I recently discovered that domestic travel can be rewarding and even relaxing, in spite of the state of things. Here's what it's like to travel now.
While we found many hideaways worth recommending this year, several dashed our high hopes. Here are our six biggest disappointments of the year.
Evaluating the world's best hotels is great, but it's just as delightful to test out top restaurants. Of the hundreds we tried, these were the best.
Our traveling editors make it a priority to maintain their anonymity, but it's not always easy -- especially if your dinner companion doesn't exactly cooperate.
The Chicago Magic Lounge, a launderette turned stylish cocktail bar and theater, is a worthy stop in the Andersonville neighborhood.
City regulations have mostly prohibited food trucks in Chicago. The city has responded by opening numerous indoor food halls. Here are three new ones downtown.
Chicago currently has more breweries than any other city in the U.S., with some 167 in the metro area. Here are six near Ravenswood Avenue that are excellent.
On a recent trip to Chicago, our editor hoped to find a hideaway that we could recommend. Here is video of the hotel he recommends there: the Sophy Hyde Park.
This daylong itinerary in Chicago's Hyde Park is a fun alternative to downtown, with recommendations of important South Side attractions.
On this visit to Hyde Park, on Chicago's South Side, we skipped over the Museum of Science and Industry and visited three lesser-known gems.
Chicago has long lacked a luxurious hideaway hotel. But a number of boutique properties have opened since our last stay, so we returned with high hopes.
A few excellent restaurants in Chicago may have closed, but the vacuum is quickly being filled. Here are 8 new additions to the Windy City dining scene.
Determined to find a hideaway in Chicago, our editor booked a trip there. After a few stays in various hotels, only one made the grade: the Sophy Hyde Park.
This month we feature two contrasting locations: Transylvania in the heart of Romania, and Chicago, in the heart of the Midwest.
There are no fewer than 18 essential steakhouses in Chicago — and each ranges greatly in style. Here are the three that represent the best of the best.
Three new hotels added to Andrew Harper's Collection this month.
Here are two of the most noteworthy Chicago restaurants in the popular restaurant district west of the Loop.
I have long admired the Venetian Gothic building, which wouldn’t look out of place along the Grand Canal if it were a few stories shorter.
A cast iron-fronted arcade in the historic Tree Studios building houses one of my favorite shops in Chicago: P.O.S.H.
Many people have a list of places they’d like to visit before they move on to the next world; here are a few American suggestions of my own.
“The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” certainly whetted our appetites for a return trip to Greece.
Discover Andrew Harper's restaurants of the year, ranging from favorite informal restaurant in the United States to the best hotel restaurant in the world.
Sitting on a sandy beach, with a yacht-dotted Lake Michigan on one side and a sunset framed by glittering skyscrapers on the other, it’s hard to imagine wanting to be anywhere but the “Second City.”
Chicago, a great city on the water, is known for its sky-scraping architecture, eclectic neighborhoods, midwestern hospitality and formidable winters.
Enjoy this travel guide to Chicago with tips, recommendations and ideas for where to eat, stay and shop in this enticing city.
The Field Museum ranks high among Chicago’s star attractions, and its new Cyrus Tang Hall of China will only serve to enhance its reputation even greater.
Chicago's Grand Avenue Design District holds shops with enticing collections of salvaged architectural elements, antiques and edgy contemporary furniture.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers a 90-minute cruise through the heart of downtown, finishing where the river meets the lake by the Navy Pier.
Given Chicago’s infamous history during Prohibition, it is only appropriate that the city should now have a thriving cocktail bar scene.
Mr. Harper recommends a visit to the near-west Chicago suburb of Oak Park to view the Prairie-style works of Frank Lloyd Wright, like Unity Temple.