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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!

Always learning

I am often asked, ‘when I will retire?’ And I say that word is not part of my vocabulary.. Why not? .. because I enjoy learning and sharing my knowledge with you all. Almost every day I learn something new … Continue reading

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Never too late to travel!

Do you have an active passport? Time to get one and start exploring the world. We learn so much from our fellow humans when we see them in their home environment. Pasta in Italy is not the same as Bertucci’s … Continue reading

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Clean clothes while traveling

How to Do Laundry While Traveling Packing lightly requires knowing how to clean clothes along the journey. No matter how many days I travel I still take the same three pieces … a carry-on size luggage (which I always check. … Continue reading

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Flying Tips

Airlines almost always overbook-it’s a fact of life. Its how they ensure they make money, because you’d be surprised at how many people don’t show up to flights.   Usually, overbooking doesn’t cause any problems. But every once in a … Continue reading

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Keep the Line Moving!

There have been several security line changes in the past two years. First, food cannot be concealed. Also, a few small airports are reducing screening requirements. Here are a few reminders: -Organize the carry-on bag so electronics larger than a … Continue reading

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Just GO. Relinquish control and have fun

As a travel consultant, one of the most difficult tasks for me is to plan itineraries for the Type A personalities. Everyone travels for different reasons, I get that. For many, travel is a means to escape from the everyday … Continue reading

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Finding the right hotel

Recently while doing some research on finding the perfect hotel for my client, I went to one of the commercial booking engines, like Hotels.com. There are lots of them. Rarely do I use these engines as they do not pay … Continue reading

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Summer Airports

The best I can say is PATIENCE… Summer time has lots of inexperienced travelers. Those who go once a year or less on an airplane. The other day someone asked ‘how come the charge for luggage?’ She did not know … Continue reading

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Travel is always an adventure

A most regular client called me last week and asked if I would help a friend who had done her ticket online. I said of course. As we began our three way conversation the first comment I made was “Travel … Continue reading

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Where are you going next?

You all ask me this question often! Actually, other than a birthday in August, daughter is turning 50, I have no airplane plans. Can you imagine? Many of you may have checked out European flights for this summer and found … Continue reading

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