Category: Virtuoso

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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Announcing a freebie for your travel bucket list

Greetings virtual travelers! How did you spend Memorial Day weekend?  We worked around our property and grilled some tasty meals when the weather was cooperative. It was a nice weekend but a bit sad since not filled with the typical Memorial Day experiences like our town parade and pancake breakfast, trip to a beach or extended family backyard barbecue. In

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Guide to (still) staying home and sane

Greetings virtual travelers – our team has been following guidelines and staying home for over 6 weeks now and honestly, it feels like 6 months.  It was like falling off the edge of a cliff; we were constantly on-the-go in January and February and suddenly 100% grounded.  I’m sure you can relate.  Now that we’ve adjusted to a new routine,

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5 Awesome Benefits to Using a Virtuoso Travel Consultant

Before I became a Travel Consultant, I DIY’d our family vacations.  I loved doing it, including spending hours and days combing the internet doing the research and booking myself.  Overall, our vacations went extremely well, and everyone in my family loved the trips I planned.  BUT I always wondered if I could have found a better option whether it be

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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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