Private Islands on Our Radar

The idea of a private island is one of the most seductive in travel. Here are five that we are most anxious to visit.

Deep Dive: 12 Hotels With World-Class Scuba

There may be no greater adventure on this planet than diving into the 70 percent of it that is water. Here are 12 properties where the diving is extraordinary.

Gladden Private Island: The Ultimate Refuge, in Belize

A 30-minute helicopter ride from Belize City is the newly opened Gladden Private Island, a 3,000-square-foot refuge offering 100 percent privacy for one couple.

Ask the Editors: Unforgettable Outdoor Adventures

The world's most lavish travel experiences aren't just about hotels. Our editor-in-chief reveals his favorite outdoor adventures from a lifetime of travel.

New and Noteworthy: February 2017

A Four Seasons private island resort is unveiled in the Maldives, a spa opens at Victoria House and the Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li debuts.

10 Family Vacation Ideas

Ten of our favorite family-friendly spots, each brimming with activities and set against exceptionally intriguing and scenic backdrops.

Gourmet Belize: A Cooking Class and Spice Farm Tour

Few tourists head to Belize specifically for the food, but that doesn't mean the country is a gastronomic backwater.

Classic Hotels and Resorts in Belize

I have traveled to Belize regularly over the past three decades. During that period, a number of hotels and resorts have become established favorites.

Memorable Rums of Belize

I've yet to visit a Central American country in which I found the local rum to be disappointing. Belizean distilleries make some rums as well.

Archaeology: Ancient Mayan Cities

Belcampo Belize stands near some intriguing and little-known Mayan sites, including Nim Li Punit and Lubaantu.

Excursions: Snorkeling Mexico Rocks

The famous Hol Chan Marine Reserve, south of San Pedro, can become crowded during high season, so we snorkeled the waters farther north at Mexico Rocks.

Belize Underground: Sacred Caves

The limestone bedrock beneath much of Belize is riddled with caves, which the ancient Maya regarded as portals to the underworld.

Belize: From the Jungle to the Beach

With a population of just 350,000, Belize has done an outstanding job of protecting its environmental and historical riches.

Video: Belize Jungle to the Beach

With a population of just 350,000, Belize has done an outstanding job of protecting its environmental and historical riches.

Letter From the Editor, May 2016

Antarctica is the place of the moment. I am asked constantly about cruises to the Great White Continent, and the Travel Office is deluged with inquiries.

'Gone Fishing': Deep Sea Fishing in Belize

In Belize, deep sea fishermen cast their lines into the Caribbean Sea in the hopes of hooking snapper, snook, bonefish, tarpon, permit, jacks and barracuda.

10 Stunning Overwater Bungalows

There are few luxuries akin to staying in these select properties, perched up above the water, the sound of waves lapping on the sides of a private bungalow.

Last Minute Options for the Holidays

Around this time of year, the Travel Office’s phones start to ring with calls from people who want to go “somewhere warm” for the holidays. Alas, many of the most obvious destinations have already sold out.

Gallery: Victoria House, Belize

Ambergris Caye lies just 15 minutes by light aircraft from the Belize international airport (which is itself just two-and-a-half hours southeast of Houston).

Going Wild: Global Wildlife and Sea Life Adventures

Whether you’re watching grizzlies fish for salmon, elephants interact around a watering hole or clownfish dart amidst a pristine coral reef, encountering wildlife and sea life in their native habitats offers the most memorable of travel experiences. Innumerable locations around the globe provide nature lovers with these exciting opportunities and more. Several Harper Alliance travel partners in North America, Central America, Africa, India and the South Pacific share their insight.

Indelible Travel Memories of 2011

Travel is often exhilarating and intoxicating, but it also bequeaths a fund of memories that is a lifelong source of solace and delight.

Classic Belize: The Lodge at Chaa Creek

Chaa Creek is located on a 365-acre estate and is perched on a hillside overlooking the clear, clean water of the Macal River.

Belize: The Maya Heartland

Many of the world's greatest archaeological sites suffer from a surfeit of admirers. The crowds can cause physical damage to the ruins—Machu Picchu being an egregious example—but they also undermine the quality of the experience. The great Mayan city of Chichen Itza is an easy excursion from the beaches of Cancún and is now frequently overrun by tourists. For ancient cities to be re-peopled by the ghosts of the past, they have to be encountered in relative solitude.

Belize Family Vacations

Belize provides an almost unbeatable combination of a long Caribbean coral reef and extensive tracts of pristine tropical forest.

The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Belize

Casey Kelbaugh Congratulations are in order to the Lodge at Chaa Creek, Belize.

Friday Escape: The Great Blue Hole of Belize

The Great Blue Hole lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 60 miles east of the Belize mainland.

The Jungle Lodges of Belize

Belize contains the world's most accessible tropical wilderness.