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Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Are you clinging to the last remnants of summer or embracing the fall season already? I’m just back from some much needed down time over the holiday weekend. I’ll share where I was and why it’s an ideal place to rest, relax, and rejuvenate in an upcoming newsletter (teaser – easy and quick to get to for many and lovely weather year-round).

While taking a breather, I finished arranging my fall travel schedule. Do you dream about your next vacation while you’re on vacation? If you do and want to plan a bucket list vacation in 2024, you’ll want to read my upcoming newsletters for inspiration. Tip – with SO MANY people flocking to the most popular areas of Europe in 2023, I’m going to challenge you to think beyond the obvious for fewer crowds and a better overall experience, especially in peak season.

If you’re a Hidden Gem Travel client, you receive a complimentary subscription to Virtuoso Magazine (by snail mail six times per year). Virtuoso is my umbrella network of global travel advisors focusing on luxury and experiential travel, and the magazine is only available through travel advisors like me. It’s a high-quality publication chock-full of amazing travel content and inspiration.

Here’s the latest edition in digital:

Issue highlights include:

  • Train Travel (like river cruising, it’s a wonderful way to travel)
  • Safari Styles (book your 2024 safari now)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (perfect destination if you love Europe)
  • Australia (it’s going to be BIG in 2024 for anyone who can take a vacation longer than one week – save your PTO).
  • And much more!

Interested in reading past issues? Email me and I’ll send you the links.

Prefer a print copy? Reach out to me to inquire. It’s essentially a gift in your mailbox.

Lastly, Wanderlist has a new app – check it out in the app store.

Happy dreaming and reading!

💎Hidden Gem Tip: If a trip to any of the incredible destinations in the magazine is on your travel bucket list, let’s talk about the best itinerary for you.

Wishing you and your family unforgettable adventures,


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Make your own Wanderlist! As a reminder, Wanderlist is an online portal where you can research, explore, and create shareable lists of destinations and experiences. Share your list with me so I can make it happen for you. Check it out here:  

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Hi, I'm Susan Wilson

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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