New Paris Restaurant List

Eight Additions to The Professor's Restaurant Picks

small group tours to ParisWe do several small group tours to Pairs each year.  We are always uncovering places to dine. We did three small group tours to Paris this year and have added some spots to our list. Most of them are on the Left Bank, on the inexpensive side.  If you have ever been with The Traveling Professor on one of his small group tours, the names are very recognizable for reliable, good food. 

Monday, October 29, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (182)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: Paris

3 Elegant Lunch Spots in Paris

Elegant Dining at Bargain Prices

small group tours to ParisWe just completed 2 small group tours to Paris.  Each group had 7 travelers and we completed our "Paris Beyond the Eiffel Tower Tour".  Our guide, the well-known Michael Osman, took us past the typical tourist destinations of Paris and opened our eyes to lesser-known but wonderful sites like the Musée Jacquemart-André, Musée Nissim de Camondo, Parc Monceau, a walk through the passages of Paris, and the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix.  An important part of each day on our small group tours of Paris was lunch.  In today's blog post I will point out 3 bargain lunches in Paris, 2 of them at some of the most elegant locations to be found.

Monday, June 4, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (472)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Paris

3 Elegant and Affordable Places to Dine in Paris

Upscale Dining at a Reasonable Price

elegant and affordable dining in parisParis is considered by many as the food capital of the world.  On The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Paris, we enjoy nice meals without breaking the bank.  Whether it be for lunch or dinner, there are places to dine in Paris on the high end without blowing your entire food budget on one meal.  Check out The Traveling Professor's blog post to find elegant dining experiences at a reasonable price.

Monday, July 3, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (484)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

Nobody Goes There Anymore, It's Too Crowded

Applying Yogi Berra Logic to Travel

yogi berra travelYogi Berra famously said, "Nobody Goes There Anymore, It's Too Crowded".  We can apply the same statement to travel. There are some places we regularly travel to, but NEVER go during certain seasons.  In today's blog post, The Traveling Professor explains the places to stay away from at certain times and better alternatives for travelers who do want to go away and actually enjoy their vacation without the pressing crowds.

Friday, April 7, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (759)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Travel Tips

5 Religious Sites in Paris

These Destinations are Worth the Visit on a Tour to Paris

religious sites in parisParis is a multi-faceted city full of historical, cultural, culinary, and religious attractions.  Today we take a look at 5 different religious attractions worth visiting on your next tour to Paris.  Some of the Paris religious sites listed in today's The Traveling Professor blog post will be familiar, some will surprise you.  In any case, take a look at The Professor's 5 religon-oriented sites of interest in Paris.

Sunday, February 26, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (525)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

Paris vs. Vienna

Which City is Better?

small group tour viennaThe Traveling Professor has been to both Paris and Vienna multiple times in 2016.  Both of them are wonderful cities.  I would visit any of them any time.  But which one is better?  Where would you prefer to travel to right now.  In today's blog post I compare the two cities and let you decide.  By the way, The Traveling Professor will be running small group tours to Paris in 2017 as well as small group tours to Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.

Friday, December 16, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (875)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

4 Places in Paris for a Light Meal or Snack

Relax and Enjoy

snack in ParisParis has thousands and thousands of dining options.  Travelers will not go hungry for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  But there are those times when you want to grab something quick or something light.  In today's blog post I will give some ideas on where to find a light meal or quick snack while in Paris.  I have suggestions for light sit-down meals and for grab and go.

Thursday, November 17, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (582)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: Paris

3 Elegant Places to Dine in Paris

Great for a Romantic Dinner

elegant paris restaurantParis is a mecca for dining.  There are all kinds of foods in all kinds of settings.  But then comes the time where a special place needs to be found.  In today's blog post The Traveling Professor gives you 3 elegant Paris restaurants.  They are perfect for a celebration or a romantic Paris dinner.  Bon Appétit!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (747)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

4 Not So Famous Places You Need to Visit in Paris

These Sites Would be Superstars in any Other City

carnavalet parisOn our small group tours to Paris of course we visit the great sites like the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Orangerie and Notre Dame.   But Paris, being a city of discovery, has other attractions that would be famous in their own right if not overshadowed by the aforementioned, world-famous sites.  Check out the blog post and find out what else to visit on your next tour to Paris.

