Category: Travel Tips

Tips and Tricks for Picking Hotels and Resorts

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Can you believe that we’re halfway into October and only 6 weeks until Thanksgiving? Time is flying this fall, and I’m excited that things are getting back to normal and are super busy.  Over the next couple of months, I’ll be giving you the scoop on international travel to Europe and the Caribbean by

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Do You Know Your Travel Style?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Did you see on my social channels that Tuesday was National Plan For Vacation Day?  Yes, it’s an official thing, and as I posted on LinkedIn there are some interesting stats about attitudes relating to travel in 2021: 69% of people see a change in scenery as a top travel priority in 2021, and

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The Magic of Christmastime in Europe

Happy first Thursday in December!  Do you feel yourself getting into the holiday spirit yet?  This week’s newsletter will inspire you for the 2020 holiday season and beyond!  Experiencing the magic of Christmastime in Europe is a must-do experience for people who love the holidays and iconic European cities in other seasons.  Before we dive into our topic for this

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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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Four Happy Places in Asia

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travelers!  It’s been SO much fun talking to people about bucket list trips again!  If you haven’t yet scheduled your consultation (and entered yourself to win the prize per below), reach out now by replying to this email or filling out the “contact” form on the website.  Also, sharing is caring so forward this email to

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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

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Inspiration for vacations with your bubble

Greetings travel lovers!  We are counting down to the end of August and the beginning of the school year.  How will that look for your family?  Do you have kids doing 100% remote learning from home or are they in a hybrid situation?  Or are you planning to home school?  There are so many complex issues with each option.  Last

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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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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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