I’m just back from… Ireland! ☘️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m excited to report that I’m just back from an incredible trip to Europe, specifically Ireland!  Have you been to the Emerald Isle? If you’ve been, you know that there’s much more to do than can fit in a week’s time. The purpose of this trip was to scout the best hotels and experiences

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🗽New York City – hidden gems & more

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Are you a fan of Halloween? I find that people either love it or hate it with few in between. I’m in the ‘love it’ camp and now that my kiddos are older, my favorite memories are of their many costumes.  One of my sons loved to make his costumes; many were quite elaborate

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Tips and Tricks for Picking Hotels and Resorts

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Can you believe that we’re halfway into October and only 6 weeks until Thanksgiving? Time is flying this fall, and I’m excited that things are getting back to normal and are super busy.  Over the next couple of months, I’ll be giving you the scoop on international travel to Europe and the Caribbean by

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Greek Islands – More to Love and Learn

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Here in the northeast, October is a beautiful month with cooling temperatures and colorful foliage.  Do you love the fall season?  While I love being home in October, it’s also a fantastic month for travel as it’s shoulder season in many desirable destinations.  Greece is one of those destinations – fewer crowds and not

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The Greek Islands Beckon

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  It was World Tourism Day on Monday, and my social posts thanked the workers in the hospitality industry. This summer, the staff worked tirelessly to make sure my clients loved their well-deserved vacations. A key to a fantastic travel experience is attentive client service. I also recognized the struggles of industry employees in places

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Behind the Scenes at Hidden Gem Travel

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Are you an entrepreneur or do you know someone who is?  I’ll tell you that while it’s fun and exciting to have your own business, it’s a huge commitment and a definite lifestyle. I love to connect and share ideas with others who have launched their own businesses, so reach out to me if

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Europe: Updates & Hidden 💎s

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Were you moved by the Patriot Day/September 11th tributes, images, and stories last weekend?  It was very meaningful to me as I consider myself a New Yorker, having lived in NYC for a long time before I moved to the suburbs.  It also made me think about how much I love iconic cities like

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For Your Travel Radar in North America 🎯

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  It still feels like summer, but those of us in the Northeast know that fall is just around the corner. I love the fall but like to enjoy the summer season into September while the temperatures are still warm.  Seeing ads for pumpkin spice everything and Halloween decorations in the stores shortly before or

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Exotic Hidden Gems 💎

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Any fun plans for Labor Day weekend?  For me, it’s a time to reflect on the highlights of the summer and look forward to plans for the fall. This summer, I moved house (not far from my previous home), so it was an extra busy one! This fall, I’m looking forward to trips to

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Top of the list – Italy!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Are you swamped with the pre-back-to-school punch list or still enjoying the last weeks of summer?  I’m enjoying my post-Virtuoso Travel Week high, although I participated virtually.  I had 36 meetings with incredible travel partners from across the globe, including Italy, Argentina, Abu Dhabi, Switzerland, Scotland, and many other bucket list destinations.  Although global

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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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