Category: Travel Tips

A special London itinerary 👑

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! September has been a busy month here in “travel land” with clients looking for 2023 vacations ranging from Japan to Alaska to the United Kingdom. Where do you hope to go? Speaking of the UK… If you watched the incredible coverage of the Queen’s funeral, you may have found yourself thinking that you’d like

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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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The 50th state is 🥁…

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! We’re in the dog days of summer – do you love the heat or not so much? The month of August is key for travel professionals. Those of us in the Virtuoso network have Virtuoso Travel Week the second week of the month each year. Dubbed the “fashion week for travel” and held in

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The Must-Do Summer Vacation🦅

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Have you had enough downtime this summer or like me been so busy that you realize that you need some quiet time? August is a good month to carve out that time, and I encourage you to block space on your calendar to make it happen before the hectic fall schedule is upon you.

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Turks & Caicos 2022

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! August is just a few days off bringing the end of summer and preparations for back to school and work.  With time flying by, I encourage you to think about and book your 2023 winter vacation now for the best rates and availability. It seems so far off, but I have many clients who tell me

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Christmas in July

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! We’re over halfway through July and the summer season (!) so it’s a good time to reflect on what you’ve done and hope to do for the rest of 2022 and into 2023. Before we begin, below are a few travel PSAs… PASSPORT RENEWAL TIMES: Current passport processing times are 8-12 weeks for standard

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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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Florence Tips

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m just back from a whirlwind 2+ week trip to 4 countries in Europe, and I’ll be sharing what I learned and experienced in this newsletter over the coming weeks.  Where did I venture? Multiple destinations in Greece/Greek Islands, Croatia, Montenegro, and Florence. Having just been to Venice, Milan, and Lake Como in April, I decided to

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Where to avoid crowds on your next vacation 🤼

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’ve been up to my ears with planning Summer 2022 international trips for clients who are more than ready to get back out into the world. As you’ve likely heard in the news, demand is high and so are prices and expected crowds for the most popular summer destinations. PSA – if you still

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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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