Category: Travel bucket list

Halloween Surprise

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Are you looking forward to Halloween? It’s a favorite holiday for many, especially families with young children. I recall how exhausting the day was with young kiddos, but I adore the photos we have which remind me of the fun costumes they wore for school and trick-or-treating. Now that my children are older, my

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Are you a set jetter? 🎥

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! It’s the first week of October and there are less than 100 days until the end of 2023. I honestly can’t believe how quickly time flies. I’ll be back in Europe this fall for a couple of weeks scouting the best hotels and experiences for my clients’ 2024 trips. Stay tuned to this newsletter to

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Have two weeks to travel? Here’s where to go 

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m writing this newsletter on the last Sunday of summer and loving the cool morning temperatures and bright sunshine. In the background, I just heard a news story about a town in Portugal where a vat broke in a distillery allowing red wine to flood the streets. As they do, people are creating hilarious

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Gift in your inbox (or mailbox) 

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Are you clinging to the last remnants of summer or embracing the fall season already? I’m just back from some much needed down time over the holiday weekend. I’ll share where I was and why it’s an ideal place to rest, relax, and rejuvenate in an upcoming newsletter (teaser – easy and quick to

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Europe Edition – Top Client Experiences 💯

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I first want to say how tragic the sudden burning of historic Lahaina on the island of Maui, Hawaii is. As the news unfolded last week, I was brought back to my time there personally as well as many of my clients. We all made priceless memories in Maui. My heart goes out to

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Top 3 – Let’s go next year!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Recently someone asked me, “What was the best meal you had in your travels this year?” Now, I’m not a foodie so I don’t tend to remember in all honesty, but when I was in Budapest in March, I had an unforgettable dining experience at the new Spago, the newest Wolfgang Puck’s signature restaurant.

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Wish you were here 🖼️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Can you believe August is here? Some of you have kids thinking about back-to-sports/school and perhaps beginning the first year of college this month. In travel land, I look forward to Virtuoso Travel Week where I meet with partners from around the world to learn what’s new and exciting for my clients. It’s essentially a

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Countdown begins – Paris 🇫🇷 Summer Olympics 2024 🎇

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! In honor of the one-year mark for the opening ceremonies yesterday (July 26th), this newsletter is a reprint from February.  Since first published, there are more packages available that may work well for you. Reach out now to find out more. I spent a week in Paris in March scoping things out for clients, and

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Christmas in July 🎄🏝️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! It’s been super hot across the US and the pond over the past week or so. I hope you’re finding ways to stay cool.   One way that may help is thinking about the cold December days now – Christmas/the holiday season in July. If you like to travel during the holidays, now is the time to

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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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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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