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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!

a bit of this and that

What I learned I say when I am traveling I am always working. My trip this month to St. Lucia was no exception. St. Lucia is my favorite Caribbean island for lots of reasons, mostly for the people, culture and … Continue reading

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We all want to travel

We all want to travel. The big question remains ‘will I wear a mask’ in crowded situations? After two years of pandemic living, Americans are collectively ready for a vacation. About 85% of people in the U.S. expect to travel … Continue reading

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The best packing tips

Let’s face it, packing for a vacation is never easy. And with so many factors at play—from the length of your trip to your changing itinerary—it’s easy to over pack or under pack, especially if you leave it to the … Continue reading

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Make an extra special time

Make a postponed trip feel extra special! The pandemic has pushed travelers to delay all kinds of vacations. As travelers are beginning to bounce back, and planning, I am hoping you all will look to treat yourselves extra special. Here … Continue reading

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Are you a Do it Yourself Person?

When it comes to travel, that may not be the best of ideas. I usually say if you use an accountant for your taxes, you may also want to use a travel advisor. We both give you the best plan, … Continue reading

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A story to tell!

My industry, travel and tourism, is fairly easy to grasp. It is years, for me 33, of knowledge that makes the difference. This story is about my historical knowledge. 28 January. Friends were going on a holiday for a couple … Continue reading

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Post pandemic travel

How can I best prepare for my first trip post-pandemic? It is clear many of you all are feeling anxious and confused about air travel. Most of you have not been in an airplane in over two years, while others … Continue reading

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Time to plan

Since you are clearly reading about travel, may I assume you are thinking of travel, and maybe beginning to plan. Include me early on in the planning process, even if you are not ready to commit. Good plans make for … Continue reading

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Happy New Year to you and yours

Will travel in ’22 look like it did in ’21 or ’20? The question isn’t where to go in the new year, it’s whether you should go anywhere at all. Today I sit perplexed at my computer. A few months … Continue reading

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Warm up your Winter

Unlike most Decembers, it is clearly not too late to plan a winter escape. The sandy beaches of the Caribbean await you. Or would you like to warm your spirits with thinking. A quick trip to a major city with … Continue reading

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