Category: Travel Resources

Just Back! A ‘floating conference’ on the west coast

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Have you felt the change of season from summer to fall where you live? I felt the beginning of the shift when I arrived home from the west coast last weekend. You didn’t see me in your inbox last week because I attended what I dubbed a ‘floating conference’ with a pre-weekend in Los

Read More →

What’s your traveler type? 🤔

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! August is in the books – it’s September 1st today! What are your plans for Labor Day weekend and the last official weekend of summer 2022? My list includes a beach day, a scenic bike ride, relaxing with friends/family, and some delicious meals with a view. I have trips coming up in the next

Read More →

Your peek inside the ‘fashion week’ for travel 👀

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! How’s August been for you? Many are in back-to-school mode now – or soon to be. Summer vacation season is almost over, and I hope you made the most of it. It was kind of back-to-school mode for me professionally last week as I was in Las Vegas for travel’s equivalent to ‘fashion week.’

Read More →

Travel Photography, Bookstores & More

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Where did you celebrate the 4th? I stayed local having just been in Europe for a few weeks. While traveling is my happy place, I also love being at home with family. I experimented with my smartphone photography when capturing the fireworks. As you’ll read below, I’m always trying to improve my skills. If

Read More →

Behind the Scenes at Hidden Gem Travel

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Are you an entrepreneur or do you know someone who is?  I’ll tell you that while it’s fun and exciting to have your own business, it’s a huge commitment and a definite lifestyle. I love to connect and share ideas with others who have launched their own businesses, so reach out to me if

Read More →

Your portal to the Best of the Best!

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

Read More →

Dreaming of your next real vacation? Here are 4 tips…

Happy Thursday!  I hope you enjoyed reading last month’s newsletter series highlighting 21 amazing places to go in 2021.  I loved writing it – it felt like virtual globetrotting and boosted my happiness 😊 With the arrival of November, it feels good to be closing in on the end of 2020 and focusing forward to a new year.  November’s theme

Read More →

What’s up for Labor Day weekend 2020

Greetings travel lovers and Hidden Gem Travel community members!  Almost happy Labor Day weekend — what are you up to?  I’m keeping my plans a secret for the moment but trust me that I’m excited to give you the full scoop in the next newsletter 😊  From the headlines:  Have you heard the good news from three major airlines this

Read More →

Turquoise waters, white sands, and a private villa – magic!

Greetings travelers!!  I was born a planner which comes as no surprise since any travel advisor worth their salt needs to excel in the ability to plan.  When it comes to traveling myself, I plan my itinerary in detail (easily accessible on an app on my phone) but leave room for spontaneity. I recommend the same to my clients. One

Read More →

If you’re contemplating future travel anywhere, read this

Greetings travelers!  I hope you’re enjoying the summer as much as possible during this very strange time. This past week, I’ve been talking to people in different life stages – parents of school-aged children, people with teens and elderly parents who are “sandwiched,” couples with empty nests/adult children, and newly engaged couples.  Despite having different challenges and months of shattered

Read More →

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.

BLOG CATEGORIES

Get the Guide!

10 Hidden Gems to Inspire Your Family’s Wanderlist

TRAVEL SERVICES

My signature consultative process uncovers exactly what your family is craving for your next journey—so I can design a tailored, layered experience that speaks to what wows you.

Looking for something?

Enjoy a Wealth of Travel Resources, Guides, & Services​

All in One Place