Category: Wanderlist

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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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🎊 4 travel tips for your New Year’s resolutions

Happy Thursday and New Year’s Eve Hidden Gem Travel community!  The new (and better) year is only a few hours away.  Personally, I’m thrilled to say goodbye to 2020 and excited to dream about what the new year will bring in terms of good news for travel.  Before we move on, one final but important reminder… Quick + Final Reminder:

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Festive traditions in favorite countries

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Community!  We’re wrapping up Hanukkah and getting close to Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  Here’s the updated countdown: *Happy Hanukkah – I hope you’re enjoying the Festival of Lights! *Countdown to Christmas Eve – it’s only ONE week away :0 *Countdown to New Year’s Eve – it’s only TWO weeks away 😊 Bring on 2021!! Quick

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What was the best birthday present you ever received? 🎁

Happy Thursday and “blogaversary” to this weekly newsletter 🎊!!  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I love writing it for you.  It has certainly kept my spirits up this year.  I’m a believer in celebrating our milestones in life – are you?  Without stopping to reflect, take stock, and be thankful in a meaningful way, life just

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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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Your happiness boost from Central & South America

Hola Hidden Gem Travelers!  How was your first week in October?  There’s so much going on in the world, and I’m happy to serve as a respite for you.  Personally, I’m enjoying the cooler temperatures and fall colors here in the northeast where the fall season is glorious.  Leaf peepers wouldn’t be disappointed if they were to arrive for a

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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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Inspiration for vacations with your bubble

Greetings travel lovers!  We are counting down to the end of August and the beginning of the school year.  How will that look for your family?  Do you have kids doing 100% remote learning from home or are they in a hybrid situation?  Or are you planning to home school?  There are so many complex issues with each option.  Last

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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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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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