris

small group tours to parisOne of the primary and most expensive costs of vacationing in Paris is the cost of hotels. Everyone wants a hotel that is clean, quiet and comfortable.  Location is also of prime importance too. Here are 3 selections by The Traveling Professor for good and cheap Paris hotel choices. Check them out on your next trip to Paris.

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5 Places to See in Oslo

top things to do in OsloFor me, the most underrated city in Europe is Oslo.  It has it all.  Beautiful scenery as it sits on the base of a fjord. The Viking history and culture is impressive. The Opera house may be the most beautiful in the world. The city is clean, never overcrowded and the tram transportation system is easy and makes it a pleasure to get around. It has the feeling of serenity and easiness. There is plenty to see and do in Oslo, but take a look at The Professor's top 5 picks of things to see in Oslo.

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4 Things to Do in Copenhagen

Things to do in CopenhagenEveryone who goes to Copenhagen loves it.  It's a clean and casual city filled with plenty of things to do. We like the restaurants, pedestrian walkways, good transportation, and friendly people.  It is a bit on the expensive side, but if you purchase the Copenhagen Card, transportation and museum admission (including Tivoli Gardens) is free. Read about how to enjoy Copenhagen in today's blog post.

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3 Places to Eat in Florence

From all of my trips to Florence, and there have been many, I won't tell you what I do get tired from, but what I never tire from this the great food.  Vegetables, pastas, meats and even seafood. I'm not big on desserts, but believe me, Florence has that too.  From our Florence friend, Melanie Wilson, we have 3 restaurant choices for your next trip to this wonderful Tuscan city.  There is plenty here for those who like seafood, vegetarian dishes, and authentic Tuscan food. We'll tell you about the great pizza places in another post. 

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Top Ten Tips for Visiting the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and Basilica

small group tours to italyOn our Traveling Professor small group tours to Italy, one of the most popular destinations is a visit to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica.  Go without making plans and risk long lines, big crowds and possibly not getting in at all.  With a little planning and insider information from The Traveling Professor, you can make the most of a trip to one of the top destinations in Europe. 

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5 Practical Tips for Getting Through Airport Security Quickly

how to get through security quicklyIf you ask me, the biggest hassle about traveling is flying.  Going through airport security is at the top of my list in terms what I dislike about flying.  In this blog post, The Traveling Professor gives some simple and practical tips about getting through security easily and quickly as possible in time for you to relax for a few minutes before boarding a flight.  It will only take a minute to read through these 5 practical tips to get through airline security to save you time and possibly from missing a flight.

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What Things Cost in Iceland

The Traveling Professor just got back from running two small group tours to Iceland.  We spent 5 nights with each small group.  Our itinerary consisted of visiting Reykjavik, a tour of the Golden Circle, a tour of the dramatic South Coast, a walking tour of the city, as well as a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon.  Touring Iceland with a small group makes sense money-wise since we take advantage of sharing transportation costs.  But what do things cost in Iceland if traveling on your own.  We visit that topic today in our blog post.

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Reykjavik Restaurant List

The Traveling Professor just got back from doing two small group tours to Iceland.  Our first group consisted of 14 travelers. Our second group had 13 lucky travelers who saw the South Coast, Golden Circle, Northern Lights, Blue Lagoon, and did a Reykjavik City Walk among other things.  We were hungry!  In today's blog post I have listed the dining spots The Professor recommends on your tour to Iceland and it is more than just Iceland's famous hot dogs!

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Hot Dog! The Best of the Wursts, Brats, Weiners, and Pylsurs

small group tours to norwayThe Traveling Professor takes his small group tours all over Europe and even to South America.  We come across a lots of different good food on our small group tours.  But  love 'em or hate 'em, our travelers talk about their favorite (or unfavorite) hot dogs. You can call them bratwurst,  weiners, wursts,sausages, brats, pylsurs or whatever you want.  Wherever we go, if it's meat, it's long, and you can put it on a bun, we're going to eat it and call it a hot dog.  In this blog post we tell you about our favorite hot dogs on our small group tours. 

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Eight Restaurants in Bayeux, France

small group tours to paris and normandy invasion beachesOne of my favorite tours is The Traveling Professor's Small Group Tour to Paris and the Normandy Invasion Beaches.   We have made several trips there as part of my regular tours and we were proud to run an exclusive tour for the National D-Day Memorial in 2017. We base ourselves close to the invasion beaches in a quaint Norman town called Bayeux.  The food is exquisite and in today's blog post I have posted my restaurant recommendations for Bayeux.

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5 Worst Mistakes You Can Make in Booking Airfare or Hotels

5 worst airline booking mistakesThe Traveling Professor is on the road a lot.  I book a lot of hotels and a lot of flights. In doing this for over 10 years I have made many of mistakes.  However, I have learned from my mistakes. In this blog post I am going to reveal to you some great tips on booking flights and hotels, tips you will probably not find in any other blog post. Avoid these hotel and airline booking mistakes and travel more comfortably, with less stress, and probably at a lower cost.

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9 Website for Fliers

best air traveler websitesFor me, the worst part of traveling is flying. Travelers are always looking for ways to make air travel more affordable and less unbearable.  In today's blog post, The Traveling Professor has researched 9 websites to help the traveler understand what's going on in the airline industry, save money, make flying more comfortable, redeem and spend award miles and points. Check it out and have a great flight!

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What To Do If Your Flight Is Cancelled or Delayed

what to do if your flight is cancelledThe Traveling Professor just got back from doing 3 small group tours to Iceland and the Northern Lights.  On one of our trips, flights going out of Reykjavik were cancelled.  On another one of our tours, flights were delayed out of Boston for a day and flights were cancelled out of JFK New York.  All of our travelers were well-prepared to handle the delays.  In this blog post, I will give valuable tips on what to do in case of flight cancellations or extensive delays.

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