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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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Trip of a Lifetime and Celebrating 200 🎉

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Believe it or not, this newsletter is number 200!!  I enjoy writing each issue and put in consistent effort as I think they are a valuable source of travel information and inspiration.  I hope you do as well.   All my newsletters are posted on the ‘blog’ section of the website in case you ever want to

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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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Safari memories – why now? 🦒

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  I’m just back from a two-week business trip (which was filled with pleasure…  more on my trip to come) through Portugal, and am now looking closely at the calendar for the last two months of the year.  All indicators are pointing to another huge year for international travel in 2024 so preparation is key –

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Top 3 – Let’s go next year!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Recently someone asked me, “What was the best meal you had in your travels this year?” Now, I’m not a foodie so I don’t tend to remember in all honesty, but when I was in Budapest in March, I had an unforgettable dining experience at the new Spago, the newest Wolfgang Puck’s signature restaurant.

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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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Hitting the easy button – sustainable travel and you

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22nd, and sustainable travel is a major trend in the industry.  Do you ponder how to travel with a lower impact on the environment?  In past newsletters, I’ve suggested how you can make small, simple changes when preparing for a trip that will have a positive impact on

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South Africa beyond your safari 🍷🍴🚴⛵⛳

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! It continues to be extremely busy here in travel land, and industry statistics are backing up the enormous rebound in travel for 2023 and into 2024. On a personal note, it’s a lot of fun to work with so many clients on their dream trips. February’s newsletters will focus on big trips – those unforgettable experiences.

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4 reasons to see the world 🌎

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope your start to 2023 has been a happy and healthy one. It’s been busy here in travel- land with clients booking their vacations for this and next year. Their desired destinations include Europe, Africa, Alaska, and Asia – pretty wide-ranging so far. This week we continue with some inspiring travel quotations to

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2022 in the rearview 🎊

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope you’ve enjoyed your holidays so far as we head into the last few days of 2022. Are you looking back and taking stock of the year? Here at Hidden Gem Travel, I’ve been doing just that. It was an incredible year in terms of being busy planning incredible trips for clients. Also,

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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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