4 Favorite Small Towns in Europe

Off the Beaten Path, But Worth Visiting

small group tours to NorwayOf course we do small group tours to places like Paris, Rome, Dublin and Oslo. Those are big, bustling cities with mass transit systems, big hotels, lots of museums and restaurants. However, on The Traveling Professor's travels, we have found places that are tiny, off the beaten path places, that we just love to visit. Check out our favorite small towns in Italy, Iceland, Norway, that you have not heard of, but would like to.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (260)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

Denmark and Norway by Rail and Ferry

Great Way to See 2 Beautiful Countries

Norway by Train and FerryOne of the more popular Traveling Professor tours is his small group tour to Norway and Denmark.  No matter how one travels to these countries, they will see some of the best natural beauty to be found anywhere. But if traveling by train and ferry, it offers special sights that can be found no other way.  Read The Traveling Professor's blog post and find out why you need to travel to Denmark and Norway by ferry and rail.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (345)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

3 Favorite Cities in Norway

Delightful Places for a Delightful Vacation

small group tours to NorwayAfter my initial visit to Norway, it quickly became one of my favorite travel destinations.  Oh yes, everyone thinks it is outrageously expensive, but it is a lot less expensive than Iceland and only a little bit more expensive than Italy or France. In any case, Norway is full of natural beauty, cultural richness, good food and wonderful people.  We now regularly offer a small group tour to Norway.  Read my blog post and find out my favorite cities in Norway.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (379)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5

What to See and Do in Norway

Oslo, Flam, and Bergen

We have been on several small group tours to Norway - it is one of The Traveling Professor's favorite destinations.  It cannot be beat for natural beauty.  It is also rich in culture and history.  We love the food there too. In our travels on our small group tours, we've found some great hotels and developed exciting itineraries. Check out today's blog post to learn more about traveling to Norway.

Thursday, January 18, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (458)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

My Favorite Cities Few People Visit

They're in Italy, Germany, Norway, and Austria

small group tours to venice If you ask me, cities like Rome, Venice, and Paris are barely worth visiting during peak times.  Our Traveling Professor small group tours avoid these cities in the summer and certain holiday periods.   However, there are gems located all over Europe that can be visited any time of the year.  Each has it's own charms for different reasons.   On your next tour to Europe, try visiting one of these cities, even for only a day.  I guarantee you will enjoy them.

Saturday, December 31, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (990)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3

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 (690)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4

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 (1184)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

Norway Trip Report

Part 2: Flam and Bergen

small group tours to norwayWe took 12 travelers on The Traveling Professor's inaugural tour to Norway and Iceland.  We were blessed by good weather even if the temperatures were a little cool.  With our adventure in Copenhagen and Oslo over, our next phase of the journey involved going to the fjords of Flam then over to the seaside in Bergen.

Sunday, June 28, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1608)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel

We're Off to Norway and Iceland

Our First Tour With 12 Travelers Begins Next Week

tours to norwayLast August, The Traveling Professor floated the idea of taking small groups of travelers to Norway and Iceland.   Within a few days, the first tour was sold out.   I added another tour and that was sold out in a matter of weeks.  Norway and Iceland are two of the most exciting destinations right now and I am even more excited to be going on a small group tour to explore and enjoy these Nordic treasures.   Take a look at the blog post to see our planned itinerary and follow our fun on The Professor's Facebook page.

Thursday, June 4, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1829)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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How to Deal with London's LHR Airport

Getting Through LHR securityWhile we appreciate the concern for tight security at airport screening stations at every airport, London's Heathrow Airport has a particularly thorough procedure.  Along with lengthy times to transfer between any of its 4 passenger terminals (terminals 2-5), passing through LHR to transfer to another flight can be a particularly stressful exercise in making a connection on time.  For instance, on a recent trip from Glasgow to LHR to Dallas, we had a 2 1/2 hour layover.  We needed almost every minute on that layover in London to make that connection.  In this blog post, I give tips on what to consider, and how to deal with transferring through London's Heathrow airport.

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4 Ways to Save on Airfare that Make No Sense

crazy ways to find low airfaresNo one can figure out how airlines price fares. There are a lot of theories like always fly on a Tuesday or Saturday, buy airfares on a Tuesday, and many other ideas.  The Traveling Professor prices out airfares for hundreds of travelers each year, and although it is difficult to find any consistency to how airfares are prices, check out some of the techniques The Professor uses to find the best fares.

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5 of the Best Markets in Paris

best markets in ParisOn The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Paris, we always find time to visit at least two or three of the best markets in Paris. Every market has its own distinctive features and characteristics.  Some may feature food, some may feature only organic products.  Some may feature clothes and accessories.  Some of the best markets in Paris feature a combination of all of the above. In any case, there are few things as authentic as strolling through a market in Paris. Check out The Professor's blog post and find out about the best markets in Paris.
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Top 10 Traits of the Experienced Traveler

Experienced Traveler TraitsThere was a time where The Traveling Professor was an inexperienced traveler.  He packed too much, spent much more money than he should have, wasted a lot of time, and missed out on great local culture and food.  But after years on the road, The Professor has learned much and is happy to pass his wisdom on to you.  Here are his Top Ten Traits of the Experienced Traveler.

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How to Plan a Trip to Machu Picchu

How to Plan a Trip to Machu PicchuPeru and Machu Picchu is on just about everyone's bucket list. The Traveling Professor has done 20+ small group tours to Peru and Machu Picchu.  A trip to this exotic destination requires some planning since the logistics can be a bit complicated and difficult to book. Take a look at The Traveling Professor's tips and learn how to plan a trip to Machu Picchu.

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Two Side Trips from Florence Italy

small group tours to ItalyThe Traveling Professor loves taking his small group tours to Italy.  Florence is one of the most popular destinations.  But beyond Florence there is so much to see in Italy. There are plenty of destinations that are easy to get to, especially by train and even bus. On The Professor's small group tours, we never hesitate to go beyond the city of Florence to explore more of Italy.  Check out today's blog post to see wait awaits the traveler beyond renaissance Florence.

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