Category: USA

Pack your racquet for these destinations!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community and belated happy St. Paddy’s Day!  If you didn’t have your fill of Irish fare yesterday, my partners at CIE Tours shared a fab Irish Coffee recipe courtesy of Sean’s Bar, the oldest pub in the world (its history dates to 900AD): Ingredients Sean’s specially blended Irish whiskey Freshly brewed, strong coffee 1 teaspoon

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Thinking about a vacation in the USA?

Happy Friday Hidden Gem Travel community!  I’m a day late in your inbox this week due to my virtual travel event on Wednesday night.  It was a big success and anyone who couldn’t join us, I’m happy to send you the recording.  Many thanks to my partners at Kensington Tours, NIC+ZOE, and Tidy Nest! With all the winter weather across

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Food and wine nirvanas

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!   For me, today is throwback Thursday as I’m thinking about one year ago (feels like a decade ago); I attended my last in-person travel event and weekend getaway pre-pandemic.  Reading this paragraph makes me wish for the future more than ever – have you had one of these moments recently? As you’re reading this

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Love is in the air!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Before we move onto the topic of the week, I have exciting news to share with you.  Join me on February 24th at 7pm EST for a first-of-its-kind virtual travel event.  You’ll learn from a panel of experts about where to go, how to plan, what to wear, and how to pack for your

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Kicking off a month of ❤️ travel-style!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community and welcome to February!  Do you have plans for celebrating Valentine’s Day?  I’ll be hunkered down at home as I’ve been busy this past week planning vacations for clients later this year and next.  With promising vaccine news, people are forging ahead with future travel plans which is exciting!  Lots for me to do

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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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Amazing snowy vacations for your family ❄️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Community!  How are your preparations for the holidays going?  Question – what traditions are you embracing or revisiting during this unusual holiday season?  For our family, I’m digging out the board games that we used to play years ago (yes, I still have Star Wars Monopoly). *Happy Hanukkah today – enjoy the Festival of Lights! *Countdown

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Boosting your happiness throughout October

Greetings Hidden Gem Travelers (also Aloha, Aang, Eh, and Hola – hints to this week’s destinations)!  I’ve been reflecting on how difficult 2020 has been and continues to be for so many people and brainstorming how I can be a bright spot in your inbox on Thursdays.  I was inspired by a recent article in AFAR that said, “New research

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Where to go for R+R near home this fall

Greetings travel lovers and Hidden Gem Travel community!  As teased in last week’s newsletter, I had a fabulous Labor Day weekend relaxing and recharging safely while being relatively close to home.  If you live in the northeast, which many of you do, this destination is very accessible. Even during corona-times, much was open – note that health and safety measures

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My patriotic reindeer meeting – a true story!

Greetings travelers!  One year and two days ago, I checked an item off my travel bucket list AKA Wanderlist that I didn’t know I had until the opportunity presented itself.  Last summer, I spent the 4th of July in Anchorage, Alaska and had the very unusual experience of witnessing their 4th of July parade.  We were in Anchorage to begin

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