Packing List for Peru and Machu Picchu Trip

What to Bring on a Tour to Peru and Machu Picchu

tours to Machu PicchuThe Traveling Professor has done 20+ small group tours to Peru and Machu Picchu.  There are all sorts of considerations to be taken considering the weather and the altitude.  The Traveling Professor has put together a packing list for a trip to Peru and Machu Picchu. There is a list for men and a list for women.  It not only includes what to wear, but specific equipment recommendations such as boots and hiking equipment.

Saturday, December 8, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (220)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0

My Italy Packing List

What I'm Packing for 14 Days in Rome, Amalfi Coast, Florence and Venice

packing list for italyOn Saturday I depart for 14 days in Italy on a Traveling Professor Small Group Tour to Italy.   We are taking 9 travelers to Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Florence and Venice.   I only do carry-on because based upon my experience, about 15% of all luggage transported internationally does not meet its owner upon arrival.   Also, we are handling our own bags on/off trains, vans, buses and in Venice, even boats.   See what The Traveling Professor is packing in his bag on his small group tour to Italy.

Thursday, May 14, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2676)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

Italy Packing List

What I Bring for a One Week Tour of Italy

small group tours to italyOn Wednesday I embark for a one week tour of Italy.  When I take people on a small group tour of Italy I have a well-defined itinerary but this time, since I am traveling on a personal trip to Italy, my itinerary is somewhat more flexible.   All I know now is I will arrive in Rome and stay for 2 nights, probably taking a trip to Assisi, then I will go up to Florence for a few nights taking side trips to Pisa, Venice and perhaps Siena.   I will probably spend the last night in Milan before heading home.   Check out my blog post to see what I will be packing on a trip to Italy.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2575)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: Italy

What I'm Packing for My Tour to London and Paris

No checked Bags for Me! What's on Your Packing List?

Packing List for EuropeOn my 8 day trip to Europe I won't check any bags.   The first reason is that experience tells me about 10% of all checked bags never get to their destination.   Lost luggage will ruin a trip.   The second reason is that I don't want to lug heavy bags up and down stairs, on and off trains, and drag bags through the cobblestone streets of the Left Bank of Paris.  Everything goes in a small rolling suitcase plus my backpack as a carry on.  I have been running tours to Paris, Italy, Spain and Peru for years and have learned to pack very efficiently.  Check out my blog to see what I will be packing for a trip to London and Pairs.
Friday, August 16, 2013/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2349)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
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2 Hotels in the Marais in Paris

hotels in MaraisThe Marais area of Paris is one of the most delightful and desirous places to stay.  It is a charming area that retains much of the traditional Paris architecture, culture, and best of all, cooking.  It is full of markets, relaxing squares, wonderful bakeries and restaurants. It is an excellent place to base a stay in Paris for the good travel connections too.  See The Traveling Professor's picks for hotels in the Marais section of Paris.

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Where to Eat in Edinburgh Scotland

small group tours to ScotlandThe Traveling Professor small group tours to Scotland are consistently sold out, sometimes 18 months in advance. Scotland has plenty to offer.  There are great cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow.  The Scottish Highlands have some of the most spectacular scenery one could ask for and when there is train travel involved like on The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Scotland, it is even more spectacular. Almost anyone who travels to Scotland spends time in Edinburgh.  In this edition of The Traveling Professor's blog post, we give you our Edinburgh restaurant list. 

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The Absolute Best Places to Eat in Rome, Venice and Paris

Andy Herbach Eating and DrinkingWhenever we go on a small group tour to Italy or Paris (or anywhere else, for that matter), I strongly suggest travelers take a copy of Andy Herbach's books.  Andy Herbach is the author of the Eating & Drinking series of menu translators and restaurant guides, including Eating & Drinking in Paris, Eating & Drinking in Italy, Eating & Drinking in Spain and Portugal and Eating & Drinking in Latin America.  The Professor can tell you, without equivocation, these are the best guides for not only selecting the best places to eat, but in helping diners read and translate what's on the menu.  No more "point and pray" when selecting from a menu.  Andy's guides help you order confidently and correctly from the menu.
Andy is also the author of several books published by Europe Made Easy Travel Guides, including Paris Walks, Europe Made Easy, Italy Made Easy, Paris Made Easy, Berlin Made Easy, Amsterdam Made Easy, French Riviera Made Easy, Provence Made Easy, Oslo Made Easy, and Barcelona Made Easy

Read today's blog post to find Andy Herbach's best restaurants in Paris, Venice, and Rome.

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Shockingly Low Air Fares to Europe

cheap airfares to europeEveryone is always looking for inexpensive flights to Europe. I can remember flying R/T between New York and Paris in 2000 for $351 and I thought that was a bargain.  Can you get to Europe even cheaper now?  You sure can.  By using some easy strategy, it is easy to get to Europe on legacy airlines like American, Delta, and British airlines. Check out today's blog post and see The Traveling Professor's tips on bargain airfares to Europe both in economy and luxury class. 

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