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A New Hideaway in the Andes

Arequipa, Peru's second city, is spectacularly located beneath a 19,101-foot volcano. The only thing the city has lacked is a hotel, until now.

7 Hotels With Guest-Only Spaces

Now that hotels have become so popular with non-guests, properties are offering another level of exclusivity with guest-only bars, restaurants and pools.

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.

Hospitality Awards: Those Going Above and Beyond

Many people play a role in making a hotel stay or a dinner a success. Here we honor the chefs, sommeliers, owners and staff with Hospitality Awards.

Sightseeing in Cusco: Sacsayhuaman and Coricancha — Without the Crowds

Cusco has two primary attractions: Sacsayhuaman and Coricancha. Here's how we managed to see them in solitude.

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.

Leading Lima Restaurants

With its exotic ingredients and colorful mix of influences, Peruvian cuisine has become a global phenomenon. Here are two chefs leading the way.

How to Visit Machu Picchu

There are many ways to see Machu Picchu, but the best way is to stay at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, adjacent to the ruins.

Indelible Memory: A Hike Above the Sacred Valley

A two-hour trek above the Sacred Valley unveiled Veronica's crenellated glaciers, terraces of the Inca and the indigenous people of Peru.

Letter From the Editor: October 2017

The October 2017 issue sees Andrew Harper in Peru, trying new hotels in Lima, Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The issue also covers Hamburg and the Baltic Coast.

A Journey Through Exotic Peru

Andrew Harper travels to exotic Peru and experienced new hotels in Lima, Cusco and the nearby Sacred Valley.

The New Belmond Train Through the Andes

The Belmond Andean Explorer offers one- and two-night journeys from Cusco to Puno and Arequipa. Andrew Harper tried one of the 24 cabins.

Newly Recommended Hotels: Peru

The October Hideaway Report follows Andrew Harper's travels to Peru, where he finds three new hotels to recommend.

The Harper Notebook: Things to Do in Peru

Home to the great Inca empire, Peru has a wealth of historic sites, the most famous being Machu Picchu, along with beautiful cities like Cusco.

Sacred Valley Spa

A 17th-century hacienda has been turned into a unique spa at explora Valle Sagrado, in Peru. Guests can swim in a heated pool with views of the Andes.

Where to Go in 2017

From Britain to Bhutan, the Douro to Down Under, Andrew Harper gives us a peek of the places he'll be going next year — and where you should too.

New and Noteworthy, August 2016

Mr. Harper shares notable luxury travel news in this monthly piece, such as a new Six Senses in Fiji and a luxury train in the Andes by Belmond.

New & Noteworthy, March 2016

Mr. Harper reports on travel news from around the world including Little Dix, Six Senses Duoro Valley's opening, new Bali resorts and trekking in Peru.

South America: Beyond the Backpack

There is an irrepressible energy in South America drawing all eyes below the equator. Maybe it’s the spark that comes from hosting both the World Cup and the Olympics, as Brazil will be doing in 2014 and 2016, respectively.

From the Travel Office: Memories of 2012

Many Andrew Harper travel consultants spent time abroad last year, exploring new destinations and experiencing Mr. Harper’s recommended hotels.

Top 10 Favorite Peoples & Cultures

Paying tribute to the 10 personal favorite destinations, and particularly the people in them, that have left a lasting impression on our editor.

Where Harper Members are Traveling: Foreign Countries

Hotel Il Pellicano, Maremma In our second post for this series, we examined which foreign countries drew the most Andrew Harper members (by revenue). We were pl

Indelible Memories of 2010

Kanha National Park, a remote 750-square-mile tract of forest in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, was the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.” Most visitors can expect to see a tiger if they stay for two or three nights.

Notebook: Titilaka, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Tenbosch House

At an altitude of almost 13,000 feet, Lake Titicaca's luminous blue surface reflects the 20 ,000-foot peaks of the majestic Cordillera Real.

Travel Pics From Our Editor

Submitted for your approval: Some recent travel pics from our editor.

Chicha Restaurant, Cusco, Peru

Overlooking Cusco’s charming Plaza Regocijo, the excellent and very popular new restaurant Chicha is the latest venture of Astrid & Gastón, Peru’s best and most intriguing restaurant group, founded by chef Gastón Acurio and his German wife, Astrid, in 1994.

Machu Picchu Has Returned

Peru lovers rejoice! The famed Incan ruins are once again open to the public, thanks to partial train service from Piscacucho (Cusco visitors can take a short bus ride to the Piscacucho train station).