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

Friday, February 21, 2014

Paradise Found: Aruba!

I took a trip to one happy Island… Aruba! 

The small but lively 70 square mile island sits in the Caribbean Sea, just 20 miles north of South America. 

With perfect year round temperatures, the island is proud to offer the most sunshine in the Caribbean and is a destination served by 13 airlines worldwide!

What makes Aruba one of the Caribbean’s most visited islands, besides the standard postcard-perfect beaches, and endless, jewel-colored waters? 

There are glitzy casinos, killer night life, stark, desert-like outback and Dutch-influenced, gingerbread architecture and much more to experience!

Be kind to your travel agent and get out of town!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cruising America's Great Rivers

You can gain a new perspective on America's history, culture and natural beauty on a leisurely cruise of her most famous rivers with American Queen Steamboat Company. The line offers multi night voyages in a beautiful, modern-day paddle wheeler along the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers. This spring, it begins sailing on the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest.

American Queen Steamboat Company has some great offers including 2-for-1 deals and free upgrades. Contact your river cruise sales specialist today!  

PS: The Queen will be making ports call at Huntington WV and Portsmouth OH this year! Head down to the river to view the vessel!

PSS: There are a couple of round trips voyages from Cincinnati this season. Get on board!  

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Yuengling Ice Cream?

The headline flashed across my laptop’s 17 inch screen “After a 30 year absence Yuengling Ice Cream returns to freezers in select markets.”

Having enjoyed a cold lager or two I pondered on the interesting mix of a brewery and creamery! 

The quest for further information was on! 

Plus the field trip wheels are already churning for a summer getaway to central Pennsylvania. I'll share my itinerary thoughts later!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Carnival Weddings at Sea

Carnival Cruises has updated it weddings at sea program. 

It now offers a variety of beach side ceremonies with recently added choices such as Grand Turk and Freeport, as well as Barbados, Grand Cayman, St. Thomas, the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay and more. 

For more details contact your local cruise sales consultant!  

Monday, February 3, 2014

It's Better in the Bahamas!

Escape winter on new nonstop charter air & hotel packages to Grand Bahama Island

It is the 4th fourth largest island in the Bahamas, GBI is one of the most popular for those who love the outdoors and families looking to get away. Located less than 60 miles east of Florida; this vacation destination is full of natural beauty and charm. 

Visitors will enjoy miles of beautiful white sand beaches with year round tropical weather. In the main town of Freeport, tourists will experience “city life” with the International Bazaar, tax-free shopping and an array of local dining options featuring delicious fresh fish. 

Travelers will also appreciate the peaceful New Providence, home to uninhabited stretches of sand and forest.

Grand Bahama Island offers the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation for everyone in the family. The crystal clear water is a playground for water sports of all kinds, from kayaking and scuba diving to boating, fishing and parasailing. Nature lovers will relish in the variety of wildlife at natural preserves that make the island an extraordinary wonder.

Ask me I’ve been there!