Trains in Paris Explained

RER. Metro. SNCF. TGV. And How to Get Tickets

buy paris train ticketsTraveling by train and metro in Paris is easy, once you know how to do it.  In this Paris travel blog post I tell you about the different types of train serving Paris and France.   I will also tell you the best way to buy Paris train tickets in order to save time and money.  Get around Paris and the rest of France quickly, easily, and inexpensively.

Monday, September 5, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (946)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7
Categories: Paris

Why the Bus is Better than the Metro

The Bus is Much Better!

Italy BusThere are a few options for getting around town in big European cities like Paris, Rome, London, and Madrid.   Of course there is the walking option and there are taxis.   Most major European cities are serviced by the metro and while it is probably the fastest way to get from point A to point B, there are many reasons why The Traveling Professor prefers the bus.   Read my blog post today and I will tell you why.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1354)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Tags: MetroBus

Take the Bus, Not the Metro

In Paris and Rome, It's the Way to Go!

is bus better than metroGenerally, there are two forms of public transportation in most cities, the bus and the metro.  In Paris, the metro is as sophisticated as can be found.   In Rome, for now there are only 2 metro lines so the buses are much more widely used.  But on any tour to Paris or to Rome, I always prefer using the bus, and I will tell you why in this special Paris and Rome travel blog post.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2474)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: ParisItaly

Paris Public Transportation Ticketing Options

For Riding the Bus and Metro

Paris MetroWhether traveling on one of my Traveling Professor small group tours to Paris or going on your own tour of Paris, the best way to get around is by bus or metro.   Both the Paris bus and metro are economical, cover the city extremely well, and operate frequently.   In this blog post we won't talk too much about the virtues of the Paris public transportation system, but we'll discuss what kind of transportation tickets to buy for your next trip to Paris.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (3300)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.6
Categories: Paris
«November 2019»

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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What You Need to Know About Buying Travel Insurance

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.
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Easy Tips for Getting Through the Airport FAST

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.
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Where to Eat in Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen

small group tours to NorwayWe love taking our travelers on small group tours to Norway and Copenhagen. There is so much to see and do. And after a long day of doing all the stuff we love to do in these cities, it is time to sit down and have a great meal. Cuisine in Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen is more than just fish.  It is an eclectic mix of different varieties of food.  In this quick list we have for you, there are plenty of good choices on your next trip to Oslo, Copenhagen, and Bergen.
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Which Travel Credit Card is the Best?

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. 
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10 Great Gifts for the Traveler

travel gifts

Everyone seems to be traveling these days, so a holiday gift for the traveler in your life seems appropriate for the upcoming gift giving season. The Traveling Professor takes travelers on about 15 small group tours every year.  He gets to see what travelers are using, what their needs are, and what they would like to get from you this Christmas.  In this blog post, The Traveling Professor has culled together a collection of 10 of his best travel gift ideas. He's picked all sorts of gifts for all sorts of travelers. Take a look at The Professor's Top Ten Holiday Gifts for Travelers.  Happy Holidays!

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