Travel Updates, Resources, and Information

Greetings travelers.  Given the unprecedented developments in travel and daily life as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, this week’s newsletter focuses on providing you reliable, informative resources, whether you travel for pleasure, business, have a student studying abroad, etc.: Upcoming travel plans?  If you are scheduled to travel and would like to discuss your options (whether you booked your

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If you love to read, this one’s for you

Before we start this week’s newsletter, I’d like to offer anyone who has upcoming spring break travel plans (booked through me or not) the opportunity for a phone call to assist in assessing your options to travel or cancel due to the coronavirus situation. Send me an email (address below) to schedule a time to talk. As a travel consultant,

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Update for all travelers + blamping

TGIThursday!  What are your plans for the Leap Day weekend?  I thought it important to begin this newsletter by addressing the Coronavirus as it relates to travel.  A key benefit of working with a travel consultant is that we closely monitor travel-related global concerns and inform our clients.  Here’s our commitment to you with these types of situations: Proactive Communication: 

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Will you travel for delicious wines??

Happy Thursday!  As you’re reading this newsletter, I’m at the lovely Pierre Hotel in midtown Manhattan for a Virtuoso conference.  As you may recall, Virtuoso is my global network that specializes in luxury (as defined by you) and experiential travel.  I’ll be meeting with some amazing, “ungoogleable” travel suppliers who treat my clients like VIPs and learning state-of-the-art techniques for

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For Valentine’s Day, an unforgettable couple’s trip itinerary

Last year, I celebrated Valentine’s Day weekend in Sonoma and Napa, California, and what a fantastic destination for a couple’s trip.  So in honor of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I’ll share highlights and tips from our long weekend itinerary in the hopes that you’ll be inspired to take this trip with your significant other.  If you’ve already been to this area

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Destination spotlight Arizona, yes even for beach lovers

Happy February?  It’s a favorite month for skiers but warm days filled with sunshine are calling the rest of us!  Speaking of gorgeous weather, Arizona is an incredible state with dry heat and year-round sunshine.  I’ve mentioned it a couple of times in past newsletters (ICYMI you can read back issues on the blog on our website) because I love

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5 reasons to think out-of-the-box for your next family vacation

Greetings!  I spent last Friday at the New York Times Travel Show held at NYC’s Jacob Javits Center.  In just 10 hours, I learned enough to fill half a dozen newsletters!  Since my goal is to share travel tips, tricks and inspiration in these newsletters (and on Facebook and Instagram), I will devote this issue to family travel trends in

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Is your New Year’s resolution to be healthier?

Greetings!  I was honored to be profiled in Hamlet Hub last week thanks to Kerry Anne Ducey.  Here’s the link ICYMI:  https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/49826-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-hidden-gem-travel-consulting. Question for you – was your New Year’s resolution about getting healthier or losing weight?  If so, you are like millions of others who start out each new year hoping to improve their overall health, wellness, and fitness

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Your Spring Break and Summer Vacation Inspiration

If you’re beginning to think about your upcoming spring and summer vacation plans, you’re not alone!  January is a huge month for planning travel, and believe it or not, January 28th is National Plan A Vacation Day!  If you have kids in school, planning well in advance is important to getting the best rates and availability.  We will be attending

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5 Awesome Benefits to Using a Virtuoso Travel Consultant

Before I became a Travel Consultant, I DIY’d our family vacations.  I loved doing it, including spending hours and days combing the internet doing the research and booking myself.  Overall, our vacations went extremely well, and everyone in my family loved the trips I planned.  BUT I always wondered if I could have found a better option whether it be

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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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