Harriet's Journal

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Indulging in a post-holiday adventure

Whether one celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, the winter months should be spent giving back to the ones we love. But while there are few things as rewarding as spending time with loved ones, when the holidays pass, I often crave some time to focus on myself...

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Morocco’s fascinating cultural fusion

Throughout my travels, I’ve discovered that the most fascinating destinations feature a unique blend of global cultures. It is simply amazing to see countless beliefs, ethnicities, and values form something new—something that is perhaps even greater than its original components...

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Destinations: Morocco

The lowdown on the land Down Under

Perhaps nothing signals the start of summertime more than the smells of what’s on the grill wafting through the air, which is why this is a great month to share a favorite recipe of Ultimate Australia Trip Leader, Matthew Bracher...

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Destinations: Australia

Share new Europe adventures & some of my old favorites

For many of us—myself included—our first pass through Europe may just be some passport stamping, with a smattering of capitals, a quick stop in a few museums, and a flight home. But now that the kids have grown, I have more time to spend really experiencing the world, venturing outside the shadow of towering iconic landmarks and onto the road less traveled...

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Destinations: Italy

India & Nepal: Human spirit and labors of love

I read a lot about travelers’ spirit of adventure and pushing themselves to enjoy life-changing experiences just a bit out of their comfort zones. But every now and then certain stories really inspire me, which was why this month I was excited to read about Roz Toper’s many “firsts” on her Heart of India trip...

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Destinations: Nepal

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