The Traveling Professor’s Guide to Paris 2nd Edition

by Traveling Professor on January 3, 2014

The 1st edition of The Traveling Professor’s Guide to Paris was a success beyond expectations.  Readers enjoyed the concise format, time/money saving tips, hotel/restaurant recommendations and general touring advice.  In fact, since the publication of my book, some other authors have realized that bigger is not necessarily better by following my lead and publishing “pocket” or abbreviated versions of their guide books.TravelingProfessorImage

Since my first book I have visited Paris many times individually and in leading groups of travelers.   I have done research and listened to hundreds of visitors.   I’ve paid attention to their concerns in terms of how to get around, what to pack, how to prepare, where to stay, what to see and do, and where to eat.   In this guide, I pass on what I have learned to help plan a fun, enriching, and hassle-free trip.

In this book, I focus on what most travelers tell me they are looking for:

  • Reasonably priced accommodations:  Travelers want hotels that are clean, comfortable, and quiet.   I find most are not looking for super-luxury hotels, but they don’t want to go “low-budget” either.  My philosophy is to recommend centrally-located charming accommodations that are of good value.
  • Transportation:  Clearly explained options to get in and around the city easily, quickly, and efficiently.
  • Dining:  Good, local dining spots with authentic cuisine that won’t break the bank.Attractions:  Recommendations of the top sights to see in Paris as well as the optimal times to visit.   I plan itineraries making good use of time and that are of greatest interest.  I’ll show how to save money and avoid lines at the most popular attractions.   I’ll tell you about the fascinating “under the radar” attractions the insiders know about.
  • How to prepare for a trip:   We’re talking about packing, money matters, weather, what to watch out for or avoid.  I discuss when to visit, what to wear, and language/customs.
  • Side trips from Paris:  The Normandy Invasion Beaches, Brussels, Versailles, Giverny, Chartres, Loire Valley, Champagne region, and London.   I’ve done them all and I will tell you how to do them too.
  • Money and time saving tips:  Save on flights, museum admissions, accommodations, restaurants and other expenses.  Years of research has told me the best way to visit the great (and lesser-known) marvels of Paris – without waiting in line.   There is a virtual treasure trove of activities and sights to see that most people don’t know about.   I will pass on the benefit of my knowledge in this book.
  • Insider tips:  Advice that only comes from a traveler who has visited and enjoyed Paris many, many times.

The sale price of the book has yet to be determined, but it will probably be $12.99.   Order the book now, directly from me, and pay only $10.00 which includes shipping and handling within the U.S.   That’s a 23% discount.   If you wish, I can even sign the book for you.

To order a copy, send a check for $10 per copy to:

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