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

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Small Business Saturday

Nationwide Saturday November 29th has been declared "Small Business Saturday"!

The concept is to go out into your community and support the local businesses. 

Didja know that travel agents are local small business? 

Betcha did not know that! 

Be it a storefront brick & mortar operation or a home based business like mine we're local small business people. 

We’re involved in your community. We hire your family and friends. We pay taxes. We support civic organizations and little baseball teams.  The list is almost endless. 

Make & book your vacation travel plans with your town's travel agent!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

School trips

The Travel Professor on tour

Upon returning from a recent journey a colleague stated “Boy you’re lucky! You get to go cool trips!”

I replied “Chaperoning a group of 7th and 8th graders is no vacation. There are dead cell phones and no charging places, raging hormones, young romances, roommate conflicts, food allergies and on and on and on!”   

To keep the students engaged and to maximize learning we’re up at dawn and on the go until late in the evening. This also keeps them away from the hotel and out of potential trouble.

Actually I’m ready for a vacation! But first I have about 80 presentations to view and comment on.

I’m really looking forward to this Thanksgiving break

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Shop local

Your local travel agent and/or tour operator are local small businesses! 

A travel gift certificate is a greatly appreciated present! 

If you're going to spend money then this is a great idea to give back to your community and buy local! 

Talk to your local travel professional!