Christmas in Bavaria and Austria

How It Differs from the United States. Check our Photos Too

Christmas Markets of Bavaria and AustriaWe've spent the last two Christmas seasons in Bavaria and Austria.  We've enjoyed it very much with all of the traditions and special customs.  In today's blog post, I will try to describe how the holiday season is celebrated in these different countries, according to our experiences in our small group tours to the Bavarian and Austrian Christmas tours that we have done in the past.  My overall comment about how Christmas is celebrated in this part of the world is that it is less commercial than what we do in the United States.  Of course there are malls and gift giving, but in Bavaria and Austria it seems to be more of a social event. See my blog post for more details.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (222)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Germany & Austria

Where to Travel in 2019

The Professor's Tour Schedule is Here

small group tour 2019 tour scheduleThe Traveling Professor has been running small group tours to places like Paris, Italy, Peru and other great destinations for over 10 years. We've built a loyal following who like our personal service, top hotels, small groups, exciting and unique itineraries, as well top hotels and special services. We're traveling again in 2019 and we invite you to look at our 2019 tour schedule. 

Monday, December 17, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (313)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.2
Categories: General Travel

6 Foolish Ways to Spend Money on Travel

Be Frugal but Not Cheap

Spend money foolishly in EuropeThere are a lot of blog posts out there on how to save money on your next international trip.  However, today The Professor gives some tips on how to be foolish in spending money on a tour. There are ways to spend money wisely, without being cheap on your next tour to Europe.

Thursday, December 13, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (759)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4
Categories: Travel Tips

Smart Tips to Save on Travel

6 Good Travel Tips for International Travel

travel tips for europeTravelers are always flooded with tips on how to save money on a trip. Most of the tips I see online are kind of obvious or are unrealistic. The Traveling Professor writes about six of his best travel tips.  All of these tips will easily save money and on top of it, many of them will also add to your comfort and increase the enjoyability factor of your next international trip.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (424)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.3
Categories: Travel Tips

Get Through Airport Security Lines Fast

Don't Wait Like Everyone Else

how to get through TSA security fastThe worst thing about international travel these days is flying. One thing that makes that experience so horrible is getting through security. However, there are ways to get through security quickly and I will guarantee you this - some of them you have never heard of before.  Check out today's blog post and get through that security line pronto!

Monday, December 10, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (518)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.2
Categories: Travel Tips

Packing List for Peru and Machu Picchu Trip

What to Bring on a Tour to Peru and Machu Picchu

tours to Machu PicchuThe Traveling Professor has done 20+ small group tours to Peru and Machu Picchu.  There are all sorts of considerations to be taken considering the weather and the altitude.  The Traveling Professor has put together a packing list for a trip to Peru and Machu Picchu. There is a list for men and a list for women.  It not only includes what to wear, but specific equipment recommendations such as boots and hiking equipment.

Saturday, December 8, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (264)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

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 (303)/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 (380)/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 (393)/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 (252)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Italy
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10 Things You NEED to Know About Your Passport

best passport tipsOf course, a passport is the most valuable travel document. If it's lost, it could ruin a trip. There are a few things travelers should know about passports and The Traveling Professor has a few good tips for you. Read today's blog post to be all up-to-date on what you need to know about your passport, The Professor has all the good tips for you and here are his Top 10 passport tips.
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The Professor's Top Secret Rome Restaurant List

best Rome restaurant listOf course there is the Colosseum, the Borghese Gallery and the Pantheon.  But no one goes to Rome to see that anymore. We go there to eat!  And there are many places to eat in Italy.  In this blog post The Professor posts his "Top Secret" places to eat in Italy. Some of the places are fancy, some are casual.  But they are all worth visiting on your next trip to Rome.  But please, you must promise to tell no one else about these super secret spots.  Enjoy!
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