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Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Starting this week, I’m adding a new section to this newsletter to share timely and relevant information with my many clients, readers, and followers. You’ll see it when you scroll down. Believe it or not, we’re heading full steam into the holiday season with long to-do lists and bursting calendars. I don’t know about

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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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Do you need a visa to travel to Europe next year?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I don’t know about you, but I look forward to fall days after a long, hot summer. Living in the Northeast means changing of the leaves and wardrobe both of which I welcome. Fall is also an ideal time to travel to many destinations (cooler temps and fewer crowds than summer), and Hidden Gem

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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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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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Summer Travel Tips – 2023 Edition 😎

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! May has been a very busy month, and I find myself surprised at how quickly it flew by – do you feel the same? Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial beginning of summer is here, and vacation is on everyone’s minds. This month, I was in Europe on a whirlwind 3 country/1 principality trip

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The world’s 4th largest island is… 🏝️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community, and May the 4th be with you! This fun play on today’s date brings out the kid (and Star Wars fan) in all of us. If you’d love an extra-special travel experience that will bring out the kid in you (especially animal lovers), I’ll suggest the world’s fourth-largest island, Madagascar! Madagascar is a vast magical

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Small screen eye 🍭

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! With only five days left in January, we’re in the thick of winter and it’s the perfect season for watching engaging shows on our small screens in front of the fire. I like to think of winter as ‘cozy season’ and the perfect time to catch up on viewing binge-worthy series and great movies.

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2023 Top Trending Destinations

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I don’t know about you, but my inboxes have been flooded with shopping emails – holiday sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday… Understandably, you may have missed my newsletter from last week (sent Friday since Thursday was the holiday). If that’s the case, you can read it on my website under the ‘blog’ tab. Or

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African Safaris for First-Timers 🦒

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! How are your preparations for Halloween going? If you have school-aged children, you’re likely in a rush to prepare for costumes and parties – it’s a very busy time and the kiddos are excited! As a parent of older kids, I have many fond memories of Halloween and costume selection, including Scooby-Doo characters, aliens,

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