Category: Ireland

3 extra-special experiences and hotels in London, Ireland & Scotland 👑

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  It’s been hot outside, so I’ve been dreaming of the UK and Ireland where it’s typically cooler in the summer.  These days there’s no predicting the weather so I revert to what’s typical.   Whether you’ve been to London, Scotland, and/or Ireland many times or never before, you will be excited to learn about some

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Leap day 2024 – a call to action 🚀

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! And happy leap day, a day that that only comes once every four years on a leap year. Do you consider it to be a lucky day? Do you know anyone who was born on a leap day (I do)? Consider reading this newsletter today as a sign that it’s time to plan your

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Halloween Surprise

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Are you looking forward to Halloween? It’s a favorite holiday for many, especially families with young children. I recall how exhausting the day was with young kiddos, but I adore the photos we have which remind me of the fun costumes they wore for school and trick-or-treating. Now that my children are older, my

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Wish you were here 🖼️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Can you believe August is here? Some of you have kids thinking about back-to-sports/school and perhaps beginning the first year of college this month. In travel land, I look forward to Virtuoso Travel Week where I meet with partners from around the world to learn what’s new and exciting for my clients. It’s essentially a

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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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🏰 Castles of Ireland – The Best For Your Irish Vacation ☘️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community – and a special welcome if you’re a new member and receiving this newsletter for the first time! This week, I’m excited to highlight an absolutely incredible travel experience!  When I was in Ireland in November, I stayed in two majestic castles. These stays far exceeded my expectations, and I highly recommend that you

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I’m just back from… Ireland! ☘️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m excited to report that I’m just back from an incredible trip to Europe, specifically Ireland!  Have you been to the Emerald Isle? If you’ve been, you know that there’s much more to do than can fit in a week’s time. The purpose of this trip was to scout the best hotels and experiences

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Finding Freedom!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  It’s been one year since the world shut down, and thankfully we are now on the road to reopening.  The travel business is brisk with people ready to plan their next long-awaited and much-deserved vacation, myself included 😊 This month we’re talking about vacations that allow you to pursue sporting activities, and this week

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What’s Your Heritage Story?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  What a week it’s been since my last newsletter.  With the recent news of the CDC requiring proof of a negative COVID test result or recovery for all airline passengers arriving into the US (link below) and everything else going on in our country, I’m looking forward to returning to some semblance of normalcy

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Hunkering down in front of your small screen?

Greetings virtual travelers!  “Stay home and hunker down” are not words that I, as a travel professional and world traveler myself, ever thought I would give as advice. However, with the current COVID-19 situation and the need to protect ourselves and others in our community, I’m doing just that. While I am actively advising people to NOT travel under the current

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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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