The gift of being unsure of what to do

The title is of a very long Boston Globe article, Sunday 17 January.


We all have a great deal of uncertainty in our lives. The Pandemic has just heightened our anxiety. We do not know when we will be free to move about, without the fear of getting the virus. But all indications that when the sun comes out in the late spring, we may be fairly safe to begin planning moving about. It’s all up to us: to our wearing the mask and getting a vaccination.


Of course travel is never certain. It is the uncertainty of it that makes it exciting. It is what stimulates our juices. Travel gives us an opportunity to grow. To think and act outside the box.


So I think if we begin to think and plan a fall holiday our January blues will subside. We can address our uncertainties and learn what we can do safely. Think about all those uncertain feelings you have and set them aside. Say, ‘yes I can’. I am saying make reservations that are flexible. As we all gather together we can make the travel and hospitality industry alive again. A 2020 Economic Impact Report shows how crucial the Travel & Tourism sector will be to kicking start the US economy. The sector contributed 8.6% towards the U.S. economy, more than $1.8bn in GDP, and supported more than 10% of all jobs in 2019. And this does not include all the bi-products of travel like restaurants and shopping. It may take a while but planning needs to begin. There is light at the end of the tunnel. We may still be in the tunnel but we need to look forward to the light. And when we come out of the tunnel we will have a plan for travel.


How may I help you design your holiday? As I am not very busy now, it is a great time to begin your plans.

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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