Category: Europe

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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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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Amazing snowy vacations for your family ❄️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Community!  How are your preparations for the holidays going?  Question – what traditions are you embracing or revisiting during this unusual holiday season?  For our family, I’m digging out the board games that we used to play years ago (yes, I still have Star Wars Monopoly). *Happy Hanukkah today – enjoy the Festival of Lights! *Countdown

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The Magic of Christmastime in Europe

Happy first Thursday in December!  Do you feel yourself getting into the holiday spirit yet?  This week’s newsletter will inspire you for the 2020 holiday season and beyond!  Experiencing the magic of Christmastime in Europe is a must-do experience for people who love the holidays and iconic European cities in other seasons.  Before we dive into our topic for this

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Do you 💛 Europe?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travelers!  My attention was captured this weekend by a New York Times article asking readers to submit love letters and pictures for their upcoming article, 52 Places We Love, about one place in the world that is special to them personally.  The instructions were simple:  a place that “can be a popular tourist destination or a

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The year-round beauty of Bavaria

Happy Thursday travelers!  Do you ever celebrate Oktoberfest here in the US?  We usually enjoy an Oktoberfest dinner at a local restaurant with German music, food, beer, and wine although we aren’t of German descent.  Have you ever been to Oktoberfest in Munich?  I went quite a few years ago, and it was such a fun experience!  Socializing with people

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This place is the definition of a Hidden Gem!

Greetings traveler lovers!  Can you believe that there are only 4 days left in August?  Personally, I’m excited to be heading into the fall for the cool, crisp days and beauty of the changing leaves here in the Northeast. If the border to Canada opens, I’m hoping to road trip to Nova Scotia as I’ve been invited by their tourism

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Armchair traveling – a mental, educational break

Greetings armchair travelers – it’s been a very long couple of weeks for all of us. I have been juggling helping clients and non-clients postpone travel plans and navigate supplier policies as well as assisting an elderly family member with pulmonary issues.  I know you all have been dealing with similar work/family challenges and keeping up with the news while

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