7 Things That Surprise First Time Travelers to Europe

Revelations for New Travelers to Europe

surprises when visiting europePeople are always excited to go on a small group tour to Europe with The Traveler Professor.  They all want to experience the different cultures, history, foods and architecture of Europe. It is interesting to see what new travelers find surprising about visiting Europe. To find out what new revelations amaze first-time travelers to places like Paris, Italy, Austria, Scotland, Croatia and all the other places The Traveling Professor takes his small group tours, just click the title of this article and you'll see.

Thursday, July 25, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (383)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: General Travel

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 (341)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

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

Where is The Professor Going in 2016?

Our Tours for 2016

steve solosky traveling professorWe really do something special here at The Traveling Professor.

It is hard to believe that I have been taking people on small group tours since 2009.  We started running strictly "budget" trips but as time went by, we kept upgrading and upgrading to the point where we use nothing less than quality 3-star deluxe hotels on all our regular tours, we have professional guides, limo pickup at the airport regardless of time of arrival, VIP no-wait-in-line admission.  Our small group size lets us into places where no other tour goes and no guide book will tell you about.  For instance, the ancient ruins you can get up close to an personal with in Rome, the restaurants only known by locals, the artisans in Florence that only WE get into to see, in Iceland we go off the beaten path for lunch at a dairy farm, and in Peru we hike the REAL Inca trail, not the one you always see on TV.   To find out where The Professor is going in 2016 and to find out how you can come along, read today's blog post.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2113)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel

Where is The Professor Going in 2016?

We Have a Few Surprises for You

istanbul traveling professorWe get ideas on proposals for new places to travel all the time.  Most of them come from travelers we meet at trade shows or on trips they are currently on.   We are also approached by many different sources (mostly tourist board or tour operators) to run trips.   A lot of new and exciting things will be going on in 2016, and we think it might be the biggest year yet  for The Traveling Professor's tours.  To take a look at where we are thinking of going in 2016, take a look at today's travel blog post.

Saturday, February 28, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2132)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.0
Categories: General Travel
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The Joy of Inexpensively Flying Premium Economy Overseas

Flying Premium EconomyIf you are like The Traveling Professor, you abhor those overnight coach class trans-Atlantic flights from North America to Europe.  They are jam-packed, cramped, and they are practically impossible to get any sleep on.  You could always book business or first class, but that will probably cost about $3,000 or more.  But on a recent small group tour to Italy, we took an overseas flight from New York to Italy, I flew in comfort with a good 6 hours of shut-eye, for less than a coach-class seat.  See why Premium Economy is the only way to go to Europe.
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5 Places to Eat in Florence Italy

Flying Premium Economy

The Professor just returned from a small group tour to Italy.  We saw a lot of great sites like the David at the Accademia and the classic Renaissance Italian art at the Uffizi Palace.  We enjoyed the charm and history of this great Tuscan city.  But when it came time to eat, we took advantage of the bounty of wonderful Italian food, Tuscan style. The best restaurants in Florence feature fresh vegetables, aromatic herbs, home-made pasta, organic beef.  Don't forget about the pizza, cheeses, fruits and of course the best gelato in the world.  Read about The Traveling Professor's ppicks for some of the best restaurants in Florence.

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