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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!

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Real ID (Identification) Effective 3 May 2023, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or anther acceptable form of ID like a passport. To find out more about your state program, … Continue reading

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Travel and the Calendar

What calendar comes to mind? The Roman calendar – January to December; the school calendar – September to June; Seasonal calendar – spring summer fall winter; the Lunar calendar – every 28 days; government fiscal calendar – July 1 – … Continue reading

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The world is a book.

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page” Saint Augustine. Of course there are those who want to read the whole book in just a few weeks or days! Not taking the time … Continue reading

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Positive Thinking

Positive as a noun, is much stronger than as an adverb, thinking positively! The last few newsletters were a lot of copy and paste! Why reinvent the wheel, right? Most have been about the ‘troubles’ with travel these days. As … Continue reading

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Happy Travels

Will you be ready? Are you planning now for then? Where do you dream of going? Now is the time to plan. ‘When I say I want to travel; I don’t mean I want to stay at fancy resorts or … Continue reading

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Traveling again, begins right here.

There are so many ways to travel. As it is summertime and time to relax, a cruise can be most relaxing, as everything is provided. Here is some interesting data!   One of the biggest differences between these two ships is … Continue reading

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Travel demand with a caveat!

The U.S. scrapping COVID-19 tests for people entering the U.S. is giving an extra boost to pent-up demand for transatlantic travel. Meanwhile, laid-off aviation workers have found new jobs with higher wages and more stable contracts. And now everybody wants … Continue reading

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Planning, Planning, Planning

In these times of busy and costly travel, planning ahead will help. Recently a client asked for assistance for travel in Europe for mid-July. For a very simple task, it took me hours to find a provider. Most were just … Continue reading

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What is a Borgo in Italy

Rarely do I write about a destination, but this is more of a concept. The off the beaten track countryside of Italy. The Italian village, borgo, tiny as they are, offer an incredible wealth of beauty, nature, and history. Often … Continue reading

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a bit of this and that

What I learned I say when I am traveling I am always working. My trip this month to St. Lucia was no exception. St. Lucia is my favorite Caribbean island for lots of reasons, mostly for the people, culture and … Continue reading

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