Category: Family Travel

Where to avoid crowds on your next vacation 🤼

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’ve been up to my ears with planning Summer 2022 international trips for clients who are more than ready to get back out into the world. As you’ve likely heard in the news, demand is high and so are prices and expected crowds for the most popular summer destinations. PSA – if you still

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Epic & Unforgettable 🌏

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope all the moms in our community had a lovely Mother’s Day last weekend. I took a bike ride to the beach and didn’t have to cook a meal. 😊 I’m excited to switch gears this week and offer you travel inspiration from the other side of the globe. Did you know that

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Amazing Croatia – More to Love

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! What are your plans for Easter weekend if you celebrate? It’s a peak week for travel in some destinations and “shoulder season” for others as we discussed in recent newsletters. I’ll be marking the holiday in an unusual way – more to come on that soon! This week’s newsletter is part two of our

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️Amazing Croatia – Historic Towns, Coastlines, Adventures

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Spring is here, and it’s an amazing time of year to travel to places where it’s “shoulder season.” Shoulder season is the time of year when a destination is before or after peak season. Typically, the crowds are fewer, and availability and rates are more favorable. It makes a lot of sense to travel

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5 European Cities for April Vacations 

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! April is almost here – bring on spring! I’m working with many clients who are planning 2022 and 2023 trips across Europe. While the crisis in Ukraine and continuing pandemic protocols are top of mind, travelers are anxious to get trips planned and on the calendar. Rome, Paris, and London are at the top

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St. Patricks Day

Happy Thursday and St. Patrick’s Day Hidden Gem Travel community – and a special welcome if you’re a new reader and receiving this newsletter for the first time! Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Today, I’m thinking back on my amazing trip to the Emerald Isle only 4 months ago.  I’m also planning to make one of the Jameson cocktails that I learned in

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Japan 2022

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Are you excited to get an extra hour of daylight starting this Sunday? The first day of spring is only one week after we turn the clocks back, and we will finally begin to close the doors on winter 2022. A quick PSA – if you’re thinking about taking a vacation over the December

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Dream Destinations for Wildlife 🦒🦘

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! If you love to travel, I share important news that the EU lifted restrictions for fully vaccinated (World Health Organization approved vaccines) leisure travelers on March 1st. With many clients (including myself) heading abroad this year, I’m thrilled. At the same time, my heart goes out to the people of Ukraine, and I am

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Summer 2022

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! It was another busy week here in travel land with many clients planning some pretty epic vacations for this and next year. The forecast for travel in 2022 is looking to exceed levels from 2019! The reason is due to pent-up demand and excitement that the ability to travel is becoming somewhat easier than

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It’s Summer Here 🌞

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! As I sit here enjoying a fire on a snowy evening, I’m embracing the winter season but can’t help my mind wandering to favorite places in the southern hemisphere. It’s hard to imagine as I watch the snow come down sideways that my colleagues and friends south of the equator are slathering on the sunscreen and enjoying

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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.

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