The Professor's Travel Blog

Where is The Professor Going in 2016?

We Have a Few Surprises for You

istanbul traveling professorWe get ideas on proposals for new places to travel all the time.  Most of them come from travelers we meet at trade shows or on trips they are currently on.   We are also approached by many different sources (mostly tourist board or tour operators) to run trips.   A lot of new and exciting things will be going on in 2016, and we think it might be the biggest year yet  for The Traveling Professor's tours.  To take a look at where we are thinking of going in 2016, take a look at today's travel blog post.

Saturday, February 28, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1753)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel

Venice Travel Advice

What to Know About Venice

venice traveling professorOn The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Italy, Venice is one of our most popular stops.   Everyone loves the unique canals, history, great food, and of course, the gondolas.   Like any other Italian city, Venice is easy and enjoyable.  However, there are some things to take under considerations that will greatly enhance your tour to Venice. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1600)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.5
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Off Beat Things to Do in Paris

A Little Strange, but a Lot of Fun

Whenever we take a small group tour to Paris we always visit the top attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Louvre and Orsay.  But how about something a little different?   In today's blog post we take you to some of the most unusual and offbeat sites in Paris.  The Professor guarantees that you will be talking about them for years to come.

Monday, February 23, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1817)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

Italy for Those Who Have Been to Italy Before

A Tour to Get Beyond the Tourist Traps and Trinket Stands

small group tours to paduaMost travelers who have not visited Italy before think of a tour to the Colosseum, the Accademia in Florence to see David, or maybe Venice to visit St. Mark's Square is on what should be on their itinerary.  But for those of us who have enjoyed Italy before and want to go past the souvenir stands, escape the hordes of foreign tourists, and enjoy the REAL Italy, does The Traveling Professor have a tour for you.   Take a look at today's blog post to see a delightful itinerary of Italy that is yours for discovery. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1930)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Italy

An Itinerary for Peru and Machu Picchu

Planning, Planning and More Planning is the Key

machu picchu traveling professorFor me, I enjoy our small group tours to Machu Picchu in a different way than I enjoy our tours to Europe.   Peru and Machu Picchu are more about adventure, physical activity, and immersion into a culture that is so different from what we experience in North America and Europe.   A trip to Peru and Machu Picchu is logistically difficult to plan.   For instance, other than walking, there is only one way to Machu Picchu.   In today's blog post I give a sample itinerary for visiting the best of Peru and Machu Picchu.

Sunday, February 15, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1582)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0

4 Romantic Restaurants in Paris

Perfect for Valentine's Day

romantic paris restaurant www.travelingprofessor.comWith Valentine's Day coming up, I have been getting questions about romantic Paris restaurants.   Immediately, several Paris restaurants come to mind.  Some are traditional, some are more modern.  One runs along the Seine River.  One serves up traditional French dishes, another one puts up nouvelle cuisine.  In any case, Paris is a wonderful time to spend Valentine's Day and it can only be enhanced with the wonderful restaurant selections in today's Paris blog post.

Thursday, February 12, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2505)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

3 Favorite Hotels in Sorrento Italy

Selections for Every Budget

amalfi coast with professor soloskyWhenever we take a Traveling Professor small group tour to the Amalfi Coast, we like to base ourselves in Sorrento.   It is easy to get to, full of history, with several cultural opportunities.   However, we also like that Sorrento is a charming and bustling little town.  There is a wide variety of restaurants and bars.  The shopping is good.  Sorrento is also one of the best strolling and people watching towns in Italy.   So, in deciding where to stay while on a tour of the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento, I have three choices for you.

Monday, February 09, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1565)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

Best Tips for Visiting Machu Picchu

The Professor Gives His Top Ten Pointers for Visiting the Ancient Citadel of the Incas

best advice for visiting machu picchuA tour to Peru and Machu Picchu takes a lot of planning.  It is an adventure that travelers usually only do once in their lifetimes, so let's make sure a trip to Machu Picchu is done the right way. Go the right time of year, stay in the best hotels in Machu Picchu, make sure to see everything to be seen in Machu Picchu. In this blog post, The Traveling Professor, Steve Solosky gives his top ten pieces of advice for visiting Machu Picchu.

