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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!

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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Where do I get my ideas

From lots of places. I regularly take webinars about places I want to learn. The other day I took one on Catalonia. We all know Barcelona, a wonderful city. Outside of town there are most interesting Roman ruins, castles, monasteries, … Continue reading

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More TSA screening procedures to come

TSA Launches Stricter Carry-On Screenings Nationwide    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) this month rolled out enhanced screening procedures for carry-on baggage nationwide, after testing the stronger security measures at select airports. Travelers are now required to place all personal … Continue reading

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Respiratory diseases during flights and ID

Behaviors, movements and transmissions of droplet-meditated respiratory diseases during transcontinental airline flights.   Now that is a mouthful. An M.D. of mine gave me an article and study on infectious diseases and in-flight transmission. With over three billion airline passengers annually, … Continue reading

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Five days in five places or five days in a single place?

Is it better to spend five days in five places or five days in a single place?   Some say… “We went to three museums a day, and did a two-hour walking tour in below-freezing weather. Why do I do this to … Continue reading

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Packing… a few good reminders…

So often I hear, “how do I pack for two climates, for six weeks, or for a cruise?” A few good reminders may help. Factor in fabrics Fabric selection is important when it comes to assembling your vacation wardrobe. Fabric … Continue reading

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Road Trips

Family or solo, road trips can be wonderful or a disaster. They seem so simple, just get in a car and go. But to be successful, the trip does need planning. You all may know how much I enjoy driving … Continue reading

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Can You Imagine the Numbers?

Yesterday, in the morning before my sojourn north, I was reading a magazine called Departures. It is a travel magazine from American Express. It is clearly high end/luxury travel information. Always fun to dream! There was an article on London … Continue reading

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Advice from Everyone

I constantly hear, ‘well my friend suggested this or that.’  You may like your friend a great deal, but you are not them.  We each are unique.  I certainly have very strong feelings about some parts of travel, like visit … Continue reading

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