Why we travel

We’ve locked down, canceled trips, and spent countless milestones—birthdays, graduations, honeymoons—cooped up at home. But with an end in sight, it’s time for a do-over. Time to dream again. To book that cruise, map out an epic road trip, or plan a family reunion. To remind ourselves why we travel in the first place—to celebrate ourselves, one another, and the world.


Many of you are still most uncomfortable traveling, I get that, while others are out and about, seemingly most healthy. Whatever your comfort zone is, that is what is best for you. Domestic travel is clearly up while international is not. Partly due to all the complicated rules and requirements. Most confusing, even for me much of the time.


Meanwhile, planning is a good thing. There are places away from the crowds. Think small. Small island, small cruise ship, or small town. Anywhere where there are fewer congregations of people you do not know, may increase your comfort zone. Doing proper hygiene protocol, I do believe the airport ports and airplanes are safe to travel. I, who hibernates a great deal, have taken three flights and will do another soon. Mask, shield, wipes are the way to go! What milestone would you like to celebrate in the months to come? I have a major birthday number soon and family will join me in the celebration. Did you miss a graduation party? Or a family wedding celebration? Celebrations can happen any time!


Or maybe you just need a place to refresh and renew. I do miss my trips wandering in a foreign country or just sitting on a white sandy beach. As you may be aware, I have not encouraged anyone to travel far and wide during 2021. But I do believe summer 2022 will be open. So now is the time to re-plan those cancelled trips. Air and lodging is no different than the rest of the world with limited supplies. Nothing is fully open or will it be during 2022. It is going to be a very slow process. Basic supply and demand, they come together. So planning, now is your best option.


If you need ideas here are two websites with lots of suggestions. Please excuse the advertisements.


https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best


https://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-11-23/20-places-that-are-straight-out-of-fairy-tales


Call or email me soon.

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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