4 Best Places for Gelato in Florence Italy

It's Not Just Ice Cream, It's Italian Ice Cream and It's Really Good!

best Gelator in FlorenceWho in their right mind would go to Italy without trying one of the best foods ever invented? And by that, we mean gelato.  There is nothing better than ending a wonderful Tuscan meal in Florence by stopping by a gelato shop afterwards and picking up one of your favorite flavors (I like straciatella myself) in a cone or cup, then strolling around the wide open streets of Florence taking in the views. In today's blog post, Steve Solosky and co-author of "The Traveling Professor's Guide to Florence", Melanie Wilson give you their best picks for gelato in Florence.

Sunday, April 28, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (330)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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3 Right Bank Restaurants in Paris

2 Of These Finds are in the Popular Marais Section of Paris

Right Bank Paris RestaurantsEveryone loves to eat in Paris.  While there are thousands of restaurants to select from, there still are some good Paris restaurants offering excellent meals at good prices. The Traveling Professor has hand-picked some of the favorite Paris restaurants on the right bank, two of them in the popular Marais area, for you to try on your next tour to Paris.

Saturday, April 27, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (291)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.0
Categories: Paris

How to Beat Jet Lag in 3 Easy Steps

3 Easy Tips from The Professor

How to Beat Jet LagWith quite a few trans-continental trips under his belt, The Traveling Professor has lots of experience in dealing with jet lag.  If not dealt with the right way, jet lag can really ruin a vacation overseas.  There are ways to get to Europe and get your body clock in sync so that you can enjoy the food, sites, and adventure of being overseas without suffering from jet lag.

Monday, April 15, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (568)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.4
Categories: Travel Tips
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5 Things The Professor Takes on EVERY International Trip

Take a Look Inside The Traveling Professor's Back Pack

5 things to take on every tripNo matter where The Traveling Professor goes, whether it be on a small group tour or traveling alone, there are some basic necessities that come on each and every trip.  The items listed in today's travel blog post are not things that you will see in too many other blog posts. Take a look at today's blog post and see what's in The Traveling Professor's back pack on each and every small group tour he goes on whether it be to Paris, Italy, Austria, Iceland, Scotland, Peru, Canada or anywhere else.

Monday, April 1, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (706)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.0
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Montréal and Québec City

A New Small Group Tour from The Traveling Professor

small group tours to CanadaLast month, The Traveling Professor visited Canada as part of the effort to put together a new small group tour to Canada that includes visits to Montréal and Québec City. The Professor is very excited about this new small group tour offer.  There will be no jet lag on this trip as travelers can easily fly into Montréal and  back from Québec City in a matter of a few hours. Not only is the price good, wait until you read about the top hotels, bonus features, and exciting tour program he has put together on this exclusive small group tour to Canada.

Monday, March 25, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (480)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.5
Categories: Canada

Travel Products I Use All The Time

Enjoy These Recommended Travel Products on Your Next Tour

best travel productsI have been traveling internationally for many years now.  Over that time, The Traveling Professor has found some items that he consistently packs and uses.  Some of these items you won't see on any other printed lists, some of these things you will see on other lists. But take a look at the products I have listed here and consider including them on your next overseas trip.

Thursday, March 14, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1322)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.2

Tips for Touring the Scottish Highlands

Where to Visit, Where to Stay, What to Do in Scotland

small group tour scottish highlandsWho doesn't love Scotland? It is perhaps the most beautiful country in all of Europe.  Everyone speaks English although you might not understand what they are saying!  The train rides are spectacular in Scotland.  The food is outrageously good and the people are just about as friendly as you can find. So, what should you see, where should you go, and where should you stay on a tour to the Scottish Highlands? Go get yourself a wee dram and check out the Traveling Professor's blog post. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (238)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Ireland & Scotland

