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Why Go To A Canadian Bar When Touring Paris?

To Meet Parisians, Of Course!

Moose Bar ParisWhy would a traveler in Paris want to go to a Canadian pub in Paris where the bartender’s name is Mike, the barmaid is from Plattsburgh, New York, and Strongbow Cider is on tap?  The answer is simple:  to meet Parisians.  That’s right, on any given night, the Moose Bar & Grill, this Canadian outpost in the Latin Quarter, is filled with fascinated Frenchmen who want to see how the other half lives.  It's one of my stops whenever I am on tour in Paris and maybe it should be a place for you to go to also.

Saturday, November 30, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1752)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.8
Categories: Paris

Public Transportation Ticketing Options in Paris

Bus and Metro Ticketing Made Easy

traveling professorPublic transportation is the best way to get around in Paris.  On all of our small group tours to Paris, we only take the bus and the metro.  It gets us where we want to go in Paris quickly and inexpensively.   The types of tickets can be confusing, so in the following Paris blog post I have outlined the most common Paris ticketing options.   

Wednesday, November 27, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2340)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7
Categories: Paris

Meeting People and Making Friends in Paris

Traveling Solo Doesn't Mean Going It All Alone

Before I ran tours to Paris, I used to do a lot of solo travel to Paris.   I would enjoy traveling on my own schedule, but there were times I wanted to meet up with other travelers, especially for dinners.   In this Paris blog post, I tell you where and how to meet other travelers while in Paris.

Monday, November 25, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2256)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7
Categories: Paris

Peru Trip Report - Part IV

Andahuaylillas Valley, Puno, Lake Titicaca

After an amazing tour of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, we head up to Lake Titicaca via the Andahuaylillas Valley and the central highlands.   Our journey today will take about 8 hours, and we need the rest after some strenuous hikes at Machu Picchu.  I think this group is still overwhelmed by the beauty and grandeur of our Machu Pichhu experience, so this trip is a much needed relaxing day to reflect on our accomplishments.

Saturday, November 23, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1825)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3

Peru Trip Report - Part III

Machu Picchu

machu picchu llamaThe words "amazing", "unbelievable", and "wonderful" are overused these days.  But not when it comes to viewing the mystical Inca city of Machu Picchu.  Quite literally, there is nothing like it in the world.   On our small group tour to Peru, we spend 3 days at Machu Picchu to give it the time that it deserves to soak in the beauty and splendor of this amazing place.   Read the blog post and see the highlights of our tour of Machu Picchu.

Thursday, November 21, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1802)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

Peru Trip Report - Part II

Cusco and the Inca Empire

CuscoOn our tour to Peru and Machu Picchu, we spent a couple of days in the ancient Inca city of Cusco.   We had a terrific group of 16 travelers with us on our private tour of Cusco.  The 12,000 foot altitude can be a little bit of a challenge, but upon our arrival in Cusco, we took it easy with some coca tea, got settled into our more-than-comfortable rooms in our Colonial-style hotel.  We took a brief tour of the San Pedro market, a food market like you have never seen before, and had dinner at the wonderful Chi Cha, restaurant owned by the famous chef Astrid Acurio.  The next day we hopped on the bus for our private tour of Cusco.  Read the blog post for more.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1537)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

Peru Trip Report

A Terrific Visit to Lima Peru

limaSixteen travelers have joined us on our tour to Peru.   Our first stop is in Lima.   I think people have some misconceptions about Lima.   I can tell you it is a modern, busy city with much to offer in terms of the arts, cuisine, history, architecture, culture and activity.   We are staying at a hotel that to be honest, is better than most hotels I stay in while in Europe.  Read the blog post to find out more about our tour of Peru.

Monday, November 11, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2132)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

Paris For Ladies Only

Pack Your Bags and Leave the Guys at Home

This year The Traveling Professor introduced a new Paris tour, "Paris - For Ladies Only" and it has been a smashing success.  We stay at luxurious 4-star hotels, take a relaxing day trip to the Champagne region of Paris, visit chocolatier, markets, the famous Opera,  take a Seine River Cruise and of course we visit all of the famous sites on this tour of Paris.  Take a look at the blog post to see how we do Paris without those annoying guys!


Friday, November 08, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2933)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Paris

We're Going to Peru

Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

PeruWe're off on one of our small group tours to Peru and Machu Picchu at the end of the week.   There will be 16 travelers and 2 guides on our adventure.  We have a lot planned for our tour of Peru and keep in touch by watching my regular Peru blog posts next week.  I will do my best to bring you the excitement of Lima, the Colonial atmosphere of Cusco, the mystery and awe of Machu Picchu, and the wonderment of Lake Titicaca.  Take a look at my blog post to see what's on our Peru itinerary.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2055)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating

New Tour: Italy's Amalfi Coast

Finally, The Tour To Italy Everyone Has Been Asking For

Just about everyone who has gone on my tours to Italy has asked me, "When are you doing the Amalfi coast?".   I never thought it was a practical tour for a small group, but after spending quite a bit of time researching the logistics, the hotels, and the attractions.  So after a lot of planning, I have come up with an exciting and ambitious tour of the Amalfi coast.  Read the blog post for details.


Saturday, November 02, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2307)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Italy
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Top Ten Ways to Save Money in Paris

Paris can be an expensive city.  Hotels are pricey.  A good meal in Paris will cost some euros.   However, there are ways to save money in Paris without sacrificing luxury or comfort.  In today's blog post we come up with The Traveling Professor's 10 best ways to save some money on your next tour to Paris.   



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Using Your Phone in Europe and South America

traveling professorStaying in touch while away is the norm these days.   In the past, it was nearly impossible to do and very expensive.  It can still be expensive to use a cell phone while on vacation in Europe or South America if not done right.   In this blog post I will detail ways you can use a cell phone or communicate back home while on a tour to Europe or South America.


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New Tour: Italy's Amalfi Coast

Just about everyone who has gone on my tours to Italy has asked me, "When are you doing the Amalfi coast?".   I never thought it was a practical tour for a small group, but after spending quite a bit of time researching the logistics, the hotels, and the attractions.  So after a lot of planning, I have come up with an exciting and ambitious tour of the Amalfi coast.  Read the blog post for details.


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We're Going to Peru

PeruWe're off on one of our small group tours to Peru and Machu Picchu at the end of the week.   There will be 16 travelers and 2 guides on our adventure.  We have a lot planned for our tour of Peru and keep in touch by watching my regular Peru blog posts next week.  I will do my best to bring you the excitement of Lima, the Colonial atmosphere of Cusco, the mystery and awe of Machu Picchu, and the wonderment of Lake Titicaca.  Take a look at my blog post to see what's on our Peru itinerary.

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Paris For Ladies Only

This year The Traveling Professor introduced a new Paris tour, "Paris - For Ladies Only" and it has been a smashing success.  We stay at luxurious 4-star hotels, take a relaxing day trip to the Champagne region of Paris, visit chocolatier, markets, the famous Opera,  take a Seine River Cruise and of course we visit all of the famous sites on this tour of Paris.  Take a look at the blog post to see how we do Paris without those annoying guys!


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