Category: Travel Tips

Where to take a ‘learncation’ at any age 🎓

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! When driving around town, I can’t help but be astounded by the beauty of the spring flowering trees and plants. I must be more aware this year after my recent month in the land of tulips, Holland. So when I went to New York City last week as a guest of the Korean Tourism

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The Paris of South America is…. 💃

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! It’s the last week of April – where has the time gone?? If you haven’t booked your summer vacation yet, the time is past due. Email me now for options as some of my best partners and favorite destinations still have availability for couples and families.  AND if you have 2024 fall or winter

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The ultimate in travel experiences 💥

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! A benefit of working in the travel industry is the nearly constant inspiration for every type of global travel.  From emails to webinars to near and far business meetings, I commit to continual learning so I can share what I glean with you.  When I was in Amsterdam last month, I was fortunate to spend time

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Trip Report Part 2 – Just back from… 🇧🇪

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community – and happy April! It feels great to see the signs of a new season at home after being in Europe most of last month. It’s also a crazy busy season for parents of kids in school (plus sports/other activities), and many are longing for the relatively less packed summer schedule. Hidden Gem Travel

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Trip Report – Just back from… 🌷

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Spring season has begun, and I’m just back from two iconic spring European destinations, Holland, and Belgium! I was there for three reasons: I’ve now personally experienced river cruising on AmaWaterways, Uniworld, Tauck, Avalon, and Emerald (5 lines) and have deep knowledge of and contacts at Viking, Amadeus, Riverside, Riviera, and Scenic. You probably

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FAQ – what is it exactly that you do?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! If you’ve seen my social media posts (Facebook and Instagram), you’ll know that I’m in Europe doing a deep dive in the Netherlands and Belgium visiting hotels, river cruise ships, top experiences, and much more to best inform my clients. The most popular time to visit this area is the spring – April/May –

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Attention couples – the vacation of your dreams! 💕

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! How did you celebrate Valentines Day yesterday, if you did? Or perhaps you’re celebrating this weekend? Couples (or romance) travel comes has many options. I work with honeymoon couples, anniversary couples, small groups of couples who are friends, and empty nest couples – basically the full gamut. Whether married or ‘significant others,’ going on

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Trip of a Lifetime and Celebrating 200 🎉

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Believe it or not, this newsletter is number 200!!  I enjoy writing each issue and put in consistent effort as I think they are a valuable source of travel information and inspiration.  I hope you do as well.   All my newsletters are posted on the ‘blog’ section of the website in case you ever want to

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Are you culturally curious? Consider Japan! 🗾

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Do you consider yourself culturally curious? If you love to learn about and experience places where the locals have cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences that are different from your own, you may consider yourself culturally curious.  Many people who travel internationally fall into this camp and prioritize having a variety of authentic travel

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4 trending itineraries for 2024 💥

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! 2024 is off to a roaring startwith interest in travel. My office is buzzing with activity and that’s a great thing! If you have a dream vacation percolating in the back of your mind, don’t hesitate to click on the button below to get the process started. I’ve written about countries in Asia previously,

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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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