Category: Italy

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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Attention couples – the vacation of your dreams! 💕

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! How did you celebrate Valentines Day yesterday, if you did? Or perhaps you’re celebrating this weekend? Couples (or romance) travel comes has many options. I work with honeymoon couples, anniversary couples, small groups of couples who are friends, and empty nest couples – basically the full gamut. Whether married or ‘significant others,’ going on

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Three favorite trips with river views 🌉

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Some of you may have noticed that last week’s newsletter finally went out on Friday. Chalk that delay up to tech troubles that also took down the website. I’m grateful to have found a fantastic tech specialist who fixed all the issues in an hour this weekend, thanks to the referral of a trusted

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Kicking off your 2024 travel year right 🎉✔

Happy 1st Thursday of 2024 Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope the new year is off to a great start for you. Did you set a resolution or assign a key word for 2024? If so, how do you keep yourself accountable since often the best intentions in January are deprioritized or forgotten by the end of the month? My

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The 🎁 of travel – top tours & experiences

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! The holiday season has begun, and I’d like to remind everyone that giving the 🎁 of travel is always a guaranteed ‘surprise and delight’ experience. With a travel advisor like me in your rolodex, it’s easy to make your travel dreams a reality. I specialize in matching clients to the best itinerary for their interests

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Europe Edition – Top Client Experiences 💯

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I first want to say how tragic the sudden burning of historic Lahaina on the island of Maui, Hawaii is. As the news unfolded last week, I was brought back to my time there personally as well as many of my clients. We all made priceless memories in Maui. My heart goes out to

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Yes please (oui merci) to the French Riviera 🇫🇷

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope you’re enjoying my June series of newsletters about cruising Europe’s magical Mediterranean Sea.  As a reminder, the word ‘cruise’ is a catch-all term for multiple types of vacations by boat. It’s NOT just what you first envision when you hear the word which is often a huge mass.-market ship with thousands of

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The Italian Riviera called… 📲

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m sitting in my family room early on a sunny Saturday morning writing this newsletter and reminiscing about my recent trip cruising the Mediterranean. I sailed along the Italian and French Rivieras to Spain – a dream itinerary which was a pleasurable business aka bleisure trip. Writing using AI is all over the headlines

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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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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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