Category: Spain

Attention couples – the vacation of your dreams! 💕

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! How did you celebrate Valentines Day yesterday, if you did? Or perhaps you’re celebrating this weekend? Couples (or romance) travel comes has many options. I work with honeymoon couples, anniversary couples, small groups of couples who are friends, and empty nest couples – basically the full gamut. Whether married or ‘significant others,’ going on

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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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Why a Mediterranean ocean cruise is a 👍 travel option

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! If you’ve read my previous three newsletters, you know that I was recently on an ocean cruise across the Mediterranean coast starting in Rome, Italy and ending in Barcelona, Spain. I was an invited guest on the ship (read on for the name of the line) and the experience exceeded my expectations from the

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Sunny, spectacular Spain ☀

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! In my last two newsletters, I’ve been sharing highlights from my recent, epic Mediterranean cruise. What I loved about this “bleisure” trip (combining business and leisure travel) was the ability to see so much in a condensed amount of time (just under two weeks). It’s given me a punch list of places to return

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The Italian Riviera called… 📲

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m sitting in my family room early on a sunny Saturday morning writing this newsletter and reminiscing about my recent trip cruising the Mediterranean. I sailed along the Italian and French Rivieras to Spain – a dream itinerary which was a pleasurable business aka bleisure trip. Writing using AI is all over the headlines

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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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5 European Cities for April Vacations 

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! April is almost here – bring on spring! I’m working with many clients who are planning 2022 and 2023 trips across Europe. While the crisis in Ukraine and continuing pandemic protocols are top of mind, travelers are anxious to get trips planned and on the calendar. Rome, Paris, and London are at the top

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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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Hunkering down in front of your small screen?

Greetings virtual travelers!  “Stay home and hunker down” are not words that I, as a travel professional and world traveler myself, ever thought I would give as advice. However, with the current COVID-19 situation and the need to protect ourselves and others in our community, I’m doing just that. While I am actively advising people to NOT travel under the current

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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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