Category: Mediterranean

Why a Mediterranean ocean cruise is a 👍 travel option

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! If you’ve read my previous three newsletters, you know that I was recently on an ocean cruise across the Mediterranean coast starting in Rome, Italy and ending in Barcelona, Spain. I was an invited guest on the ship (read on for the name of the line) and the experience exceeded my expectations from the

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Sunny, spectacular Spain ☀

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! In my last two newsletters, I’ve been sharing highlights from my recent, epic Mediterranean cruise. What I loved about this “bleisure” trip (combining business and leisure travel) was the ability to see so much in a condensed amount of time (just under two weeks). It’s given me a punch list of places to return

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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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Charming Corfu 🏝️ 🇬🇷 Greece

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! The travel landscape continues to be very full and somewhat challenging with reopening pain points; I’m keeping extra busy this summer. If you’re thinking about a last-minute vacation this fall or early winter, now is the time to reach out to me to plan your escape.  I’ll be heading to two travel industry conferences over

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Amazing Croatia – More to Love

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! What are your plans for Easter weekend if you celebrate? It’s a peak week for travel in some destinations and “shoulder season” for others as we discussed in recent newsletters. I’ll be marking the holiday in an unusual way – more to come on that soon! This week’s newsletter is part two of our

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️Amazing Croatia – Historic Towns, Coastlines, Adventures

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Spring is here, and it’s an amazing time of year to travel to places where it’s “shoulder season.” Shoulder season is the time of year when a destination is before or after peak season. Typically, the crowds are fewer, and availability and rates are more favorable. It makes a lot of sense to travel

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Time for an adults-only getaway ⁉️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! We’re counting down to Valentine’s Day on Monday, the day after the Superbowl this year.  Not everyone celebrates Valentine’s Day, but I think it’s a perfect opportunity to express our feelings to those we care about.  Hoping some colorful tulips will show up at my door 😊 Whether you have significant other, adult family

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The Greek Islands Beckon

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  It was World Tourism Day on Monday, and my social posts thanked the workers in the hospitality industry. This summer, the staff worked tirelessly to make sure my clients loved their well-deserved vacations. A key to a fantastic travel experience is attentive client service. I also recognized the struggles of industry employees in places

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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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