Category: Gorgeous Beaches

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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My kind of luxury adventures 💎

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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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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