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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 chateaux" 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.

Andrew Harper’s Top 10 Safari Lodges and Camps

Over four decades, our editor-in-chief has stayed in hundreds of safari camps and lodges in Africa. Here are 10 exceptional choices.

Auberge to Open in the Hudson Valley

Auberge is set to open Wildflower Farms, 90 minutes from Manhattan, in Hudson Valley. It will be set on 140 acres and surrounded by orchards and gardens.

New Loire Valley Hotels

With a spate of hotel openings, a restaurant boom and the increasing excellence of the wines, the Loire Valley is evolving. Our editor returned to investigate.

Loire Valley Restaurant Discoveries

Known as the Garden of France, the Loire Valley has a gentle climate and rich soil where everything thrives. Here are our favorite restaurants in the region.

Southern California Revisited

It had been a long time since we'd visited the San Diego region. On this spring trip, our editor visited five hotels between La Jolla and Carlsbad.

Southern California Restaurants

Here are five restaurants we recommend in the San Diego area, from an impressive Michelin-starred hotel establishment to a veritable dive.

Outdoor Excursions in the San Diego Area

There's much more to Southern California coast towns than beautiful beaches. Here are five outdoor excursions beyond the sand and surf.

Riviera Maya Sightseeing Highlights

Our editor leaves the cocoon of the hotel to snorkel with wild turtles, swim in a cenote and visit a conservation center for the rehabilitation of wildlife.

Artisanal Gifts From the Yucatán

We don't always take home souvenirs, but on this trip to the Riviera Maya we did. These three things evoked the fascinating culture of the Maya.

Maya Healing Techniques

For those looking to connect with the ancient traditions of the Maya, there are several wellness experiences available at the hotels we visited in Riviera Maya.

Returning to the Riviera Maya

The beaches of the Yucatán were calling, and with Mexico being an easygoing destination for American travelers, we decided to visit the Riviera Maya again.

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.

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