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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 the only thing you buy that makes you richer

What is sustaining me all these months is the memory of all the marks that have been made on me. I remember the conversations with complete strangers in a foreign language. And yet we shared thoughts and pleasures. Some of … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics – Air Travel

It’s been a while since you purchased an airline ticket. Whether you book on your own or contact me, here is some basic lingo! Types of Flights For most people traveling by air, the only thing that matters is that … Continue reading

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Turn off the Pause Button

Slowly in the weeks to come I will begin to reopen my business. There will be a very new business plan. As the past several months have shown the travel industry, all of us; suppliers, agencies and consultants, and clients … Continue reading

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The VIP Lounge

If you do not have a membership or credit card that gives you access to the VIP Lounges, when this is all over, do get one, even if you travel only occasionally. They are clean, comfortable, and most relaxing. But … Continue reading

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Talking Points

Many of you may hear me talk about all the emails I get daily. It is 9:30 am and I have already 54. Some are political and one is personal, from my sister. The majority are mostly for me to … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

Several times a year we can begin anew, depending on your faith and activities. September has both a new ’school’ and faith renewals. Though we all know this year’s will be most different,we can still begin anew. Though I may not be … Continue reading

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Reopening

As the world begins to reopen to international travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, we face a new dilemma. As communities around the globe begin to open after months of lockdown, and it appears we can travel to select destinations, many … Continue reading

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Museums of Note

In just about every city there are several cultural institutions. Many celebrate our black history. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C., and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati are excellent examples … Continue reading

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And the Beat Goes On

This is rough. The world has not opened back up as we had hoped it would by now and so, basically, all future travel has become aspirational. Domestic travel has gotten complicated because some states are not welcoming folks from … Continue reading

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Make Your Bedroom Feel Like Your Favorite Hotel

Part of the joy of staying in a fancy hotel is the bed: the fluffy pillows, the soft linens, the mattress that seems to conform to your body from the moment you lie down. The first thing most of us … Continue reading

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