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About alwaysharriet

With twenty-three 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!

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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Hotel In-Room Gym!

Hotel In-Room Gym!     Want to stay in shape on vacation without having to spend half your morning at the hotel gym? With this in-room exercise routine, all you need is 20 minutes to get a full body workout. … Continue reading

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Still Relevant After All These Years

Recently, several people made comments to me about ‘travel agents.’  And what they knew (or not.)  It is interesting that so many think they can do my job.  Also recently, the Boston Globe had an article on how there are … Continue reading

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How Can I Help You Create the Perfect Itinerary?     

Ever noticed how some folks make the toughest trips seem like a leisurely walk in the park? I’ll guess that nine out of 10 times, those travelers created a near-perfect itinerary before they even started packing. Modern itinerary-making tools, from … Continue reading

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Corrections and Additions

Last week I wrote about how to make the long haul flight more comfortable.  There were several responses. When mentioning how to keep your valuables safe I did not mean to alarm anyone.  Just beware of your surroundings when and … Continue reading

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