Should I Cancel My Trip Due to the Corona Virus?

Get The Professor's Advice

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.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2366)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.8
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Travel Insurance and the Corona Virus

Will the Cost of Your Trip be Protected?

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.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (444)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.8
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Tips on Flying Clean and Healthy

Don't Get Sick on Your Next Trip

Tips for flying healthyPeople have become more aware of flying clean and healthy these days. The Corona Virus being in the news has put new emphasis on this.  In my experience, the traveler probably has the most probably of becoming ill from flying.  Think about it, the traveler is in a confined space within close proximity of others.  The seats and surrounding areas are touched and used by different people multiple times each day.  The air is recirculated.  Travelers can be tired and have a low resistance.  In this blog post we offer some suggestions on keeping healthy on your next flight.
Friday, February 14, 2020/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (310)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
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5 Handy Websites and Apps Needed for Every Overseas Trip

Get the Info You Need

websites used for planning tripsTrip planning is full of details, details and then more details.  Putting together a trip means putting together a lot of logistical information from a lot of different resources. On every small group tour The Traveling Professor puts together, there seems to be certain websites and apps that are "go to" websites or apps for each and every trip.  In today's blog post, find out about the 5 websites and apps The Professor uses on almost every trip he plans.
Monday, February 3, 2020/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (330)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
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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 (198)/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

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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 (244)/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 (235)/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 (174)/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 (223)/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 (223)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.0
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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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