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Best Travel Experiences: Editors' Choice 2020

Several life-changing adventures marked 2019 as an unforgettable year in travel. Here are our Editors' Choice Awards for best travel experiences.

Unforgettable Travel Memories: Editors' Choice 2020

One of the best reasons to travel is for the memories. Here are seven experiences from the past year that will live with us for decades to come.

Just Launched: World's First Hybrid-Powered Expedition Ship

Massive cruise ships have gotten a bad rap for many reasons. To cut the carbon footprint, Hurtigruten has launched the world's first hybrid expedition ship.

Bucket-List Bike Tours

These 8 bike tours are the trips that lifelong cyclists dream about taking, from luxury tour companies with sterling reputations.

Three Days on the Venetian Lagoon

Mauro Stoppa takes guests on tours of the Venetian Lagoon aboard his boat. He shows them a side of Venice that they normally would never see.

Whale Watching Off the Coast of Southern California

We went on two whale-watching tours: one in the Channel Islands, off the coast of Santa Barbara, and another, farther south, off Newport Beach.

A River Safari Aboard the Zambezi Queen

The 14-cabin Zambezi Queen makes excursions up and down the Chobe River, between Botswana and Namibia. Two days allow for fishing, game viewing and more.

Beat the Crowds in Egypt: Cruising the Nile on a Yacht

The best way to see the archaeological sites in Egypt -- without the crowds -- is to take a small luxury cruise down the Nile River.

Best Travel Experiences of the Year

A Norway cruise, a train ride in Peru, kayaking in Washington State: These were just a few of our best experiences traveling this year.

Video: A Cruise in Burgundy, France

Watch Mr. Harper's video from his stay aboard the Hirondelle as he explores the backcountry of France along the country's extensive network of canals.

Video: Cruising Through the Hawaiian Islands

Watch video from Andrew Harper's Hawaii Islands cruise on a seven-night journey aboard Un-Cruise's 36-passenger Safari Explorer.

Cruise Special Offer Roundup

As always, Harper subscribers exhibit a keen interest in small luxury cruises around the world.

Meet the Guides: Belmond Myanmar River Guides

We had the opportunity to interview two longtime river guides with Belmond's river cruises in Myanmar. Read on for insights into the enchanting country.

Belmond Myanmar River Cruises

We spoke with Eddie Teh, general manager of the river cruises Belmond Road to Mandalay and Belmond Orcaella, about the many charms of Myanmar.

Booking a Luxury Cruise | Travel Office News

This is the time of year when many subscribers call the Travel Office to book their annual cruises.

Silversea Partners with the Royal Geographical Society

Silversea Cruises recently announced that the famed Royal Geographical Society will provide detailed scientific and historical information to guests traveling on its expedition ships.

Aqua Expeditions Comes to Southeast Asia

Aqua Mekong   Launching in 2014, the M/V Aqua Mekong will be a custom-designed luxury cruise ship including a spa, screening room and outdoor pool.

Lindblad Acquires Orion

The Orion Lindblad Expeditions has acquired Australia-based Orion Expedition Cruises.

In the News: Silver Galapagos

[][1] Discerning visitors to the Galapagos Islands currently have a choice between upscale expedition ships such as the 48-passenger *M.V. Eclipse* and a yacht

This Week's Featured Auctions: Unique Luxury Cruises

Renowned for its expeditionary cruises, Orion Cruises presents luxury cruising in the most unlikely places.

From the Travel Office: What to Reserve Right Now

It's almost always possible to find last-minute space somewhere, but why compromise?

Silversea's Silver Cloud Benefits From Enhancements

All images copyright Silversea Silversea's 296-passenger Silver Cloud is currently sailing along the western coast of South America after an exte

Luxury Cruises: News From Silversea

Silver Shadow Silversea is attempting to simplify its fare structure.

Boats and Trains Along the Mekong

The Jayavarman   Although I did not have time on this trip to take a river cruise along the Mekong, friends assure me that it is a delightful and rewarding expe

The Burma Boom

The changes in Burma over the last five years have been nothing short of remarkable. In late 2007, its military junta was widel

The Silversea Silver Cloud Then and Now: A Candid Report From the Travel Office

Silversea Silver Cloud   In 2007, I had the good fortune to cruise from Rome to Monte Carlo aboard the Silver Cloud, Silversea’s first and smallest v

Amanresorts Announces Amanikan, a New Indonesian Luxury Cruise Vessel

Copyright Amanresorts Amanresorts has just added a luxurious new vessel to its small Indonesian fleet based on the island of Moyo, a nature reserve east of Bali

From the Travel Office: Experiencing the Real Alaska

Midnight Sun, Alaska All the large cruise ships follow similar Alaskan itineraries, calling at popular ports such as Ketchikan and Skagway. As enjoyable as thes

Eye-Popping Prices on Silversea Cruises

Silver Cloud Silversea just announced rates on three Mediterranean cruises the likes of which we haven’t seen in quite some time.

Traveling Solo

The idea of traveling without a friend or partner may seem daunting at first. There’s often a fear that meeting people will be difficult and meals may be awkward.

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