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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!

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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Planning Done By Another

As Coach Belichick says “Do your job!” And I do mine. Last week a friend/client asked me to assist in domestic flights with three stops, here, there and home. She was having a frustrating time doing it herself. And the … Continue reading

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Crossing a Border

Last night I asked my children, “What can I do?” And my son responded, ‘do what you are passionate about.’ And I said ‘travel’. Which made me think, when one travels they cross borders. I want you all to cross … Continue reading

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Whether the Weather Will Determine If We Travel

Do I write a lot about the weather?  Seems as if I have written similar recently.  Please excuse if I did.   The weather does have a lot to do with our travel plans. Unless of course you are such a … Continue reading

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Never Too Early

It Is Never Too Early   This can be a very frustrating season for me, because you all think it is early and it is already late. When you want to travel during holiday times or a specific week and … Continue reading

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