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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!

Going to the airport

Airport Hassles Even before the pandemic, being in an airport or airplane was never particularly relaxing. And as air travel resumes on a large scale this summer, it might feel even more stressful and unfamiliar. For many of us, the … Continue reading

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What is happening!

A year ago, I would never have sent this newsletter, but the world is changing. As cruise lines are eager to resume sailings, and many restart outside of the U.S. because of delays in approval from the Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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Time is NOW

The travel industry is fueled by people like me. People that get up every morning with the belief that today will be a better day than yesterday. People who love what we do and are passionate about showing the world … Continue reading

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With your help!

• Well, we here in New England are in a drought. That’s my reasoning and justification so I don’t walk around complaining all day. I’m talking about the Nor’Easter that paid us a visit last week, dumping chilly, much-needed rain … Continue reading

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Here’s to the future!

We’ve locked down, canceled trips and spent countless milestones – birthdays, graduations and 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 (2022), map … Continue reading

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Updated policies

Consumer Disclosure Notice. 2021 AlwaysHarriet.com under the umbrella of Vista Travel Inc. is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality travel service and advise available. In this era of global uncertainty, I strongly recommend that you use a credit … Continue reading

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The best way to predict the future is to create it

The best way to predict the future is to create it.” —Abraham Lincoln This is a favorite Lincoln quote of mine. After this past year, thinking we can create anything seems very remote. We create in so many ways. Among … Continue reading

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The fresh outdoors is waiting for you.

Slow Travel in some ways has complemented the slow return to regular travel. It’s allowed us to connect more with where we live and dig deeper into the connections we have or discover things we may never have before. Experience … Continue reading

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What do you do?

A friend was surprised when I described to her a detailed itinerary I arranged for Spain and France. I asked her, ‘what do you think I do?’ She wondered if my clients knew? She thought I did mostly airline tickets. … Continue reading

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No Matter where it’s going

Yesterday while cleaning out a drawer in my desk, I found this poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1830-1886) I think we are all ready to take a train (there were no airplanes or cars when this poem was written!) … Continue reading

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