And the Beat Goes On

This is rough. The world has not opened back up as we had hoped it would by now and so, basically, all future travel has become aspirational. Domestic travel has gotten complicated because some states are not welcoming folks from other states with open arms because of COVID-19. And maybe you had mapped out a fabulous road trip only to learn that none of the restaurants or bars in the places you’re going to will be open when you get there.

This is beyond exhausting. One day recently, a colleague said to me so earnestly, “You know what I did last night because I was so mad at the world? I went out into the parking lot and screamed at the moon.”

Screaming at the moon, however, is sounding pretty good right now, unless you’ve just given into the universe and are enjoying your summer as others have for years, by growing tomatoes, going to the beach or lying out on a chaise lounge in your backyard. Sometimes you have just got to let it go. Edited from Ruthanne Terrero

Patience I am told. Most of you know I am unemployed since March and everything got cancelled. I can live with that, what I need more patience is for those who are not following health guidelines. The longer this virus spreads the longer we cannot travel safely, and I cannot go back to work. Some say I need to set a travel tone and go someplace in an airplane. I love what I do for you all and want to continue doing so, which requires me to continue sheltering. My children would have a fit if I got into an airplane. Two clients that have been in an airport and on a plane say they were comfortable. And yes, there is a slight up tick in traveling. It is still well below 80 percent of last year. If the planes are crowded, it is because there are so few planes in the air.

As much as I would like to tell you about the latest promotion and openings, there will be plenty of time for that when the time comes. You all can help make that time to come. Help your friends and family stay safe. Set an example and wear the mask, wash your hands, and stay home as much as possible.

All for now, stay safe so we all can travel again. Peace, Harriet

About alwaysharriet

With thirty years experience in corporate and leisure travel consulting, Harriet Ahouse has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and worldwide. An avid scuba diver, she understands the requirements of travelers both on land and in the water. On the European scene she has offered traditional and personalized travel itineraries throughout the continent--Italy, France, and England are some of her favorites. As a Virtuoso Agent, she also has extensive resources to enhance her expertise in designing individual destination travel itineraries--and honeymoons--worldwide!
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