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3 Elegant and Affordable Places to Dine in Paris

Upscale Dining at a Reasonable Price

elegant and affordable dining in parisParis is considered by many as the food capital of the world.  On The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Paris, we enjoy nice meals without breaking the bank.  Whether it be for lunch or dinner, there are places to dine in Paris on the high end without blowing your entire food budget on one meal.  Check out The Traveling Professor's blog post to find elegant dining experiences at a reasonable price.

Monday, July 03, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (411)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

Top Tips for Traveling to Iceland

Get The Professor's Lucky 7 Tips on Iceland Travel

small group tours to icelandCool Iceland is the hottest travel destination on earth right now.  The Traveling Professor just completed his third small group tour to Iceland and has quite a few practical Iceland trips under his belt that will save the traveler time and money.  There are a few things to consider, and a few things to watch out for on a tour to Iceland.  Read The Professor's Iceland blog post and get the most out of your next tour to Iceland.


Friday, June 30, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (774)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

Denmark, Norway, Iceland Trip Report

12 Nights in Scandinavia. See the Photos!

small group tour to denmark norway iceland13 hearty travelers joined The Traveling Professor on a small group tour to Denmark, Norway and Iceland earlier this month.   This group was a little different from The Professor's other groups in that it was almost evenly split between Baby Boomers and Millenials.  It was surprising how the two groups fit in so well with each other to enjoy a wonderful trip to Scandinavia.  Read about it in this travel blog post. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (610)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

Most Dangerous Places to Travel

Probably Not a Good Idea to Go Here in 2017

most dangerous places to travelIn my last blog post, I listed the most peaceful places to travel according to the Global Peace Index.  Iceland continues to be the safest place in the world to travel.  The United States is listed as #114, Italy as #38, Mexico as #142 and Peru as #71.   In this blog post, we list the most dangerous countries in the world to travel to, according to The Global Peace Index.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (698)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: General Travel

The Safest Travel Destinations

The Top 25 Safest Travel Destinations

safest countries to travelTravelers are nervous as to where to go, and I don't blame them.  We read about and see horrible incidents going on all over the world these days and it does raise concerns.  On The Traveling Professor small group tours, we are seeing a preference for countries and regions that have not been subjected to some of the terrible incidents we have seen recently.  Take a look at my blog post to see what countries and regions are ranked as the safest places to travel to.
Sunday, June 04, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (672)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel

Travel Product of the Month

Great Father's Day Gift

fitbit fathers day giftThis month we have a travel product of the month that every Dad will love.  On our small group tours, a good number of our travelers have one of these.  They are fun, look great, and are very practical to have.  So, check out today's blog post and find out about a great travel product and a perfect Father's Day gift.

Saturday, June 03, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (467)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

Beyond Rome, Florence and Venice

There is More to Italy to See

Bassano del GrappaEveryone should visit Rome, Florence and Venice.  However, there is more to Italy than just these 3 cities.  Travelers need to take the time to visit the REAL Italy, away from the trinket shops and massive crowds.  The Traveling Professor's small group tours has visited some wonderful places in Italy that are considered "off-the-beaten" path.  In this Italy blog post, you will find out about some of the places you need to visit beyond Rome, Florence and Venice.

Friday, June 02, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (524)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4
Categories: Italy

Perfect Father's Day Travel Gift

He Will Love It - Guaranteed

best fathers day travel giftLooking for the perfect Father's Day gift of travel for Dad?  Something he will never, ever forget?  Something he can do with you, or a Father/Son or Father/Daughter experience?  In today's blog post we have a travel gift that Dad would probably not plan on his own, but it is a trip he probably has wanted to do for a long time.  Read the blog post to find out this great travel gift for Dad.

Thursday, June 01, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (365)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
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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 (359)/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 (517)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: General Travel
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Results of our 2018 Travel Survey

2018 Travel SurveyEarlier this month, The Traveling Professor sent out a questionnaire to all mailing list members and all social media (Facebook and Twitter) followers.   Hundreds and hundreds of email subscribers completed the questionnaire. The answers were revealing.  We learned who our subscribers are.  We learned where they wanted to take our small group tours to.  We learned what they liked (and didn't like) about The Traveling Professor's small group tours.    Check out the results in the travel blog post.  You will be surprised!

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4 Things to Do in Iceland

small group tours to icelandSo far, The Traveling Professor has done 3 small group tours to Iceland. But what are the best things to do in Iceland? Iceland can be enjoyed just about any season and there are admittedly more activities to do outdoors than indoors.  Check out The Traveling Professor's blog post on the 4 best things to do in Iceland, and I have also added in some bonus seasonal activities to do while in Iceland.

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How to Save Money When Booking Hotels

how to save money on hotelsLodging is probably the most expensive component of any trip and one of the most important factors in making a trip successful. Over the years, through his small group tours or booking hotels personally, The Traveling Professor has lots of experience in booking hotels. Look at The Professor's blog post today and save yourself a few bucks on your next hotel booking and maybe even get a better hotel (and perks) than you ever thought you could.

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How to Beat the Crowds in Italy

how to beat the crowds in ItalyItaly is a beautiful and diversified country.  Great food, history, culture, architecture and more. The big problem with Italy is that the crowds have become overwhelming. It's not uncommon to wait for hours to get into the Vatican Museum in Rome or the Accademia to see David in Florence. The streets of Venice are packed with tourists, many from cruise ships.  Who wants to go on vacation and be in the press of humanity or wait in line for hours?  Listen to The Traveling Professor on how to beat the crowds in Italy.

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4 Good Tips for Buying Train Tickets in Europe

How to Buy High Speed Train Tickets in EuropeHigh-speed train travel in Europe is wonderful.  Travelers can expect new and modern trains.  Speeds of 150-180 MPH are not uncommon, whisking travelers from city center to city center without the hassle of security procedures like those found at airports.  Seating is comfortable. The views can be terrific.  Costs can be significantly less than flying by air. Check out The Traveling Professor's tips on buying train tickets in Europe. 

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2 Inexpensive Hotels in Florence

inexpensive hotels in florenceSometimes it's not necessary to stay in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Florence to find something that is well-located, clean, comfortable and quiet.  There are good deals to be found at reasonable rates. In today's blog post we have two picks for inexpensive hotels in Florence, Italy.  If you have traveled with The Professor one one of his small group tours, you may recommend one of the selections.  Check out all of The Professor's picks for inexpensive hotels in Florence in this blog post. 

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3 Favorite Cities in Norway

small group tours to NorwayAfter my initial visit to Norway, it quickly became one of my favorite travel destinations.  Oh yes, everyone thinks it is outrageously expensive, but it is a lot less expensive than Iceland and only a little bit more expensive than Italy or France. In any case, Norway is full of natural beauty, cultural richness, good food and wonderful people.  We now regularly offer a small group tour to Norway.  Read my blog post and find out my favorite cities in Norway.

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2 Favorite Restaurants in Florence

small group tours to italyFlorence seems to have it all.  Great art, fantastic architecture, gelato, and of course, great restaurants.  There are few cities in Italy that have better restaurants to select from.  On our small group tours to Italy, it's always a hard choice as where to eat.  Check out my two picks for great restaurants to eat in while in Florence.

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