The 5 Smartest Travel Moves You Can Make

Travel Smart on Your Next Overseas Trip

best travel moves you can makeNot only does The Traveling Professor make multiple trips to Europe and South America each year, The Professor has taken well over a thousand people on his small group tours to various places like Paris, Austria, Croatia, Germany, Norway, Iceland, Ireland and Scotland. With over 12 years of professional travel planning under his belt, The Professor has learned to do it right. In today's blog post are 5 of the smartest things he has done and recommends that each traveler should follow.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (464)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Travel Tips

The Best Deal in Travel Insurance is Here

Great Coverage and It Won't Cost a Thing

How to Get Free Travel InsuranceTravelers might ask, "Why do I even need travel insurance?".  Well, the chances are, you probably won't.  But when you do, you will be very glad you have it.  The Traveling Professor has taken over a thousand travelers on his small group tours to Europe and South America.  In the vast majority of cases, there are no delays, cancellations, lost luggage, lost passports, or medical emergencies.  But we have had the occasion on our small group tours where people are delayed by weather, they get ill and need to cancel a trip, they lose a passport, luggage gets lost or delayed.  Why not have travel insurance for these situations, and on top of it, why not get it for free?  Today's blog post discusses the best deal a traveler can get in travel insurance.

Monday, March 11, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (554)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.6
Categories: Travel Tips

How to Find the Best Restaurants When Traveling

How Do You Find Those Authentic Places Everyone Wants to Go To?

how to find the best places to eatOne of the great pleasures of going to Italy is trying the great food.  There are all types of restaurants owned by families and people who are passionate about what they serve.  After all, you certainly did not go to Italy to eat at the Hard Rock Cafe. Through The Traveling Professor's many years of traveling through Italy, he has found some great restaurants and those restaurants have come to him through many different sources. Check out his blog post to find out how to find the best restaurants in Italy.

Friday, March 8, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (281)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
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Who Traveled With Us in 2019

who travels with The Traveling ProfessorThe Traveling Professor ran small group tours to Iceland, Peru and Machu Picchu, Scotland, Croatia, Italy, Normandy Invasion Beaches, and Canada in 2019.  We had a wonderful year, making new friends and traveling to great places.  But who goes on Traveling Professor tours?  In this blog post, we will tell you the number of people and what the make-up of our small group tours looks like.
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26 Places to Eat in Paris

where to eat in ParisAh, we love to eat when we go on our small group tours to Paris.  Who doesn't?  The Professor presents his list of Paris restaurants. The list includes places for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.  Some are expensive, some are not.  Some qualify as a great place for a romantic dinner, but most of them are on the casual side. Take advantage of The Professor's experience and see where to eat in Pars. 
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The Perfect 14 Day Introduction to Italy Itinerary

perfect 14 day Italy itineraryEveryone loves Italy.  The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Italy usually covers Venice, Florence, Rome and Sorrento (the Amalfi Coast).  Planning an itinerary can be daunting, but The Traveling Professor makes it easy for the first-time Italy traveler.  See all the great sites, eat wonderful food, experience the culture. Take a look at our introduction to Italy itinerary and get ready to say "Ciao!" to Italy.
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A Visit with Vincent Van Gogh in Auvers

Day trip to Auvers from Paris

Vincent Van Gogh is considered by many to be the greatest painter of all time. He spent much of his time in France.  Those who have gone to Paris with The Traveling Professor on one of his small group tours to Paris can remember walking the neighborhoods frequented by Van Gogh and seeing his paintings at the Musee d'Orsay. In today's guest blog post adapted from a  post originally done by Laura Keefe Junod of VoyageScholar.com, she talks about visiting Auvers - the place where Van Gogh lived, died and is buried. She does a wonderful job of explaining where Van Gogh  lived, died and is buried.

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What to Do in Paris the 2nd Time You Go

what to see 2nd time in ParisThe Eiffel Tower, the Musée d'Orsay, Louvre, Montmartre, Seine River Cruise, Pantheon, Pomidou Center, Rodin Museum, Arc de Triomphe - those are all things people see on their first trip to Paris.  They are timeless sites that probably could be visited time and time again. But what should you see on your second and even third or fourth visit to Paris. In this blog, The Traveling Professor gives some ideas on other great sites that would be superstars in nearly any other place in the world. 
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