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 (250)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
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 (657)/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 (1183)/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 (1190)/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 (1131)/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 (1436)/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 (1394)/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 (1487)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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How to Do a Tour to Croatia

small group tour to CroatiaThe Traveling Professor has run several small group tours to Croatia and we have two more trips coming up in 2019 and even have interest in small group tours to Croatia in 2020.  In Croatia, the people are friendly, the food is good, the scenery is gorgeous, the weather is just fine.  See why The Traveling Professor likes Croatia and why you may like it too.

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How to Find the Northern Lights in Iceland

small group tours to IcelandWe recently returned from doing two small group tours to Iceland and the Northern Lights.  We do a wonderful small group tour to Iceland where we see volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, black sand beaches, and many waterfalls,  But the highlight (pun intended) is when we go out at night to hunt down the dramatic but sometimes elusive Northern Lights. In this blog post, The Traveling Professor gives his best tips for going down and tracking down the amazing light show presented by Mother Nature herself.

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4 Well Located Hotels in Paris at Value Rates

small group tours to ParisThe Traveling Professor has taken hundreds on his small group tours to Paris.  We stay in a variety of hotels but The Professor always recommends clean, comfortable, and quiet hotel in good locations.  The Professor likes to be near the center of it all, close to good transportation connections and attractions.  The Professor likes a hotel near restaurants and cafes. Take a look at The Traveling Professor's blog post for 4 recommendations for Paris hotels in good locations and at value prices.

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How to Save LOTS of Money with Throw Away Ticketing

hidden city airline ticketsEveryone is always looking for ways to save money on airline tickets.  If you look at The Traveling Professor's blog posts on how to save money on airline tickets, travelers can implement easy methods to save significant amounts of money on airline tickets.  There is one way to save on airline tickets, but it is a controversial one, and not without risks.  You may have seen the recent article "Lufthansa Airlines Sues Customer Who Skipped Part of His Return Flight".   This customer used a "throw away" or "hidden city" ticket on the return and did save a substantial amount of money.  Let's talk about throw away tickets, the advantages, disadvantages, and possible penalties of using this travel strategy.

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3 Good Hotels in Venice

small group tour to veniceEveryone loves Venice.  In fact, we will be in Venice this September on a Traveling Professor small group tour to Venice.  Hotel selection is important in Venice.  It needs to be well located.  It has to be comfortable.  Good service is always a factor when The Traveling Professor books a hotel for his small group tours in Venice. The Traveling Professor has 3 good hotels in Venice for your selection. Join The Traveling Professor on a small group tour to Venice or choose from those provided in today's blog post.

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Bargain Iceland Tour

small group tours to IcelandThe Traveling Professor has been running his exclusive small group tour to Iceland for several years now.  Iceland has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty.  There are volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, black sand beaches and breathtaking waterfalls. There is the unique geothermal bathing experience at the Blue Lagoon. However, Iceland can be expensive.  It has been ranked as the second most expensive city in Europe. The Traveling Professor is introducing an exclusive bargain Iceland small group tour.  But don't the the words "Bargain Iceland" scare you away. Everything about this tour is top-notch in terms of lodging, private guided tours, and a premium Blue Lagoon experience.  See the blog post for more.

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