Category: Europe

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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Walking, Hiking, or Cycling?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Are you as excited as I am for spring?  With the daffodils sprouting and more people getting vaccinated, this spring season feels doubly welcomed.  I spent a good chunk of this week talking with travel colleagues across the pond.  They can’t wait to welcome us back!  If you have your sights on a vacation

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Finding Freedom!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  It’s been one year since the world shut down, and thankfully we are now on the road to reopening.  The travel business is brisk with people ready to plan their next long-awaited and much-deserved vacation, myself included 😊 This month we’re talking about vacations that allow you to pursue sporting activities, and this week

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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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Do You Know Your Travel Style?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Did you see on my social channels that Tuesday was National Plan For Vacation Day?  Yes, it’s an official thing, and as I posted on LinkedIn there are some interesting stats about attitudes relating to travel in 2021: 69% of people see a change in scenery as a top travel priority in 2021, and

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What’s Your Heritage Story?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  What a week it’s been since my last newsletter.  With the recent news of the CDC requiring proof of a negative COVID test result or recovery for all airline passengers arriving into the US (link below) and everything else going on in our country, I’m looking forward to returning to some semblance of normalcy

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