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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My Post-Olympic Wish

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! As mentioned last week, I’m in the middle of Virtuoso’s annual travel week conference (virtually) where I learn all about the latest in the very best of travel. My meetings and seminars have recalled this mantra: “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown I’ll have curated highlights from

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Hawaii is HOT – maybe too hot?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Can you believe it’s August already? It feels like the summer is flying by. I took a few weeks off from writing this weekly newsletter to focus on client work (it’s been BUSY!) and generally catch up. The month of August is key for travel professionals. Those of us in the Virtuoso network have

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Alaska – add to your travel bucket list

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Are you looking forward to the upcoming 4th of July weekend and hopefully a bit of R&R?  I’ll be staying local as business is brisk – my free time will be spent planning vacations (my favorite thing to do!).  When I’m not curating amazing vacations for my clients, I write this newsletter and create

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France in 2022, part deux

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community and happy summer, officially!  The summer season came in with a bang with steamy temperatures around much of the country last week.  If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to invest in some cooling towels 😎 Most of my clients are traveling in the US this summer and seeing our beautiful country.  However

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Europe’s Doors Reopen

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Do you have plans for celebrating Father’s Day this weekend?  We will be gathering with extended family like normal times for a traditional BBQ.  Nothing special but post-covid it feels like any gathering is special. We’ll be missing one of our sons who’s working in the Bahamas this summer (yes, he’s living his best

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Norway’s Hidden Gem

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! How was your week?  With summer’s arrival and the approaching end of the school year, everyone’s running in many directions – life is has become much closer to normal finally. As mentioned last week, summer travel is likely to be less-than-normal as tourism goes through the growing pains of the reopening process.  Be sure

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A No Drama Vacation

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Are you enjoying the spring?  Feeling rejuvenated or stressed?  I’ll admit to feeling both emotions and have been craving a relaxing getaway.  Did you catch Roger Federer and Robert De Niro’s humorous new video for the Switzerland Tourism Board?  De Niro claims that there’s no drama in Switzerland (the gorgeous shots of Zermatt beg

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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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