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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!

The gift of being unsure of what to do

The title is of a very long Boston Globe article, Sunday 17 January. We all have a great deal of uncertainty in our lives. The Pandemic has just heightened our anxiety. We do not know when we will be free … Continue reading

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Air travel in the future

Air travel will be different in the future. After a year like 2020, it’s a safe bet to say that air travel will never be the same again. In an industry that was impacted at every level, countless changes have … Continue reading

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A very good New Year to you!

A FRESH START: We made it. 2020’s over and 2021 has begun. There’s a long way to go before the pandemic is defeated, but with the vaccinations underway, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, the runway is … Continue reading

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Food on your mind

Italy boasts a wealth of postcard-perfect coastal towns, each with its own panorama of breathtaking ocean views. With their rows of colored houses blanketing the dramatic cliff faces, the towns are easy on the eye from the sea, too. Part … Continue reading

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With caution!

I am beginning to offer airline reservations for the short term. Let us say until early January. I am not as concerned about the airplanes, but the airports can be congested. Mid December I am planning on going to Seattle. … Continue reading

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Shift the dates

Moving our typical holiday travel to February, April, or October can redound to your benefit in the form of lower rates, more space, and more flexibility. Not to mention that it allows you to shop for flights that will not … Continue reading

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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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