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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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FAQ – what is it exactly that you do?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! If you’ve seen my social media posts (Facebook and Instagram), you’ll know that I’m in Europe doing a deep dive in the Netherlands and Belgium visiting hotels, river cruise ships, top experiences, and much more to best inform my clients. The most popular time to visit this area is the spring – April/May –

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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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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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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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Europe Edition – Top Client Experiences 💯

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I first want to say how tragic the sudden burning of historic Lahaina on the island of Maui, Hawaii is. As the news unfolded last week, I was brought back to my time there personally as well as many of my clients. We all made priceless memories in Maui. My heart goes out to

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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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Wish you were here 🖼️

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Can you believe August is here? Some of you have kids thinking about back-to-sports/school and perhaps beginning the first year of college this month. In travel land, I look forward to Virtuoso Travel Week where I meet with partners from around the world to learn what’s new and exciting for my clients. It’s essentially a

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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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