Editor Trips

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From the Editor: The Big Thaw

The phones are ringing, and 80 percent of our furloughed travel advisors have returned. The "big thaw" is underway and international travel is feasible again.

Tarangire National Park: Discovering a New Wildlife Area

Our editor had previously visited all the national parks in the Northern Circuit except one: Tarangire National Park. On this trip, he remedied that omission.

Safari Properties in Two Classic Tanzania Destinations

On his latest safari, our editor visits The Highlands, near the Ngorongoro Crater, and Namiri Plains, in the Serengeti National Park.

Video: On Safari in Tanzania’s Magnificent Northern Parks

Video taken by our editor from his visit to Tarangire National Park, the highlands of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the breathtaking Serengeti National Park.

Where Members Are Booking: Spring 2021

As Europe opens up, travel bookings are picking up. Andrew Harper members are setting their sights on everything from Maine and Manhattan to the Mediterranean.

Andrew Harper Sponsors Rising LPGA Star Albane Valenzuela

Albane Valenzuela is an Olympian, a Stanford graduate and an advocate for autism awareness. Andrew Harper is now one of her official sponsors on the LPGA tour.

New & Noteworthy: Hotel Openings in Italy

Italy, a consistent member favorite, is calling. A Rosewood in Tuscany and a Belmond in Portofino reopen, and a Rocco Forte debuts in Sicily.

An Inspiring Safari in Southern Kenya

Equipped with a negative COVID test, our editor visits Kenya, helping to revive East Africa's tourism industry and fund wildlife conservation.

Video: An Overdue Return to Southern Kenya

Our editor's recent trip to Southern Kenya reminded him of his first, 40 years ago. Here is video from his stay at three contrasting safari properties.

Editor's Letter: Back to the Future?

What will travel be like when the pandemic is over? Will we just go back to the way things were before, or has the crisis brought about lasting change?

A New Penthouse at Glenapp Castle

Surrounded by 110 acres of gardens and woodlands, Glenapp Castle overlooks beautiful views. It reopens this month with a 4,500-square-foot penthouse apartment.

Three-Hour Tours: Boating in the Keys

During our editor's recent trip to the Florida Keys, he took full advantage of the beautiful environment by booking three excursions on the water.

Marathon’s Marvelous Turtle Hospital

Our editor branches out and adds a motel to his Florida itinerary — a motel for turtles. His visit to Marathon's Turtle Hospital turned out to be delightful.

Just Back From: Southern California

An Andrew Harper editor just returned from a two-week trip to sunny Southern California. She stayed at five hotels and enjoyed plenty of outdoor time.

Key West Hotels: A Hit and Two Misses

Our editor visited three hotels in Key West. Despite what the prices lead you to believe, none offer luxury-level service. But one did get his recommendation.

Key West Walking Tours

Our editor goes on three walking tours of Key West — taking in its art, literary history and historical homes — and learns something new at each of them.

Oetker Comes to Capri

The obscurity of Hotel La Palma is about to be a thing of the past. The property, which is just off the Piazzetta in Capri, has joined the Oetker Collection.

Contrasting Resorts in the Florida Keys

Lured by the promise of sun, sand and seafood, our editor escapes to the Florida Keys, where he visited two larger resorts at different points along Route 1.

Favorite Florida Keys Restaurants

On this most recent trip to Florida, our editor visited nine restaurants along U.S. Route 1. He consumed enough Key lime pie to last a lifetime.

From the Editor: A Sense of Perspective

This year gave our editor a new perspective: Travel may have been more exotic 40 years ago, but many local people and their families rely on steady tourism.

Just Back From: Africa

Our editor-in-chief just returned from Kenya and Tanzania. A full report is forthcoming, but we had to debrief him immediately.

An Opulent Man Wah Reopens

Man Wah, known since 1968 as serving some of the best Cantonese food in the world, recently reopened after a six-month renovation.

Safety and the City: An Update on Travel in Chicago

Our editor, in a contrarian mood, booked three Chicago hotels to surmise the state of things at both the hotels and the city to see if a visit was worthwhile.

Riverboat Journeys Around the World

Riverboats trace storied landscapes and offer the passenger not just beautiful scenery but well-planned excursions, fine cuisine and high levels of comfort.

New Camps From Great Plains Conservation

Two new Great Plains camps are scheduled to open in 2021: Tembo Plains in Zimbabwe and Bayei Camp on Peperre Island in Botswana.

Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge

A trip to the Caño Negro wetlands reminds visitors of the extraordinary biodiversity and stirring beauty of Costa Rica.

Just Back From: Aspen

Andrew Harper’s vice president of product and partnerships recently visited Aspen, her 21st trip to the mountain town. Here she reports back on her stay.

Glamorous New Villas at Lapa Rios

A visit to Lapa Rios, long an editor favorite, was not in the cards on this trip, but the new villas will certainly add glamour to an already stellar property.

Serene Ecolodge Escapes in Costa Rica

Our editor makes a return trip to Costa Rica and visits five ecolodges across the country, from high in the cloud forest to the unspoiled shores of Papagayo.

Our Favorite Cooking Schools

As we travel around the world, we make it a point to be sure cooking schools are part of our experiences. Here are nine of our favorites.

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