Our travels in 2020 reminded us just how much we love exploring the world. These are the moments that stood out as cherished memories.
Sometimes it's the small, quiet moments that touch us most deeply. Here is a collection of remembrances from our editors that remind us of the joy of travel.
Occasionally something happens on a trip that comes as a complete surprise -- even to a seasoned traveler. That was the case for our editor in New Orleans.
Sundowner drives are always wonderful, but this one, in Namibia's Hoanib Valley stood out for its scenery, elephants at play, a sudden rainbow and more.
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.
Our editor visited Malancrav to see the 14th-century fortified church and its famous Gothic murals. What he found instead was much more special.
When you are mistaken for a regular the best bar in the world, Dandelyan, you just go with it. With cocktail in hand, our writer experienced just that.
A happy accident involving "black kites" and a sandwich on the banks of the Katsura River ends up feeling like a Kyoto rite of passage.
Just 45 minutes from Gothenburg, Marstrand, Sweden, is peaceful, prosperous and absurdly pretty, and possibly, at least in this moment, close to perfection.
The D80 follows the sea around the Cap Corse peninsula. It is one of the most exhilarating drives in the world, but it is not for the faint of heart.
A visit to the Old Vine Family Cellar in Kvareli, Georgia, began with a wine tasting and ended with an hourslong feast with the family themselves.
For centuries the food that sustained locals in Abruzzo was bread. Our editor enjoyed it so much, in fact, that it left him with a permanent craving.
Just across the turquoise South Atlantic from the luxe Silo Hotel, our editor contemplates an important part of South African history on Robben Island.
Little has changed at Picaris Pueblo, a historic Native American settlement just south of Taos, and the best way to see it is through the eyes of a local.
When an unexpected circumstance forces you to diverge from your itinerary, welcome the change of plans. This is how some of the best travel memories are made.
A visit to colorful Keukenhof is essential when visiting Amsterdam, and the colorful gardens are best enjoyed early in the morning, before the crowds arrive.
Sometimes traveler's insomnia has its advantages. A case of jet lag gifts us peaceful early-morning reveries on the remote Indonesian island of Sumba.
Nothing can quite prepare you for experiencing a full-blown blizzard in Morocco, but that's just what we encountered crossing the Tizi n’Tichka Pass.
Eating in a bouchon is as much about conviviality as it is food. These places are profoundly French, happy and communal. Le Garet is no exception.
Yoga is always a spiritual experience, but when nature sends you a message during it — in the form of a rainbow — you take heed.
The ancient hilltop village of Craco, Italy, was finally abandoned after an earthquake in 1980. It is now possible to explore it via hard-hat tours.
At the end of each year, Andrew Harper editors look back at our travels and reflect on our indelible memories. Here are a few of them that will stay with us.
Finding kinship with William Wordsworth through a visit to Dove Cottage, in Grasmere, England, where the poet lived for eight years.
To get an up-close view of orcas, we booked a full-day kayaking excursion with Discovery Sea Kayaks along the coast of San Juan Island.
At a stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, we came across a black bear crossing the road and were thankful for our glimpse into his world.
Between Ole Liese and Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort, in the coastal town of Hohwacht, Germany, is the start of one of Europe’s great beach walks.
A two-hour trek above the Sacred Valley unveiled Veronica's crenellated glaciers, terraces of the Inca and the indigenous people of Peru.
Travel can provide experiences that are so powerful they prove transformative. Here are Andrew Harper's indelible travel memories from last year.
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