Tag: Europe

Where in Italy did the G7 meet last week !?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Since I’m in the office this month with so many clients traveling and soon to depart, I’m enjoying hitting local restaurants that remind me of my past trips. Do you ever make a point to do that? Recently, I’ve had a fantastic Greek meal (very authentic), Italian (Rome-focused fare), Spanish (varied tapas menu). I’m

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3 extra-special experiences and hotels in London, Ireland & Scotland 👑

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  It’s been hot outside, so I’ve been dreaming of the UK and Ireland where it’s typically cooler in the summer.  These days there’s no predicting the weather so I revert to what’s typical.   Whether you’ve been to London, Scotland, and/or Ireland many times or never before, you will be excited to learn about some

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🇵🇹 One of my favorite European countries is…

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community – and happy June!  It’s a month chock full of graduations, celebrations, and vacations for many people.  I just had a celebration trip with my family and enjoyed quality time with my loved ones in Florida at a golf-tennis-spa resort.  Like many families, we met at a convenient location for all with a variety of

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The ultimate in travel experiences 💥

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! A benefit of working in the travel industry is the nearly constant inspiration for every type of global travel.  From emails to webinars to near and far business meetings, I commit to continual learning so I can share what I glean with you.  When I was in Amsterdam last month, I was fortunate to spend time

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Trip Report Part 2 – Just back from… 🇧🇪

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community – and happy April! It feels great to see the signs of a new season at home after being in Europe most of last month. It’s also a crazy busy season for parents of kids in school (plus sports/other activities), and many are longing for the relatively less packed summer schedule. Hidden Gem Travel

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Trip Report – Just back from… 🌷

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Spring season has begun, and I’m just back from two iconic spring European destinations, Holland, and Belgium! I was there for three reasons: I’ve now personally experienced river cruising on AmaWaterways, Uniworld, Tauck, Avalon, and Emerald (5 lines) and have deep knowledge of and contacts at Viking, Amadeus, Riverside, Riviera, and Scenic. You probably

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City of Lights & Love 💡 💕

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I was in the city of lights and love one year ago this month and so am sharing some inspiration you guessed it, about Paris this week.   I’ve written past newsletters about Paris, including how to take a trip this summer for the Olympics.  This week, I’ll be sharing a link to some videos and articles

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Leap day 2024 – a call to action 🚀

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! And happy leap day, a day that that only comes once every four years on a leap year. Do you consider it to be a lucky day? Do you know anyone who was born on a leap day (I do)? Consider reading this newsletter today as a sign that it’s time to plan your

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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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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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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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