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 (371)/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 (276)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: General Travel

Chase Sapphire Reserve Card and Why You Need to Get It

The Best Travel Credit Card and Why it is So Good

Chase Sapphire Reserve Card for TravlersThe Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card is a great deal.  A lot of websites will tell you why, but they are probably receiving a commission for telling you so.  The Traveling Professor receives NO compensation for telling you why this is such a great travel card and why everyone should have it.  The Professor owns less than 5 credit cards and the Chase Sapphire Reserve is one of them and he will tell you why this card, over any other, should be in every traveler's wallet.

Thursday, November 1, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (409)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Travel Tips

New Paris Restaurant List

Eight Additions to The Professor's Restaurant Picks

small group tours to ParisWe do several small group tours to Pairs each year.  We are always uncovering places to dine. We did three small group tours to Paris this year and have added some spots to our list. Most of them are on the Left Bank, on the inexpensive side.  If you have ever been with The Traveling Professor on one of his small group tours, the names are very recognizable for reliable, good food. 

Monday, October 29, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (336)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: Paris

Two Sandwich Spots in Florence

Great for Lunch

best sandwich in Florence ItalyThere is a lot of good food in Florence. I love the steak. Pizza is excellent too. And who goes to Florence without having the pasta? But there is one thing I need to have every time I visit Florence and that's a sandwich. I love sinking my teeth into the crusty bread. In today's blog post, I have 2 sandwich spots for you in Florence that must be tried on your next trip to the heart of Tuscany.

Thursday, October 25, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (211)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Italy

Croatia Trip Report

Zagreb, Split, Hvar, Trstenik, Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula and Bol

small group tour to croatiaThis month, we completed our second small group cruise to Croatia an the Dalmatian Coast. We started with a 3-day land tour in Zagreb and continued on to Split where we boarded the luxury ship, the Aquamarin.  In this blog post, The Traveling Professor will tell you all about our adventure in the exciting country of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (280)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.6
Categories: Croatia

Scotland Trip Report

Edinburgh, the Borders and the Highlands

small group tour to scotlandEarly in September we did our inaugural small group tour to Scotland.  We traveled with 10 active adult travelers to Edinburgh, down to the Borders area, up to the Highlands and finished up in Glasgow.  We covered quite a bit of ground by train, ferry, and small van. Check out The Traveling Professor's blog post and find out what we did, what we saw, and how much we enjoyed our small group tour to Scotland.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (299)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Ireland & Scotland

Two Tips for Comfortable and Inexpensive Air Travel

Fly Comfortably and Inexpensively to Europe

premium economy flightsThe Traveling Professor just got back from a 42-day trip.  We did a small group tour to Scotland.  We also traveled with a small group to Paris and the Normandy Invasion Beaches.  Our last small group tour was to Croatia for a land and sea trip. On top of that, let's throw in an overnight stay in Barcelona on the way home for just me and Linda.  The worst part about traveling to/from Europe are the flights of course.  On this trip we followed two of my tips and flew to and from Europe comfortably and although not necessarily cheaply, but we felt we got a great value on our flight.  Check out The Traveling Professor's blog post for more details.

Monday, October 22, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (368)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Save on Airfare

Planning a Trip to Giverny, Home of Monet

It's Like Being IN a Monet Painting

Tips for Planning a Trip to Giverny Home of MonetOne of the greatest, if not the greatest, Impressionists painters of all time is Claude Monet. His home, gardens, and studio is located about 75 km (about 45 miles) from the center of Paris.  We have done a trip to Giverny many times on our small group tours to Paris. It is an easy day trip done as a group or individually by car or train. If done right, a trip to Giverny is more than worthwhile.  Look at today's blog post for The Professor's best tips on planning a trip to Giverny.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (310)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

4 Paris Restaurants Featured in Movies You Know

Where Hollywood Meets Paris

small group tours to ParisOn our small group tours to Paris, The Professor always likes to point out sites featured in movies.  It's part of the fun in traveling to Paris.  In today's blog post, The Professor points out some restaurants featured in movies you know.  And, you can dine at these restaurants too.  Join The Professor on his next small group tour to Paris or go on your own to see where Hollywood meets Paris.

Monday, September 3, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (334)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Paris
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Discovering Southern Italy's Jewish Heritage

Italy's Jewish HeritageOur dear friends, Tess and Elena have been running wonderful tours to Southern Italy for some time now.  Their company is called The Heart of Southern Italy.  Like us, they love to show small groups the real Italy, especially in Puglia, one of the most beautiful places all in Italy.  Puglia is the home of the best food in Italy and wonderful scenery.  It is far away from the throbbing crowds of Rome, Florence, and Venice.  Now they have introduced a tour The Traveling Professor highly recommends, Discovering Southern Italy's Jewish Heritage.  Read all about it in their guest blog post.

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How We Pack for a 3 Week Tour to Europe

eBagsLinda and I will be departing on a 21-day small group tours to Paris, Normandy Invasion Beaches, Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands.  Everything, as usual, goes in our carry-on.  We will take one suitcase each and a small backpack.  We will take into consideration the weather, the terrain we will be walking on, the sites to be visited.  21 days is actually a short trip for us, we have gone on trips as long as 44 days with just a carry on.  Look at the blog post to see how we pack and what we pack.

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3 Almost Off the Radar Places to Visit in Paris

3 Almost off the Radar Places in ParisEveryone knows the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Orsay, Rodin and the Arc de Triomphe.  They are some of the most popular places to visit while on a tour to Paris. However, Paris has many more attractive options to visit. In this blog post The Traveling Professor lists 3 of his "almost off the radar" places to visit on your next trip to Paris.

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