Category: Holiday Travel Idea

Christmas in July 🎄🏝️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! It’s been super hot across the US and the pond over the past week or so. I hope you’re finding ways to stay cool.   One way that may help is thinking about the cold December days now – Christmas/the holiday season in July. If you like to travel during the holidays, now is the time to

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Dinner and a show 🌎 🍽️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms who read this newsletter. When my kids were young (and full-on 24/7), I wished for a little peace and quiet on Mother’s Day. Now, I look forward to seeing and spending time with them; life is full circle. Recently, I enjoyed dinner and a show (often

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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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Tis the season 🎄

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Putting aside how hectic the holiday season can be, do you love the festive decorations, traditions, and feeling the spirit? Do you crave a more authentic experience than the usual hustle and bustle? If so, you’ll love Europe during the holiday season (late November to New Year’s Day). Read on for the short scoop

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2023 Top Trending Destinations

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I don’t know about you, but my inboxes have been flooded with shopping emails – holiday sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday… Understandably, you may have missed my newsletter from last week (sent Friday since Thursday was the holiday). If that’s the case, you can read it on my website under the ‘blog’ tab. Or

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A special London itinerary 👑

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! September has been a busy month here in “travel land” with clients looking for 2023 vacations ranging from Japan to Alaska to the United Kingdom. Where do you hope to go? Speaking of the UK… If you watched the incredible coverage of the Queen’s funeral, you may have found yourself thinking that you’d like

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Christmas in July

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! We’re over halfway through July and the summer season (!) so it’s a good time to reflect on what you’ve done and hope to do for the rest of 2022 and into 2023. Before we begin, below are a few travel PSAs… PASSPORT RENEWAL TIMES: Current passport processing times are 8-12 weeks for standard

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5 European Cities for April Vacations 

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! April is almost here – bring on spring! I’m working with many clients who are planning 2022 and 2023 trips across Europe. While the crisis in Ukraine and continuing pandemic protocols are top of mind, travelers are anxious to get trips planned and on the calendar. Rome, Paris, and London are at the top

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St. Patricks Day

Happy Thursday and St. Patrick’s Day Hidden Gem Travel community – and a special welcome if you’re a new reader and receiving this newsletter for the first time! Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Today, I’m thinking back on my amazing trip to the Emerald Isle only 4 months ago.  I’m also planning to make one of the Jameson cocktails that I learned in

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Paris Dazzles for the Holidays

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  How was your Thanksgiving weekend? If you celebrate Hanukkah, I hope you enjoyed the first nights with your loved ones. The holiday season is upon us – is it your favorite time of year?  This December will look a little different for me this year as I’m heading off on another scouting trip. The

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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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