Category: France

Europe: Updates & Hidden 💎s

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Were you moved by the Patriot Day/September 11th tributes, images, and stories last weekend?  It was very meaningful to me as I consider myself a New Yorker, having lived in NYC for a long time before I moved to the suburbs.  It also made me think about how much I love iconic cities like

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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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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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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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Hunkering down in front of your small screen?

Greetings virtual travelers!  “Stay home and hunker down” are not words that I, as a travel professional and world traveler myself, ever thought I would give as advice. However, with the current COVID-19 situation and the need to protect ourselves and others in our community, I’m doing just that. While I am actively advising people to NOT travel under the current

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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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Will you travel for delicious wines??

Happy Thursday!  As you’re reading this newsletter, I’m at the lovely Pierre Hotel in midtown Manhattan for a Virtuoso conference.  As you may recall, Virtuoso is my global network that specializes in luxury (as defined by you) and experiential travel.  I’ll be meeting with some amazing, “ungoogleable” travel suppliers who treat my clients like VIPs and learning state-of-the-art techniques for

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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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