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My go-to place for R&R

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Starting this week, I’m adding a new section to this newsletter to share timely and relevant information with my many clients, readers, and followers. You’ll see it when you scroll down. Believe it or not, we’re heading full steam into the holiday season with long to-do lists and bursting calendars. I don’t know about

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Where are Spain’s Balearic Islands?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel Community! The cool, crisp days of the fall season are here for most of us in the US, and the steamy hot days of July and August are long in our review mirror. This summer was the hottest on record for the planet, and much of Europe felt the heat. Next summer will likely be

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Time to think about your holiday travel in 2023 🤔

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Believe it or not, we’re approximately seven (7) months out to Thanksgiving and eight (8) months to the Christmas and New Years holidays. Time flies and the holidays will be here before you know it. Giving a gift of memories is always a fantastic idea. This week’s newsletter is a quick heads-up that it’s

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Abu Dhabi – vacation 411 🌴☀

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! And welcome to March! It’s been a very mild winter here in the northeast so far, and usually, at this time of year, I’m dreaming of sunshine and sand. Instead, I’m soon off to Europe (Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, and France – Paris specifically) and will be reporting back when I return to the office. I’ll be

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Why Dubai 😎

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Are you reading this newsletter from home or on vacation? The week after President’s Day is often a vacation week (at least in part) for school systems. I’m heading back to Europe in March so this week I’m at home working and preparing to take my business on the road… aka laptop lifestyle. You

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Ireland – One Year Throwback ☘️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I just saw a pop-up on my phone reminding me that I was in Ireland one year ago today. It put a huge smile on my face. Don’t you love reliving those happy days when you felt both excitement and contentment? Last fall’s epic trip to Ireland remains one of my favorite travel memories.

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Chill Time on Vacation 💆

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! As I write this newsletter, it’s a bleary day outside my window. If I could teleport myself somewhere, I would land at a spa right now. Typically when I travel, my schedule is packed with destination exploration, so spa time is a real treat. Do you enjoy a spa vacation? Have you ever tried

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Tuscany Postcard – Wine, Culture, Golf & More 🍷

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! With Labor Day weekend behind us, we’re back to work and school in full force. I’m heading to another travel conference next week this time in Los Angeles. I’ll be meeting with the LA tourism board, some of the finer hotels in the city, and also select cruise partners and tour operators from around

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The 50th state is 🥁…

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! We’re in the dog days of summer – do you love the heat or not so much? The month of August is key for travel professionals. Those of us in the Virtuoso network have Virtuoso Travel Week the second week of the month each year. Dubbed the “fashion week for travel” and held in

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Turks & Caicos 2022

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! August is just a few days off bringing the end of summer and preparations for back to school and work.  With time flying by, I encourage you to think about and book your 2023 winter vacation now for the best rates and availability. It seems so far off, but I have many clients who tell me

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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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