Travel Product of the Month

It Makes a Great Holiday Gift Too

For the past 2 years, there is a product I have been using, and other travelers on my small group tours have been using.  It's something that everyone really needs and becomes very helpful, considering all the walking we do on our small group tours. Read The Professor's blog post to find out how a Fitbit  Superwatch can help you enjoy your travels even more.

Thursday, November 16, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (409)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

What We Liked About Our Croatia Tour

A Cruise Along the Dalmatian Coast

small group tour to CroatiaIn October, The Traveling Professor ran an inaugural tour to Croatia. It had been about 2 years in the making and it turned out to be a great success!  The trip consisted of 2 nights in Split, followed by a week long cruise up and down the Dalmation coast on a small ship with 34 passengers.  Read my blog post to see what I loved about our Croatia small group tour.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (343)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Croatia

Who Has The Best Gelato in Florence, Italy?

Two Picks from our Italian Experts

who has the best gelato in florenceThe Traveling Professor just got back from a small group tour to Italy, including Florence.  Almost every day, gelato was consumed in mass quantities and boy, was it good. Almost all travelers agreed that the best gelato in Italy was to be found in Florence.  But where? Read The Professor's blog post to found out who has the best gelato in Florence.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (316)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: Italy

Perhaps the Best Airline Booking Tip Ever

Fly in Comfort and Leisure Without Spending a Lot More

The Traveling ProfessorOne of the worst experiences in travel is being on a long haul flight overseas being stuck in economy class in a packed 3 across seating configuration.  The seats are small and uncomfortable.  I think airlines do this on purpose in order to motivate flyers into buying expensive upgrades. But wait.  There is another option to make an overseas flight much, much more comfortable GUARANTEED.  Read The Traveling Professor's blog post to find out how.

Monday, November 13, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1239)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3

Three Paris Hotels

New Selections from The Traveling Professor

best western parisWe just got back from another small group tour to Paris.  After waving goodbye to our 8 guests, I had the opportunity to check out some new hotels.  2 of them were further out in more residential, leafy sections of town, and another one was right in the center of all the action. Check out my blog post to find out more about my recommendations for hotels in Paris.

 

Saturday, November 11, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (531)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.7
Categories: Paris

Avoid This Airline Ticketing Mistake

Save Yourself LOTS of Headaches

airline ticketing mistakesGone are the days of a good travel agent to help make airline ticket purchases easy.  Travelers are on their own now and boy, do we see travelers make some bad mistakes when purchasing airline tickets.   It can cause them to lose all their money and possibly have no recourse to get it back.  It can cause major headaches when trying to make changes or get adjustments.  The Traveling Professor will tell you what mistake to avoid and why.

Thursday, November 9, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (704)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Save on Airfare

3 Places to Eat in Florence

2 Restaurants Plus 1 Gelato Spot

Tuscan style food is some of the most popular food in the world.  There is la bistecca all Fiorentina, a healthy portioned t-bone steak. There is chingiale, the wild boar dish exclusive to the region.  Let's not forget the most traditional of dishes, the ribollita peasant soup made from beans and the unique black cabbage.  Anything with truffles is good.  Read The Traveling Professor's blog post to get 3 of his favorite dining spots in Florence.

Thursday, September 28, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (395)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7
Categories: Italy

Top 5 Tips for Planning a Trip to Rome

Make it Easy on Yourself

top tips for planning a rome visitEveryone should visit Rome in their lifetime. However, travelers must realize Rome is big, gritty, and one of the most crowded cities for travelers in all of Europe. The Professor has LOTS of experience traveling to Rome, so listen to his practical and useful tips for planning a trip to the Eternal City.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (380)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.2
Categories: Italy

4 Easy and Practical Ways to Save on Travel

Don't Sacrifice Luxury and Comfort

tips on saving on travelIf you are like The Traveling Professor, you like to save money without sacrificing luxury or comfort.  There are ways to enjoy a trip without busing the budget or without sleeping in a hostel or cheap hotel.  There are also ways to wisely save money and get more out of a visit to Italy, Scandinavia, Paris, or any other destination.  Read The Traveling Professor's 4 practical tips to save money on travel.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (527)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.5
Categories: Travel Tips

Best Neighborhoods to Stay in Paris

Have an Authentic and Relaxing Stay

best neighborhood in parisI often get the question, "Professor, where should I stay in Paris?".   First of all, you want to avoid the area near the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees.  They are way too touristy, are overpriced, and are crowded.  The Champs Elysees is hardly "French" at all. However, there are a few neighborhoods in Paris I like to stay in.  My criteria is based on convenience of getting to other sites I want to see, restaurants, transportation access, value, and overall pleasantness of the area.  See my choices in today's blog post.

Friday, September 22, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (556)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.8
Categories: Paris
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Croatia: What to Do and See

small group tours to croatiaOne of the hottest travel destinations now is Croatia. The Traveling Professor has been visiting on his small group tours to Croatia and we have a trip scheduled for this year and 2 for 2019.  Located on the Adriatic Sea, I expected the food to be more Italian than Mediterranean, and I was wrong.  The coastline is staggeringly beautiful, the cities are ancient and exciting.  We found the people to be incredibly warm and welcoming. And lastly, the price is right.  Read more to find out about the exciting travel destination of Croatia.

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Five 2-Star Hotels in Paris

best 2 star hotels in ParisHotels in Paris can be expensive and a good bargain is hard to find.  The Traveling Professor, on his small group tours to Paris, has used several good 2-star hotels. The Professor's requirements for a good 2-star hotel is that they must be clean, comfortable, and quiet.  Location also plays a big factor into selecting a Paris hotel.  In this blog post, The Professor has selected five good 2-star hotels for your next trip to Paris.

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4 Places to Go in the Winter

Small Group Tours to IcelandAs I write this, it is over 90 degrees Farenheit in the Northeast United States.  Boy, do I wish I could go somewhere where it is cool now. I'm thinking of some of my favorite destinations to visit in the winter time.  Check out The Traveling Professor's blog post and get some advice on some good places to go when the weather isn't hot.

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2 Tips for Flying to Europe Inexpensively and Comfortably

How to Fly to Europe Inexpensively The worst part about travel to Europe is the horrible experience that it is to fly coach class on a trans-Atlantic flight. In this blog post, I will give a great tip on how to fly to Europe in comfort without spending the big bucks to fly business class.  And if just looking for a way to get there inexpensively on one of those legacy carriers, The Traveling Professor will give you some good tips on that too. Check out today's blog post on how to get to Europe inexpensively and in comfort. 

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5 Tips for Planning an Amalfi Coast Trip

small group tours to Amalfi CoastThe Amalfi Coast is a wonderful destination and The Traveling Professor has run several small group tours to Amalfi.  When planning a trip to the Amalfi Coast including Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Capri, and Ravello, there are a few considerations to consider.  Probably lodging is the #1 concern along with how to get from place to place, what to see and do, and of course where to eat.  In today's blog post, The Traveling Professor gives some of his best tips in planning an Amalfi Coast tour.

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4 Paris Restaurants Featured in Movies You Know

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.

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Planning a Trip to Giverny, Home of Monet

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.

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