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Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Life is so hectic these days with graduations, kids’ activities, juggling schedules, and preparing for upcoming trips. I hope you’re hanging in there and finding small moments of quiet. It was another busy week in travel land! I was very inspired on Wednesday by one of my favorite hotel groups, Belmond. It’s a 5-star

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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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Is London Calling?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m excited that spring has finally arrived, and that life outdoors is picking up with the nicer weather. Yes, life is hectic in the spring, but it holds so much beauty and opportunity. In the next couple of months, I’ll be traveling to northern Italy for 10 days scouting new experiences for my clients

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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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Warming Up in Beautiful Bermuda 🌴🌞🌊

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  It was COLD this week in the northeast, so I was dreaming of warm, sunny places I’ve been and loved.  At the top of the list is Bermuda which is a quick flight from US East coast cities.  I was last there in Fall 2019 and had such a memorable time!  Honestly, you can’t

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Greek Islands – More to Love and Learn

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Here in the northeast, October is a beautiful month with cooling temperatures and colorful foliage.  Do you love the fall season?  While I love being home in October, it’s also a fantastic month for travel as it’s shoulder season in many desirable destinations.  Greece is one of those destinations – fewer crowds and not

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The Greek Islands Beckon

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  It was World Tourism Day on Monday, and my social posts thanked the workers in the hospitality industry. This summer, the staff worked tirelessly to make sure my clients loved their well-deserved vacations. A key to a fantastic travel experience is attentive client service. I also recognized the struggles of industry employees in places

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Champagne Wishes and Sea Dreams

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Have you had a busy week and been dreaming of a break?  If so, you’re not alone — I’ve been hearing this frequently.  April seems to always be hectic, although last year at this time we were confined to our homes.  It was a different type of hectic; I recall scouring the internet for

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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

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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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