Category: Winter Vacations

Do you know the Nordic countries?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! If you checked out my Instagram or Facebook stories this weekend, you know that a member of the Hidden Gem Travel team was at the Taylor Swift concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina last Thursday night which was the first night of her Eras tour in South America. By all reports, it was an epic experience

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Christmas in July 🎄🏝️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! It’s been super hot across the US and the pond over the past week or so. I hope you’re finding ways to stay cool.   One way that may help is thinking about the cold December days now – Christmas/the holiday season in July. If you like to travel during the holidays, now is the time to

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Abu Dhabi – vacation 411 🌴☀

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! And welcome to March! It’s been a very mild winter here in the northeast so far, and usually, at this time of year, I’m dreaming of sunshine and sand. Instead, I’m soon off to Europe (Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, and France – Paris specifically) and will be reporting back when I return to the office. I’ll be

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On location in Vienna, Austria 🧳

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! As mentioned last week, I’m currently in Austria scoping out the Christmas markets, top tourist sights, and holiday festivities. I’ll be writing a full trip review once I’m home, so this week is a preview to whet your appetite. Read on for the short scoop about Austria in December. Follow along the Hidden Gem

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Tis the season 🎄

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Putting aside how hectic the holiday season can be, do you love the festive decorations, traditions, and feeling the spirit? Do you crave a more authentic experience than the usual hustle and bustle? If so, you’ll love Europe during the holiday season (late November to New Year’s Day). Read on for the short scoop

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2023 Top Trending Destinations

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I don’t know about you, but my inboxes have been flooded with shopping emails – holiday sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday… Understandably, you may have missed my newsletter from last week (sent Friday since Thursday was the holiday). If that’s the case, you can read it on my website under the ‘blog’ tab. Or

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Rave Reviews ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! As I write this newsletter on a sunny, cool morning, I’m thinking ahead to what I have on tap for fall travel. My schedule ramps up in the offseason (mid-October to mid-December) for many destinations making it ideal for scoping things out without the crowds. Regular readers will recall that last fall I traveled

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Turks & Caicos 2022

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! August is just a few days off bringing the end of summer and preparations for back to school and work.  With time flying by, I encourage you to think about and book your 2023 winter vacation now for the best rates and availability. It seems so far off, but I have many clients who tell me

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Christmas in July

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! We’re over halfway through July and the summer season (!) so it’s a good time to reflect on what you’ve done and hope to do for the rest of 2022 and into 2023. Before we begin, below are a few travel PSAs… PASSPORT RENEWAL TIMES: Current passport processing times are 8-12 weeks for standard

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Have you seen the Northern Lights?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! With only a bit over a week until Christmas and just over two until the New Year’s festivities, life is extra busy and hopefully festive for you.  I’ll be spending time with family from near and far this year and also gearing up for the busy season that we in the travel industry call

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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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