How to Plan a Trip to Machu Picchu

Do it Right in Peru

How to Plan a Trip to Machu PicchuPeru and Machu Picchu is on just about everyone's bucket list. The Traveling Professor has done 20+ small group tours to Peru and Machu Picchu.  A trip to this exotic destination requires some planning since the logistics can be a bit complicated and difficult to book. Take a look at The Traveling Professor's tips and learn how to plan a trip to Machu Picchu.

Thursday, June 20, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (100)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0

Seven Myths About Peru and Machu Picchu

Rethink those Ideas You May Have of Peru

The Traveling Professor has taken hundreds of travelers to Peru and Machu Picchu on his small group tours.  It is truly an amazing travel experience with tremendous natural beauty and cultural traditions.   However, when we talk to people about Peru, they have reservations about going there.  Most often they think it is a "third world" country, they will get sick, or it is crime-ridden.   I have been to Peru and Machu Picchu as many as 4 times a year in recent years.   In this blog post, I will try to dispel the most common myths about traveling to Peru and Machu Picchu.

Friday, June 5, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2876)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

Best Places to Eat in Lima, Peru

Don't Miss These Spots On Your Next Tour to Peru

la lucha lima peruTravelers on my small group tours to Peru and Machu Picchu are often surprised what a modern, progressive, and exciting city Lima, Peru is.  It is also a culinary destination that is getting more and more noticed.    I like it for the terrific food, great prices, and variety of selection.  Peruvian food is very dynamic but retains traditional tones and exciting new fusion concepts.   Contrary to what a lot of people anticipate on my small group tours to Peru and Machu Picchu, it is very unlike Mexican food.   Read my blog post to find out two of my favorite food spots in Lima, Peru.

Friday, May 9, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2460)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

Favorite Hotels in Machu Picchu and Peru

Hotels for Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Puno

Cusco Hotel RoomOn our small group tours to Peru and Machu Picchu, we stay in modern, full-service hotels that have all the amenities you would expect in a US-based hotel.  Many people I meet (incorrectly) perceive Peru as being a "third-world" country with sub-par accommodations.  However, those who have traveled on one of The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Peru and Machu Picchu wil tell you, the hotels we stay in are first-rate, and are still bargains and superior quality to those found in Europe.  

Monday, December 30, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (6126)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4

Peru Trip Report

A Terrific Visit to Lima Peru

limaSixteen travelers have joined us on our tour to Peru.   Our first stop is in Lima.   I think people have some misconceptions about Lima.   I can tell you it is a modern, busy city with much to offer in terms of the arts, cuisine, history, architecture, culture and activity.   We are staying at a hotel that to be honest, is better than most hotels I stay in while in Europe.  Read the blog post to find out more about our tour of Peru.

Monday, November 11, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2430)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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The Joy of Inexpensively Flying Premium Economy Overseas

Flying Premium EconomyIf you are like The Traveling Professor, you abhor those overnight coach class trans-Atlantic flights from North America to Europe.  They are jam-packed, cramped, and they are practically impossible to get any sleep on.  You could always book business or first class, but that will probably cost about $3,000 or more.  But on a recent small group tour to Italy, we took an overseas flight from New York to Italy, I flew in comfort with a good 6 hours of shut-eye, for less than a coach-class seat.  See why Premium Economy is the only way to go to Europe.
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5 Places to Eat in Florence Italy

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The Professor just returned from a small group tour to Italy.  We saw a lot of great sites like the David at the Accademia and the classic Renaissance Italian art at the Uffizi Palace.  We enjoyed the charm and history of this great Tuscan city.  But when it came time to eat, we took advantage of the bounty of wonderful Italian food, Tuscan style. The best restaurants in Florence feature fresh vegetables, aromatic herbs, home-made pasta, organic beef.  Don't forget about the pizza, cheeses, fruits and of course the best gelato in the world.  Read about The Traveling Professor's ppicks for some of the best restaurants in Florence.

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The Professor's Top 5 Travel Tips

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.
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Why We Love Cruising in Croatia

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We introduced our Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast cruise with a preview tour in October 2017.  Since then, we have taken many travelers on our 30-person small ship luxury charter on 4 subsequent tours, including 2 this past August. There is a lot to like about visiting Croatia and especially cruising along the Adriatic coast.  The Traveling Professor will tell you all about it, with photos, in his latest blog post about a small group tour to Croatia.  Maybe you will consider a small ship cruise with The Professor too!

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