We're Off to Italy Next Week

A Full Week Tour to Amalfi, Rome, Florence, and Venice

traveling professor to italyThe Traveling Professor is off to Italy with a small group of 12 adult travelers.  It will be The Professor's last small group Italy tour of the year.   On the itinerary is Rome, the Amalfi Coast, Florence, and Venice.   Our tour to Italy will be about 2 weeks in length.  What I enjoy most about our tours to Italy are the great people on our groups.  No slow big bus tours for us!  We always have energetic travelers who like to see and do a lot.   Our small group size lets us move around quickly and efficiently.  The hotels are all in central locations.   For more on our small group tour to Italy itinerary, see my blog post.

Friday, October 17, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1892)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.8
Categories: Italy

European Hotel Rooms: What to Expect

Don't be Surprised on Your Next Tour to Paris, Italy or Spain

hotels in europeEurope is different from North America.  That's one of the reasons why we travel there.  One difference travelers will see when traveling to Paris, for instance, and even more so in Italy, are in the hotel rooms.   When staying in the historic district of Florence for instance, most of the buildings are hundreds of years old, built long before modern plumbing and electrical systems.   Therefore, these rooms needed to be retro fitted to accommodate these modern conveniences.   For that reason, travelers won't find many "cookie-cutter" type of rooms in the big, old cities of Europe.   Read my blog post to find out more in regards what to expect in European hotel rooms on your next tour to Europe.

Thursday, October 16, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1780)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: General Travel

Two Boat Rides in Paris

Take a Rest and Relax on a Cruise

canauxrama traveling professorTaking a tour to Paris involves walking, a lot of walking.   Whether it be on one of The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Paris or traveling on my own, I like to take a break in the middle of the day and do something relaxing.   A cruise down either the Seine or the Canal St. Martin is always on my list of things to do in Paris.  Take a look at the blog post to find out more about taking a day cruise in Paris.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2124)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Paris

How to Save on Flights to Italy

Savings of Over $400 are Easy by Following The Professor's Advice

The Traveling Professor flies to Italy 4-6 times per year.   Airfare makes up a considerable portion of my tour expense and if I can save anywhere from $200-$400 per flight, that amounts to significant savings.    As you probably know, I use the website matrix.itasoftware.com to search for flights whether it be for my personal trips or helping those going on my small group tours to Italy.  But there are some other tips for getting the best airfares to Italy.   Read my blog post to find out how to save money on flights to Italy.

Saturday, October 11, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2190)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.8
Categories: Italy

My Favorite Eating Spots on Traveling Professor Tours

The Best of Italy, Paris, Spain, and Peru

tagliata positanoOn our small group tours we love to eat.   Over the years I have found the best authentic dining spots in Italy, Paris, Spain and Peru.   In this blog post I will tell you about my favorite eating spots, places we always go on my Traveling Professor tours.   Two of the best dining spots are in Italy, and I have listed one each in Paris, Peru, and Spain.   Come join me on a Traveling Professor tour and see what I am talking about.

Friday, October 10, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2618)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7

Back from Another Small Group Tour to Italy

Here are the Highlights of Our Tour to The Veneto and Amalfi

tours to italyI got back late last night from leading another small group tour to Italy.  We visited Florence, Padua, Verona, Venice, Vicenza then headed down to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast for a few days.   We traveled with as many as 12 adults and as few as six.  The weather was terrific, the food was out of this world, the places we visited were glorious and the friendships we made will last for a long time.   Read my blog post and find out the highlights of our tour of Italy.

Thursday, October 9, 2014/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1839)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.7
Categories: Italy