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Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  How was your first week in April?  With the first signs of spring, I’m inspired to write all month about beautiful destinations, experiences, and memories we can make as life reopens, just like the spring flowers that are beginning to pop up here in New England. Last week we covered some incredible destinations where

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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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What’s Your Heritage Story?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  What a week it’s been since my last newsletter.  With the recent news of the CDC requiring proof of a negative COVID test result or recovery for all airline passengers arriving into the US (link below) and everything else going on in our country, I’m looking forward to returning to some semblance of normalcy

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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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Festive traditions in favorite countries

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Community!  We’re wrapping up Hanukkah and getting close to Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  Here’s the updated countdown: *Happy Hanukkah – I hope you’re enjoying the Festival of Lights! *Countdown to Christmas Eve – it’s only ONE week away :0 *Countdown to New Year’s Eve – it’s only TWO weeks away 😊 Bring on 2021!! Quick

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The Magic of Christmastime in Europe

Happy first Thursday in December!  Do you feel yourself getting into the holiday spirit yet?  This week’s newsletter will inspire you for the 2020 holiday season and beyond!  Experiencing the magic of Christmastime in Europe is a must-do experience for people who love the holidays and iconic European cities in other seasons.  Before we dive into our topic for this

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What was the best birthday present you ever received? 🎁

Happy Thursday and “blogaversary” to this weekly newsletter 🎊!!  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I love writing it for you.  It has certainly kept my spirits up this year.  I’m a believer in celebrating our milestones in life – are you?  Without stopping to reflect, take stock, and be thankful in a meaningful way, life just

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Guide To Celebrating Milestones

Greetings passionate travelers – get ready to drool!  Do you have a special celebration in the coming years whether it be a milestone birthday, anniversary, graduation, honeymoon, family reunion, or even a marking the return to travel celebration on your calendar?  As you know, I write these newsletters myself each week, but this time I’m making an exception for a

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Plan now for Africa in 2021-2022

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travelers!  I spent last week attending a virtual travel conference which was very inspiring!  Bottom line – travel is coming back full force in 2021, and I’m excited to share that I have trips for industry insider experiences in Ireland and East Africa next fall.  Ireland will be a 5-star, guided tour staying in castles (how

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Four Happy Places in Asia

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travelers!  It’s been SO much fun talking to people about bucket list trips again!  If you haven’t yet scheduled your consultation (and entered yourself to win the prize per below), reach out now by replying to this email or filling out the “contact” form on the website.  Also, sharing is caring so forward this email to

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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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