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A Message from Steve and Linda

Since 2008 Steve and Linda have accompanied more than 1,500 travelers to exciting destinations like Paris, Italy, Canada, Spain, Ireland, Iceland, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Peru, Scotland, and England, 

If we can call this a "job", it is the best job in the world.  To be able to visit such incredible places and meet the most amazing people along the way has been a privilege.

It's time to take a significant step back from running our small group tours.  Steve and Linda together are not scheduled to lead any tours to Europe or South America in 2024.   This is not to say we never will return there again, we will just not be spending 150+ nights on the road any longer like we have been doing each year for the past few years.  Next year, Steve will limit himself to offering a tour to Paris and the Normandy Invasion Beaches and Peru, Machu Picchu and the Amazon.  Steve and Linda will run the Christmas Markets of Montreal and Quebec City tours together in December.

The good news is that we will be adding valuable and trusted travel partners to our Traveling Professor small group tour offerings.  For instance, check out our "Dublin and the Gems of Ireland Tour" run by our friend Mark Doherty.  Steve will be in Iceland in 2024 training our guide to take over the Iceland and the Northern Lights tours.   Our Croatia Small Ship Cruises are now available to your private group.  We will be adding even more travel opportunities in the next few months. Stay tuned via our monthly newsletter and be informed of what's new and upcoming for The Traveling Professor small group tours.

Traveling Professor Small Group Tours

Professor Steve Solosky Traveling Professor Small Group Tours
Professor Steve Solosky

Founder, The Traveling Professor

Steve Solosky, The Traveling Professor, founded the travel company in 2008.  He is an author, accomplished and engaging speaker, and well-known in the travel community.  His small group tour philosophy provides for special and intimate travel experiences for every person on one of his tours.  

Linda Sloan The Traveling Professor in Edinburgh Scotland Leading a Tour
Linda Sloan

Owner/Tour Leader

Linda's skill is in picking the best hotels and making sure a tour runs really, really smoothly.  Travelers love her "Let's Go!" attitude and her cheery disposition. Her favorite small group tour destination would have to be Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands.  Ireland is not far behind on that list.  

The Traveling Professor's Story

Over 20 years ago I started traveling to Paris on my own during breaks from my job as a professor at the State University of New York.   Since I am a meticulous note Traveling Professor Small Group Tourstaker, I wrote down everything a traveler to Paris might want to know: hotels, attractions, restaurants, transportation, packing, hidden secrets, money saving ideas, travel tips and more.   Soon afterwards, civic organizations and continuing education programs invited me to present programs on Paris travel.  At those presentations I handed out my travel notes. People told me I should turn those notes into a book, so in 2008 I published "The Traveling Professor's Guide to Paris".  It became a best-seller. Readers from all over the country asked me to take them to Paris and voila! - my small group tour business was born.   They enjoyed my small group tours for adults to Paris so much they wanted more.  I have since retired from being a professor and added small group tours to Italy, Spain, Peru & Machu Picchu, Canada, Iceland, Spain, Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Croatia and other destinations.   Each year we take small group tours of  about 12-18 adults on 10-16 trips per year.

I love our small group tour philosophy.  We can give our groups a better and more intimate and special travel experience than those big tours of 25-45 can.   However, I am most proud of the fact that over the years we have built a "community" of travelers.  By that I mean many people who have gone on my tours have made lasting friendships.  Those travel friends either travel together again on their own trips or they come back to another Traveling Professor tour.

I have been a regularly featured speaker at The New York Times Travel Show.   I have been cited as an expert  in The New York Times travel articles and regularly contribute to travel-related stories.  My profile appeared in The Wall Street Journal.  Frommer's magazine called me "One of their most savviest travelers".  I enjoy speaking about travel to civic organizations and groups.  

When not living out of suitcase, I reside in Frisco, TX and Mount Holly, North Carolina.

I can talk about travel for hours and nothing pleases me more than making dreams come true by taking people on my small group tours.

Professor Steve Solosky, The Traveling Professor