Category: Travel bucket list

Where’s your next Island Destination?

Greetings Hidden Gem Travel Community members!  We’re at the six-month mark of the pandemic, and it’s not an easy time after months of staying close to home and curtailing our lives.  Knowing that like me, you’re very eager to have a trip on the calendar to look forward to, my goal is to keep inspiring so that when the time

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The year-round beauty of Bavaria

Happy Thursday travelers!  Do you ever celebrate Oktoberfest here in the US?  We usually enjoy an Oktoberfest dinner at a local restaurant with German music, food, beer, and wine although we aren’t of German descent.  Have you ever been to Oktoberfest in Munich?  I went quite a few years ago, and it was such a fun experience!  Socializing with people

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Paradise delivered here

Greetings travelers and happy August?!  If you live in Connecticut, you know that last week I was unable to send out this newsletter thanks to widespread power outages resulting from Tropical Storm Isaias which hit on Tuesday.  We waited a looong time for the power company to get its act together.  Now that we’re back in business, we can refocus

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My patriotic reindeer meeting – a true story!

Greetings travelers!  One year and two days ago, I checked an item off my travel bucket list AKA Wanderlist that I didn’t know I had until the opportunity presented itself.  Last summer, I spent the 4th of July in Anchorage, Alaska and had the very unusual experience of witnessing their 4th of July parade.  We were in Anchorage to begin

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Just can’t wait to be on the road again!

Happy Thursday travelers!  With Fourth of July weekend a little over two weeks away, I’m feeling nostalgic about our last two Independence week vacations and wishing I had something equally awesome planned.  Last year, we celebrated the 4th in Anchorage, Alaska (more on that VERY unique experience in the next newsletter or so), and the year before we were in

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Your guide to North American ranches – bucket list check!

Greetings travelers!  I have a personal confession to make – I regret that I never took my two sons to a ranch out west when they were young.  It’s not that it didn’t cross my mind, but I didn’t have a travel advisor to inspire and guide me through the options or the wherewithal to make it happen myself.  As

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Announcing a freebie for your travel bucket list

Greetings virtual travelers! How did you spend Memorial Day weekend?  We worked around our property and grilled some tasty meals when the weather was cooperative. It was a nice weekend but a bit sad since not filled with the typical Memorial Day experiences like our town parade and pancake breakfast, trip to a beach or extended family backyard barbecue. In

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What was the name of that amazing restaurant on the Amalfi Coast?

Greeting virtual travelers!  Have you taken some amazing trips that you wish you remembered in better detail?  It’s frustrating when I forget the name of a restaurant where I had an incredible meal. Or the location of the quaint shop I stumbled upon that had the most unique souvenirs. You get the picture. I like to live in the moment

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Dream now, travel later… sustainably

Greetings virtual travelers! I hope you’re hanging in there with staying home and keeping your families safe.  Did you know that the 50th anniversary of Earth Day was celebrated on Wednesday this week?  This special holiday recalled how meaningful travel is intricately linked to the health of our environment. With the loss of tourism, the Venice canals are clear, the

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If you love to read, this one’s for you

Before we start this week’s newsletter, I’d like to offer anyone who has upcoming spring break travel plans (booked through me or not) the opportunity for a phone call to assist in assessing your options to travel or cancel due to the coronavirus situation. Send me an email (address below) to schedule a time to talk. As a travel consultant,

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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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