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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!

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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Getting Ready

There are clearly mixed messages about when to travel. https://whencanwetravelsafelyagain.splashthat.com/ is very interesting if you have the time. I do believe by the autumn the world will begin to open. You may want to keep an eye on the country … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, means a special day to share with your loved ones. Recently I read a true story about a son who took his mother on an airplane ride. She lived in northeastern Alabama and had never been more … Continue reading

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We are getting closer

As January is over that means we are closer to summer and the fall. And with the warmer weather and more vaccines we will be able to move about our country and the world. This week I have been planning … Continue reading

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The gift of being unsure of what to do

The title is of a very long Boston Globe article, Sunday 17 January. We all have a great deal of uncertainty in our lives. The Pandemic has just heightened our anxiety. We do not know when we will be free … Continue reading

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