Category: Europe

My kind of luxury adventures 💎

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Life is so hectic these days with graduations, kids’ activities, juggling schedules, and preparing for upcoming trips. I hope you’re hanging in there and finding small moments of quiet. It was another busy week in travel land! I was very inspired on Wednesday by one of my favorite hotel groups, Belmond. It’s a 5-star

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St. Patricks Day

Happy Thursday and St. Patrick’s Day Hidden Gem Travel community – and a special welcome if you’re a new reader and receiving this newsletter for the first time! Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Today, I’m thinking back on my amazing trip to the Emerald Isle only 4 months ago.  I’m also planning to make one of the Jameson cocktails that I learned in

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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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Rivers Let You See The World 🌍

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Did you spend part of last week daydreaming about your next vacation?  January is a long, cold month in much of the country so a perfect time to dream and plan for the rest of the year. I’ve been receiving a record number of inquiries for 2022 vacations!  Last weekend, I completed a training

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🏰 Castles of Ireland – The Best For Your Irish Vacation ☘️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community – and a special welcome if you’re a new member and receiving this newsletter for the first time! This week, I’m excited to highlight an absolutely incredible travel experience!  When I was in Ireland in November, I stayed in two majestic castles. These stays far exceeded my expectations, and I highly recommend that you

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Have you seen the Northern Lights?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! With only a bit over a week until Christmas and just over two until the New Year’s festivities, life is extra busy and hopefully festive for you.  I’ll be spending time with family from near and far this year and also gearing up for the busy season that we in the travel industry call

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I’m just back from… Ireland! ☘️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m excited to report that I’m just back from an incredible trip to Europe, specifically Ireland!  Have you been to the Emerald Isle? If you’ve been, you know that there’s much more to do than can fit in a week’s time. The purpose of this trip was to scout the best hotels and experiences

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Greek Islands – More to Love and Learn

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Here in the northeast, October is a beautiful month with cooling temperatures and colorful foliage.  Do you love the fall season?  While I love being home in October, it’s also a fantastic month for travel as it’s shoulder season in many desirable destinations.  Greece is one of those destinations – fewer crowds and not

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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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Europe: Updates & Hidden 💎s

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Were you moved by the Patriot Day/September 11th tributes, images, and stories last weekend?  It was very meaningful to me as I consider myself a New Yorker, having lived in NYC for a long time before I moved to the suburbs.  It also made me think about how much I love iconic cities like

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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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