Category: Virtuoso

A No Drama Vacation

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Are you enjoying the spring?  Feeling rejuvenated or stressed?  I’ll admit to feeling both emotions and have been craving a relaxing getaway.  Did you catch Roger Federer and Robert De Niro’s humorous new video for the Switzerland Tourism Board?  De Niro claims that there’s no drama in Switzerland (the gorgeous shots of Zermatt beg

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Champagne Wishes and Sea Dreams

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Have you had a busy week and been dreaming of a break?  If so, you’re not alone — I’ve been hearing this frequently.  April seems to always be hectic, although last year at this time we were confined to our homes.  It was a different type of hectic; I recall scouring the internet for

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Your portal to the Best of the Best!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  How was your first week in April?  With the first signs of spring, I’m inspired to write all month about beautiful destinations, experiences, and memories we can make as life reopens, just like the spring flowers that are beginning to pop up here in New England. Last week we covered some incredible destinations where

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Finding Freedom!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  It’s been one year since the world shut down, and thankfully we are now on the road to reopening.  The travel business is brisk with people ready to plan their next long-awaited and much-deserved vacation, myself included 😊 This month we’re talking about vacations that allow you to pursue sporting activities, and this week

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Guide To Celebrating Milestones

Greetings passionate travelers – get ready to drool!  Do you have a special celebration in the coming years whether it be a milestone birthday, anniversary, graduation, honeymoon, family reunion, or even a marking the return to travel celebration on your calendar?  As you know, I write these newsletters myself each week, but this time I’m making an exception for a

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Plan now for Africa in 2021-2022

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travelers!  I spent last week attending a virtual travel conference which was very inspiring!  Bottom line – travel is coming back full force in 2021, and I’m excited to share that I have trips for industry insider experiences in Ireland and East Africa next fall.  Ireland will be a 5-star, guided tour staying in castles (how

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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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Do you 💛 Europe?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travelers!  My attention was captured this weekend by a New York Times article asking readers to submit love letters and pictures for their upcoming article, 52 Places We Love, about one place in the world that is special to them personally.  The instructions were simple:  a place that “can be a popular tourist destination or a

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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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Your guide to North American ranches – bucket list check!

Greetings travelers!  I have a personal confession to make – I regret that I never took my two sons to a ranch out west when they were young.  It’s not that it didn’t cross my mind, but I didn’t have a travel advisor to inspire and guide me through the options or the wherewithal to make it happen myself.  As

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