Category: Guided Tours

Europe Edition – Top Client Experiences 💯

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I first want to say how tragic the sudden burning of historic Lahaina on the island of Maui, Hawaii is. As the news unfolded last week, I was brought back to my time there personally as well as many of my clients. We all made priceless memories in Maui. My heart goes out to

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Beating the Heat 🔥

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! We find ourselves in the hottest days of the summer, and as you know, the news has been covering the high temperatures across the US and internationally on a daily basis. Of course, it’s also peak travel season so thinking ahead about ways to beat the heat while you’re touring Rome or even Tokyo

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More of just back from… 🦁

Happy Friday after Thanksgiving Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m sending this newsletter a day later than usual since yesterday was Thanksgiving. I hope you had a memorable holiday with your family and friends and have plenty of leftovers to enjoy over the long weekend. This week, I’m continuing the write-up of my incredible safari experience in Tanzania earlier this month.

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Just back from… 🦁

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m finally over jet lag from my safari experience in Tanzania, Africa. The trip was a life-changing experience, and I’m excited to share it with you in this and future newsletters. If you read my recent newsletter covering safaris for first-timers, you might ask where is Tanzania and why there? Tanzania is found in

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African Safaris for First-Timers 🦒

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! How are your preparations for Halloween going? If you have school-aged children, you’re likely in a rush to prepare for costumes and parties – it’s a very busy time and the kiddos are excited! As a parent of older kids, I have many fond memories of Halloween and costume selection, including Scooby-Doo characters, aliens,

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Rave Reviews ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! As I write this newsletter on a sunny, cool morning, I’m thinking ahead to what I have on tap for fall travel. My schedule ramps up in the offseason (mid-October to mid-December) for many destinations making it ideal for scoping things out without the crowds. Regular readers will recall that last fall I traveled

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The Must-Do Summer Vacation🦅

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Have you had enough downtime this summer or like me been so busy that you realize that you need some quiet time? August is a good month to carve out that time, and I encourage you to block space on your calendar to make it happen before the hectic fall schedule is upon you.

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Florence Tips

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m just back from a whirlwind 2+ week trip to 4 countries in Europe, and I’ll be sharing what I learned and experienced in this newsletter over the coming weeks.  Where did I venture? Multiple destinations in Greece/Greek Islands, Croatia, Montenegro, and Florence. Having just been to Venice, Milan, and Lake Como in April, I decided to

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Japan 2022

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Are you excited to get an extra hour of daylight starting this Sunday? The first day of spring is only one week after we turn the clocks back, and we will finally begin to close the doors on winter 2022. A quick PSA – if you’re thinking about taking a vacation over the December

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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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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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