Category: Italy

Small screen eye 🍭

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! With only five days left in January, we’re in the thick of winter and it’s the perfect season for watching engaging shows on our small screens in front of the fire. I like to think of winter as ‘cozy season’ and the perfect time to catch up on viewing binge-worthy series and great movies.

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2022 in the rearview 🎊

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope you’ve enjoyed your holidays so far as we head into the last few days of 2022. Are you looking back and taking stock of the year? Here at Hidden Gem Travel, I’ve been doing just that. It was an incredible year in terms of being busy planning incredible trips for clients. Also,

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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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Good Surprises 😮

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! The crisp days of November are here for most areas of the country. Thanksgiving and the holiday season are on our minds knowing there are many things we must do to prepare. I encourage everyone to think about giving the gift of incredible travel memories this year. Why? Because travel does all of these

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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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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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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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