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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Traveling better in 2020 – your insider access and more

Happy New Year and New Decade!  Forbes, Travel+Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, and others have published their ‘Best Places to Travel in 2020’ lists.  These lists are perfect for inspiration, but it’s easy to get dazzled and lose perspective on what’s most important to you, becoming a victim of “Shiny Object Syndrome”.  The best place to travel in 2020

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Daydreaming about taking a breath and relaxing?

I don’t know about you, but I usually feel pretty wiped out shortly after Christmas. Over the last few days, we enjoyed celebrations full of cheer and quality time with extended family, and I hope you did too.  We even had some fun discussions about our travel plans for 2020 (Croatia, Greece, Italy, Israel, Nashville, the Grand Canyon, and Cabo

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Multi-Generational Travel Tips and Inspiration

Season’s Greetings – I hope all is going smoothly with your holiday prep. The frenzy is real with less than one week to Christmas Day! We will be celebrating Christmas with our extended family, and it will be good to catch up on everyone’s lives. Ages range from 11-81 so truly multi-generational. One topic that’s fun to discuss during holiday

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Family Trip to Alaska Summer 2020

Does your family love… Breaching whales and soaring eagles Sled dogs and puppies Nature photography Outdoor adventure Hiking, biking and/or kayaking Have an interest in the sciences, especially environmental/marine/wildlife studies or geology? If the answer is yes to any of the above, a gift that will be absolutely unforgettable is a trip to Alaska!  This experience should be checked off

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Giving Experiences – Creating your family’s travel bucket list

I was thrilled and grateful to be included in Good Morning Wilton’s Holiday Gift Guide this year! For those of you who aren’t aware, Good Morning Wilton is an amazing daily news website and electronic newsletter for residents of our wonderful town. Here’s the link to the guide:https://goodmorningwilton.com/gmws-2019-holiday-gift-guide-gifts-over-50/ Being included in the guide allowed me to highlight Wanderlist®, a new service that revolutionizes the way families

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Introducing Hidden Gem Travel Consulting – A New Way to Travel

Introducing a new way to travel that elevates your precious vacations from fun to unforgettable! Hidden Gem Travel Consulting is a brand-new enterprise that combines my personal passion and avocation with my professional skills.  We are affiliated with Gifted Travel Network, a Virtuoso member agency. Virtuoso is the leading global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel.   Hidden

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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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