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Doctor Lewis Deitch – The Traveling Professor

Personalized Travel Books for Baltic Sea, Europe, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Africa, South Pacific, Caribbean, and more!

Hello, my name is Doctor Lewis Deitch, The Traveling Professor. Welcome to my website that offers the most up to date Cruise Travel Books and Guides to help plan your vacation. I wrote these authoritative tour books for cruising the Baltic Sea, Mediterranean, Caribbean, México, South Pacific, Trans Panama Canal, Japan, North Pacific and Australia. Available for sale on Amazon, in full color or black and white, and in paperback or Kindle format. My guide books are large 8.5 x 11 inch format, and loaded with amazing photos and useful maps.

I am a Canadian-American semi-retired professor of geography with over 46 years of teaching experience. During my distinguished career, I directed the Honors Program at Northern Arizona University and developed many programs relating to the study of contemporary world affairs. I am an honors graduate of The University of California, Los Angeles, earned my Master of Arts at The University of Arizona and completed my doctorate in geography at The University of New England in Australia.

I consider myself to be a globetrotter, having visited 97 countries on all continents except Antarctica. My primary focus is upon human landscapes, especially such topics as local architecture, foods, clothing and folk music.

I enjoy being in front of an audience, and have spoken to thousands of people at civic and professional organizations. I have been lecturing on board ships for a five-star cruise line since 2008. I love to introduce people to exciting new places both by means of presenting vividly illustrated talks and through serving as a tour consultant for ports of call.

Apart from travel, my favorite pastime is science fiction. Since I was first introduced to Flash Gordon as a child, I have dreamt of other worlds, alien contact and a future where we are not alone.

I began to write science fiction stories about 20 years ago, but frankly never did anything but share them with friends. Now that Kindle makes it so easy to publish, I decided to try my hand with my two largest novels, “Fatal Contact” and “Expedition to Eternity.” And I hope readers will find them exciting.

I am also publishing several travel companion books to aid prospective travelers by introducing them to the countries to which they wish to visit.

Book Reviews

“Excellent for us people that have never visited Canada but will soon.”

David E. Rogers

“This is the best book so far for those who want to know more about Russia or make travels to Russia. Worth spending your money on such an amazing book! Highly recommended!”


“Perfect digital companion for this cruise. I’m only sorry it’s not available in print so that my wife could use it too. I’ve read the entire book at least once in preparation for our Feb 18 Holland America cruise, and I expect to re-read chapters on a daily basis as we continue. The book includes a digestible amount of historical, geographical background for the countries included, along with details for each port of call. Each chapter includes a selection of pictures for the site under discussion. It does not offer information on where to eat or stay, but does give general advice on what to do at each port.”

John P. Connelly

“When I was looking for guides for an up coming trip I came across this title. It’s perfect, for this is the exact trip I’m taking. This book covers everything in perfect detail for just the places I will be visiting. It also gives plenty of history, geography, and political background on Chile and Argentina. Other general guidebooks cover so much that you only get minor details on the specifics. Check the preview and table of contents, you will be pleased.”

North Traveler

“This book is the most informative book that I have read in reference to cruising from the U.S. east coast to the west coast. Combining geography and history along with tour information was most helpful.”

Rick on the Island

“Fairly thorough in regards to ports of call. Good background Information”


“Perfect for our Caribbean cruise! We just returned from it and it was so helpful getting ready as we had never been there.”

S Meyers

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