Avoiding and Resolving Travel Issues

Tips on Avoiding and Resolving Travel Problems

travel problemsAny experienced traveler will tell you that "stuff happens" on a trip.  Luckily, a majority of trips go as planned without any major hiccups. But sometimes luggage is lost, reservations at hotels are incorrect, or a reserved car is not exactly what you specified.  The Traveling Professor has PLENTY of experience in booking arrangements and it is rare that we ever have a problem.  Let's face it, on our small group tours we can't afford to have any problems and it is a rare occasion that we do. That is because we have learned over the years how to make sure your plans go as planned.  Get a look into how you can make sure your plans go the right way when booking your own vacation and what to do when "stuff happens" 
Sunday, December 22, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (143)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
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The Professor's Favorite Places to Travel in 2020

The Places to Go and The Professor Will Tell You Why

where to travel in 2020

People are traveling more than ever.  The economy is good, people seem to have more leisure time, and they want to go to new places and experience different foods and culture. The Traveling Professor small group tours go all over Europe, to Canada, and South America.  People generally travel to places they have heard of before, but in today's blog post, The Traveling Professor has some suggestions of places to travel in 2020. Take a look, some of them are quite interesting!

Monday, December 9, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (195)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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6 Tips on Staying Healthy While Traveling

A Healthy Trip is a Good Trip

travel insurance the traveling professorThe Traveling Professor is on the road with his small group tours about 150 days a year.  We visit places like Paris, Peru, Norway, Ireland, Italy, and Croatia.  We can be in a warm climate one week and a cold one the next week.  For instance, we finished up a trip in Croatia where the temperature was in the 90's and the next week in Norway we saw snowflakes.  We travel on all types of transportation, at all hours of the day, eat all kinds of foods, and use all kinds of public facilities. Keeping healthy on a trip is a challenge and in this blog post, The Professor gives his best tips for keeping healthy while traveling.
Thursday, November 28, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (206)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
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Which Travel Credit Card is the Best?

We Compare the Cards

which travel credit card is bestFirst question is, what is a travel credit card? A travel credit card is a credit card that gives certain benefits to travelers.  Some of those benefits might be miles or points, travel insurance, or reimbursement for Global Entry application fees. For those who travel frequently, it is a good idea to consider a travel credit card. Every traveler has different needs and wants in a travel credit card.  In this blog post, The Traveling Professor reviews the top 3 cards travelers should consider. 
Sunday, November 17, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (133)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
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Easy Tips for Getting Through the Airport FAST

Fly Through the Airport Lines

how to get through airports fastThe worst part of travel these days is flying. There are lines, lines, and more lines. The airlines treat travelers like cattle, the airports aren't much better. But there are ways to expedite the dreaded time needed to wait on lines for security checks and passport control. Read The Traveling Professor's blog post for these easy tips in getting through the airport quickly.
Thursday, November 14, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (170)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
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What You Need to Know About Buying Travel Insurance

Do You Need It? What Do You Get? Where Do You Get It?

how to get free travel insuranceOn almost every small group tour The Traveling Professor runs, there seems to be at least one traveler who is delayed or worse yet, needs to cancel a trip. Sometimes The Professor can recoup some of the costs for a trip but not always. Trip insurance can protect a traveler.  So the questions are, do you really need travel insurance? What kind of insurance do you need? Where can you get it?  Check out today's blog post to find out more.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (160)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.0
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10 Things You NEED to Know About Your Passport

10 Tips About Passports Every Traveler Needs to Know

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.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (324)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
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The Professor's Top 5 Travel Tips

Save Money and Be Happy

Top 5 Travel TipsIn my 15 years as The Traveling Professor I have learned a lot about travel and how to travel comfortably, efficiently and as inexpensively as possible.  I am not a "cheap" traveler who does anything to save a buck (or a euro).  My travel tips make sense, they do not sacrifice comfort for cost.  They are easy to implement - by that I mean you don't need to jump through hoops to save money or time. Take a moment and read my best international travel tips and make your next overseas trip easier, more comfortable, and less expensive.
Monday, October 21, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (366)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4
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Top 10 Traits of the Experienced Traveler

Be a Better Traveler with The Professor's Tips

Experienced Traveler TraitsThere was a time where The Traveling Professor was an inexperienced traveler.  He packed too much, spent much more money than he should have, wasted a lot of time, and missed out on great local culture and food.  But after years on the road, The Professor has learned much and is happy to pass his wisdom on to you.  Here are his Top Ten Traits of the Experienced Traveler.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (465)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.8
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How to Deal with London's LHR Airport

Tips for Getting Through this Difficult Airport

Getting Through LHR securityWhile we appreciate the concern for tight security at airport screening stations at every airport, London's Heathrow Airport has a particularly thorough procedure.  Along with lengthy times to transfer between any of its 4 passenger terminals (terminals 2-5), passing through LHR to transfer to another flight can be a particularly stressful exercise in making a connection on time.  For instance, on a recent trip from Glasgow to LHR to Dallas, we had a 2 1/2 hour layover.  We needed almost every minute on that layover in London to make that connection.  In this blog post, I give tips on what to consider, and how to deal with transferring through London's Heathrow airport.

Monday, May 27, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (394)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
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Who Traveled With Us in 2019

who travels with The Traveling ProfessorThe Traveling Professor ran small group tours to Iceland, Peru and Machu Picchu, Scotland, Croatia, Italy, Normandy Invasion Beaches, and Canada in 2019.  We had a wonderful year, making new friends and traveling to great places.  But who goes on Traveling Professor tours?  In this blog post, we will tell you the number of people and what the make-up of our small group tours looks like.
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26 Places to Eat in Paris

where to eat in ParisAh, we love to eat when we go on our small group tours to Paris.  Who doesn't?  The Professor presents his list of Paris restaurants. The list includes places for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.  Some are expensive, some are not.  Some qualify as a great place for a romantic dinner, but most of them are on the casual side. Take advantage of The Professor's experience and see where to eat in Pars. 
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The Perfect 14 Day Introduction to Italy Itinerary

perfect 14 day Italy itineraryEveryone loves Italy.  The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Italy usually covers Venice, Florence, Rome and Sorrento (the Amalfi Coast).  Planning an itinerary can be daunting, but The Traveling Professor makes it easy for the first-time Italy traveler.  See all the great sites, eat wonderful food, experience the culture. Take a look at our introduction to Italy itinerary and get ready to say "Ciao!" to Italy.
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A Visit with Vincent Van Gogh in Auvers

Day trip to Auvers from Paris

Vincent Van Gogh is considered by many to be the greatest painter of all time. He spent much of his time in France.  Those who have gone to Paris with The Traveling Professor on one of his small group tours to Paris can remember walking the neighborhoods frequented by Van Gogh and seeing his paintings at the Musee d'Orsay. In today's guest blog post adapted from a  post originally done by Laura Keefe Junod of VoyageScholar.com, she talks about visiting Auvers - the place where Van Gogh lived, died and is buried. She does a wonderful job of explaining where Van Gogh  lived, died and is buried.

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What to Do in Paris the 2nd Time You Go

what to see 2nd time in ParisThe Eiffel Tower, the Musée d'Orsay, Louvre, Montmartre, Seine River Cruise, Pantheon, Pomidou Center, Rodin Museum, Arc de Triomphe - those are all things people see on their first trip to Paris.  They are timeless sites that probably could be visited time and time again. But what should you see on your second and even third or fourth visit to Paris. In this blog, The Traveling Professor gives some ideas on other great sites that would be superstars in nearly any other place in the world. 
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