3 Good Hotels in Venice

Location, Quality, and Service are All Important

small group tour to veniceEveryone loves Venice.  In fact, we will be in Venice this September on a Traveling Professor small group tour to Venice.  Hotel selection is important in Venice.  It needs to be well located.  It has to be comfortable.  Good service is always a factor when The Traveling Professor books a hotel for his small group tours in Venice. The Traveling Professor has 3 good hotels in Venice for your selection. Join The Traveling Professor on a small group tour to Venice or choose from those provided in today's blog post.

Friday, February 15, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (131)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 2.5
Categories: Italy

Is Rome in Ruins?

Is Rome Still Worth Visiting?

Garbage in RomeBack in February 2015, I put up a blog post called, The Rome Problem.  In it, The Traveling Professor talked about some of the problems of visiting Rome in terms of crime, harassment, trash, and public transportation.  It seems that The New York Times has noticed too. They recently published an article called "Rome in Ruins", outlining many of the same problems The Traveling Professor pointed out 4 years ago.  The problems are not limited to cities like Rome.  Paris, for instance, has many of the same problems.  However, travelers should be made aware of what they can expect the next time they visit Rome.  Check out my blog post.

Sunday, December 30, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (250)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7
Categories: Italy

Two Hotels in Florence Italy

Across the River in the Oltrarno Area

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.

Thursday, November 15, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (179)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Italy

2 Inexpensive Hotels in Florence

Reliable, Clean, and Well-Located

inexpensive hotels in florenceSometimes it's not necessary to stay in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Florence to find something that is well-located, clean, comfortable and quiet.  There are good deals to be found at reasonable rates. In today's blog post we have two picks for inexpensive hotels in Florence, Italy.  If you have traveled with The Professor one one of his small group tours, you may recommend one of the selections.  Check out all of The Professor's picks for inexpensive hotels in Florence in this blog post. 

Saturday, July 7, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (400)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Italy

Two Small Hotels in Florence

Feel Like Family at these Small Hotels

best hotels in florence italyEveryone loves to travel to Florence, Italy.  And why not?  There's David at the Accademia, the Uffizi Gallery, and lots of other wonderful places to see.  It's a great walking city with everything within 15 minutes of each other.  There are great transportation connections to wineries and other small cities in Tuscany like Lucca, Siena, and San Gimignano.  And the food!  Probably the best in all of Italy.  It's no wonder why The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Italy and Florence always fill up as soon as they are offered.  Read about my two favorite hotels in Florence in today's Italy blog post. 

Friday, April 20, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (412)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Italy

How to Get to Your Hotel in Venice

Your Best Options Here

small group tours to italyOne of the nice things about Venice is that it is away from it all, with winding unmarked streets, pedestrian traffic only.  One of the bad things about Venice is that it is away from it all, with winding sometimes unmarked streets, pedestrian traffic only.  There is no taxi or car service within Venice. The Traveling Professor has a lot of experience with his small group tours to Italy and today, he gives his advice on getting to your hotel from the Venice train station or Marco Polo airport.

Friday, July 7, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (523)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7
Categories: Italy

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 (880)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7
Categories: Travel Tips

Cheap Airfares to Italy

4 Tips to Save Money Without Sacrificing Comfort

cheap airfares to italyThe Traveling Professor runs several small group tours to Italy each year.  We travel to major cities like Rome, Venice, Florence, Sorrento.  We also take small group tours to Italy to smaller cities like Padua, Verona, Lucca, Siena, and Vicenza.  Italy is not always the easiest place to fly to and fares can be high.  In this blog post, The Professor shows you how to save a significant amount of money on your next tour to Italy with cheap airfares.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1181)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.6

Where Is The Professor Going in 2017?