Thursday, August 11, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (870)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

3 Inexpensive Hotels Near the Eiffel Tower

The Professor's Picks for Paris Hotels

paris hotels eiffel towerEveryone loves to stay in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower when they visit Paris.  However, hotels in the exclusive 7th arrondissement can be expensive.  In fact, everything can be expensive in the 7th arrondissement.  But The Professor has done the work for you to come up with 3 inexpensive (well, relatively inexpensive) places for you to stay near the Eiffel Tower.

Thursday, July 7, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1137)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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New Paris Restaurant List

small group tours to ParisWe do several small group tours to Pairs each year.  We are always uncovering places to dine. We did three small group tours to Paris this year and have added some spots to our list. Most of them are on the Left Bank, on the inexpensive side.  If you have ever been with The Traveling Professor on one of his small group tours, the names are very recognizable for reliable, good food. 

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Card and Why You Need to Get It

Chase Sapphire Reserve Card for TravlersThe Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card is a great deal.  A lot of websites will tell you why, but they are probably receiving a commission for telling you so.  The Traveling Professor receives NO compensation for telling you why this is such a great travel card and why everyone should have it.  The Professor owns less than 5 credit cards and the Chase Sapphire Reserve is one of them and he will tell you why this card, over any other, should be in every traveler's wallet.

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Canadian Rockies by Rail

Canadian Rockies by RailIn our 2018 Traveler Survey, 45% of our respondents said they would be interested in a rail tour through the Canadian Rockies. So, The Traveling Professor got right on it and started reaching out to various vendors, contacts, hotels and guides to put together a tour. In today's blog post, The Professor lays out an itinerary for a terrific tour of the Canadian Rockies by rail.  However, in the end, travelers must ask themselves if this is a trip worth taking.

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3 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Prevent Losing Your Luggage

Lost Luggage TipsLost luggage can ruin a trip.  In my experience in traveling with over 100 travelers per year, about 15% of all luggage is misplaced.  By that I mean luggage is either lost or arrives late. The Professor has been traveling 60,000+ miles for each of the last 10 years or so and has seen just about everything.  So here are his 3 ridiculously simple tips on how not to lose your bags.

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Scottish Highlands by Scenic Railway

small group tours to ScotlandIn September, The Traveling Professor did an inaugural tour to Scotland.  We did this as a small group tour to Scotland with 10 travelers. One of the biggest surprises we had is how beautiful the Scottish Highlands are, and that the best way to see them is by scenic rail.  In this blog post The Traveling Professor will tell you a little bit about some of the scenic Scottish highlands routes.

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3 Places to Eat in Rome

Places to Eat in RomeWith all the problems Rome is having, it is still remains a great place to eat. The superstar dish here of course is pasta, but there is so much more than that. When we go on a Traveling Professor small group tour to Italy and visit Rome, we go to traditional restaurants as well as some more modern places. Check out today's blog post to find out about three of The Traveling Professor's favorite places to eat in Rome.

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4 Tips for Booking a Trip to Machu Picchu

Tours to Machu PicchuProfessor Steve Solosky has been running small group tours to Machu Picchu and Peru for about 8 years.  He has also been designated by The New York Times Travel Show as a Peru Expert. Get his expert advice on planning a trip to Machu Picchu.  The Professor will share his experience on when to go, making bookings, and itinerary. Also, follow The Professor's blog post to get the best tips on traveling to Machu Picchu.

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How to Get the Best Airfares to Italy

Small group tours to ItalyOn The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Italy, we often help travelers in getting airfare to and from Italy. Airfares to Italy can vary greatly.  For instance, we selected travel dates departing from New York's JFK airport on June 1, 2019 and returning on June 10, 2019 to demonstrate how travelers can get the best airfares to Italy.  Read the blog post and hopefully The Traveling Professor can help you save money on airfare to Italy.

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Two Hotels in Florence Italy

Hotels in Oltrarno Area of FlorenceFlorence is a Renaissance city full of art and culture.  The food and wine is not bad either. Travelers will always need a place to lay their head down in the evening and nothing is better than the Oltrarno area of Florence.  The Traveling Professor and Melanie Wilson have come up with two pick for the traveler to visit on their next trip to Italy.

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5 Easy Tips for Booking Hotels

best hotel booking tipsMost people go to a hotel site, pick out a room and book it.  They can go directly to the hotel website or use a booking search engine like Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Trivago or many of the other hotel booking sites out there. But if you really want to save money, take a look at a few of The Traveling Professor's hotel booking tips you won't see anywhere else.

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