Category: Travel Tips

Beating the Heat 🔥

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! We find ourselves in the hottest days of the summer, and as you know, the news has been covering the high temperatures across the US and internationally on a daily basis. Of course, it’s also peak travel season so thinking ahead about ways to beat the heat while you’re touring Rome or even Tokyo

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Why a Mediterranean ocean cruise is a 👍 travel option

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! If you’ve read my previous three newsletters, you know that I was recently on an ocean cruise across the Mediterranean coast starting in Rome, Italy and ending in Barcelona, Spain. I was an invited guest on the ship (read on for the name of the line) and the experience exceeded my expectations from the

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Summer Travel Tips – 2023 Edition 😎

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! May has been a very busy month, and I find myself surprised at how quickly it flew by – do you feel the same? Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial beginning of summer is here, and vacation is on everyone’s minds. This month, I was in Europe on a whirlwind 3 country/1 principality trip

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The world’s 4th largest island is… 🏝️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community, and May the 4th be with you! This fun play on today’s date brings out the kid (and Star Wars fan) in all of us. If you’d love an extra-special travel experience that will bring out the kid in you (especially animal lovers), I’ll suggest the world’s fourth-largest island, Madagascar! Madagascar is a vast magical

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Hidden Gem European City… 💎

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m back in the office after traveling most of March in Europe (largely for business with some pleasure). Signs of early spring were evident in all the cities I visited (Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Paris).  Yes, I was in Paris during the protests which are continuing into April. The upside for my clients is that they

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Paris for Summer Olympics 2024 🥐

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! February is here, and I’m focusing this month’s newsletters on big, bucket-list trips and experiences. I’m working with many clients who tell me that they want to take an epic trip either later this year or next. These types of trips are one of my specialties, and I’m able to offer incredible experiences due

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4 reasons to see the world 🌎

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope your start to 2023 has been a happy and healthy one. It’s been busy here in travel- land with clients booking their vacations for this and next year. Their desired destinations include Europe, Africa, Alaska, and Asia – pretty wide-ranging so far. This week we continue with some inspiring travel quotations to

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2023 – celebrate and anticipate ❗🎊

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community – and Happy New Year! What are your resolutions for 2023 if you made any? I’ve made two personal resolutions around improving my level of daily exercise and beginning a mindfulness habit. For the business, my resolution is to continue to inspire you to travel and live your best life! Speaking of inspiring others,

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More of just back from… 🦁

Happy Friday after Thanksgiving Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m sending this newsletter a day later than usual since yesterday was Thanksgiving. I hope you had a memorable holiday with your family and friends and have plenty of leftovers to enjoy over the long weekend. This week, I’m continuing the write-up of my incredible safari experience in Tanzania earlier this month.

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Good Surprises 😮

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! The crisp days of November are here for most areas of the country. Thanksgiving and the holiday season are on our minds knowing there are many things we must do to prepare. I encourage everyone to think about giving the gift of incredible travel memories this year. Why? Because travel does all of these

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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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