The notion I had for this newsletter back in 1979 – sharing
peaceful and unspoiled sanctuaries with a limited and compatible
group of gracious travelers – remains firm.
There is no concealing my disdain for the crowds, noise, rudeness,
bulldozers, fast food and packaged destinations. Skyscraper hotels
and copycat motels tender me the ambiance of a boiled turnip.
Small rates big. Charm not chicness. I am comforted by comfort,
invigorated by serenity and scenery, and grateful for hospitable
welcomes and warmhearted service.
- Hideaway Report Founder
40 Years of Travel Inspiration
Our founding editor left his corporate life to
travel the world. In his desire for authenticity,
he sought out small hideaways in unspoiled
corners of the globe, sharing his findings
under the pen name Andrew Harper.
We opened a full-service travel office in
response to an overwhelming number of
requests from members to re-create our travel
Our founding editor retired and appointed a
The travel office became a stand-alone entity,
Andrew Harper Travel, which continues to
service our members’ travel needs.
We went back to our roots, shifting our focus
to hideaways and returning to our original
name, the Hideaway Report.
We relaunched our website to deliver an improved user experience,
making our content more immersive, discoverable and engaging.
Hideaway Report editors, anonymous as always
Hideaway Report editors have traveled to more than 100 countries
and have visited every continent, including Antarctica. They
have canoed down the Zambezi, hiked the Camino de
Santiago pilgrims’ trail, lunched with the owners of Château
Margaux, walked with elephants in the jungles of northern
Thailand and dived to the seafloor surrounding Indonesia to explore
sunken World War II-era ships.
Aside from uncovering one-of-a-kind hideaways around the world, our editors have:
Worked with premier publications such as the New York Times and Newsweek and leading
publishing companies such as Condé Nast, Hearst and American Express
Published, collectively, five books
Acquired specialist knowledge of wine, French and Italian cuisine, contemporary art,
African safaris, fly-fishing, spas and health resorts