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Disappointments of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

While we found many hideaways worth recommending this year, several dashed our high hopes. Here are our six biggest disappointments of the year.

Restaurants of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

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.

Going Incognito: A Taste of Life as a Travel Editor

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.

Where the Magic Happens in Chicago

The Chicago Magic Lounge, a launderette turned stylish cocktail bar and theater, is a worthy stop in the Andersonville neighborhood.

In Chicago, Food Trucks Are Out, Food Halls Are In

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.

6 Excellent Taprooms in America's Beer Capital

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.

Video: Sophy Hyde Park, a Chicago Hideaway

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.

A Perfect Day In... Chicago's Hyde Park

This daylong itinerary in Chicago's Hyde Park is a fun alternative to downtown, with recommendations of important South Side attractions.

Three Favorite Small Museums in Chicago's Hyde Park

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’s New Hideaway Hotels

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.

Chicago's Best New Restaurants

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.

A Newly Recommended Hotel in Chicago

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.

The Greeks: A Personal Exhibition at the Field Museum

“The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” certainly whetted our appetites for a return trip to Greece.

Restaurants of the Year 2016

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.

Ports of Call: Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, a great city on the water, is known for its sky-scraping architecture, eclectic neighborhoods, midwestern hospitality and formidable winters.

City Guide: Chicago

Enjoy this travel guide to Chicago with tips, recommendations and ideas for where to eat, stay and shop in this enticing city.

Rick Bayless – One Plate at a Time

With six awards from the James Beard Foundation, including National Chef of the Year, Best American Chef: Midwest and Humanitarian of the Year, Rick Bayless – with over 30 years of culinary experience – remains a culinary force to be reckoned with.

Andrew Harper Invited to the Pen Club

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Harper has recently been invited to join the "Pen Club," created by Peninsula Hotels to recognize and reward loyal industry partners.

Grand Hotel/Grand Resort

I have always associated real estate magnate Donald Trump with glitz, but a recent stay at Chicago’s 339-room Trump International Hotel belied this preconception. Housed within a 92-floor tower, the new property proved to be a gilt-free exercise in contemporary good taste.

Insiders' Chicago

The shopping mecca of Michigan Avenue, the Art Institute of Chicago and the uber-crowded Taste of Chicago festival are some of the more well-known attractions the city offers.

Notable Chicago Hotel Debuts

I’ve always loved Chicago for its inspiring cityscapes, vibrant streets, rich cultural life, superb restaurants and the small-town friendliness of its people. A recent trip served to reconfirm every positive opinion. In addition, we discovered two new and unexpectedly impressive hotels.

Chicago Museums

A top priority of my recent stay was to visit The Modern Wing at The Art Institute of Chicago . While the purpose of the 264,000-square-foot building is to provide a home for more than 1,000 works of art, it stands as a work of art on its own.

Chicago Restaurant Update

Hailed by many as the best restaurant in America, Michelin three-star Alinea is certainly among the most interesting. Chef Grant Achatz confounds all expectations of what fine dining should be with a 19-course meal that pushes boundaries.