Category: outdoor adventure

Why Dubai 😎

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Are you reading this newsletter from home or on vacation? The week after President’s Day is often a vacation week (at least in part) for school systems. I’m heading back to Europe in March so this week I’m at home working and preparing to take my business on the road… aka laptop lifestyle. You

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4 more for your list 💎

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Did you celebrate Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day this week? There’s nothing more fun than looking forward to a special getaway with your loved one(s) or close friends. I’ve just planned such a trip with my family – stay tuned for where we’re going and what we’re doing (it’s been on our travel bucket list

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South Africa beyond your safari 🍷🍴🚴⛵⛳

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! It continues to be extremely busy here in travel land, and industry statistics are backing up the enormous rebound in travel for 2023 and into 2024. On a personal note, it’s a lot of fun to work with so many clients on their dream trips. February’s newsletters will focus on big trips – those unforgettable experiences.

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Trip Review – Sailing the Danube River in Europe

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m looking out my window on a chilly day in the Northeast and dreaming of my recent trip to Europe while planning my upcoming trips this year. Looks like I’ll be reporting to you on iconic destinations including Budapest, Rome, Provence, and Barcelona. This week’s newsletter is my first trip review of the new

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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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Ireland – One Year Throwback ☘️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I just saw a pop-up on my phone reminding me that I was in Ireland one year ago today. It put a huge smile on my face. Don’t you love reliving those happy days when you felt both excitement and contentment? Last fall’s epic trip to Ireland remains one of my favorite travel memories.

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Good Surprises 😮

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! The crisp days of November are here for most areas of the country. Thanksgiving and the holiday season are on our minds knowing there are many things we must do to prepare. I encourage everyone to think about giving the gift of incredible travel memories this year. Why? Because travel does all of these

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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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Guess where’s hot for 2023 travel?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Question – do you feel more motivated to travel internationally than ever before? If your answer is yes, then you’re not alone. It continues to be very busy here in ‘travel land’ with clients planning their 2023 vacations abroad now. In years past, the floodgates opened in mid-January but savvy travelers know that planning

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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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