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Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Life is so hectic these days with graduations, kids’ activities, juggling schedules, and preparing for upcoming trips. I hope you’re hanging in there and finding small moments of quiet. It was another busy week in travel land! I was very inspired on Wednesday by one of my favorite hotel groups, Belmond. It’s a 5-star

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Epic & Unforgettable 🌏

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope all the moms in our community had a lovely Mother’s Day last weekend. I took a bike ride to the beach and didn’t have to cook a meal. 😊 I’m excited to switch gears this week and offer you travel inspiration from the other side of the globe. Did you know that

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St. Patricks Day

Happy Thursday and St. Patrick’s Day Hidden Gem Travel community – and a special welcome if you’re a new reader and receiving this newsletter for the first time! Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Today, I’m thinking back on my amazing trip to the Emerald Isle only 4 months ago.  I’m also planning to make one of the Jameson cocktails that I learned in

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Japan 2022

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Are you excited to get an extra hour of daylight starting this Sunday? The first day of spring is only one week after we turn the clocks back, and we will finally begin to close the doors on winter 2022. A quick PSA – if you’re thinking about taking a vacation over the December

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Dream Destinations for Wildlife 🦒🦘

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! If you love to travel, I share important news that the EU lifted restrictions for fully vaccinated (World Health Organization approved vaccines) leisure travelers on March 1st. With many clients (including myself) heading abroad this year, I’m thrilled. At the same time, my heart goes out to the people of Ukraine, and I am

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Summer 2022

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! It was another busy week here in travel land with many clients planning some pretty epic vacations for this and next year. The forecast for travel in 2022 is looking to exceed levels from 2019! The reason is due to pent-up demand and excitement that the ability to travel is becoming somewhat easier than

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Time for an adults-only getaway ⁉️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! We’re counting down to Valentine’s Day on Monday, the day after the Superbowl this year.  Not everyone celebrates Valentine’s Day, but I think it’s a perfect opportunity to express our feelings to those we care about.  Hoping some colorful tulips will show up at my door 😊 Whether you have significant other, adult family

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It’s Summer Here 🌞

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! As I sit here enjoying a fire on a snowy evening, I’m embracing the winter season but can’t help my mind wandering to favorite places in the southern hemisphere. It’s hard to imagine as I watch the snow come down sideways that my colleagues and friends south of the equator are slathering on the sunscreen and enjoying

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Rivers Let You See The World 🌍

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Did you spend part of last week daydreaming about your next vacation?  January is a long, cold month in much of the country so a perfect time to dream and plan for the rest of the year. I’ve been receiving a record number of inquiries for 2022 vacations!  Last weekend, I completed a training

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Warming Up in Beautiful Bermuda 🌴🌞🌊

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  It was COLD this week in the northeast, so I was dreaming of warm, sunny places I’ve been and loved.  At the top of the list is Bermuda which is a quick flight from US East coast cities.  I was last there in Fall 2019 and had such a memorable time!  Honestly, you can’t

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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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