Category: Wanderlist

How to do Venice

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community and welcome June! The summer season is officially here, and our calendars are loaded with outdoor activities and of course a vacation. I’m looking forward to multiple trips both domestic and international. You will be hearing about all my adventures as loyal readers of this newsletter. Recent reports have come in from my clients

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Northern Italy

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope that everyone who celebrates had a Happy Easter or Passover. I had an unusual Easter this year as it was a travel day. I awoke in Venice, Italy, spent two hours in Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport and arrived in New York City the same evening. It was a looong travel day.

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Amazing Croatia – More to Love

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! What are your plans for Easter weekend if you celebrate? It’s a peak week for travel in some destinations and “shoulder season” for others as we discussed in recent newsletters. I’ll be marking the holiday in an unusual way – more to come on that soon! This week’s newsletter is part two of our

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It’s Summer Here 🌞

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! As I sit here enjoying a fire on a snowy evening, I’m embracing the winter season but can’t help my mind wandering to favorite places in the southern hemisphere. It’s hard to imagine as I watch the snow come down sideways that my colleagues and friends south of the equator are slathering on the sunscreen and enjoying

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3 Tips to Planning a Year to Remember!

to Happy Thursday and New Year 2022 Hidden Gem Travel Community!  I hope you enjoyed your holidays, despite the challenges we faced, and that you’re optimistic about 2022.  Especially right now, looking forward feels good.  The long New Years weekend was productive for me.  In addition to cleaning up the house, I spent quality time reflecting on 2021 – personal

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Greek Islands – More to Love and Learn

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Here in the northeast, October is a beautiful month with cooling temperatures and colorful foliage.  Do you love the fall season?  While I love being home in October, it’s also a fantastic month for travel as it’s shoulder season in many desirable destinations.  Greece is one of those destinations – fewer crowds and not

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Behind the Scenes at Hidden Gem Travel

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Are you an entrepreneur or do you know someone who is?  I’ll tell you that while it’s fun and exciting to have your own business, it’s a huge commitment and a definite lifestyle. I love to connect and share ideas with others who have launched their own businesses, so reach out to me if

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Exotic Hidden Gems 💎

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Any fun plans for Labor Day weekend?  For me, it’s a time to reflect on the highlights of the summer and look forward to plans for the fall. This summer, I moved house (not far from my previous home), so it was an extra busy one! This fall, I’m looking forward to trips to

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My Post-Olympic Wish

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! As mentioned last week, I’m in the middle of Virtuoso’s annual travel week conference (virtually) where I learn all about the latest in the very best of travel. My meetings and seminars have recalled this mantra: “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown I’ll have curated highlights from

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Revenge travel and event announcement!!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  I’ve been hearing the term ‘revenge travel’ lately, meaning post-covid people are planning to travel like never before after being denied the ability to do so for the last year.  How do you feel about that term?  Personal bias – I’m rarely a fan of names or phrases with negative connotations, so I’m not

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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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