Tag: River cruise

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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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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Hidden Gem European City… 💎

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m back in the office after traveling most of March in Europe (largely for business with some pleasure). Signs of early spring were evident in all the cities I visited (Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Paris).  Yes, I was in Paris during the protests which are continuing into April. The upside for my clients is that they

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Just back from + passport PSA ✈️ 

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community… and happy Spring! I’m just back from a 3-week business trip to Europe and enjoyed seeing signs of spring everywhere I traveled. Given I’ve just returned, I’ll keep this week’s newsletter short. First, I’ll share an important travel PSA and then a few highlights from my trip. Passport Update The Department of State has

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Trip Review – Sailing the Danube River in Europe

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m looking out my window on a chilly day in the Northeast and dreaming of my recent trip to Europe while planning my upcoming trips this year. Looks like I’ll be reporting to you on iconic destinations including Budapest, Rome, Provence, and Barcelona. This week’s newsletter is my first trip review of the new

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2022 in the rearview 🎊

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I hope you’ve enjoyed your holidays so far as we head into the last few days of 2022. Are you looking back and taking stock of the year? Here at Hidden Gem Travel, I’ve been doing just that. It was an incredible year in terms of being busy planning incredible trips for clients. Also,

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Rivers Let You See The World 🌍

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Did you spend part of last week daydreaming about your next vacation?  January is a long, cold month in much of the country so a perfect time to dream and plan for the rest of the year. I’ve been receiving a record number of inquiries for 2022 vacations!  Last weekend, I completed a training

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France in 2022, part deux

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community and happy summer, officially!  The summer season came in with a bang with steamy temperatures around much of the country last week.  If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to invest in some cooling towels 😎 Most of my clients are traveling in the US this summer and seeing our beautiful country.  However

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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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