Trip Report: April in Paris/London

Paris, Giverny, Normandy Invasion Beaches, London

traveling professor parisJust got back home today from a small group tour with 10 travelers.   We started in Paris then went onto Giverny, the home of Monet.  From there we did 2-days in the Normandy Invasion Beaches followed up by 4 nights in London.   June and Jeff, Gail and Jim, Cindy and Larry have all been on tours with The Traveling Professor previously.   We had 4 new travelers, Joe and Nancy, Kris and Alex join us this time.  Read the blog post to get an overview of The Traveling Professor's small group tour to France and England.

Thursday, April 23, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2543)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

We're Off to Paris, Giverny, Normandy, and London

A Two Week Excursion With 10 Travelers

London with the ProfessorOn Friday I depart Bradley Airport in Hartford, CT to meet up with travelers in Philadelphia for an overnight flight to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.   From there we meet up with 8 other travelers for a 5 day tour in Paris, 3 days in Normandy via Giverny, the home and gardens of Monet, for a tour of the Normandy Invasion Beaches, then we finish up with 4 days in London.   The best place to follow our progress and see photos is on The Traveling Professor's Facebook page or check back here for updates.   Read the blog post for the details of our trip.

Thursday, April 9, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2378)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

London and Paris Trip Report: Days 5-7

A Wonderful Trip With New Discoveries

One reason I keep coming back to Paris, even after 35 visits or so, is that I always discover something new to me.  On my past tours of Paris, I took several visits until I found things like the Musée l’Orangerie, my favorite restaurant, Le Pre Verre, the Musée Arts et Metiers, and the passageways and walks that make a visit to Paris almost like a new experience every time I go.   Read about my last 3 days in Paris and find out about the sites I have visited again and what’s new in Paris for me.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (3146)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Paris

Paris and London Trip Report: Day 3

London in the Morning, Paris at Night

Traveling Professor Venus de MiloWhat a day it was!  We visited two of the top museums in the world in one day.  Can you guess which ones they are?   We started out our day in London took the trip under the channel to Paris, the City of Light.  It was tough to say goodbye to London, because the people were so friendly, the sites were so exciting, and the food was out of this world.   But it is "bonjour" to Paris, and we are looking forward to a week of art, culture, cuisine and fun.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2775)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Paris

Paris and London Trip Report: Day 2

Unusually Great Weather in London

Big Ben Traveling ProfessorThere has been unusually good weather in London.  Sunny in the 80's.   I usually don't like to travel to Europe in the summer, but the crowds have been manageable if we pick and choose the times and places to visit.  It's our last full day in London before we take the chunnel over to Paris, so we want to make the most of our visit to the historic and friendly city of London.   Read the blog to find out more of our exciting day (and night) in London.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2559)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Paris

Paris and London Trip Report: Day 1

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London Traveling ProfessorI am visiting London to "scope" out the potential of putting a London add-on to my small group tours to Paris.   After spending 3 days and 2 nights in London, I will take the Eurostar train through the chunnel to Paris where I will be collecting data to finalize the next edition of "The Traveling Professor's Guide to Paris".   The trip to London and Paris is off to a good start.  Read more in my blog post about my trip to London and Paris.
Monday, August 19, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2159)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

I'm Off to London and Paris

Follow My Trip Report to London & Paris Starting on Monday

Traveling Professor Tower of LondonOn Sunday I will be departing JFK airport in New York City and arriving in London on Monday morning.  I will be staying for 2 nights then taking the Eurostar chunnel over to Paris for a six-night stay.   Mostly, I will be doing research for my upcoming book, "The Traveling Professor's Guide to Paris, 2nd Edition".  Since I plan to offer tours to London in 2014, I will also be checking out hotels and touring options.  Read the blog post to see what I have planned in London and Paris.
Thursday, August 15, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2250)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.3
Categories: Paris

Why European Travel is Going to Get More Expensive

Traveling Professor Small Group Tours to ParisIn a few years, it may either be too impractical or too expensive for the average American to travel to Europe.   In my opinion, there are a few reasons why it may soon be nearly impossible to take that trip to Rome you always wanted to go to.  The cost of a trip to Paris may be prohibitively expensive by 2020.  Hotel and restaurant prices in Spain might be out of reach.  Read my blog post to find out why Europe travel to Paris, Italy, or Spain might be a good idea now instead of later.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2320)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7
Categories: General Travel
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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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