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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!

Wants and Needs

We here in the USA often confuse wants and needs. We are so used to being able to obtain all our wants that we forget what we need. Right now, we all need to concentrate on need. Before we go … Continue reading

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Thank you, we will make it through

We will make it through…  The travel industry has had its share of rough patches: oil prices, wars, stock market and accidents. I have seen the sky with no airplanes, that was the scariest! During the first Gulf War, a … Continue reading

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Lots of travel news

The news that is on everyone’s mind is the Coronavirus. We are all most alarmed by how quickly it spread. The number of deaths is high but then so are the usual flus. Even though flu shots are highly recommended … Continue reading

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Magic in the unfamiliar

‘It is the shift in perspective that comes from being face-to-face with people, customs and landscapes that are completely new, even challenging to us.‘ Departures Magazine. This why I travel. To be challenged. Sometimes it is physical more than mental. … Continue reading

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Make your trip your own!

“Chilling out on the bed in your hotel room watching television, while wearing your own pajamas, is sometimes the best part of a vacation.” — Laura Marano Your time away should be invested in the things YOU want to do. … Continue reading

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This is the Year!

This is the year, “I am going to go where I always wanted to go!” Now is the time. TRIPOPHOBIA, the fear of not having any travel plans currently booked. Where do you want to go? Time is not waiting! … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings to all

Whether you are traveling during the next few weeks or enjoying family nearby, please do remember to be patient. Everyone traveling wants to be there on time, too! Make sure you get to your departure location with much time to … Continue reading

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Airport Trivia

We have all seen the three-letter airport codes used for baggage sorting. It is easy to understand the logic behind using MIA for Miami, DFW for Dallas-Fort Worth, and SEA for Seattle-Tacoma. But how did the powers that be decide … Continue reading

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You never know!

By now most of you have heard about the financial collapse of Thomas Cook Travel. We the general public do not know what is going on behind the workings of travel companies. Recently I read about another international well known … Continue reading

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Me, Myself and I

My favorite way to travel. Now, that does not mean the only way I opt to go. When traveling internationally it is a grand way to go. For two main reasons, what I do and who I meet. Traveling solo … Continue reading

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