Category: Italy

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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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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How to do Venice

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community and welcome June! The summer season is officially here, and our calendars are loaded with outdoor activities and of course a vacation. I’m looking forward to multiple trips both domestic and international. You will be hearing about all my adventures as loyal readers of this newsletter. Recent reports have come in from my clients

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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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Northern Italy

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope that everyone who celebrates had a Happy Easter or Passover. I had an unusual Easter this year as it was a travel day. I awoke in Venice, Italy, spent two hours in Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport and arrived in New York City the same evening. It was a looong travel day.

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Top of the list – Italy!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Are you swamped with the pre-back-to-school punch list or still enjoying the last weeks of summer?  I’m enjoying my post-Virtuoso Travel Week high, although I participated virtually.  I had 36 meetings with incredible travel partners from across the globe, including Italy, Argentina, Abu Dhabi, Switzerland, Scotland, and many other bucket list destinations.  Although global

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Exploring Your Roots, continued

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community, and welcome to May!  Spring has sprung all over Connecticut and everything looks renewed as life gets back to normal.  I spent my free time this past week cleaning house and getting organized in anticipation of spending more time outside in the world now that I’m fully vaccinated.  Do you feel similarly liberated? This

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Exploring Your Roots

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! How was your week?  I was heartened by the news that the EU is targeting this summer as a reopening timeframe for fully vaccinated American travelers!  I know that so many of you had to cancel or postpone trips to Europe in 2020, so this news is encouraging.  If you have a future travel

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Walking, Hiking, or Cycling?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Are you as excited as I am for spring?  With the daffodils sprouting and more people getting vaccinated, this spring season feels doubly welcomed.  I spent a good chunk of this week talking with travel colleagues across the pond.  They can’t wait to welcome us back!  If you have your sights on a vacation

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Pack your racquet for these destinations!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community and belated happy St. Paddy’s Day!  If you didn’t have your fill of Irish fare yesterday, my partners at CIE Tours shared a fab Irish Coffee recipe courtesy of Sean’s Bar, the oldest pub in the world (its history dates to 900AD): Ingredients Sean’s specially blended Irish whiskey Freshly brewed, strong coffee 1 teaspoon

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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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