Where’s your next Island Destination?

Greetings Hidden Gem Travel Community members!  We’re at the six-month mark of the pandemic, and it’s not an easy time after months of staying close to home and curtailing our lives.  Knowing that like me, you’re very eager to have a trip on the calendar to look forward to, my goal is to keep inspiring so that when the time

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The year-round beauty of Bavaria

Happy Thursday travelers!  Do you ever celebrate Oktoberfest here in the US?  We usually enjoy an Oktoberfest dinner at a local restaurant with German music, food, beer, and wine although we aren’t of German descent.  Have you ever been to Oktoberfest in Munich?  I went quite a few years ago, and it was such a fun experience!  Socializing with people

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Where to go for R+R near home this fall

Greetings travel lovers and Hidden Gem Travel community!  As teased in last week’s newsletter, I had a fabulous Labor Day weekend relaxing and recharging safely while being relatively close to home.  If you live in the northeast, which many of you do, this destination is very accessible. Even during corona-times, much was open – note that health and safety measures

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What’s up for Labor Day weekend 2020

Greetings travel lovers and Hidden Gem Travel community members!  Almost happy Labor Day weekend — what are you up to?  I’m keeping my plans a secret for the moment but trust me that I’m excited to give you the full scoop in the next newsletter 😊  From the headlines:  Have you heard the good news from three major airlines this

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This place is the definition of a Hidden Gem!

Greetings traveler lovers!  Can you believe that there are only 4 days left in August?  Personally, I’m excited to be heading into the fall for the cool, crisp days and beauty of the changing leaves here in the Northeast. If the border to Canada opens, I’m hoping to road trip to Nova Scotia as I’ve been invited by their tourism

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Inspiration for vacations with your bubble

Greetings travel lovers!  We are counting down to the end of August and the beginning of the school year.  How will that look for your family?  Do you have kids doing 100% remote learning from home or are they in a hybrid situation?  Or are you planning to home school?  There are so many complex issues with each option.  Last

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Paradise delivered here

Greetings travelers and happy August?!  If you live in Connecticut, you know that last week I was unable to send out this newsletter thanks to widespread power outages resulting from Tropical Storm Isaias which hit on Tuesday.  We waited a looong time for the power company to get its act together.  Now that we’re back in business, we can refocus

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Turquoise waters, white sands, and a private villa – magic!

Greetings travelers!!  I was born a planner which comes as no surprise since any travel advisor worth their salt needs to excel in the ability to plan.  When it comes to traveling myself, I plan my itinerary in detail (easily accessible on an app on my phone) but leave room for spontaneity. I recommend the same to my clients. One

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A favorite travel memory – riding a whale while speaking French

Greetings travelers!!  How was your week? I escaped for a beach day last week and thoroughly enjoyed the change of scenery in a quiet beach town less than two hours away. If you want to know about this hidden gem drivable from the New York metro area, reach out!  Lately, I’ve been thinking about my travel bucket list. It’s not

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If you’re contemplating future travel anywhere, read this

Greetings travelers!  I hope you’re enjoying the summer as much as possible during this very strange time. This past week, I’ve been talking to people in different life stages – parents of school-aged children, people with teens and elderly parents who are “sandwiched,” couples with empty nests/adult children, and newly engaged couples.  Despite having different challenges and months of shattered

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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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