Category: Europe

Countdown begins – Paris 🇫🇷 Summer Olympics 2024 🎇

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! In honor of the one-year mark for the opening ceremonies yesterday (July 26th), this newsletter is a reprint from February.  Since first published, there are more packages available that may work well for you. Reach out now to find out more. I spent a week in Paris in March scoping things out for clients, and

Read More →

Beating the Heat 🔥

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! We find ourselves in the hottest days of the summer, and as you know, the news has been covering the high temperatures across the US and internationally on a daily basis. Of course, it’s also peak travel season so thinking ahead about ways to beat the heat while you’re touring Rome or even Tokyo

Read More →

Christmas in July 🎄🏝️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! It’s been super hot across the US and the pond over the past week or so. I hope you’re finding ways to stay cool.   One way that may help is thinking about the cold December days now – Christmas/the holiday season in July. If you like to travel during the holidays, now is the time to

Read More →

Why a Mediterranean ocean cruise is a 👍 travel option

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! If you’ve read my previous three newsletters, you know that I was recently on an ocean cruise across the Mediterranean coast starting in Rome, Italy and ending in Barcelona, Spain. I was an invited guest on the ship (read on for the name of the line) and the experience exceeded my expectations from the

Read More →

Sunny, spectacular Spain ☀

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! In my last two newsletters, I’ve been sharing highlights from my recent, epic Mediterranean cruise. What I loved about this “bleisure” trip (combining business and leisure travel) was the ability to see so much in a condensed amount of time (just under two weeks). It’s given me a punch list of places to return

Read More →

Yes please (oui merci) to the French Riviera 🇫🇷

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope you’re enjoying my June series of newsletters about cruising Europe’s magical Mediterranean Sea.  As a reminder, the word ‘cruise’ is a catch-all term for multiple types of vacations by boat. It’s NOT just what you first envision when you hear the word which is often a huge mass.-market ship with thousands of

Read More →

Summer Travel Tips – 2023 Edition 😎

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! May has been a very busy month, and I find myself surprised at how quickly it flew by – do you feel the same? Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial beginning of summer is here, and vacation is on everyone’s minds. This month, I was in Europe on a whirlwind 3 country/1 principality trip

Read More →

Dinner and a show 🌎 🍽️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms who read this newsletter. When my kids were young (and full-on 24/7), I wished for a little peace and quiet on Mother’s Day. Now, I look forward to seeing and spending time with them; life is full circle. Recently, I enjoyed dinner and a show (often

Read More →

Time to think about your holiday travel in 2023 🤔

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Believe it or not, we’re approximately seven (7) months out to Thanksgiving and eight (8) months to the Christmas and New Years holidays. Time flies and the holidays will be here before you know it. Giving a gift of memories is always a fantastic idea. This week’s newsletter is a quick heads-up that it’s

Read More →

Hitting the easy button – sustainable travel and you

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22nd, and sustainable travel is a major trend in the industry.  Do you ponder how to travel with a lower impact on the environment?  In past newsletters, I’ve suggested how you can make small, simple changes when preparing for a trip that will have a positive impact on

Read More →

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.

BLOG CATEGORIES

Get the Guide!

10 Hidden Gems to Inspire Your Family’s Wanderlist

TRAVEL SERVICES

My signature consultative process uncovers exactly what your family is craving for your next journey—so I can design a tailored, layered experience that speaks to what wows you.

Looking for something?

Search

Enjoy a Wealth of Travel Resources, Guides, & Services​

All in One Place