Category: Family Travel

Your portal to the Best of the Best!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  How was your first week in April?  With the first signs of spring, I’m inspired to write all month about beautiful destinations, experiences, and memories we can make as life reopens, just like the spring flowers that are beginning to pop up here in New England. Last week we covered some incredible destinations where

Read More →

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

Read More →

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

Read More →

Thinking about a vacation in the USA?

Happy Friday Hidden Gem Travel community!  I’m a day late in your inbox this week due to my virtual travel event on Wednesday night.  It was a big success and anyone who couldn’t join us, I’m happy to send you the recording.  Many thanks to my partners at Kensington Tours, NIC+ZOE, and Tidy Nest! With all the winter weather across

Read More →

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

Read More →

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

Read More →

Ride this wave before it’s gone! 🌊

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  How did your first two weeks of January go?  Are you still focused on your New Year’s resolutions?  If improving your health and wellness is a priority, I hope you read my newsletter last week for some incredible wellness vacation ideas.  Whether you’re thinking about staying in the US or venturing abroad, there are

Read More →

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

Read More →

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

Read More →

What was the best birthday present you ever received? 🎁

Happy Thursday and “blogaversary” to this weekly newsletter 🎊!!  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I love writing it for you.  It has certainly kept my spirits up this year.  I’m a believer in celebrating our milestones in life – are you?  Without stopping to reflect, take stock, and be thankful in a meaningful way, life just

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?

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

All in One Place