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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 Voyages Through the Arctic

Silversea now offers Arctic voyages through both the Northwest and Northeast passages, where cruise-goers can see spectacular scenery and wildlife.

An Editor on Vacation in Austria

Our editor takes a personal vacation but still comes home to write about it. Here he accompanies his spouse to Vienna, one of his favorite cities in the world.

Beyond Victoria Falls: Game Viewing in Zambia and Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is the region's star attraction, but it is a shame to neglect the wildlife. Four nights is enough time to see animals on both sides of the falls.

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.

A Galápagos Cruise for Conservation

A private yacht is the best way to explore the Galapagos. This refurbished one has a 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio and contributes to the conservation group WildAid.

Cruising the Galápagos: Celebrity Introduces Another Small Ship

Celebrity introduces another small ship in which to cruise the Galapagos. Like the Xpedition, the new Celebrity Flora will carry 100 passengers.

New Cruises to the Russian Arctic

In 2019, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has scheduled fascinating new cruises to the Russian Arctic, where wildlife will be front and center.

Hamburg’s Three Best Sightseeing Cruises

Hamburg invites leisurely exploration by pleasure cruise. I tried three cruises during the course of our stay, and each proved memorable.

Cruising the Peruvian Amazon With Aqua Expeditions

The best way to experience Peru's upper Amazon is by joining an Aqua Expeditions river cruise aboard the Aria Amazon. The boat got a face-lift in 2015.

The Latest Cruise News

2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for cruising. A fleet of newly built luxury liners are sailing into (metaphorically) unchartered waters.

Travel News: St. Kitts, Cousteau Cruises and More

Our editor shares luxury travel news in this monthly column. Here he highlights cruises with Jean-Michel Cousteau along with a new Park Hyatt in St. Kitts.

How to Choose a Cruise

Never before has the selection of upscale cruise ships been so diverse and so enticing. Here's our definitive guide on getting the right one for you.

Hurtigruten Coastal Voyages

Hurtigruten, daily passenger and freight shipping service along Norway’s western coast, has recently gone upmarket. Andrew Harper experiences the new service.

Best Travel Experiences 2017

Andrew Harper looks back at the year in travel and reminisces about his most memorable experiences.

People of Note in Hospitality 2017

From chef of the year to best hotel manager, Andrew Harper singles out individuals who made a distinct impact on his travel in 2016.

Galápagos Cruises

Nowadays, there are cruise options to suit a range of traveling styles, from luxurious larger vessels to plush yachts that hold just a handful of guests.

Belmond’s Fleet

The Hirondelle is one of the five barges on Belmond's current roster, which offers cruises in three contrasting regions.

Cruising the Waterways of Burgundy

One of my favorite ways to explore the backcountry of France is along the country’s extensive network of canals.

The Spirit of Burgundy

Our first evening on the barge, I asked for a digestif of marc de Bourgogne. I was shocked they had none on the barge because so few people ever requested it.

Letter From the Editor, October 2016

In this month's issue, Mr. Harper details his trip aboard the Hirondelle, cruising along Burgundy’s idyllic canals. Three St. Barths resorts are also reviewed.

Best Cruise Lines: Readers' Choice Awards 2016

For the second year in a row, Crystal, Silversea and Seabourn remain in the top three positions on the Best Cruise Lines list.

Last Word: River Cruises Continue to Enchant

The popularity of river cruises seems to be increasing exponentially, with new boats on the rivers of France, Botswana and the Amazon.

Cruising the Hawaiian Islands Aboard Safari Explorer

Travel through the Hawaiian islands has long been a favorite assignment. We opted to experience the archipelago aboard Un-Cruise’s 36-passenger Safari Explorer.

New and Noteworthy, June 2016

Andrew Harper points to notable luxury travel news — a new Ponant Cuba Cruise, Galapagos Safari Camp and the renovation of Sanctuary Chief's Camp in Botswana.

Letter From the Editor, June 2016

Andrew Harper reviews his travels from this month's issue, from the trout-filled streams of New Zealand to the islands of Hawaii.

Antarctic Cruise Options

When contemplating a cruise to the Antarctic, it is vital to think carefully about your personal priorities.

Antarctic Cruise Adventure

Antarctica is the place of the moment. Cruises sell out a year in advance, and the Andrew Harper Travel Office is deluged with inquiries.

Arctic Cruise Options

Most of the inquiries about the Arctic focus on polar bears. Here are cruise options that will address that passion and more.

New and Noteworthy May 2016

Andrew Harper shares notable luxury travel news from May 2016, like Seabourn's spa cruise, Singita Lebombo's expansion and Adrian Zecha's Chinese hotel venture.

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