4 Places to Go in the Winter

Less Crowds and Lower Costs

Small Group Tours to IcelandAs I write this, it is over 90 degrees Farenheit in the Northeast United States.  Boy, do I wish I could go somewhere where it is cool now. I'm thinking of some of my favorite destinations to visit in the winter time.  Check out The Traveling Professor's blog post and get some advice on some good places to go when the weather isn't hot.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (161)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

Top 7 Things About Visiting Norway

Best Reasons to Travel to Norway

small group tours to norwayWe have been running small group tours to Norway for several years now.  It happens to be one of my favorite places to go. The natural beauty (waterfalls, mountains, streams, fjords) is unmatched.  The food is great.  Attractions are out of this world.  Read The Traveling Professor's blog post and find his Top 10 reasons to travel to Norway.

Thursday, July 27, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (403)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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Denmark, Norway, Iceland Trip Report

12 Nights in Scandinavia. See the Photos!

small group tour to denmark norway iceland13 hearty travelers joined The Traveling Professor on a small group tour to Denmark, Norway and Iceland earlier this month.   This group was a little different from The Professor's other groups in that it was almost evenly split between Baby Boomers and Millenials.  It was surprising how the two groups fit in so well with each other to enjoy a wonderful trip to Scandinavia.  Read about it in this travel blog post. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (760)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

What's So Good About Norway, Anyway?

See Why it is the New Travel Hot Spot

small group tours to norway 2017Cold, expensive, nothing to do?  That's what I hear from people when I mention they go on a small group tour to Norway.  But since The Traveling Professor introduced his small group tours to Norway (along with Denmark and Iceland), it has become an extremely popular tour.  Find out why people are willing to "Let It Go" and live their  "Frozen" dreams on a tour to Norway.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (564)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4

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 (1177)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
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5 Things to Love About Norway

Some Take Aways from Our Recent Small Group Tour

small group tour to norwayWe just got back from a small group tour to Copenhagen, Norway, and Iceland.   Six of our days were spent in Oslo, Flam, and Bergen.  Norway has plenty to offer travelers and in this blog post, I'll tell you what they liked the best.  By the way, we will be offering another small group tour to Norway (plus Denmark and Iceland) in 2017.  If not on our mailing list, sign up to get first notice of the tour.

Thursday, June 23, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1074)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

We're Off to Copenhagen, Norway and Iceland

13 Days of Food, Natural Beauty, Culture and History

small group tours to norwayOn Monday, The Traveling Professor arrives in Copenhagen to start a small group tour to Copenhagen, Norway and Iceland.  We have a nice group of people joining us with about half of them traveling with us before.  There are solo travelers, couples, friends, even a father/son.  Follow the trip on Facebook and look at the tour itinerary in today's blog post.

Saturday, June 4, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1430)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

Why Denmark, Norway and Iceland are the Places to Go

These Destinations Should Get a Spot on Your Bucket List

small group tours to norwayBy far, the most popular travel spots for The Traveling Professor tours are France and Italy.  They offer great food, culture, art, and natural beauty. However, it is a big, big world.  There are other places to see that frankly, travelers may like MORE than the traditional spots.  Denmark, Norway and Iceland have not been on the radar for many travelers for a variety of reasons.  They might not be familiar with what to see or do.  Scandinavia has the reputation of high prices.  But take a look at today's blog post and see why a trip to Denmark, Iceland and Norway may be in your future.

Saturday, March 5, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1248)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

6 Reasons Why People are Going to Norway, Denmark, Iceland

It's a Unique Travel Opportunity

small group tours to norwayWhen The Traveling Professor exhibited and spoke at The New York Times Travel Show in New York City, and appeared on The Rudy Maxa travel radio program, the recurring question was "Do you bring your small group tours to Iceland?".  Well of course we do.  But there is so much more than just a trip to Iceland.   With IcelandAir's free stopover program, add on a trip to Norway and Denmark for the full Scandinavian experience.  But whey are people going to Iceland, Norway and Denmark.   Read my blog post to find out why.

Thursday, February 4, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1399)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

Which Country Has The Best Food?

France, Norway, Bavaria/Austria, Italy or Peru: See the Rankings

best food in europeOn our small group tours to Paris, Italy, Norway, Austria and Germany, and Peru, part of the travel experience is the food.  It is ALL good.  But what's the best?  Every country has wonderful food.  But which country has the best food?  Everyone is going to have their own opinions but in this blog post, The Traveling Professor gives his opinion on which country has the best food.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1511)/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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