10 Great Gifts for the Traveler

Best Holiday Gifts for the Traveler in Your Life

travel gifts

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!

Monday, November 18, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (876)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

Easy Tips for Getting Through the Airport FAST

Fly Through the Airport Lines

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.
Thursday, November 14, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (169)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: Travel Tips

10 Things You NEED to Know About Your Passport

10 Tips About Passports Every Traveler Needs to Know

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.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (321)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Travel Tips

5 Essential Items to ALWAYS Carry on Overseas Trips

Bring These Items for a Safe, Comfortable Trip

happy travelerI travel about 100,000 miles a year and I travel with well over 100 travelers per year.   I've encountered about every travel situation you can think of.  Like a Boy Scout, I advise the philosophy of "Be Prepared" when traveling.  Look at my blog post and see the 5 essential items that every traveler should have when going on a small group tour with The Traveling Professor or traveling on their own.

Friday, May 20, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1625)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Travel Tips

What to Do If Passport is Lost or Stolen

These Tips Can Save a Vacation

passport stolen traveling professorEveryone thinks it will not happen to them - but it does.  On my small group tours to Paris, Spain, Peru, and Italy we have had a total of 3 people lose passports in the past 5 years.   Because travelers were well-prepared, they got the documents back quickly and they were able tor resume their trip.  If they were not prepared - the tour would have been ruined.  Take a look at the steps to follow in case of a lost or stolen passport.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1696)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: General Travel
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Who Traveled With Us in 2019

who travels with The Traveling ProfessorThe Traveling Professor ran small group tours to Iceland, Peru and Machu Picchu, Scotland, Croatia, Italy, Normandy Invasion Beaches, and Canada in 2019.  We had a wonderful year, making new friends and traveling to great places.  But who goes on Traveling Professor tours?  In this blog post, we will tell you the number of people and what the make-up of our small group tours looks like.
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26 Places to Eat in Paris

where to eat in ParisAh, we love to eat when we go on our small group tours to Paris.  Who doesn't?  The Professor presents his list of Paris restaurants. The list includes places for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.  Some are expensive, some are not.  Some qualify as a great place for a romantic dinner, but most of them are on the casual side. Take advantage of The Professor's experience and see where to eat in Pars. 
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The Perfect 14 Day Introduction to Italy Itinerary

perfect 14 day Italy itineraryEveryone loves Italy.  The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Italy usually covers Venice, Florence, Rome and Sorrento (the Amalfi Coast).  Planning an itinerary can be daunting, but The Traveling Professor makes it easy for the first-time Italy traveler.  See all the great sites, eat wonderful food, experience the culture. Take a look at our introduction to Italy itinerary and get ready to say "Ciao!" to Italy.
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A Visit with Vincent Van Gogh in Auvers

Day trip to Auvers from Paris

Vincent Van Gogh is considered by many to be the greatest painter of all time. He spent much of his time in France.  Those who have gone to Paris with The Traveling Professor on one of his small group tours to Paris can remember walking the neighborhoods frequented by Van Gogh and seeing his paintings at the Musee d'Orsay. In today's guest blog post adapted from a  post originally done by Laura Keefe Junod of VoyageScholar.com, she talks about visiting Auvers - the place where Van Gogh lived, died and is buried. She does a wonderful job of explaining where Van Gogh  lived, died and is buried.

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What to Do in Paris the 2nd Time You Go

what to see 2nd time in ParisThe Eiffel Tower, the Musée d'Orsay, Louvre, Montmartre, Seine River Cruise, Pantheon, Pomidou Center, Rodin Museum, Arc de Triomphe - those are all things people see on their first trip to Paris.  They are timeless sites that probably could be visited time and time again. But what should you see on your second and even third or fourth visit to Paris. In this blog, The Traveling Professor gives some ideas on other great sites that would be superstars in nearly any other place in the world. 
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