Category: outdoor adventure

Immersive, authentic, educational, adventurous vacations await! 💫

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! You may be reading this newsletter from your February vacation. Hidden Gem Travel clients are having a blast in Costa Rica, the Netherlands/Amsterdam, and the Caribbean this week. Weather is always a factor for winter getaways as it may impact your air travel. Luckily, everyone made it out of the US unscathed – phew!

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Trip of a Lifetime and Celebrating 200 🎉

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Believe it or not, this newsletter is number 200!!  I enjoy writing each issue and put in consistent effort as I think they are a valuable source of travel information and inspiration.  I hope you do as well.   All my newsletters are posted on the ‘blog’ section of the website in case you ever want to

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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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Where are Spain’s Balearic Islands?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel Community! The cool, crisp days of the fall season are here for most of us in the US, and the steamy hot days of July and August are long in our review mirror. This summer was the hottest on record for the planet, and much of Europe felt the heat. Next summer will likely be

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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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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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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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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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