Tag: couples travel

Three favorite trips with river views 🌉

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Some of you may have noticed that last week’s newsletter finally went out on Friday. Chalk that delay up to tech troubles that also took down the website. I’m grateful to have found a fantastic tech specialist who fixed all the issues in an hour this weekend, thanks to the referral of a trusted

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Trip of a Lifetime and Celebrating 200 🎉

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Believe it or not, this newsletter is number 200!!  I enjoy writing each issue and put in consistent effort as I think they are a valuable source of travel information and inspiration.  I hope you do as well.   All my newsletters are posted on the ‘blog’ section of the website in case you ever want to

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Are you culturally curious? Consider Japan! 🗾

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Do you consider yourself culturally curious? If you love to learn about and experience places where the locals have cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences that are different from your own, you may consider yourself culturally curious.  Many people who travel internationally fall into this camp and prioritize having a variety of authentic travel

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Kicking off your 2024 travel year right 🎉✔

Happy 1st Thursday of 2024 Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope the new year is off to a great start for you. Did you set a resolution or assign a key word for 2024? If so, how do you keep yourself accountable since often the best intentions in January are deprioritized or forgotten by the end of the month? My

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State of Mind – opportunity for you!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! And happy December – the holiday season is in full swing. Is your to-do list too long or manageable? My list is condensed as I have a business trip to London before the holiday week. I’m looking forward to experiencing London decked out for the holidays! Of course, I’ll make time to do some

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

Happy Thanksgiving weekend Hidden Gem Travel community! This week, I’m sharing my perspective on travel and some thoughts about what it means to me.  I hope it inspires you to reflect on what travel brings to your life…  Last night, I had an odd dream that I was a tour guide in an unnamed foreign country pointing out varieties of newborn wildlife

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My go-to place for R&R

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Starting this week, I’m adding a new section to this newsletter to share timely and relevant information with my many clients, readers, and followers. You’ll see it when you scroll down. Believe it or not, we’re heading full steam into the holiday season with long to-do lists and bursting calendars. I don’t know about

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Safari memories – why now? 🦒

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  I’m just back from a two-week business trip (which was filled with pleasure…  more on my trip to come) through Portugal, and am now looking closely at the calendar for the last two months of the year.  All indicators are pointing to another huge year for international travel in 2024 so preparation is key –

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Are you a set jetter? 🎥

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! It’s the first week of October and there are less than 100 days until the end of 2023. I honestly can’t believe how quickly time flies. I’ll be back in Europe this fall for a couple of weeks scouting the best hotels and experiences for my clients’ 2024 trips. Stay tuned to this newsletter to

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Have two weeks to travel? Here’s where to go 

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m writing this newsletter on the last Sunday of summer and loving the cool morning temperatures and bright sunshine. In the background, I just heard a news story about a town in Portugal where a vat broke in a distillery allowing red wine to flood the streets. As they do, people are creating hilarious

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