«July 2016»

3 Day Trips from Paris

day trips outside of parisNot only are there many great attractions within Paris, there are many good ones outside of town too.  In today's blog post, The Professor lists several exciting and easy-to-do trips that won't require an overnight stay outside of town.  Read the blog post to find out what's fun and easy to do on your next tour to Paris.

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Flight Deals Keep Coming

great airfaresIn the early 2000's I was regularly getting coach airfares to Europe for under $600.  By 2008 or so it was still possible to fly during peak season into Europe for under $1,000.  In the last 3 or 5 years we have seen international airfares skyrocket.  Lately, it has been hard to find airfares, even in the "off" season for under $1,000.  But 2016 has brought in a new wave of discount carriers.  We are finding great airfares from all parts of North America.  In this blog post I will tell you about some of them and how to find them.

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Where Is The Professor Going in 2017?

traveling professor small group tourSo far this year we have taken small group tours to Paris, Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice), Copenhagen, Norway, and Iceland.   We have a few trips remaining in 2016 - Paris, Italy, and to the Austrian/Bavarian Christmas markets in 2016.   Travelers have already been asking me where we can take them in 2017.   You are going to scream with joy when you find out where you can join up with The Professor on one of his special small group tours next year. 

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3 Inexpensive Hotels Near the Eiffel Tower

paris hotels eiffel towerEveryone loves to stay in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower when they visit Paris.  However, hotels in the exclusive 7th arrondissement can be expensive.  In fact, everything can be expensive in the 7th arrondissement.  But The Professor has done the work for you to come up with 3 inexpensive (well, relatively inexpensive) places for you to stay near the Eiffel Tower.

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Our 2017 Tour to Denmark, Norway and Iceland

tours to norway2017 will be our third year traveling to Denmark, Noway and Iceland.   Each and every trip in 2015 and 2016 has been fun and full of adventure.  The hotels were terrific as well as the tours and of course the food, especially those great big Scandinavian breakfast buffets.  We will be returning again in 2017.  Read the blog post to see the details.

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5 Tips for Buying Airline Tickets

tips for buying airline ticketsThe Traveling Professor flies anywhere from 75,000 to 100,000 miles per year. I take my small groups to Paris, Italy, Scandinavia, and South America as well as make many domestic trips too.    I have American Airlines Platinum elite status and have membership to the Admiral's Club although I do fly airlines other than American.  In today's blog post I am going to give you 5 of my best tips on finding the best air fare, not only price-wise, but itinerary wise.  Plus, I am going to save you a lot of hassles if you have problems with your ticketing.  Read it all here.

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5 More Tips for Buying Airline Tickets

flight ticket travel tipsThere are many ways to save on airline tickets as well as getting the best itinerary for your trip.  Not only do I purchase tickets for myself, I am constantly looking for ways to help my small group tour clients on getting the best airfares to their destinations too.  Check out the blog post to see how you can save on airfares and get the flight you want.

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6 More Good Tips for Getting The Airfare You Want

get best airfaresThere are a lot of strategies The Traveling Professor uses when buying airfare.  Travelers need to remember it is not a level playing field when buying plane tickets.  Some travelers have distinct advantages over the others.  How do you get those advantages?  Read my blog post for USEFUL tips on how to get the best airfare and air itineraries.

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4 Tips for Buying Airline Tickets Using Award Miles

tips for using award miles for flightsThe Traveling Professor has earned over 1,600,000 award miles on American Airlines and OneWorld airlines.   I have used over 1,300,000 and in the process, have learned the right and the wrong way of using those miles.   Take advantage of my experience and read what I have to say about getting airline tickets using award miles.

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Travel Tips for Elite Status Flyers

traveling professor reviewsHaving elite status on airlines gets you upgrades, preferred boarding and all sorts of perks.  I've had "Platinum" status with American Airlines and "Sapphire" status on OneWorld flights for several years now.   In this post The Traveling Professor is going to give you tips to optimize your elite status to allow you to maximize the enjoyment of your flight experience.

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Air Travel Tips for All Travelers

air travel tipsThe Traveling Professor has spent the last several blog posts giving advice to air travelers on how to make the most of buying tickets, maximizing their award miles, getting the best itinerary, and using their elite status.   The last series of blog posts today gives general, but important tips to air travelers.

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A Short City Break in Copenhagen

copenhagen small group toursThe Traveling Professor has put Copenhagen on the itinerary in the past 2 years.  It has quickly grown to one of my favorite as well as our small group tour's favorite spots.  It is cool in the summer and has plenty to offer in terms of food, culture, museums, and people watching.  Take a look at my blog post and see what I like most about Copenhagen and how you can enjoy it too.

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Travel Product of the Month

ebags mother load product of the monthBeing a frequent traveler, there are lots of good travel items I come across.  It could be luggage, maybe travel clothing, a good travel deal, an electronic device or even a good book.  What I will be doing every month on The Traveling Professor website is presenting a “Travel Product of the Month”.  I hope you find it interesting!
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Favorite Florence Hotels

hotel davanzati florenceThe Traveling Professor regularly travels to Florence on his small group tours to Italy.  Florence is of course a popular destination. Hotels in Florence can vary in terms of price, location, and quality.  So for the benefit of The Traveling Professor readers, here are my top 3 picks for moderate hotels in Florence.

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