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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!

Airport Activities

Fun things to do at an Airport during an Extended Layover The events of the last few weeks stimulated this newsletter. “What do I do when I get to the airport early and quickly to my gate?” “What do I … Continue reading

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Do the Unconventional this year!

What does that mean? As I wrote recently, some places are getting over crowded with tourists. My suggestion is go someplace else.. for example.. Instead of Venice which has many thousands of day trippers, try Verona or Bologna. Smaller and … Continue reading

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Touring and Tourist

Over the holidays, my family had a long discussion on Touring and Tourist! What do those two words mean to you? What connotation do they bring to mind? And why? Touring comes from the word tour. “a journey for business, … Continue reading

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Prescription for the Long Haul

This was written by me many many years ago. So if I have written before on the Long Haul, please indulge me and read again! Reminders are always good and many of you are planning long airplane flights in the … Continue reading

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Just Go For It

This is the year you are going to go for what you have been thinking and wishing about all your life. For some of you that is a very short time, but many of us it is quite a while…. … Continue reading

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Tour Operators

Most of you probably think of a large bus or motorcoach when I say tour operator. Yes that may be so. But there are all kinds of tour operators. Your needs and wishes determine who I use and for what. … Continue reading

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Setting Goals

But then the same questions seem to come my way. The most common is where should, shall, can, how to go? Now that is very hard for me to answer for you as I am not you. My answers for … Continue reading

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Always learning

I am often asked, ‘when I will retire?’ And I say that word is not part of my vocabulary.. Why not? .. because I enjoy learning and sharing my knowledge with you all. Almost every day I learn something new … Continue reading

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Never too late to travel!

Do you have an active passport? Time to get one and start exploring the world. We learn so much from our fellow humans when we see them in their home environment. Pasta in Italy is not the same as Bertucci’s … Continue reading

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Clean clothes while traveling

How to Do Laundry While Traveling Packing lightly requires knowing how to clean clothes along the journey. No matter how many days I travel I still take the same three pieces … a carry-on size luggage (which I always check. … Continue reading

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