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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!

Warm up your Winter

Unlike most Decembers, it is clearly not too late to plan a winter escape. The sandy beaches of the Caribbean await you. Or would you like to warm your spirits with thinking. A quick trip to a major city with … Continue reading

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Festive Season is around the corner

Festive Season is almost here. Years ago I heard the term Festive Season and adopted it. It is so very inclusive. There is still time to plan a family or friends visit for the holidays. I have done a few … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments

Remember when you are abroad there may be a language barrier. While some hotel employees speak fluent English, many waiters, etc. have a very limited working knowledge of English. A little patience in this department can be very helpful. If … Continue reading

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Looking out the window

Happiness is looking down on your new destination from an airplane window! Once flying over Paris and seeing the Eiffel Tower and I got so excited. Or years ago flying over the Alps on my way to Salzburg, to see … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Navigating travel in 2021 into 2022

Hello travel partners This square in front of the Milan Cathedral is usually filled with people. The shopping arcade to the left the same. Today may not be the time to be there, but soon it will. So it is … Continue reading

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Preparing for traveling event in the COVID-Era

We have all realized that the days of traveling with just a driving license and nothing printed out are long gone. There’s a whole list of things that you need to prepare ahead in the COVID-era. Here are top tips: … Continue reading

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Detoxing off the grid while on holiday!

The best way to connect with a place and its people: Stash the phone and leave the tablet at home. When I travel in Europe I take little to no electronics. I plan ahead and take maps. Disconnecting is a … Continue reading

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Create It

The best way to predict the future is to create it.”—Abraham Lincoln It is clearly time to create your future! Slowly but surely I am getting requests for travel in 2022. I do see the light at this very, very … Continue reading

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A summer treat.

Lobster made simple You do not need to travel far for a delicious summer treat. If you do not live in New England, where lobsters are readily available, I am sure you can use a frozen option. Every year I … Continue reading

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