Category: Europe

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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Top of the list – Italy!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Are you swamped with the pre-back-to-school punch list or still enjoying the last weeks of summer?  I’m enjoying my post-Virtuoso Travel Week high, although I participated virtually.  I had 36 meetings with incredible travel partners from across the globe, including Italy, Argentina, Abu Dhabi, Switzerland, Scotland, and many other bucket list destinations.  Although global

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France in 2022, part deux

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community and happy summer, officially!  The summer season came in with a bang with steamy temperatures around much of the country last week.  If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to invest in some cooling towels 😎 Most of my clients are traveling in the US this summer and seeing our beautiful country.  However

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Europe’s Doors Reopen

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Do you have plans for celebrating Father’s Day this weekend?  We will be gathering with extended family like normal times for a traditional BBQ.  Nothing special but post-covid it feels like any gathering is special. We’ll be missing one of our sons who’s working in the Bahamas this summer (yes, he’s living his best

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Norway’s Hidden Gem

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! How was your week?  With summer’s arrival and the approaching end of the school year, everyone’s running in many directions – life is has become much closer to normal finally. As mentioned last week, summer travel is likely to be less-than-normal as tourism goes through the growing pains of the reopening process.  Be sure

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A No Drama Vacation

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Are you enjoying the spring?  Feeling rejuvenated or stressed?  I’ll admit to feeling both emotions and have been craving a relaxing getaway.  Did you catch Roger Federer and Robert De Niro’s humorous new video for the Switzerland Tourism Board?  De Niro claims that there’s no drama in Switzerland (the gorgeous shots of Zermatt beg

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Revenge travel and event announcement!!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  I’ve been hearing the term ‘revenge travel’ lately, meaning post-covid people are planning to travel like never before after being denied the ability to do so for the last year.  How do you feel about that term?  Personal bias – I’m rarely a fan of names or phrases with negative connotations, so I’m not

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