Tag: Culinary Experiences

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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Top 3 – Let’s go next year!

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Recently someone asked me, “What was the best meal you had in your travels this year?” Now, I’m not a foodie so I don’t tend to remember in all honesty, but when I was in Budapest in March, I had an unforgettable dining experience at the new Spago, the newest Wolfgang Puck’s signature restaurant.

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Food and wine nirvanas

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!   For me, today is throwback Thursday as I’m thinking about one year ago (feels like a decade ago); I attended my last in-person travel event and weekend getaway pre-pandemic.  Reading this paragraph makes me wish for the future more than ever – have you had one of these moments recently? As you’re reading this

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Inspiration for a global getaway in your kitchen

Greetings virtual travelers!  I don’t know about you but staying at home with the family has made mealtime very consistent in our house.  We eat dinner together these days which in the past wasn’t something we were able to do regularly with everyone on different schedules.  I guess you’d call it a silver lining.  Last week, we celebrated a milestone

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Update for all travelers + blamping

TGIThursday!  What are your plans for the Leap Day weekend?  I thought it important to begin this newsletter by addressing the Coronavirus as it relates to travel.  A key benefit of working with a travel consultant is that we closely monitor travel-related global concerns and inform our clients.  Here’s our commitment to you with these types of situations: Proactive Communication: 

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For Valentine’s Day, an unforgettable couple’s trip itinerary

Last year, I celebrated Valentine’s Day weekend in Sonoma and Napa, California, and what a fantastic destination for a couple’s trip.  So in honor of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I’ll share highlights and tips from our long weekend itinerary in the hopes that you’ll be inspired to take this trip with your significant other.  If you’ve already been to this area

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5 reasons to think out-of-the-box for your next family vacation

Greetings!  I spent last Friday at the New York Times Travel Show held at NYC’s Jacob Javits Center.  In just 10 hours, I learned enough to fill half a dozen newsletters!  Since my goal is to share travel tips, tricks and inspiration in these newsletters (and on Facebook and Instagram), I will devote this issue to family travel trends in

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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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