Things The Professor Cannot Travel Without

See What I'm Packing on My Next Small Group Tour

small group tours packingWe do anywhere from 10-15 small group tours each year.  Sometimes I am away for 6-7 weeks at a time and I NEVER check a bag. So, what are the essential things I bring on every trip other than the obvious like a change of clothes? Take a look at The Traveling Professor's blog post to learn what he cannot travel without. 

Monday, August 13, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (268)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Travel Tips

4 More Paris Restaurants

Two on the Left Bank, Two on the Right

favorite paris restaurantsEveryone loves to eat in Paris. Today, more than ever, there are options for eating in Paris. In general, on our small group tours to Paris we eat at local spots at a moderate price.  I have picked out 4 of my favorite Paris restaurants, two of them are actually located on the same street, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.  The other two are on the other side of the river and I am very sure you will enjoy them. 

Friday, August 3, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (290)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4
Categories: Paris

Best and Worst Ways to Change Money Overseas

Even Some Tips NEVER Found in Guide Books

how to exchange money overseasOne of the money matters we encounter when traveling is how to change money.  Most European countries NEVER accept US dollars.  Fortunately, most European countries accept the common Euro currency but a good amount don't.  In any case, there are situations where you will need to obtain currency.  Look at The Traveling Professor's travel tips on the best way to change your currency into local currency.  I'll also tell you about some of the worst ways to do it too!

Thursday, August 2, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (378)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7
Categories: Travel Tips

Denmark and Norway by Rail and Ferry

Great Way to See 2 Beautiful Countries

Norway by Train and FerryOne of the more popular Traveling Professor tours is his small group tour to Norway and Denmark.  No matter how one travels to these countries, they will see some of the best natural beauty to be found anywhere. But if traveling by train and ferry, it offers special sights that can be found no other way.  Read The Traveling Professor's blog post and find out why you need to travel to Denmark and Norway by ferry and rail.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (293)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

Where to Eat in Edinburgh

18 of The Professor's Picks

small group tours to scotlandThe Traveling Professor is doing his first small group tour to Scotland next month.  We're really excited about it as well as the dozen-or-so travelers going with us. In March, we had the chance to scout out the restaurants scene in Edinburgh and we came up with some good ones.  Linda and I spent a considerable amount of time in the Malt Shovel refining the list.  Check it out in today's blog post. 

Sunday, July 29, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (342)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel
Tags: Edinburgh

3 Quick and Easy Tips for Flying with Award Miles

Useful Tips to Getting More from Your Award Miles

tips for using award milesFlyers earn and use a lot of award miles.  How many? American Airlines President Robert Isom revealed a stunning statistic:  over 1,500,000,000 award miles are redeemed per day or over 500 billion miles earned or redeemed per year. That's just on American Airlines!  The Traveling Professor has researched ways to make the most of your frequent flyer awards program.  Here are just 3 useful tips on earning and using award miles.  Happy Travels!

Saturday, July 28, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (508)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.5
Categories: Save on Airfare

7 Things to Do in Prague

Enjoy One of the Most Fascinating Cities in the World

Visit PraguePrague appears to be a city where the past, present and future meet. You can admire old world structures, visit contemporary landmarks and admire futuristic attractions. It can be intimidating to come up with an itinerary for making the most out of your stay. So with that in mind, here's a quick guide of some of the best things to do to get that genuine Prague experience.
Thursday, July 26, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (244)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel
Tags: Prague

5 Festivals in Europe

From Germany to Italy to Finland to Scotland to Croatia

The world is full of festivals, and more seem to emerge each year. Some revolve around music, some around food and drink, some live performances, and some holidays. But all of them, or at least all of the big ones, have one thing in common: they’re incredible cultural showcases.  So, on your next tour to Europe, make sure to visit one of these great festivals.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (198)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel
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2 Favorite Restaurants in Florence

Try These Two Spots When 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.

Monday, July 16, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (259)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Italy

3 Favorite Cities in Norway

Delightful Places for a Delightful Vacation

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.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (308)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
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5 Worst Mistakes an International Traveler Can Make

Travel MistakesWith well over a million and a half miles of international air travel under his belt and over 20 years on the road, The Traveling Professor has learned a thing or two about travel and how to travel smart. There are a few things every international travel should do, but there a few critical mistakes an international traveler should avoid. All of the travel mistakes The Professor points out are easy to avoid too and The Professor tells you how. Check out today's international blog post to see the 5 worst mistakes an international traveler can make.  We welcome your comments too.

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3 Luxury Places to Stay in Florence, Italy

Tours to FlorenceMy co-author for my upcoming book, "The Traveling Professor's Guide to Florence" loves luxury and Melanie Wilson has come up with some excellent choices for travelers to pamper themselves on their next tour to Florence.  The nice thing about luxury hotels in Florence is that they have an uncanny ability to mix the old and the new.  Check out this selection of luxury hotels in Florence, Italy.

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5 Favorite Small Cities in Europe

Best Small Cities EuropeOne of the advantages of running small group tours to Europe, is that we get to visit a variety of different places.  Sometimes we do it with our small group tours, sometimes we visit these small cities when doing research for a tour. In today's blog post The Traveling Professor tells you about his favorite small cities in Europe, one each in France, Italy, and Norway and two in Austria.

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Protect Your Valuables While Traveling

Travel Product of the MonthEvery now and then we get the opportunity to review a product that we think will be of good use to our travelers.  A few months ago we were sent the 130 Degrees® Anti-Theft Purse and Linda used while we were on a small group tour to Paris. Take a look at the review and we think this might be a good product for your consideration.

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4 Favorite Small Towns in Europe

small group tours to NorwayOf course we do small group tours to places like Paris, Rome, Dublin and Oslo. Those are big, bustling cities with mass transit systems, big hotels, lots of museums and restaurants. However, on The Traveling Professor's travels, we have found places that are tiny, off the beaten path places, that we just love to visit. Check out our favorite small towns in Italy, Iceland, Norway, that you have not heard of, but would like to.

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3 GREAT Things to Know When Booking International Airfare

Tips for Booking International AirfaresThere is little rhyme or reason on why airlines price airfares the way they do.  I'm not sure if anyone can figure it out. However, there are some things that can be counted on. In this blog post, The Traveling Professor goes over some very basic pointers to take into consideration when purchasing international airfares.  These tips will help the traveler save time, save money and relieve some of the confusing issues surrounding the purchase of international airfares.

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Tips for Flying Smart in the Winter

sleep in airportBad weather, especially in the winter, is a primary cause of flights being cancelled or delayed.  This weekend we saw a good percentage of flights get cancelled due to snow and cold weather. If you flight is cancelled or delayed, don't count on the airlines to help out. They might provide some food vouchers or they might provide a hotel, but don't count on it.  However, there are some steps you can take to minimize the chance you will be on a cancelled flight and there are steps to be taken in case a flight is cancelled or delayed.

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