Category: South America

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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The Paris of South America is…. 💃

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! It’s the last week of April – where has the time gone?? If you haven’t booked your summer vacation yet, the time is past due. Email me now for options as some of my best partners and favorite destinations still have availability for couples and families.  AND if you have 2024 fall or winter

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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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Hitting the easy button – sustainable travel and you

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22nd, and sustainable travel is a major trend in the industry.  Do you ponder how to travel with a lower impact on the environment?  In past newsletters, I’ve suggested how you can make small, simple changes when preparing for a trip that will have a positive impact on

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My kind of luxury adventures 💎

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Life is so hectic these days with graduations, kids’ activities, juggling schedules, and preparing for upcoming trips. I hope you’re hanging in there and finding small moments of quiet. It was another busy week in travel land! I was very inspired on Wednesday by one of my favorite hotel groups, Belmond. It’s a 5-star

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Dream Destinations for Wildlife 🦒🦘

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! If you love to travel, I share important news that the EU lifted restrictions for fully vaccinated (World Health Organization approved vaccines) leisure travelers on March 1st. With many clients (including myself) heading abroad this year, I’m thrilled. At the same time, my heart goes out to the people of Ukraine, and I am

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It’s Summer Here 🌞

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! As I sit here enjoying a fire on a snowy evening, I’m embracing the winter season but can’t help my mind wandering to favorite places in the southern hemisphere. It’s hard to imagine as I watch the snow come down sideways that my colleagues and friends south of the equator are slathering on the sunscreen and enjoying

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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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Finding Freedom!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  It’s been one year since the world shut down, and thankfully we are now on the road to reopening.  The travel business is brisk with people ready to plan their next long-awaited and much-deserved vacation, myself included 😊 This month we’re talking about vacations that allow you to pursue sporting activities, and this week

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Your happiness boost from Central & South America

Hola Hidden Gem Travelers!  How was your first week in October?  There’s so much going on in the world, and I’m happy to serve as a respite for you.  Personally, I’m enjoying the cooler temperatures and fall colors here in the northeast where the fall season is glorious.  Leaf peepers wouldn’t be disappointed if they were to arrive for a

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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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