Join The Traveling Professor on a Small Group Tour for Active Adults

traveling professor small group tourSo far this year we have taken small group tours to Paris, Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice), Copenhagen, Norway, and Iceland.   We have a few trips remaining in 2016 - Paris, Italy, and to the Austrian/Bavarian Christmas markets in 2016.   Travelers have already been asking me where we can take them in 2017.   You are going to scream with joy when you find out where you can join up with The Professor on one of his special small group tours next year. 

Friday, July 1, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1251)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: General Travel

How to Do a Bargain Trip to Italy

Save Money and Time Without Sacrificing Luxury or Comfort

small group tour to italyLet's face it, travel is expensive these days.  But we all love going to Italy.  The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Italy are probaly the most popular of our tours.   There is a way to go to Italy, enjoy it in luxury, without breaking the bank.  In fact, if this blog post doesn't save you a ton of money on your next trip to Italy, the next time you go, I will meet you there and buy you the biggest gelato to be found.

Thursday, February 11, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1950)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy
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How to Do a Tour to Croatia

small group tour to CroatiaThe Traveling Professor has run several small group tours to Croatia and we have two more trips coming up in 2019 and even have interest in small group tours to Croatia in 2020.  In Croatia, the people are friendly, the food is good, the scenery is gorgeous, the weather is just fine.  See why The Traveling Professor likes Croatia and why you may like it too.

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How to Find the Northern Lights in Iceland

small group tours to IcelandWe recently returned from doing two small group tours to Iceland and the Northern Lights.  We do a wonderful small group tour to Iceland where we see volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, black sand beaches, and many waterfalls,  But the highlight (pun intended) is when we go out at night to hunt down the dramatic but sometimes elusive Northern Lights. In this blog post, The Traveling Professor gives his best tips for going down and tracking down the amazing light show presented by Mother Nature herself.

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4 Well Located Hotels in Paris at Value Rates

small group tours to ParisThe Traveling Professor has taken hundreds on his small group tours to Paris.  We stay in a variety of hotels but The Professor always recommends clean, comfortable, and quiet hotel in good locations.  The Professor likes to be near the center of it all, close to good transportation connections and attractions.  The Professor likes a hotel near restaurants and cafes. Take a look at The Traveling Professor's blog post for 4 recommendations for Paris hotels in good locations and at value prices.

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How to Save LOTS of Money with Throw Away Ticketing

hidden city airline ticketsEveryone is always looking for ways to save money on airline tickets.  If you look at The Traveling Professor's blog posts on how to save money on airline tickets, travelers can implement easy methods to save significant amounts of money on airline tickets.  There is one way to save on airline tickets, but it is a controversial one, and not without risks.  You may have seen the recent article "Lufthansa Airlines Sues Customer Who Skipped Part of His Return Flight".   This customer used a "throw away" or "hidden city" ticket on the return and did save a substantial amount of money.  Let's talk about throw away tickets, the advantages, disadvantages, and possible penalties of using this travel strategy.

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3 Good Hotels in Venice

small group tour to veniceEveryone loves Venice.  In fact, we will be in Venice this September on a Traveling Professor small group tour to Venice.  Hotel selection is important in Venice.  It needs to be well located.  It has to be comfortable.  Good service is always a factor when The Traveling Professor books a hotel for his small group tours in Venice. The Traveling Professor has 3 good hotels in Venice for your selection. Join The Traveling Professor on a small group tour to Venice or choose from those provided in today's blog post.

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Bargain Iceland Tour

small group tours to IcelandThe Traveling Professor has been running his exclusive small group tour to Iceland for several years now.  Iceland has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty.  There are volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, black sand beaches and breathtaking waterfalls. There is the unique geothermal bathing experience at the Blue Lagoon. However, Iceland can be expensive.  It has been ranked as the second most expensive city in Europe. The Traveling Professor is introducing an exclusive bargain Iceland small group tour.  But don't the the words "Bargain Iceland" scare you away. Everything about this tour is top-notch in terms of lodging, private guided tours, and a premium Blue Lagoon experience.  See the blog post for more.

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