Holiday Gifts for the Traveler

Six Travel Gifts Just About Anyone Will Love

Holiday Travel Gift GuideEvery year The Traveling Professor publishes his holiday travel gift guide. These gifts are geared to the type of traveler that goes on The Traveling Professor's small group tours, but just about any traveler can find something of use in this year's line-up. For convenience, all gifts, except one, are available on Amazon.com so it won't be necessary to get in the car.  Everything can be delivered right to your door!

Thursday, December 6, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (353)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

A Quick Tip for Getting Cheaper Flights

Save a Little Bit of Money on Your Next Flight

airline booking tipsSome of the most popular blog posts on The Traveling Professor website are those involving saving money on airfares. The Traveling Professor assists over 100 people per year in booking airfares and over that time he's found ways to make the flying experience a little bit less expensive.  Today, The Professor has a quick tip for travelers.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (431)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Save on Airfare

5 Easy Tips for Booking Hotels

Save Money and Time

best hotel booking tipsMost people go to a hotel site, pick out a room and book it.  They can go directly to the hotel website or use a booking search engine like Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Trivago or many of the other hotel booking sites out there. But if you really want to save money, take a look at a few of The Traveling Professor's hotel booking tips you won't see anywhere else.

Saturday, November 17, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (445)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4
Categories: Travel Tips
Tags: Hotels

Two Hotels in Florence Italy

Across the River in the Oltrarno Area

Hotels in Oltrarno Area of FlorenceFlorence is a Renaissance city full of art and culture.  The food and wine is not bad either. Travelers will always need a place to lay their head down in the evening and nothing is better than the Oltrarno area of Florence.  The Traveling Professor and Melanie Wilson have come up with two pick for the traveler to visit on their next trip to Italy.

Thursday, November 15, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (290)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Italy

How to Get the Best Airfares to Italy

Get to Italy Less Expensively and in More Comfort

Small group tours to ItalyOn The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Italy, we often help travelers in getting airfare to and from Italy. Airfares to Italy can vary greatly.  For instance, we selected travel dates departing from New York's JFK airport on June 1, 2019 and returning on June 10, 2019 to demonstrate how travelers can get the best airfares to Italy.  Read the blog post and hopefully The Traveling Professor can help you save money on airfare to Italy.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (405)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.6

4 Tips for Booking a Trip to Machu Picchu

Essential Tips for a Great Trip to the Citadel

Tours to Machu PicchuProfessor Steve Solosky has been running small group tours to Machu Picchu and Peru for about 8 years.  He has also been designated by The New York Times Travel Show as a Peru Expert. Get his expert advice on planning a trip to Machu Picchu.  The Professor will share his experience on when to go, making bookings, and itinerary. Also, follow The Professor's blog post to get the best tips on traveling to Machu Picchu.

Friday, November 9, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (332)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7

3 Places to Eat in Rome

Good Places to Eat in the Eternal City

Places to Eat in RomeWith all the problems Rome is having, it is still remains a great place to eat. The superstar dish here of course is pasta, but there is so much more than that. When we go on a Traveling Professor small group tour to Italy and visit Rome, we go to traditional restaurants as well as some more modern places. Check out today's blog post to find out about three of The Traveling Professor's favorite places to eat in Rome.

Thursday, November 8, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (384)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.3
Categories: Italy

Scottish Highlands by Scenic Railway

3 Great Scenic Rail Trips on ScotRail

small group tours to ScotlandIn September, The Traveling Professor did an inaugural tour to Scotland.  We did this as a small group tour to Scotland with 10 travelers. One of the biggest surprises we had is how beautiful the Scottish Highlands are, and that the best way to see them is by scenic rail.  In this blog post The Traveling Professor will tell you a little bit about some of the scenic Scottish highlands routes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (336)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Ireland & Scotland

3 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Prevent Losing Your Luggage

Simple, Easy and Effective

Lost Luggage TipsLost luggage can ruin a trip.  In my experience in traveling with over 100 travelers per year, about 15% of all luggage is misplaced.  By that I mean luggage is either lost or arrives late. The Professor has been traveling 60,000+ miles for each of the last 10 years or so and has seen just about everything.  So here are his 3 ridiculously simple tips on how not to lose your bags.

Monday, November 5, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (480)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Travel Tips

Canadian Rockies by Rail

An Itinerary for an Adventure North by Train

Canadian Rockies by RailIn our 2018 Traveler Survey, 45% of our respondents said they would be interested in a rail tour through the Canadian Rockies. So, The Traveling Professor got right on it and started reaching out to various vendors, contacts, hotels and guides to put together a tour. In today's blog post, The Professor lays out an itinerary for a terrific tour of the Canadian Rockies by rail.  However, in the end, travelers must ask themselves if this is a trip worth taking.

Saturday, November 3, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (420)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
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Travel Insurance and the Corona Virus

what to do about travel and Corona virusFirst and foremost, the Corona Virus is a human tragedy.  The primary concern is the threat to human health and life. Many people have booked trips or are in the process of booking trips to countries that have been affected by the Corona Virus.  Places like South America, Iceland, Norway as of today, seem practically unaffected. Other countries like China of course, as well as Italy seem to have an increasing amount of cases. What should the traveler know about protecting the cost of their trip.  Look at The Professor's travel blog post today to find out more.
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Should I Cancel My Trip Due to the Corona Virus?

what to do about travel and Corona virus Should you cancel or postpone your trip due to the Corona virus?  The Traveling Professor helps you answer that question and suggests factors to be considered in coming to a decision.  We have many small group tours coming up this year. Travelers have started asking us questions (we get more and more of them everyday).  One problem with addressing this issue is that the situation is developing. News about the Corona virus changes daily.  We don't know what the situation is going to be later today, tomorrow, next month or next year but it's wise for travelers to keep updated.  Read today's blog post for more.
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4 Terrific French Restaurants

Andy Herbach Paris restaurant picksOne of the best books to help diners find great restaurants for every taste and budget in Paris is Eating and Drinking in Paris  by Andy Herbach.  Not only are the restaurant selections in the book plentiful and highly recommended, the book is also a menu translator to help the diner read and interpret a French menu.  So, instead of guessing what oeufs meurette are (poached eggs in red wine sauce), Andy's book will tell you.  It also lists wine bars, historic restaurants, food markets and more.  The Traveling Professor never goes to Paris without  Eating and Drinking in Paris.  Read about 4 of Andy's favorites in today's blog post.
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How to Tour the Amalfi Coast

How to Plan a Tour to the Amalfi CoastEveryone loves Italy and everyone loves the Amalfi Coast. The Traveling Professor has run many small group tours to the Amalfi Coast and it certainly is a wonderful place to go.  In this blog post the traveler learns about the logistics of planning an Amalfi Coast trip as well as what to see and what to do.  The Professor will also advise on the best time to travel to the Amalfi Coast. On top of it, read about the hotel recommendations in the Amalfi Coast area. 
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The Cheapest and Most Expensive Places to Travel

cheapest places to travel

What are the cheapest and least expensive places to travel?  Where can you find the least expensive hotel rooms and the most expensive hotel rooms? You have to eat on the road, so where can the least expensive (and most expensive) restaurants and dining spots be found? And lastly, what destinations have become surprisingly inexpensive over the last few years. Read today's blog post and find out more.

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