5 Worst Mistakes an International Traveler Can Make

Read and Avoid Disaster on the Road

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.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1198)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.9
Categories: Travel Tips

Is Rome in Ruins?

Is Rome Still Worth Visiting?

Garbage in RomeBack in February 2015, I put up a blog post called, The Rome Problem.  In it, The Traveling Professor talked about some of the problems of visiting Rome in terms of crime, harassment, trash, and public transportation.  It seems that The New York Times has noticed too. They recently published an article called "Rome in Ruins", outlining many of the same problems The Traveling Professor pointed out 4 years ago.  The problems are not limited to cities like Rome.  Paris, for instance, has many of the same problems.  However, travelers should be made aware of what they can expect the next time they visit Rome.  Check out my blog post.

Sunday, December 30, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (378)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7
Categories: Italy

Tired of Looking for Someone to Travel With?

Why Traveling Professor Tours May be the Solution

tired of looking for a travel partnerWhen I reflect upon how The Traveling Professor concept started, it goes back to the early 2000's.  Back then, I used to travel alone to Paris. Frankly, I enjoyed the freedom during the day of doing what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it.  But when it came to dinner time, I yearned to socialize with other adults like me. After my book, The Traveling Professor's Guide to Paris was published, and my travel story was publicized in places like The Wall Street Journal and Newsday, travelers who did not have a travel partner wanted to travel with me and my small group tours of active adults.  The rest, as they say, is history.  Read more in today's blog post.

Monday, December 24, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (643)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.3

5 Inexpensive but Good Hotels in Paris

Great Location and Super Value

small group tours to ParisParis hotels can be quite expensive at any time of the year.  Since lodging expense is a significant part of any traveler's budget, looking for good and inexpensive budget accommodations can be a priority.  The Traveling Professor has been running small group tours to Paris for over 10 years.  Benefit from his research and knowledge in finding an inexpensive but good hotel in Paris.

Friday, December 21, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (427)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.3
Categories: Paris

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 (264)/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 (361)/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 (814)/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 (498)/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 (570)/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 (322)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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Travel Insurance and the Corona Virus

what to do about travel and Corona virusFirst and foremost, the Corona Virus is a human tragedy.  The primary concern is the threat to human health and life. Many people have booked trips or are in the process of booking trips to countries that have been affected by the Corona Virus.  Places like South America, Iceland, Norway as of today, seem practically unaffected. Other countries like China of course, as well as Italy seem to have an increasing amount of cases. What should the traveler know about protecting the cost of their trip.  Look at The Professor's travel blog post today to find out more.
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Should I Cancel My Trip Due to the Corona Virus?

what to do about travel and Corona virus Should you cancel or postpone your trip due to the Corona virus?  The Traveling Professor helps you answer that question and suggests factors to be considered in coming to a decision.  We have many small group tours coming up this year. Travelers have started asking us questions (we get more and more of them everyday).  One problem with addressing this issue is that the situation is developing. News about the Corona virus changes daily.  We don't know what the situation is going to be later today, tomorrow, next month or next year but it's wise for travelers to keep updated.  Read today's blog post for more.
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4 Terrific French Restaurants

Andy Herbach Paris restaurant picksOne of the best books to help diners find great restaurants for every taste and budget in Paris is Eating and Drinking in Paris  by Andy Herbach.  Not only are the restaurant selections in the book plentiful and highly recommended, the book is also a menu translator to help the diner read and interpret a French menu.  So, instead of guessing what oeufs meurette are (poached eggs in red wine sauce), Andy's book will tell you.  It also lists wine bars, historic restaurants, food markets and more.  The Traveling Professor never goes to Paris without  Eating and Drinking in Paris.  Read about 4 of Andy's favorites in today's blog post.
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How to Tour the Amalfi Coast

How to Plan a Tour to the Amalfi CoastEveryone loves Italy and everyone loves the Amalfi Coast. The Traveling Professor has run many small group tours to the Amalfi Coast and it certainly is a wonderful place to go.  In this blog post the traveler learns about the logistics of planning an Amalfi Coast trip as well as what to see and what to do.  The Professor will also advise on the best time to travel to the Amalfi Coast. On top of it, read about the hotel recommendations in the Amalfi Coast area. 
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The Cheapest and Most Expensive Places to Travel

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What are the cheapest and least expensive places to travel?  Where can you find the least expensive hotel rooms and the most expensive hotel rooms? You have to eat on the road, so where can the least expensive (and most expensive) restaurants and dining spots be found? And lastly, what destinations have become surprisingly inexpensive over the last few years. Read today's blog post and find out more.

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