Luxury Italy: Amalfi Coast and Tuscany

The Traveling Professor's Newest Tour

amalfi luxury tourWith the strong dollar, the days of luxury hotels at bargain prices are back.   The Traveling Professor introduces travelers to one of the most spectacular hotels in all of Europe, perched on the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast.  We'll see Ravello, Positano, Sorrento and of course, Capri.   From there we head up to our top-rated hotel in Florence where we will base ourselves for our tour of Tuscany - at the perfect time of year.   Luxury is back at affordable prices.   See the details on The Professor's newest tour in this blog post.

Friday, March 6, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (3093)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

Italy for Those Who Have Been to Italy Before

A Tour to Get Beyond the Tourist Traps and Trinket Stands

small group tours to paduaMost travelers who have not visited Italy before think of a tour to the Colosseum, the Accademia in Florence to see David, or maybe Venice to visit St. Mark's Square is on what should be on their itinerary.  But for those of us who have enjoyed Italy before and want to go past the souvenir stands, escape the hordes of foreign tourists, and enjoy the REAL Italy, does The Traveling Professor have a tour for you.   Take a look at today's blog post to see a delightful itinerary of Italy that is yours for discovery. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2304)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
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Italy Trip Report: Part III

Florence, Tuscan Hill Towns, Venice

tours to florenceI'm back from my tour to Italy that included visits to Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Florence, the Tuscan hill towns of Monterrigioni an Castellina, and Venice.    We had a small group tour of about 12 travelers, from all over the United States and Canada join us.  The weather was unpredictably cool, but delightful.  In our two weeks in Italy, we only experienced one day of inclement weather and even that day was not so bad.   Read the blog post to find out more about our tour to Italy.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2090)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

A Drive Through the Chianti Region

Beautiful Scenery and Delicious Wines

traveling professor toursWhenever I am on a tour to Italy, especially Florence, I like to go into the countryside.  The hills are filled with olive trees and grape vines.   Bicyclists go up and down the hills.   It seems like on every distant hilltop sits a small fortified town.   Read my blog post to find out more about my tour of the Chianti region.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2085)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Italy

We Had a Great Time in Florence

It's Off to Venice Today!

traveling professorOur small group tour to Italy arrived in Florence on Tuesday night and it has been a great success.  We are preparing to leave this morning to travel to Venice by high-speed train.  I am sure on our adventure to Venice we will be talking about all we saw in Florence including our countryside wine tour, all the great sites of Florence including the Duomo, the frescoes, the artisan's workshops, the great Italian art, and the wonderful scenery and history of Renaissance Florence, Italy.   Please see the blog post to view our photos and comments on this wonderful small group tour to Italy.

Sunday, June 1, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1966)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

We're in Florence, Italy Now!

After Spending Time in Rome

small group tours to italyWe are into our 2nd week on our small group tour to Italy and we have a wonderful group of 12 travelers enjoying the weather, great food, wonderful wine and the history/culture of Italy.    In Rome we saw the Colosseum, Forum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon.   A special tour of the Vatican will be remembered for years to come.  After taking the high-speed train up to Florence yesterday, we went on a tour into the Italian countryside with a visit to a Tuscan winery.   Read more about our small group tour in the blog post. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2022)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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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

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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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