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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Exploring Your Roots, continued

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community, and welcome to May!  Spring has sprung all over Connecticut and everything looks renewed as life gets back to normal.  I spent my free time this past week cleaning house and getting organized in anticipation of spending more time outside in the world now that I’m fully vaccinated.  Do you feel similarly liberated? This

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Exploring Your Roots

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! How was your week?  I was heartened by the news that the EU is targeting this summer as a reopening timeframe for fully vaccinated American travelers!  I know that so many of you had to cancel or postpone trips to Europe in 2020, so this news is encouraging.  If you have a future travel

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Champagne Wishes and Sea Dreams

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Have you had a busy week and been dreaming of a break?  If so, you’re not alone — I’ve been hearing this frequently.  April seems to always be hectic, although last year at this time we were confined to our homes.  It was a different type of hectic; I recall scouring the internet for

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Revenge travel and event announcement!!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  I’ve been hearing the term ‘revenge travel’ lately, meaning post-covid people are planning to travel like never before after being denied the ability to do so for the last year.  How do you feel about that term?  Personal bias – I’m rarely a fan of names or phrases with negative connotations, so I’m not

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Your portal to the Best of the Best!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  How was your first week in April?  With the first signs of spring, I’m inspired to write all month about beautiful destinations, experiences, and memories we can make as life reopens, just like the spring flowers that are beginning to pop up here in New England. Last week we covered some incredible destinations where

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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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