Category: Active Vacations

Tuscany Postcard – Wine, Culture, Golf & More 🍷

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! With Labor Day weekend behind us, we’re back to work and school in full force. I’m heading to another travel conference next week this time in Los Angeles. I’ll be meeting with the LA tourism board, some of the finer hotels in the city, and also select cruise partners and tour operators from around

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The 50th state is 🥁…

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! We’re in the dog days of summer – do you love the heat or not so much? The month of August is key for travel professionals. Those of us in the Virtuoso network have Virtuoso Travel Week the second week of the month each year. Dubbed the “fashion week for travel” and held in

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The Must-Do Summer Vacation🦅

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Have you had enough downtime this summer or like me been so busy that you realize that you need some quiet time? August is a good month to carve out that time, and I encourage you to block space on your calendar to make it happen before the hectic fall schedule is upon you.

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Turks & Caicos 2022

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! August is just a few days off bringing the end of summer and preparations for back to school and work.  With time flying by, I encourage you to think about and book your 2023 winter vacation now for the best rates and availability. It seems so far off, but I have many clients who tell me

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Where to avoid crowds on your next vacation 🤼

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’ve been up to my ears with planning Summer 2022 international trips for clients who are more than ready to get back out into the world. As you’ve likely heard in the news, demand is high and so are prices and expected crowds for the most popular summer destinations. PSA – if you still

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Epic & Unforgettable 🌏

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope all the moms in our community had a lovely Mother’s Day last weekend. I took a bike ride to the beach and didn’t have to cook a meal. 😊 I’m excited to switch gears this week and offer you travel inspiration from the other side of the globe. Did you know that

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Amazing Croatia – More to Love

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! What are your plans for Easter weekend if you celebrate? It’s a peak week for travel in some destinations and “shoulder season” for others as we discussed in recent newsletters. I’ll be marking the holiday in an unusual way – more to come on that soon! This week’s newsletter is part two of our

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Japan 2022

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Are you excited to get an extra hour of daylight starting this Sunday? The first day of spring is only one week after we turn the clocks back, and we will finally begin to close the doors on winter 2022. A quick PSA – if you’re thinking about taking a vacation over the December

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Dream Destinations for Wildlife 🦒🦘

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! If you love to travel, I share important news that the EU lifted restrictions for fully vaccinated (World Health Organization approved vaccines) leisure travelers on March 1st. With many clients (including myself) heading abroad this year, I’m thrilled. At the same time, my heart goes out to the people of Ukraine, and I am

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Summer 2022

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! It was another busy week here in travel land with many clients planning some pretty epic vacations for this and next year. The forecast for travel in 2022 is looking to exceed levels from 2019! The reason is due to pent-up demand and excitement that the ability to travel is becoming somewhat easier than

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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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