The "I See Dead People (and Pets)" Tour of Paris

Famous Last Resting Places of People their Pets

montmartre cemeteryParis has something for everyone. There is food, culture, history, nightlife, architecture, and more.  And for something else, check out the last resting places of people and their pets. In today's blog post I have listed several places of interest that you might not go to on your first trip to Paris, but are definitely interesting and enjoyable.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (365)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

Two Places to Spend Halloween in Paris

Scary Places in the City of Light

What to do in Paris on HalloweenOn our last small group tour to Paris, we were there during the Halloween season.   Halloween in Paris is catching on.  There are Halloween parties, and the storefronts do have Halloween displays.   In today's blog post, I will give you some tips on good places to spend Halloween in Paris.

Monday, October 31, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (442)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

The Paris "I See Dead People Tour"

An Offbeat Walking Tour

pere lachaise traveling professorI watched the Bruce Willis classic, "The Sixth Sense" the other night.   After waking up after a few nightmares, I dreamed up some Paris "I See Dead People" tours myself.   It's not really a horror story, but it can be a lot of fun to do this offbeat tour next time on vacation in The City of Light.

Friday, December 11, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1517)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

A Visit to the Paris Catacombs

Offbeat Paris at its Finest

paris catacombsOn our Paris tours we see and do a lot.  On occasion, I get a request to do something offbeat or unusual in Paris.   Sometimes people will ask me to tour the sewers of Paris, sometimes it is the Pere Lachaise Cemetery.   On more than one occasion I have been asked by travelers to tour the pet cemetery located on the outskirts of Paris.   However, at the top of the list of offbeat things to see are the Paris Catacombs.   For a description of this unusual Paris tour, read today's blog post.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1965)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris
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Traditional Roman Walk

In One Mile We Can See Thousand of Years of Roman History

Traveling ProfessorOn  tours to Italy we always take a day to walk through the heart of Rome.  As we stroll through the heart of Rome it is a tour through thousands of years of history.   We see some of the most famous sights in all the world.  I know all the health experts say that walking will help someone lose weight, but on our tours of Italy, we consume so much gelato, delicious pizza, tartuffo and other treats, our 1-mile walk through Rome might be an experience where we put on a few pounds, rather than lose them.  Take a look at my blog post to see how we plan our walking tour of Rome while visiting Italy.

Thursday, October 10, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2429)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7
Categories: Italy

Offbeat Paris: An Itinerary

Small Group Tours to ParisOn a first Paris tour, one would expect to visit the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Orsay, Notre Dame and maybe even the Rodin Museum or Orangerie.   But there is an unusual and "strange" side to Paris worth visiting if time permits.   On our small group tours to Paris, we usually have the opportunity to visit one or two of these sites.   Take a look at the blog post to see what I have on my "offbeat" sites for your next Paris tour.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (3933)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
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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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