Category: Couples Travel

Where’s your next Island Destination?

Greetings Hidden Gem Travel Community members!  We’re at the six-month mark of the pandemic, and it’s not an easy time after months of staying close to home and curtailing our lives.  Knowing that like me, you’re very eager to have a trip on the calendar to look forward to, my goal is to keep inspiring so that when the time

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Where to go for R+R near home this fall

Greetings travel lovers and Hidden Gem Travel community!  As teased in last week’s newsletter, I had a fabulous Labor Day weekend relaxing and recharging safely while being relatively close to home.  If you live in the northeast, which many of you do, this destination is very accessible. Even during corona-times, much was open – note that health and safety measures

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Inspiration for vacations with your bubble

Greetings travel lovers!  We are counting down to the end of August and the beginning of the school year.  How will that look for your family?  Do you have kids doing 100% remote learning from home or are they in a hybrid situation?  Or are you planning to home school?  There are so many complex issues with each option.  Last

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The summer vacation conundrum

Greetings travelers! I omitted “virtual” before travelers because travel is beginning to open up with summer’s arrival. I spent time this weekend thinking about where we might travel by car later this summer when borders reopen, and 14-day quarantine rules are lifted. If you’ve thought about it too, you know it’s logistically challenging right now. Where we decide to stay

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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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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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