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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!

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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Finding the right hotel

Recently while doing some research on finding the perfect hotel for my client, I went to one of the commercial booking engines, like Hotels.com. There are lots of them. Rarely do I use these engines as they do not pay … Continue reading

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Summer Airports

The best I can say is PATIENCE… Summer time has lots of inexperienced travelers. Those who go once a year or less on an airplane. The other day someone asked ‘how come the charge for luggage?’ She did not know … Continue reading

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Travel is always an adventure

A most regular client called me last week and asked if I would help a friend who had done her ticket online. I said of course. As we began our three way conversation the first comment I made was “Travel … Continue reading

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Where are you going next?

You all ask me this question often! Actually, other than a birthday in August, daughter is turning 50, I have no airplane plans. Can you imagine? Many of you may have checked out European flights for this summer and found … Continue reading

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Where do I get my ideas

From lots of places. I regularly take webinars about places I want to learn. The other day I took one on Catalonia. We all know Barcelona, a wonderful city. Outside of town there are most interesting Roman ruins, castles, monasteries, … Continue reading

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More TSA screening procedures to come

TSA Launches Stricter Carry-On Screenings Nationwide    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) this month rolled out enhanced screening procedures for carry-on baggage nationwide, after testing the stronger security measures at select airports. Travelers are now required to place all personal … Continue reading

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Respiratory diseases during flights and ID

Behaviors, movements and transmissions of droplet-meditated respiratory diseases during transcontinental airline flights.   Now that is a mouthful. An M.D. of mine gave me an article and study on infectious diseases and in-flight transmission. With over three billion airline passengers annually, … Continue reading

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Five days in five places or five days in a single place?

Is it better to spend five days in five places or five days in a single place?   Some say… “We went to three museums a day, and did a two-hour walking tour in below-freezing weather. Why do I do this to … Continue reading

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