Category: River Cruise

Christmas in July

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! We’re over halfway through July and the summer season (!) so it’s a good time to reflect on what you’ve done and hope to do for the rest of 2022 and into 2023. Before we begin, below are a few travel PSAs… PASSPORT RENEWAL TIMES: Current passport processing times are 8-12 weeks for standard

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Northern Italy

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope that everyone who celebrates had a Happy Easter or Passover. I had an unusual Easter this year as it was a travel day. I awoke in Venice, Italy, spent two hours in Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport and arrived in New York City the same evening. It was a looong travel day.

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Rivers Let You See The World 🌍

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Did you spend part of last week daydreaming about your next vacation?  January is a long, cold month in much of the country so a perfect time to dream and plan for the rest of the year. I’ve been receiving a record number of inquiries for 2022 vacations!  Last weekend, I completed a training

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France in 2022, part deux

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community and happy summer, officially!  The summer season came in with a bang with steamy temperatures around much of the country last week.  If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to invest in some cooling towels 😎 Most of my clients are traveling in the US this summer and seeing our beautiful country.  However

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Walking, Hiking, or Cycling?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Are you as excited as I am for spring?  With the daffodils sprouting and more people getting vaccinated, this spring season feels doubly welcomed.  I spent a good chunk of this week talking with travel colleagues across the pond.  They can’t wait to welcome us back!  If you have your sights on a vacation

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Food and wine nirvanas

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!   For me, today is throwback Thursday as I’m thinking about one year ago (feels like a decade ago); I attended my last in-person travel event and weekend getaway pre-pandemic.  Reading this paragraph makes me wish for the future more than ever – have you had one of these moments recently? As you’re reading this

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Ride this wave before it’s gone! 🌊

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  How did your first two weeks of January go?  Are you still focused on your New Year’s resolutions?  If improving your health and wellness is a priority, I hope you read my newsletter last week for some incredible wellness vacation ideas.  Whether you’re thinking about staying in the US or venturing abroad, there are

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The secret to a new and better YOU in 2021

Happy New Year Hidden Gem Travel community!  I wish you a fantastic year with hopefully some amazing travel experiences once the world reopens.  To begin, a bit of good news!  I was recently quoted in the Fairfield and Westchester County Business Journals about Wanderlist and travel in 2021.  See page 12 – the top of the Features Section:  http://bit.ly/ArticleWanderlist.  My

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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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