Category: Gorgeous Beaches

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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Four Happy Places in Asia

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travelers!  It’s been SO much fun talking to people about bucket list trips again!  If you haven’t yet scheduled your consultation (and entered yourself to win the prize per below), reach out now by replying to this email or filling out the “contact” form on the website.  Also, sharing is caring so forward this email to

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Boosting your happiness throughout October

Greetings Hidden Gem Travelers (also Aloha, Aang, Eh, and Hola – hints to this week’s destinations)!  I’ve been reflecting on how difficult 2020 has been and continues to be for so many people and brainstorming how I can be a bright spot in your inbox on Thursdays.  I was inspired by a recent article in AFAR that said, “New research

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Where’s your next Island Destination?

Greetings Hidden Gem Travel Community members!  We’re at the six-month mark of the pandemic, and it’s not an easy time after months of staying close to home and curtailing our lives.  Knowing that like me, you’re very eager to have a trip on the calendar to look forward to, my goal is to keep inspiring so that when the time

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Turquoise waters, white sands, and a private villa – magic!

Greetings travelers!!  I was born a planner which comes as no surprise since any travel advisor worth their salt needs to excel in the ability to plan.  When it comes to traveling myself, I plan my itinerary in detail (easily accessible on an app on my phone) but leave room for spontaneity. I recommend the same to my clients. One

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Your Spring Break and Summer Vacation Inspiration

If you’re beginning to think about your upcoming spring and summer vacation plans, you’re not alone!  January is a huge month for planning travel, and believe it or not, January 28th is National Plan A Vacation Day!  If you have kids in school, planning well in advance is important to getting the best rates and availability.  We will be attending

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Daydreaming about taking a breath and relaxing?

I don’t know about you, but I usually feel pretty wiped out shortly after Christmas. Over the last few days, we enjoyed celebrations full of cheer and quality time with extended family, and I hope you did too.  We even had some fun discussions about our travel plans for 2020 (Croatia, Greece, Italy, Israel, Nashville, the Grand Canyon, and Cabo

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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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