Saturday, February 07, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2056)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7

How to Find $321 Fares to Europe

American Airlines Deal is the Biggest Airfare Bargain of the Summer

great airline dealsThanks to my friend Johnny Jet (www.johnnyjet.com) I was tipped off to the airfare deal of the year on American Airlines.  $321 round-trip from Newark (adjacent to NYC) or Los Angeles (LAX) airport to Copenhagen for $321.    I am sure this deal won't last long so it travelers need to act quickly.   In this blog post, The Traveling Professor gives a tutorial on how to find your super deal in a matter of seconds instead of typing in random dates on the AA website, for instance, looking for availability.   Check out the blog post to find the airfare deal of the summer.

Thursday, February 05, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (3094)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel

3 Day Trips from Florence, Italy

Food, Culture, and Natural Beauty

cinque terre traveling professorThere is little doubt why Italy is so appealing.  First of all, there is so much culture, good food, history, architecture, natural beauty, and friendly people.   But what amazes me most is the variety of it all.  On The Traveling Professor tours to Italy we often use Florence as a base to explore Tuscany and other parts of Italy.  Today our friends from Italy Perfect offer their take on 3 great day trips from Florence

Tuesday, February 03, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1779)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy
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2 Quirky Hotels in Paris

hotel de nesleWho wouldn't want to stay at The Ritz, Hotel Lotti, or Regina on their next tour of Paris?  Those are some of the most luxurious hotels in the world.   But when you want to kick back and just experience something unusual, Paris has its choice of those types of accommodations too.   Check out my blog post to find out about two of the most unique hotels in Paris.

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Best Travel Credit Card Deals

best travel credit card dealPicking the best travel credit card can be a windfall in terms of mileage awards, free checked bags, priority boarding and a whole bunch of other benefits.   In the first part of this two-part series on travel credit card deals, I talk about the US Airways Barclays credit card.    Read the blog post to find out about a terrific travel credit card deal, maybe the best to be found anywhere.

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Best Travel Credit Card Deals

world executive mastercardThe Traveling Professor has been looking at credit card deals as they apply to travelers.  We primarily look at what types of travel benefits these cards give in terms of miles, waived fees, and priority access.   In today's blog post we look at another card that offers the benefit of Admiral's Club membership as a perk.   Read The Professor's blog post to find out more about a great travel credit card deal.

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Paris in One Day

paris in a dayWhat to do in one day in Paris.  Sometimes I wonder what I would be able to fit in everything I wanted to see if I spent one month in Paris.   There is so much to choose from in The City of Light, so I have put together an itinerary that gives a quick overview of the city, while managing it logistically so a traveler could see as much as possible in one day.  Read the blog post to see what can be done in Paris in a day.

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3 Day Trips from Florence, Italy

cinque terre traveling professorThere is little doubt why Italy is so appealing.  First of all, there is so much culture, good food, history, architecture, natural beauty, and friendly people.   But what amazes me most is the variety of it all.  On The Traveling Professor tours to Italy we often use Florence as a base to explore Tuscany and other parts of Italy.  Today our friends from Italy Perfect offer their take on 3 great day trips from Florence

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How to Find $321 Fares to Europe

great airline dealsThanks to my friend Johnny Jet (www.johnnyjet.com) I was tipped off to the airfare deal of the year on American Airlines.  $321 round-trip from Newark (adjacent to NYC) or Los Angeles (LAX) airport to Copenhagen for $321.    I am sure this deal won't last long so it travelers need to act quickly.   In this blog post, The Traveling Professor gives a tutorial on how to find your super deal in a matter of seconds instead of typing in random dates on the AA website, for instance, looking for availability.   Check out the blog post to find the airfare deal of the summer.

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Best Tips for Visiting Machu Picchu

best advice for visiting machu picchuA tour to Peru and Machu Picchu takes a lot of planning.  It is an adventure that travelers usually only do once in their lifetimes, so let's make sure a trip to Machu Picchu is done the right way. Go the right time of year, stay in the best hotels in Machu Picchu, make sure to see everything to be seen in Machu Picchu. In this blog post, The Traveling Professor, Steve Solosky gives his top ten pieces of advice for visiting Machu Picchu.

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