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We're Going to Italy

We Leave Today for Rome, Amalfi, Florence and Venice

italy itineraryThe Traveling Professor is off on a "Grand Italy Tour" with 9 travelers.  We will tour Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Florence and Venice.  The weather should be terrific this time of year and we are looking forward to another great small group tour of Italy.  In the blog post, I have published our ambitious and exciting Italy itinerary.

Saturday, May 16, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1560)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

My Italy Packing List

What I'm Packing for 14 Days in Rome, Amalfi Coast, Florence and Venice

packing list for italyOn Saturday I depart for 14 days in Italy on a Traveling Professor Small Group Tour to Italy.   We are taking 9 travelers to Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Florence and Venice.   I only do carry-on because based upon my experience, about 15% of all luggage transported internationally does not meet its owner upon arrival.   Also, we are handling our own bags on/off trains, vans, buses and in Venice, even boats.   See what The Traveling Professor is packing in his bag on his small group tour to Italy.

Thursday, May 14, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2088)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

Take the Bus, Not the Metro

In Paris and Rome, It's the Way to Go!

is bus better than metroGenerally, there are two forms of public transportation in most cities, the bus and the metro.  In Paris, the metro is as sophisticated as can be found.   In Rome, for now there are only 2 metro lines so the buses are much more widely used.  But on any tour to Paris or to Rome, I always prefer using the bus, and I will tell you why in this special Paris and Rome travel blog post.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1988)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: ParisItaly

Eleven More Affordable Paris Hotels

Everyone Loves a Good Paris Hotel from The Professor's Private List

affordable paris hotelsEveryone loves a good, inexpensive Paris hotel.   I can't even count how many times I have toured Paris, but it must be at least 60 times and over that period, I have collected quite a list of affordable Paris hotels.   Check out today's blog post and get the information on where to start looking for an affordable Paris hotel.

Monday, May 11, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2090)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

More Budget Hotels in Paris

One Star Wonders to Consider on Your Next Paris Tour

best budget hotels parisLodging is probably the most expensive part of any tour to Paris or anywhere else for that matter.   For me, the location of a hotel is the most important factor when making a selection.  I also like a place that is clean, comfortable and quiet.   While we don't use 1-star hotels on our Traveling Professor tours, I have some recommendations for Paris travelers looking to save a few dollars on their next tour to Paris.

Sunday, May 10, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1605)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

An Amalfi Coast Itinerary

4 Nights 5 Days in the Italian Sunshine

amalfi coast small group tourThe Traveling Professor will be leading a small group tour to the Amalfi Coast and Italy next week.   As part of that tour to Italy we spend 4 nights in Sorrento as a base to visiting the Amalfi Coast.   We have a definite itinerary of what to see and do while in Southern Italy that The Professor is happy to share with you on this Italy blog post.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1624)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Italy

Markets in Rome

Food and More in the Ancient City

campo di fiori tourThe Traveling Professor is getting ready for another small group tour to Rome as well as the Amalfi Coast, Florence, and Venice.  A significant part of touring any Italian city is a visit to their markets.   I have listed in today's blog post some of my favorite markets while visiting Rome.   There will be food, wine, cheese and all sorts of wonderful items that I will stock up on for our 2-week tour of Italy.

Monday, May 04, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1563)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Italy

3 Recommended Bargain Hotels in Paris

Stretching the Euro in Paris to Save Money

hotel de nesle parisEven with the euro being at historic lows against the dollar, people are still looking for the best bargain hotels in Paris.   The ones listed in The Traveling Professor's blog post are selected for their location, cleanliness, friendliness, and value.  In fact, one of my hotels was selected by Conde Nast Traveler as a featured pick, based upon my recommendation.  So, if you are looking for a best bargain hotel in Paris on your next tour to Paris, check out my blog post first.

Saturday, May 02, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1970)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.3
Categories: Paris
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A Trip to Giverny, The Home of Monet

how to visit givernyOn our small group tour to Paris this month, we visited Giverny, the home and gardens of the famous impressionist painter, Claude Monet.  It's and easy day trip from Paris and quite easy to plan.  In today's blog post The Traveling Professor tells you how to plan a trip and what to see once you get to Giverny.

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3 Recommended Bargain Hotels in Paris

hotel de nesle parisEven with the euro being at historic lows against the dollar, people are still looking for the best bargain hotels in Paris.   The ones listed in The Traveling Professor's blog post are selected for their location, cleanliness, friendliness, and value.  In fact, one of my hotels was selected by Conde Nast Traveler as a featured pick, based upon my recommendation.  So, if you are looking for a best bargain hotel in Paris on your next tour to Paris, check out my blog post first.

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Markets in Rome

campo di fiori tourThe Traveling Professor is getting ready for another small group tour to Rome as well as the Amalfi Coast, Florence, and Venice.  A significant part of touring any Italian city is a visit to their markets.   I have listed in today's blog post some of my favorite markets while visiting Rome.   There will be food, wine, cheese and all sorts of wonderful items that I will stock up on for our 2-week tour of Italy.

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An Amalfi Coast Itinerary

amalfi coast small group tourThe Traveling Professor will be leading a small group tour to the Amalfi Coast and Italy next week.   As part of that tour to Italy we spend 4 nights in Sorrento as a base to visiting the Amalfi Coast.   We have a definite itinerary of what to see and do while in Southern Italy that The Professor is happy to share with you on this Italy blog post.

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More Budget Hotels in Paris

best budget hotels parisLodging is probably the most expensive part of any tour to Paris or anywhere else for that matter.   For me, the location of a hotel is the most important factor when making a selection.  I also like a place that is clean, comfortable and quiet.   While we don't use 1-star hotels on our Traveling Professor tours, I have some recommendations for Paris travelers looking to save a few dollars on their next tour to Paris.

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