Category: Travel Tips

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

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Happy birthday to this intrepid, culinary nomad…

Greetings travelers!  I’ve been spending most of my non-work, free time lately improving my garden, enjoying meals with close family, and organizing boxes full of photographs from years past.  Since I no longer have young children at home, I find this time can be more meditative rather than rushed like it was when life was more hectic.  Yes, I’d trade

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What was the name of that amazing restaurant on the Amalfi Coast?

Greeting virtual travelers!  Have you taken some amazing trips that you wish you remembered in better detail?  It’s frustrating when I forget the name of a restaurant where I had an incredible meal. Or the location of the quaint shop I stumbled upon that had the most unique souvenirs. You get the picture. I like to live in the moment

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Update for all travelers + blamping

TGIThursday!  What are your plans for the Leap Day weekend?  I thought it important to begin this newsletter by addressing the Coronavirus as it relates to travel.  A key benefit of working with a travel consultant is that we closely monitor travel-related global concerns and inform our clients.  Here’s our commitment to you with these types of situations: Proactive Communication: 

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5 Awesome Benefits to Using a Virtuoso Travel Consultant

Before I became a Travel Consultant, I DIY’d our family vacations.  I loved doing it, including spending hours and days combing the internet doing the research and booking myself.  Overall, our vacations went extremely well, and everyone in my family loved the trips I planned.  BUT I always wondered if I could have found a better option whether it be

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Multi-Generational Travel Tips and Inspiration

Season’s Greetings – I hope all is going smoothly with your holiday prep. The frenzy is real with less than one week to Christmas Day! We will be celebrating Christmas with our extended family, and it will be good to catch up on everyone’s lives. Ages range from 11-81 so truly multi-generational. One topic that’s fun to discuss during holiday

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Giving Experiences – Creating your family’s travel bucket list

I was thrilled and grateful to be included in Good Morning Wilton’s Holiday Gift Guide this year! For those of you who aren’t aware, Good Morning Wilton is an amazing daily news website and electronic newsletter for residents of our wonderful town. Here’s the link to the guide:https://goodmorningwilton.com/gmws-2019-holiday-gift-guide-gifts-over-50/ Being included in the guide allowed me to highlight Wanderlist®, a new service that revolutionizes the way families

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Introducing Hidden Gem Travel Consulting – A New Way to Travel

Introducing a new way to travel that elevates your precious vacations from fun to unforgettable! Hidden Gem Travel Consulting is a brand-new enterprise that combines my personal passion and avocation with my professional skills.  We are affiliated with Gifted Travel Network, a Virtuoso member agency. Virtuoso is the leading global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel.   Hidden

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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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