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Where to Eat in Dublin

3 Dining Spots for Your Enjoyment in Dublin City Center

small group tours to IrelandThe culinary scene in Ireland has improved quite a bit over the years.  It is full of varied and interesting culinary experiences.  On our small group tours to Ireland, we enjoy a good meal, close to our hotel, for a reasonable price.  So, if not going on a small group tour to Ireland with The Traveling Professor, read today's Ireland blog post and you can enjoy the same Dublin dining experiences that we have on our small group tours to Ireland.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (96)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Ireland

Results of Our Annual Travel Survey

Interesting and Surprising Results

Annual Travel SurveyLast month The Traveling Professor conducted the 2nd Annual Travel Survey where we asked all subscribers to our mailing list to answer 9 short questions.  Some things did not change (we have about 80% women travelers and 20% men travelers) but there were a few surprises regarding The Traveling Professor's small group tours.  Read the blog post to find out more how people responded to our travel questions.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (213)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel

American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy

A Visit to the Normandy Invasion Beaches

American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer NormandyJust about every year, I get to run a tour to the Normandy Invasion Beaches which includes the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.  It is one of the least popular tours we run, but for me, it is the most profound and compelling trip I take, no matter that I have done it over a dozen times.  In today's blog post, I will describe my experience in visiting the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer.

Monday, May 29, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (121)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

British Airways: The Worst in Customer Service?

Read My Story and Decide

British Airways Bad Customer ServiceI fly about 75,000 to 100,000 miles a year and have been doing so for the last 10 years or so.  In general, I find airline employees to be hard-working, courteous, and very capable of doing a good job.  However, it is the customer service policies of airlines, in this particular story, the bad customer service of British Airways, that makes you wonder if management is just out of touch, or just incredibly arrogant and dismissive.  Read The Traveling Professor's story and we let you decide if British Airways has the worst customer service in the industry.

Saturday, May 27, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (875)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4
Categories: General Travel

Top 5 Things to Do in Vienna

A Visit to the Most Beautiful City in Europe

christmas market tourThe Traveling Professor took his first small group tour to Vienna last November-December when travelers went on the inaugural tour to the Austrian and the Baviarian Christmas markets.  There is plenty to see and do in Vienna, and by itself, deserves a 5-7 day itself. In this blog post, The Traveling Professor tells you the Top 5 things to do in Vienna.

Thursday, May 25, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (187)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Germany & Austria

Hotel Star Ratings Explained

What Star Ratings on Europe Hotels Really Mean

paris hotelGenerally speaking, hotels in Europe are rated by "stars", from zero to 5 stars.  People often ask what the difference is between a 3 or 4 star hotel or even a 2 or a 5 star hotel.  Does selecting a 2 star hotel over a 3 star hotel guarantee a better hotel.  Or will a 1-star hotel be not as good as a 2 star hotel.  The Traveling Professor answers your questions in today's blog post.


Friday, May 19, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (172)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Travel Tips

Should You Be Worried About Traveling to Europe?

Professor's Tips for Safe Travel

small group tours to parisLet's face it, there have been incidents that are cause for concern for travelers.  The US State Department recently issued a travel advisory for Europe.  Should you be concerned?  The Traveling Professor's answer to this question is "of course you should be concerned".  But as a colleague of mine recently said, "Over the past 10 years I have lost too many friends to cancer, but none were lost while traveling".  So, in today's blog post, The Traveling Professor gives tips for a safe trip.

Monday, May 15, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (190)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Travel Tips
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Favorite Paris Left Bank Eating Spots

Professor's Picks for Places to Eat in Paris

best left bank restaurantsNearly every week I get 5 or 6 requests regarding my favorite eating spots in Paris. Believe me, I have never run into a Paris traveler who has complained there is no where to eat. But in any case, whether it be on my small group tours to Paris or traveling solo to Paris, take a look at my favorite restaurants on the Left Bank of Paris.

Saturday, May 13, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (174)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

2 Restaurants Near the Eiffel Tower

Top Choices - Good Bargains

restaurants near eiffel towerWho doesn't love to eat while in Paris?  Who doesn't love to eat near the Eiffel Tower when in Paris?  The Traveling Professor has picked out 2 of his favorite spots to share on your next tour to Paris.  As an extra bonus in the Paris food post, I suggest a place near the Eiffel Tower full of casual eating spots as well as markets and shops.

Friday, May 12, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (165)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

Ireland Trip Report

Small Group Tour to Ireland in April with Photos

small group tours to IrelandThe Traveling Professor just returned from the inaugural small group tour to Ireland.  Our small group of 13 travelers came from all over the country and Canada - New Jersey, New York, Washington, Alberta, and Atlanta. We saw more than you will ever see on a tour to Ireland. To see my small group tour to Ireland trip report, read today's blog post.

Thursday, May 11, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (191)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Ireland
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