Category: Nature and Wildlife

A jaw-dropping travel experience for nature lovers …. 

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Busy season for travel has begun, and we’re working to full capacity here at Hidden Gem Travel.  I had to take time this past week to renew my driver’s license in person to upgrade to a Real ID.  Let this serve as a reminder to do so before it takes effect in May 2025

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4 trending itineraries for 2024 💥

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! 2024 is off to a roaring startwith interest in travel. My office is buzzing with activity and that’s a great thing! If you have a dream vacation percolating in the back of your mind, don’t hesitate to click on the button below to get the process started. I’ve written about countries in Asia previously,

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Do you know the Nordic countries?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! If you checked out my Instagram or Facebook stories this weekend, you know that a member of the Hidden Gem Travel team was at the Taylor Swift concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina last Thursday night which was the first night of her Eras tour in South America. By all reports, it was an epic experience

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Safari memories – why now? 🦒

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  I’m just back from a two-week business trip (which was filled with pleasure…  more on my trip to come) through Portugal, and am now looking closely at the calendar for the last two months of the year.  All indicators are pointing to another huge year for international travel in 2024 so preparation is key –

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Have two weeks to travel? Here’s where to go 

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m writing this newsletter on the last Sunday of summer and loving the cool morning temperatures and bright sunshine. In the background, I just heard a news story about a town in Portugal where a vat broke in a distillery allowing red wine to flood the streets. As they do, people are creating hilarious

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Top 3 – Let’s go next year!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Recently someone asked me, “What was the best meal you had in your travels this year?” Now, I’m not a foodie so I don’t tend to remember in all honesty, but when I was in Budapest in March, I had an unforgettable dining experience at the new Spago, the newest Wolfgang Puck’s signature restaurant.

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More of just back from… 🦁

Happy Friday after Thanksgiving Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m sending this newsletter a day later than usual since yesterday was Thanksgiving. I hope you had a memorable holiday with your family and friends and have plenty of leftovers to enjoy over the long weekend. This week, I’m continuing the write-up of my incredible safari experience in Tanzania earlier this month.

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Just back from… 🦁

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m finally over jet lag from my safari experience in Tanzania, Africa. The trip was a life-changing experience, and I’m excited to share it with you in this and future newsletters. If you read my recent newsletter covering safaris for first-timers, you might ask where is Tanzania and why there? Tanzania is found in

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African Safaris for First-Timers 🦒

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! How are your preparations for Halloween going? If you have school-aged children, you’re likely in a rush to prepare for costumes and parties – it’s a very busy time and the kiddos are excited! As a parent of older kids, I have many fond memories of Halloween and costume selection, including Scooby-Doo characters, aliens,

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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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