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Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I don’t know about you, but my inboxes have been flooded with shopping emails – holiday sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday… Understandably, you may have missed my newsletter from last week (sent Friday since Thursday was the holiday). If that’s the case, you can read it on my website under the ‘blog’ tab. Or

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More of just back from… 🦁

Happy Friday after Thanksgiving Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m sending this newsletter a day later than usual since yesterday was Thanksgiving. I hope you had a memorable holiday with your family and friends and have plenty of leftovers to enjoy over the long weekend. This week, I’m continuing the write-up of my incredible safari experience in Tanzania earlier this month.

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Just back from… 🦁

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m finally over jet lag from my safari experience in Tanzania, Africa. The trip was a life-changing experience, and I’m excited to share it with you in this and future newsletters. If you read my recent newsletter covering safaris for first-timers, you might ask where is Tanzania and why there? Tanzania is found in

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Ireland – One Year Throwback ☘️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I just saw a pop-up on my phone reminding me that I was in Ireland one year ago today. It put a huge smile on my face. Don’t you love reliving those happy days when you felt both excitement and contentment? Last fall’s epic trip to Ireland remains one of my favorite travel memories.

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Good Surprises 😮

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! The crisp days of November are here for most areas of the country. Thanksgiving and the holiday season are on our minds knowing there are many things we must do to prepare. I encourage everyone to think about giving the gift of incredible travel memories this year. Why? Because travel does all of these

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African Safaris for First-Timers 🦒

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! How are your preparations for Halloween going? If you have school-aged children, you’re likely in a rush to prepare for costumes and parties – it’s a very busy time and the kiddos are excited! As a parent of older kids, I have many fond memories of Halloween and costume selection, including Scooby-Doo characters, aliens,

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Guess where’s hot for 2023 travel?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Question – do you feel more motivated to travel internationally than ever before? If your answer is yes, then you’re not alone. It continues to be very busy here in ‘travel land’ with clients planning their 2023 vacations abroad now. In years past, the floodgates opened in mid-January but savvy travelers know that planning

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Rave Reviews ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! As I write this newsletter on a sunny, cool morning, I’m thinking ahead to what I have on tap for fall travel. My schedule ramps up in the offseason (mid-October to mid-December) for many destinations making it ideal for scoping things out without the crowds. Regular readers will recall that last fall I traveled

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Chill Time on Vacation 💆

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! As I write this newsletter, it’s a bleary day outside my window. If I could teleport myself somewhere, I would land at a spa right now. Typically when I travel, my schedule is packed with destination exploration, so spa time is a real treat. Do you enjoy a spa vacation? Have you ever tried

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A special London itinerary 👑

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! September has been a busy month here in “travel land” with clients looking for 2023 vacations ranging from Japan to Alaska to the United Kingdom. Where do you hope to go? Speaking of the UK… If you watched the incredible coverage of the Queen’s funeral, you may have found yourself thinking that you’d like

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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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