Category: Culinary Experiences

The Greek Islands Beckon

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  It was World Tourism Day on Monday, and my social posts thanked the workers in the hospitality industry. This summer, the staff worked tirelessly to make sure my clients loved their well-deserved vacations. A key to a fantastic travel experience is attentive client service. I also recognized the struggles of industry employees in places

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Food and wine nirvanas

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!   For me, today is throwback Thursday as I’m thinking about one year ago (feels like a decade ago); I attended my last in-person travel event and weekend getaway pre-pandemic.  Reading this paragraph makes me wish for the future more than ever – have you had one of these moments recently? As you’re reading this

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Festive traditions in favorite countries

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Community!  We’re wrapping up Hanukkah and getting close to Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  Here’s the updated countdown: *Happy Hanukkah – I hope you’re enjoying the Festival of Lights! *Countdown to Christmas Eve – it’s only ONE week away :0 *Countdown to New Year’s Eve – it’s only TWO weeks away 😊 Bring on 2021!! Quick

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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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Happy birthday to this intrepid, culinary nomad…

Greetings travelers!  I’ve been spending most of my non-work, free time lately improving my garden, enjoying meals with close family, and organizing boxes full of photographs from years past.  Since I no longer have young children at home, I find this time can be more meditative rather than rushed like it was when life was more hectic.  Yes, I’d trade

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Inspiration for a global getaway in your kitchen

Greetings virtual travelers!  I don’t know about you but staying at home with the family has made mealtime very consistent in our house.  We eat dinner together these days which in the past wasn’t something we were able to do regularly with everyone on different schedules.  I guess you’d call it a silver lining.  Last week, we celebrated a milestone

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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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