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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!

Comfortable Flying

It is often said ‘have a safe flight’ but I say ‘have a comfortable flight’, as the latter is less likely than the prior comment. I do everything I can to make my clients’ (or my) flights comfortable. Here are … Continue reading

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Updates

TSA requirements. You may be well aware of security changes due to arrive at the airports. But it never hurts to remind you. And for you to double check your driver’s license. Here is the website for all the details. … Continue reading

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Fall or Winter Plans NOW!

Fall and winter may seem far away with the spring still here. If you want the best fares and rooms, now is the time to plan and reserve. Often you do not need to make final payment for a long … Continue reading

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Managing Your Numbers

Many of you have airline, hotel, car, and TSA membership numbers. Make sure I have them all; so I can put them on your reservations. Often you may get discounts or upgrades accordingly. For sure you will get better service, … Continue reading

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Go In-Depth

So many travel a day or two here or there. Traveling much too quickly to take in all the uniqueness and character of a place. Mostly they take a picture. May I suggest you plan your next holiday in one … Continue reading

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Visit USA

Here is a list of 15 small cities that are great destinations for food, architecture and culture. I am highlighting those I have not visited so maybe you have not either. They can be enjoyed in a long weekend, have … Continue reading

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Mixed Medley

Airline sues passenger who missed his flight Lufthansa has taken a passenger, who didn’t show up for the last leg of his ticketed journey, to court in an apparent bid to clamp down on “hidden city” ticketing. – CNN It … Continue reading

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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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