Wildlife & Outdoors

Seeking a beautiful hiking destination, world-class safari adventure or exhilarating rafting trip? Our editors travel the globe to find the best outdoor experiences.


Five Places to Fly-Fish in Colorado

Several Harper-recommended hotels in Colorado provide exceptional guided fly-fishing beside rushing mountain streams, surrounded by epic mountain scenery.

Two Weeks in East Africa

This two-week East Africa itinerary combines both classic safari areas with lesser-known regions like the Chyulu Hills and Tarangire National Park.

Xigera: An Opulent Okavango Lodge

The reinvented 12-suite Xigera Safari Lodge opens in the Moremi Game Reserve. Part of Great Plains Conservation, it is managed by a legendary safari guide.

The 2021 Ryder Cup at The American Club

The 43rd Ryder Cup will be played on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits, one of four golf courses at The American Club, along Lake Michigan in Wisconsin.

Hiking Hawaii

The Hawaiian archipelago is famous for its beaches and snorkeling, but the hiking is also superb. Here are four contrasting hikes we enjoyed on three islands.

Tennis at Rancho Valencia

Our editor signed up for a tennis lesson at Rancho Valencia, and ended up having the best on-court instructional experience of her life.

Outdoor Excursions in the San Diego Area

There's much more to Southern California coast towns than beautiful beaches. Here are five outdoor excursions beyond the sand and surf.

Tarangire National Park: Discovering a New Wildlife Area

Our editor had previously visited all the national parks in the Northern Circuit except one: Tarangire National Park. On this trip, he remedied that omission.

Safari Properties in Two Classic Tanzania Destinations

On his latest safari, our editor visits The Highlands, near the Ngorongoro Crater, and Namiri Plains, in the Serengeti National Park.

Video: On Safari in Tanzania’s Magnificent Northern Parks

Video taken by our editor from his visit to Tarangire National Park, the highlands of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the breathtaking Serengeti National Park.

Andrew Harper Sponsors Rising LPGA Star Albane Valenzuela

Albane Valenzuela is an Olympian, a Stanford graduate and an advocate for autism awareness. Andrew Harper is now one of her official sponsors on the LPGA tour.

Three-Hour Tours: Boating in the Keys

During our editor's recent trip to the Florida Keys, he took full advantage of the beautiful environment by booking three excursions on the water.

Marathon’s Marvelous Turtle Hospital

Our editor branches out and adds a motel to his Florida itinerary — a motel for turtles. His visit to Marathon's Turtle Hospital turned out to be delightful.

From the Editor: A Sense of Perspective

This year gave our editor a new perspective: Travel may have been more exotic 40 years ago, but many local people and their families rely on steady tourism.

Just Back From: Africa

Our editor-in-chief just returned from Kenya and Tanzania. A full report is forthcoming, but we had to debrief him immediately.

Grand Openings: Golf's Best New Courses

New golf courses have continued to debut despite COVID-19. Here is our list of the most exciting 18-hole and short courses to come online in 2020 and 2021.

Hiking Out West: Hit the Trails From These Favorite Hotels

Fortunately, the United States has no shortage of evocative places in which to tramp. Here are seven of our favorite hiking hotels out West.

Favorite Hikes in Grand Teton National Park

Lake-studded Grand Teton National Park offers magnificently scenic hiking opportunities. Fortunately, even on the busiest days, it’s possible to avoid crowds.

What to Do in the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are an outdoor enthusiasts dream destination. Besides hiking, it's spectacular for horseback riding, fishing, cliff jumping and much more.

From the Editor: Plan Ahead and Save Africa's Wildlife

From giving to charitable foundations to participating in the Buy Now, Stay Later program, there are many ways to help conservation and communities in Africa.

Out on the Flats: Bonefishing on Andros, Bahamas

Bonefishing is widely regarded as the most exciting forms of fly-fishing, and Andros, Bahamas, is known as the “Bonefishing Capital of the World.”

Andros: Seclusion and Pristine Nature

In contrast to Nassau, Andros is the least developed of the Bahamian islands. Its Tongue of the Ocean attracts scuba divers and fishermen from around the world.

Eleven Mothership: The Ultimate Live-Aboard Fishing Experience

The ultimate way to fly-fish for Bahamian saltwater species is aboard the 74-foot Eleven Experience yacht, with its three staterooms and a private chef.

Amangiri’s New Tented Retreat

Amangiri will soon be augmented by Camp Sarika, a cluster of 10 spacious one- and two-bedroom tented pavilions, five minutes from the main lodge.

Exploring Other Aeolian Islands

Salina, which hosts our recommended hotels in the Aeolian Islands, provides a good base for day trips to the other more-remote islands in the archipelago.

Exploring Italy’s Salina Island

Our writer visited the island of Salina, in Italy's Aeolian Islands, with the help of a guide, who had deep knowledge of its history, geology and architecture.

Jack’s Camp — Reinvented and More Alluring Than Ever

Jack’s Camp, a collection of tents set at the edge of the vast Makgadikgadi salt pan, in Botswana, will be reopened after a complete rebuilding.

7 Best Beaches in Menorca

Of the four Balearic islands, Menorca is known for having the best beaches. Here are seven, ranging from the white sand variety to remote rocky shorelines.

On Safari in Malawi

Malawi has had its wildlife reserves replenished. Two lodges have opened there, appealing to those who miss the wild and empty Africa of 40 years ago.

Deep Dive: 12 Hotels With World-Class Scuba

There may be no greater adventure on this planet than diving into the 70 percent of it that is water. Here are 12 properties where the diving is extraordinary.

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