Category: Travel Resources

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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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

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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

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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.’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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