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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!

Make your trip your own!

“Chilling out on the bed in your hotel room watching television, while wearing your own pajamas, is sometimes the best part of a vacation.” — Laura Marano Your time away should be invested in the things YOU want to do. … Continue reading

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This is the Year!

This is the year, “I am going to go where I always wanted to go!” Now is the time. TRIPOPHOBIA, the fear of not having any travel plans currently booked. Where do you want to go? Time is not waiting! … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings to all

Whether you are traveling during the next few weeks or enjoying family nearby, please do remember to be patient. Everyone traveling wants to be there on time, too! Make sure you get to your departure location with much time to … Continue reading

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Airport Trivia

We have all seen the three-letter airport codes used for baggage sorting. It is easy to understand the logic behind using MIA for Miami, DFW for Dallas-Fort Worth, and SEA for Seattle-Tacoma. But how did the powers that be decide … Continue reading

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You never know!

By now most of you have heard about the financial collapse of Thomas Cook Travel. We the general public do not know what is going on behind the workings of travel companies. Recently I read about another international well known … Continue reading

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Me, Myself and I

My favorite way to travel. Now, that does not mean the only way I opt to go. When traveling internationally it is a grand way to go. For two main reasons, what I do and who I meet. Traveling solo … Continue reading

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Spa Days

Did you ever notice the luxury hotels and resort have Spa facilities? All the wonderful experiences to help one escape for a while and feel good afterwards too! One does not need to be at a luxury hotel for a … Continue reading

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Fall Plans

If you have not made holiday plans for this fall and winter, now is the time. I know many of you do not plan very far in advance, but if you want your choice of accommodations and fares, advance planning … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July and Summer Schedule

Summer is a time for all of us to slow down a bit. Relax and enjoy the warm weather. Do some outdoor activities and watch the sunset. July will be very relaxed for me. During the month, I will be … Continue reading

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Why Virtuoso?

The Value Of Travel Advisors Knowledge, Collaboration, Connections, and More Prospective travelers are usually confused about two aspects of working with a Virtuoso advisor: What exactly is Virtuoso? Do people still use travel advisors? Virtuoso is a global luxury travel … Continue reading

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