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A 14–Day Costa Rica Itinerary

Abundant wildlife, beaches and world-class resorts: This trip to Costa Rica takes visitors from the Osa Peninsula to the Pacific Coast of Guanacaste Province.

Hotels in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains

Our editor visited the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Staying at five hotels in and around Asheville, he came away with two recommendations.

Olga Polizzi Unveils The Star in East Sussex

Interior designer Olga Polizzi adds The Star to her hotel collection, which includes Harper favorites Hotel Tresanton and the Hotel Endsleigh in England.

Six Senses Debuts in Israel

Less than four hours from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem is the otherworldly Six Senses Shaharut, situated on 45 acres at the edge of the Negev desert.

The American Club: A Harper Classic

The American Club is the centerpiece of the sprawling Destination Kohler resort in Wisconsin. Our writer stays at the Carriage House, the 52-room annex.

The 2021 Ryder Cup at The American Club

The 43rd Ryder Cup will be played on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits, one of four golf courses at The American Club, along Lake Michigan in Wisconsin.

Chicago Bounces Back

Despite a surge in room rates across the country, plush accommodations can be had at a reasonable cost in Chicago. Our editor reviews five hotels there.

Windy City Restaurant Revival

When our editor visited Chicago recently, hotel rooms were easier to come by than restaurant tables. He did, however, dine splendidly at these establishments.

Editor's Letter: Three Dissimilar Destinations

This issue contains stories from three dissimilar destinations: rural North Carolina, a golf retreat in Wisconsin and hotels in bustling Chicago.

Austin’s Contrasting Spa Hotels: Miraval vs. Lake Austin Spa

Austin has two wellness retreats that are 30 minutes from downtown: Lake Austin Spa and Miraval Austin. Our editor draws their contrasts into relief.

Things to Do Near Austin, Texas

Past trips to Austin included visits to barbecue joints and the Capitol. This time, our editor ventured farther out to go on trail rides, cave tours and more.

From the Editor: A Year of U.S. Travel

Our August issue highlights two of-the-moment places: Hawaii and Austin, and the new Andrew Harper Collection features our domestic coverage from the last year.

Delving Into Hawaiian History

Travelers more keen on history and culture than beaches and mai tais will find plenty of interest in Hawaii. Here are four fascinating sites to visit there.

Video: Exploring Oahu, Lanai and the Big Island

Our editor found three new properties to recommend in Hawaii and had illuminating stays at some old favorites. Here is a highlight reel from his trip.

Hawaiian Restaurant Discoveries

Hawaii’s fresh seafood is always a pleasure. But in the last few years, local produce has also started to shine. Here are eight restaurants we recommend.

New & Noteworthy: A Finger Lakes Spa

With its new spa and salon, housed in a group of traditional-style buildings, the Inns of Aurora becomes a year-round destination in the Finger Lakes.

Our Favorite Loire Valley Wines and Their Best Producers

One of the pleasures of any visit to the Loire Valley is the opportunity to sample the region’s superb wines. Here are our favorite wines and their producers.

Distilleries in the Austin Area

Texas Hill Country is known for its wineries. But on this trip, our editor sipped a variety of spirits in the tasting rooms of five distilleries outside Austin.

Austin Hotel Update

New hotels have burgeoned in tandem with Austin’s growth. Our editor visits four properties in the Texas capital, and two make the grade.

Austin Restaurant Favorites

On this trip we dined at several Austin restaurant favorites as well as checked out a few new hot spots. Here are our five top picks.

A New Sensation on the Côte d’Azur

Set on a rocky peninsula, surrounded by ancient gardens, the striking Maybourne Riviera has all the potential to be an instant classic on the French Riviera.

Big Island Resorts Reconsidered

With its relaxed pace and diverse landscapes, the Big Island is always a draw. But we had another reason to visit: Auberge's refreshed Mauna Lani.

Four Seasons Sensei Lanai: A Superb New Wellness Resort

The most exclusive island in the Hawaiian archipelago hosts the blissful Four Seasons Sensei Lanai, a 96-room property that opened in 2019.

Contrasting Oahu Resorts

A revisit to Hawaii takes our editor to resorts on opposite sides of Oahu: the Four Seasons Ko Olina on the west coast and the Kahala Hotel outside Honolulu.

Hiking Hawaii

The Hawaiian archipelago is famous for its beaches and snorkeling, but the hiking is also superb. Here are four contrasting hikes we enjoyed on three islands.

Editor's Letter: Back to the Classics

I long to visit classic destinations again, like Italy, France and England. Mongolia and Malawi may have to take a back seat for a while.

5 Under-the-Radar Loire Valley Châteaux

The French love the lesser-known “les petits châteaux” for their intimacy, beauty and the stories they have to tell. Here are our favorites.

New Aqua Expeditions Riverboat

The latest addition to the Aqua Expeditions fleet will be an “expeditionary vessel,” containing 20 spacious suites, based on the Peruvian Amazon.

Tennis in the San Diego Area

When I visited the San Diego area, I brought my tennis rackets with me. Between hotel reviews, I carved out time to play. Here are six facilities I recommend.

Tennis at Rancho Valencia

Our editor signed up for a tennis lesson at Rancho Valencia, and ended up having the best on-court instructional experience of her life.

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