Category: outdoor adventure

This place is the definition of a Hidden Gem!

Greetings traveler lovers!  Can you believe that there are only 4 days left in August?  Personally, I’m excited to be heading into the fall for the cool, crisp days and beauty of the changing leaves here in the Northeast. If the border to Canada opens, I’m hoping to road trip to Nova Scotia as I’ve been invited by their tourism

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Just can’t wait to be on the road again!

Happy Thursday travelers!  With Fourth of July weekend a little over two weeks away, I’m feeling nostalgic about our last two Independence week vacations and wishing I had something equally awesome planned.  Last year, we celebrated the 4th in Anchorage, Alaska (more on that VERY unique experience in the next newsletter or so), and the year before we were in

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Your guide to North American ranches – bucket list check!

Greetings travelers!  I have a personal confession to make – I regret that I never took my two sons to a ranch out west when they were young.  It’s not that it didn’t cross my mind, but I didn’t have a travel advisor to inspire and guide me through the options or the wherewithal to make it happen myself.  As

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Cabin fever relief via our US National Parks

Greetings travel lovers – how are you all doing?  We are on day 12 of my son’s quarantine, and as you know it’s not easy.  Speaking of my younger son, he is a true outdoorsman.  He worked as an ecotourism guide in Alaska last summer, spent a college winter term in Ecuador/the Galapagos Islands and just before the coronavirus hit,

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Traveling better in 2020 – your insider access and more

Happy New Year and New Decade!  Forbes, Travel+Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, and others have published their ‘Best Places to Travel in 2020’ lists.  These lists are perfect for inspiration, but it’s easy to get dazzled and lose perspective on what’s most important to you, becoming a victim of “Shiny Object Syndrome”.  The best place to travel in 2020

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Family Trip to Alaska Summer 2020

Does your family love… Breaching whales and soaring eagles Sled dogs and puppies Nature photography Outdoor adventure Hiking, biking and/or kayaking Have an interest in the sciences, especially environmental/marine/wildlife studies or geology? If the answer is yes to any of the above, a gift that will be absolutely unforgettable is a trip to Alaska!  This experience should be checked off

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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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