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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!

Prescription for the Long Haul

This was written by me many many years ago. So if I have written before on the Long Haul, please indulge me and read again! Reminders are always good and many of you are planning long airplane flights in the … Continue reading

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Just Go For It

This is the year you are going to go for what you have been thinking and wishing about all your life. For some of you that is a very short time, but many of us it is quite a while…. … Continue reading

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Tour Operators

Most of you probably think of a large bus or motorcoach when I say tour operator. Yes that may be so. But there are all kinds of tour operators. Your needs and wishes determine who I use and for what. … Continue reading

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Setting Goals

But then the same questions seem to come my way. The most common is where should, shall, can, how to go? Now that is very hard for me to answer for you as I am not you. My answers for … Continue reading

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Always learning

I am often asked, ‘when I will retire?’ And I say that word is not part of my vocabulary.. Why not? .. because I enjoy learning and sharing my knowledge with you all. Almost every day I learn something new … Continue reading

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Never too late to travel!

Do you have an active passport? Time to get one and start exploring the world. We learn so much from our fellow humans when we see them in their home environment. Pasta in Italy is not the same as Bertucci’s … Continue reading

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Clean clothes while traveling

How to Do Laundry While Traveling Packing lightly requires knowing how to clean clothes along the journey. No matter how many days I travel I still take the same three pieces … a carry-on size luggage (which I always check. … Continue reading

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Flying Tips

Airlines almost always overbook-it’s a fact of life. Its how they ensure they make money, because you’d be surprised at how many people don’t show up to flights.   Usually, overbooking doesn’t cause any problems. But every once in a … Continue reading

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Keep the Line Moving!

There have been several security line changes in the past two years. First, food cannot be concealed. Also, a few small airports are reducing screening requirements. Here are a few reminders: -Organize the carry-on bag so electronics larger than a … Continue reading

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Just GO. Relinquish control and have fun

As a travel consultant, one of the most difficult tasks for me is to plan itineraries for the Type A personalities. Everyone travels for different reasons, I get that. For many, travel is a means to escape from the everyday … Continue reading

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