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

Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Sweden?

On March 29, 1638 the first Swedish expedition to North America landed on a rocky point at what is now Wilmington, Delaware and named it New Sweden. The expedition was organized and lead by Clas Fleming, a Swedish Admiral. Peter Minuit was appointed the first governor of the newly established colony of New Sweden.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Vegas' first EA Sports Bar set to open at Cosmopolitan!

The Cosmopolitan will open the city’s first EA Sports Bar on March 31. Part sports bar, part living room, the EA Sports Bar will feature Sony PlayStation 3 game consoles, a selection of EA Sports games, high-definition televisions and a bar set among nine living-room-style vignette seating areas.

In addition to the lounge, video game concierges will offer games such as “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13,” “Madden NFL 12” and “FIFA 12.” The bar area features six wall-mounted, 70-inch LED screens and a foosball table. The retail area will feature EA Sports, Major League Baseball and National Basketball Association-branded gear for sale.

EA Sports is offering three fans of the EA Sports Facebook page a package complete with airfare and a VIP experience for two at the Cosmopolitan. The trips will be timed around major sporting events, including the National Football League Draft, the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup Finals and Wimbledon.

The bar will be open Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. until midnight and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Guests must be at least 21 years old to enter. For more information, call (702) 698-7640.  

This will be a great place to watch the NCAA Final Fours! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

European Christmas Market Cruises

Let me show you some of Europe's delightful Christmas markets and one of the best ways-a Viking river cruise-to move from one market to the next one.  A December European river cruise will transport you to delightful, colorful Christmas markets that are just waiting to be explored. You will experience the spirit and romance of the holidays in beautiful cities like Budapest, Vienna and Nuremberg. 

Watch this video then contact me to see how we can create your own holiday getaway. There are plenty of seasonal European specials!  

This is a wonderful time of the year to experience the "Old World"!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Free WVA zip line opportunity for all photographers, pro and amateur to Lansing WV Adventures on the Gorge!

Calling all photographers, pro and amateur to Lansing WV Adventures on the Gorge!

Does your camera see the world with a sense of swashbuckling abandon? Do you have an itch for action that only the click of a shutter can scratch? Well then, this is for you—Adventures on the Gorge is hosting a Timber Trek Photo Shootout!

From now until 15 spaces are filled, they're accepting requests to participate in this unique opportunity. 

For one afternoon—Wednesday, May 2—we're opening our newest headline activity, Timber Trek Aerial Adventure Park, at no charge to you and one model (of your choosing) to play and take photos.

New Titanic Museums is Opening Soon in Belfast

When it finally opens its shimmering doors on 31st March, Titanic Belfast will be the largest Titanic visitor experience in the world. Considering the ship was born in Belfast, built by Belfast and imagined by Belfast – there’s only one place that could do such an incredible tribute to the ship and its story.

The spectacular building that has been piercing the city’s skyline with its intriguing angles was designed to replicate the hulls of four ships – aluminum never looked so good. This will be a full-sensory event that takes visitors from construction to completion and eventual disaster. Promising state-of-the-art multimedia installations, a walk through the entire building, a replica of the ship’s grand staircase and even a ride through a reconstructed shipyard – it will go as deep as the wreck itself.

Even if you been in the Irish south counties you still need to head up & discover the northern ones!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

May the road rise up to meet you,

May the wind be at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rain fall soft upon your fields,

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You haven’t really traveled until you’ve been to Ireland!