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With a small group of 8-16 people, The Traveling Professor can give a better travel experience than any 25-40 person tour

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 destination would have to be Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands.  Ireland is not far behind on that list.  

Tour Leader Traveling Professor Small Group Tours in Northern Italy Sitting by River
Micaela Mainelli

Tour Leader

Micaela strives to create an authentic and personal experience for our travelers. Hooked since her first trip abroad as a teen, she later went to live and work in Europe, and has never stopped traveling the world. She is fluent in Italian.

Tour Leader for The Traveling Professor Small Group Tours for Active Adults. She is in Quebec City.
Catherine Fabris

Tour Leader

Catherine has extensive experience as a tour leader in Italy, France, England, Spain, Portugal, and Canada. She speaks Italian and Spanish fluently.

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 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, Iceland, Spain, Norway, Scotland, Ireland and other destinations.   Each year we take small group tours of  about 12-16 adults on 10-16 trips per year.

I love our small group tour philosophy.  We can give our groups of about 8-16 travelers 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 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". The Professor is a semi-regular guest on Rudy Maxa's World the largest syndicated travel radio program in North America.  The New York Times regularly quotes The Professor. AM900 CHML radio's Scott Thompson in Hamilton, Ontario often reaches out to The Professor for his travel expertise.  I enjoy speaking about travel to civic organizations and groups.  The Traveling Professor is a long-time member of the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce and the Frisco Chamber of Commerce.

When not living out of suitcase, I reside in Great Barrington, MA and Frisco, TX.

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

Professor Steve Solosky, The Traveling Professor