Category: Italy

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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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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Do You Know Your Travel Style?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Did you see on my social channels that Tuesday was National Plan For Vacation Day?  Yes, it’s an official thing, and as I posted on LinkedIn there are some interesting stats about attitudes relating to travel in 2021: 69% of people see a change in scenery as a top travel priority in 2021, and

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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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🎊 4 travel tips for your New Year’s resolutions

Happy Thursday and New Year’s Eve Hidden Gem Travel community!  The new (and better) year is only a few hours away.  Personally, I’m thrilled to say goodbye to 2020 and excited to dream about what the new year will bring in terms of good news for travel.  Before we move on, one final but important reminder… Quick + Final Reminder:

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Festive traditions in favorite countries

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Community!  We’re wrapping up Hanukkah and getting close to Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  Here’s the updated countdown: *Happy Hanukkah – I hope you’re enjoying the Festival of Lights! *Countdown to Christmas Eve – it’s only ONE week away :0 *Countdown to New Year’s Eve – it’s only TWO weeks away 😊 Bring on 2021!! Quick

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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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