5 Easy Tips for Booking Hotels

Save Money and Time

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.

Saturday, November 17, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (426)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.4
Categories: Travel Tips
Tags: Hotels

4 Easy and Practical Ways to Save on Travel

Don't Sacrifice Luxury and Comfort

tips on saving on travelIf you are like The Traveling Professor, you like to save money without sacrificing luxury or comfort.  There are ways to enjoy a trip without busing the budget or without sleeping in a hostel or cheap hotel.  There are also ways to wisely save money and get more out of a visit to Italy, Scandinavia, Paris, or any other destination.  Read The Traveling Professor's 4 practical tips to save money on travel.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (819)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.5
Categories: Travel Tips

4 Inexpensive Paris Hotels

Not Luxurious, But Great Values in Paris

inexpensive paris hotelsLooking for an inexpensive hotel in Paris?  The Traveling Professor has some picks for you.  They are all great values and I have selected hotels in various parts of the city.  Why spend a lot of money on hotels when you can get a great place to stay for a terrific rate.  Read The Professor's picks on the best inexpensive hotels in Paris.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1278)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

How to Get Good Hotel Rates Overseas

Great Hotels and Strategies that Work for Getting Them

best hotel deals traveling professorLodging is probably the most significant expense when traveling overseas.  If you are like me, you like to stay at a nice place and spend as little amount of money as possible.   My personal preference is to stay at a minimum of 3 star quality hotels but there are some very good 2 star properties out there too.  In today's blog post, The Traveling Professor gives a couple of tips on how to find the best hotel room at the best price.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1273)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: Travel Tips
Tags: Hotels

The Professor's Top 5 Picks for Saving Money

And Remember, My Motto is to NOT Sacrifice Comfort or Luxury

paris with the traveling professorWe all know how expensive travel can be.   Being cost-conscious can allow a traveler to take that extra vacation with the money saved from previous vacations.   I consider myself to be a professional traveler and throughout the years, I have found ways to save money without sacrificing comfort or luxury.  The Traveling Professor is happy to pass on his Top 5 Ways to Save Money on to you.

Saturday, April 16, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1237)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Travel Tips

Three 2-Star Paris Hotels

Great Values in Paris

2 star hotel parisLodging costs typically make up the most expensive part of a vacation to Paris and in Paris, hotels can be expensive. However, there are several good 2-star picks, and The Traveling Professor has them for you.  2-star Paris hotels can be a great value, but usually they do not have a restaurant (not a big deal in Paris) but probably does not have A/C.   Don't expect a spa or turn-down service.  However, with these picks, expect to get a good night's sleep at a good price.

Saturday, February 13, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1510)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

Top Travel Blog Posts of 2015

From Paris Hotels, to Airfare Deals, Italy, and Paris Picnics

new year in parisBy the end of the year, The Traveling Professor will have made 118 blog posts on topics ranging from airfares, hotels, trip advice, insurance, itineraries and a bunch of other stuff.  In my last blog post of 2015 I am going to post links to my top blog posts of the year. These posts are loaded with time and money saving trip ideas.   Best wishes for a Happy New Year from The Traveling Professor.


Thursday, December 31, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1453)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Travel

Travel Less Expensively Without Sacrificing Luxury or Comfort

Don't Travel Cheap, Travel Smart and Save Money

cheap travel tipsI read a lot on traveling "cheap".  If you are like me, you are NOT going to:

  • Sleep in a hostel or a stranger's couch.
  • Ride in a bumpy bus over 11 hours through rough terrain to save $10.
  • Be herded into a cheap, budget, no-frills airline.
  • Wait in line for 4 hours to get into a museum for free.

These are the kinds of "tips" I get delivered into my mailbox all day.    Take a look at my blog post to see how to travel less expensively, without sacrificing luxury or comfort.

Monday, November 30, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1590)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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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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