The Travel Professor
Join me on a journey across the broad spectrum of interesting travel topics. We’ll discuss destinations domestic and abroad, some familiar and some off the beaten path. We take a look at suppliers like cruise lines, air carriers and tour operators and find their bargains and special offerings. Got questions? Email

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Saturday Ghost Hunting in Chesapeake OH

That’s right! Ghost hunting in the Tri-State!

Go “Ghost Hunting” in Chesapeake this Saturday night! Quest Paranormal hosts the search on March 3rd at the Chesapeake Community Center from 8:00pm until 2:00am. Costs are $10.00 per person and more information is available by contacting Ruth Damron 740867.4532.    

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Chef's Weekend getaway in WVA!

Enjoy a “Chef’s Weekend” in WV with 2 nights lodging and a TreeTops Canopy Tour, plus spend Saturday afternoon with Smokey's and Chetty's master chefs Tim White and Rezan Nese as they go in depth and hands on to teach you to create a perfect three-course meal, including how to pair it with just the right wine. Then sit back and eat it-we'll do the dishes! Cost: $299 for an Outback Cabin or $309-$334 for a Deluxe, or $40 + tax for just the class and dinner. Call 866-576-1935 to book your spot in the kitchen!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Win a Free Alaska or European Cruise!

Here’s your chance to win a free 7-11 day European or Alaskan cruise on premier cruise line “Holland America”.

Be sure to click “Yes” on the “do you have professional” question. Also opt out of the send me information boxes or you’ll receive plenty of HAL materials. 

Shop around on-line for your dream cruise getaway then contact the Travel Professor or your personal vacation planner to finalize the details. We frequently have added values and benefits to sweeten up your travel package! 

Be kind to your travel professional & get out of town!     

Friday, February 24, 2012

Vote for your favorite travel provider

Make your opinion on travel suppliers count by voting on the “Readers' Choice” Award

This popular reader-driven awards program began on's technology channel in 2008 and has expanded to highlight the best products, features and services across a wide variety of topics. 

This year you can comment on the best of the best in the travel industry!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

1st Daytona 500

Feb 22 1959 saw Lee Petty defeats Johnny Beauchamp in a photo finish at the just-opened Daytona International Speedway in Florida to win the first-ever Daytona 500

The race was so close that Beauchamp was initially named the winner by William France, the owner of the track and head of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR).

However, Petty, who was driving a hardtop Oldsmobile 88, challenged the results and three days later, with the assistance of news photographs, he was officially named the champ.

There was speculation that France declared Beauchamp the winner in order to intentionally stir up controversy and generate publicity for his new race track.

How many of you will either be glued to the TV or attending a Daytona 500 this Sunday?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Washington DC old post office to become a luxury hotel

It’s official! 

Washington DC’s landmark old post office is going to be re-developed as a luxury hotel. 

And it will be a Donald Trump hotel

I just hope that they keep the free ride to the top of the tower. It is one of DC’s great free attractions!