The Travel Professor
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Bon Appétit Appalachia tourism guide

About a month ago the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the launch of the Bon Appétit Appalachia tourism. 

Published in the summer 2014 issue of Food Traveler Magazine, the Bon Appétit Appalachia local-food map guide showcases 283 of the Appalachian Region's most distinctive food destinations. 

The map guide is also available as an interactive feature at

Bon Appétit Appalachia showcases 283 of the Appalachian Region's most distinctive food destinations, including 21 in West Virginia, and is available as an insert in the summer 2014 issue of Food Traveler Magazine.

Sites featured include local farms, farmers markets, farm-to-table restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, and other culinary destinations.

Download the map guide, drop the top or open the sun roof and hit the food trails of Appalachia!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Now Boarding All Passengers!

Can you name the airlines in the picture? 

The winner earns are travel prize!!! 

Over the years I've flown them all. How about you?

Sit back & enjoy the flight!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Explore the Hudson River, Erie Canal & St. Lawrence Seaway

Your adventure through the rivers, lakes, and fjords of the northeast begins in New York Harbor, offering spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty. 

Cruise through the scenic Hudson River Valley to Poughkeepsie, NY and Troy, NY, then watch as the ship lowers its retractable pilot house before a full day of sailing on the famed Erie Canal.  

In New York’s stunning Thousand Islands region, visit the Antique Boat Museum and tour elegant Singer Castle.

Cross into Canada and cruise the St. Lawrence Seaway to beautiful Montreal.  Watch for whales on the Saguenay River, stroll the romantic cobblestone streets of Quebec City, and return to Montreal to conclude your adventure.

For more information contact your river cruise travel specialist