Category: Travel Updates

Do you need a visa to travel to Europe next year?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I don’t know about you, but I look forward to fall days after a long, hot summer. Living in the Northeast means changing of the leaves and wardrobe both of which I welcome. Fall is also an ideal time to travel to many destinations (cooler temps and fewer crowds than summer), and Hidden Gem

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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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2023 Top Trending Destinations

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I don’t know about you, but my inboxes have been flooded with shopping emails – holiday sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday… Understandably, you may have missed my newsletter from last week (sent Friday since Thursday was the holiday). If that’s the case, you can read it on my website under the ‘blog’ tab. Or

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Just Back! A ‘floating conference’ on the west coast

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Have you felt the change of season from summer to fall where you live? I felt the beginning of the shift when I arrived home from the west coast last weekend. You didn’t see me in your inbox last week because I attended what I dubbed a ‘floating conference’ with a pre-weekend in Los

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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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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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Ride this wave before it’s gone! 🌊

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  How did your first two weeks of January go?  Are you still focused on your New Year’s resolutions?  If improving your health and wellness is a priority, I hope you read my newsletter last week for some incredible wellness vacation ideas.  Whether you’re thinking about staying in the US or venturing abroad, there are

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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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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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