Category: Active Vacations

A jaw-dropping travel experience for nature lovers …. 

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Busy season for travel has begun, and we’re working to full capacity here at Hidden Gem Travel.  I had to take time this past week to renew my driver’s license in person to upgrade to a Real ID.  Let this serve as a reminder to do so before it takes effect in May 2025

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Immersive, authentic, educational, adventurous vacations await! 💫

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! You may be reading this newsletter from your February vacation. Hidden Gem Travel clients are having a blast in Costa Rica, the Netherlands/Amsterdam, and the Caribbean this week. Weather is always a factor for winter getaways as it may impact your air travel. Luckily, everyone made it out of the US unscathed – phew!

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Kicking off your 2024 travel year right 🎉✔

Happy 1st Thursday of 2024 Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope the new year is off to a great start for you. Did you set a resolution or assign a key word for 2024? If so, how do you keep yourself accountable since often the best intentions in January are deprioritized or forgotten by the end of the month? My

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Do you know the Nordic countries?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! If you checked out my Instagram or Facebook stories this weekend, you know that a member of the Hidden Gem Travel team was at the Taylor Swift concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina last Thursday night which was the first night of her Eras tour in South America. By all reports, it was an epic experience

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Where are Spain’s Balearic Islands?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel Community! The cool, crisp days of the fall season are here for most of us in the US, and the steamy hot days of July and August are long in our review mirror. This summer was the hottest on record for the planet, and much of Europe felt the heat. Next summer will likely be

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Beating the Heat 🔥

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! We find ourselves in the hottest days of the summer, and as you know, the news has been covering the high temperatures across the US and internationally on a daily basis. Of course, it’s also peak travel season so thinking ahead about ways to beat the heat while you’re touring Rome or even Tokyo

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Yes please (oui merci) to the French Riviera 🇫🇷

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope you’re enjoying my June series of newsletters about cruising Europe’s magical Mediterranean Sea.  As a reminder, the word ‘cruise’ is a catch-all term for multiple types of vacations by boat. It’s NOT just what you first envision when you hear the word which is often a huge mass.-market ship with thousands of

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Summer Travel Tips – 2023 Edition 😎

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! May has been a very busy month, and I find myself surprised at how quickly it flew by – do you feel the same? Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial beginning of summer is here, and vacation is on everyone’s minds. This month, I was in Europe on a whirlwind 3 country/1 principality trip

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The world’s 4th largest island is… 🏝️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community, and May the 4th be with you! This fun play on today’s date brings out the kid (and Star Wars fan) in all of us. If you’d love an extra-special travel experience that will bring out the kid in you (especially animal lovers), I’ll suggest the world’s fourth-largest island, Madagascar! Madagascar is a vast magical

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Time to think about your holiday travel in 2023 🤔

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Believe it or not, we’re approximately seven (7) months out to Thanksgiving and eight (8) months to the Christmas and New Years holidays. Time flies and the holidays will be here before you know it. Giving a gift of memories is always a fantastic idea. This week’s newsletter is a quick heads-up that it’s

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