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The ultimate in travel experiences 💥

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! A benefit of working in the travel industry is the nearly constant inspiration for every type of global travel.  From emails to webinars to near and far business meetings, I commit to continual learning so I can share what I glean with you.  When I was in Amsterdam last month, I was fortunate to spend time

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Trip Report Part 2 – Just back from… 🇧🇪

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community – and happy April! It feels great to see the signs of a new season at home after being in Europe most of last month. It’s also a crazy busy season for parents of kids in school (plus sports/other activities), and many are longing for the relatively less packed summer schedule. Hidden Gem Travel

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Trip Report – Just back from… 🌷

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Spring season has begun, and I’m just back from two iconic spring European destinations, Holland, and Belgium! I was there for three reasons: I’ve now personally experienced river cruising on AmaWaterways, Uniworld, Tauck, Avalon, and Emerald (5 lines) and have deep knowledge of and contacts at Viking, Amadeus, Riverside, Riviera, and Scenic. You probably

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City of Lights & Love 💡 💕

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I was in the city of lights and love one year ago this month and so am sharing some inspiration you guessed it, about Paris this week.   I’ve written past newsletters about Paris, including how to take a trip this summer for the Olympics.  This week, I’ll be sharing a link to some videos and articles

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FAQ – what is it exactly that you do?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! If you’ve seen my social media posts (Facebook and Instagram), you’ll know that I’m in Europe doing a deep dive in the Netherlands and Belgium visiting hotels, river cruise ships, top experiences, and much more to best inform my clients. The most popular time to visit this area is the spring – April/May –

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Leap day 2024 – a call to action 🚀

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! And happy leap day, a day that that only comes once every four years on a leap year. Do you consider it to be a lucky day? Do you know anyone who was born on a leap day (I do)? Consider reading this newsletter today as a sign that it’s time to plan your

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Immersive, authentic, educational, adventurous vacations await! 💫

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! You may be reading this newsletter from your February vacation. Hidden Gem Travel clients are having a blast in Costa Rica, the Netherlands/Amsterdam, and the Caribbean this week. Weather is always a factor for winter getaways as it may impact your air travel. Luckily, everyone made it out of the US unscathed – phew!

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Attention couples – the vacation of your dreams! 💕

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! How did you celebrate Valentines Day yesterday, if you did? Or perhaps you’re celebrating this weekend? Couples (or romance) travel comes has many options. I work with honeymoon couples, anniversary couples, small groups of couples who are friends, and empty nest couples – basically the full gamut. Whether married or ‘significant others,’ going on

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Three favorite trips with river views 🌉

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Some of you may have noticed that last week’s newsletter finally went out on Friday. Chalk that delay up to tech troubles that also took down the website. I’m grateful to have found a fantastic tech specialist who fixed all the issues in an hour this weekend, thanks to the referral of a trusted

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Have you heard about ‘wet February’? 💦

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! And welcome February as we continue ‘wave season’ with many travel bookings for 2024 and some 2025 here at HGT central. It’s been long days in the office since the beginning of the year with a sprinkling of meetings with some fantastic suppliers. This past Friday, I met with a sales director from France

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Hi, I'm Susan Wilson

I’m the founder of Hidden Gem Travel Consulting. As your personal travel advisor, I craft custom worldwide itineraries that astound and inspire you.

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