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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Walking, Hiking, or Cycling?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Are you as excited as I am for spring?  With the daffodils sprouting and more people getting vaccinated, this spring season feels doubly welcomed.  I spent a good chunk of this week talking with travel colleagues across the pond.  They can’t wait to welcome us back!  If you have your sights on a vacation

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Pack your racquet for these destinations!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community and belated happy St. Paddy’s Day!  If you didn’t have your fill of Irish fare yesterday, my partners at CIE Tours shared a fab Irish Coffee recipe courtesy of Sean’s Bar, the oldest pub in the world (its history dates to 900AD): Ingredients Sean’s specially blended Irish whiskey Freshly brewed, strong coffee 1 teaspoon

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Finding Freedom!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  It’s been one year since the world shut down, and thankfully we are now on the road to reopening.  The travel business is brisk with people ready to plan their next long-awaited and much-deserved vacation, myself included 😊 This month we’re talking about vacations that allow you to pursue sporting activities, and this week

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Thinking about a vacation in the USA?

Happy Friday Hidden Gem Travel community!  I’m a day late in your inbox this week due to my virtual travel event on Wednesday night.  It was a big success and anyone who couldn’t join us, I’m happy to send you the recording.  Many thanks to my partners at Kensington Tours, NIC+ZOE, and Tidy Nest! With all the winter weather across

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