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.

Best in Class: Editors’ Choice 2020

Each year, our editors discover hotels and resorts that are notable in specific ways. Here are the highlights from 12 months of tireless travel.

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.

Favorite Hotels of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

In 2019, Hideaway Report editors traveled over 150,000 miles and discovered a number of sophisticated hideaways. Here are their favorites.

Top 10 Itineraries of 2019

Follow in the footsteps of our editors. Covering Africa and Asia, the American South and the Southwest, these are our top 10 itineraries of 2019.

Serene Retreats in Portugal's Countryside

A hotel revolution is taking place in Portugal's countryside. We visited three luxury properties there, in the Douro Valley, the Alentejo and Comporta.

Intimate Hotel Options in Lisbon

On a recent spring visit to Lisbon, we checked out a few intimate hotels, each promising historical resonance, contemporary flair and five-star accommodations.

Restaurant Finds in Lisbon

Portuguese cuisine is hearty, honest and delicious. On a recent trip to Lisbon, we had a number of dining experiences worth sharing. Here are six.

Favorite Shops in Lisbon

The greatest pleasure of shopping in Lisbon is that the big brands haven't taken over the retail scene, allowing independent local talent to shine.

Five Architectural Landmarks in Porto

Portugal's second city is famed for its well-preserved medieval core, baroque churches and graceful bridges, but it's also a hub of contemporary architecture.

Dining Discoveries in Porto

Porto's fine-dining scene lacks the kaleidoscope of options you'll find in Lisbon, but it's catching up. Here are a few places we enjoyed during a recent visit.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Portugal

On a recent visit, we scoped out intimate hotel options in Lisbon and traveled to the countryside to investigate new properties there.

A Perfect Day In... Comporta, Portugal

Described as Portugal’s “chicest beach retreat,” Comporta is a sophisticated escape near Lisbon. Here's how to spend a perfect day there.

A Piece of Portugal for Yourself: Shopping in Lisbon

Portugal’s capital has more than its fair share of independent jewel-box shops set in beautiful historic buildings. These are my favorite things to bring home.

Where the Wine Flows in Alfama: A Rustic Surprise

With 150 Portuguese wines and a friendly, knowledgeable host, the rustic Winebar do Castelo, in the Alfama, proved quite the surprise.

Video: A Look Inside Hotel Casa Palmela

Amid the cork groves of the Setúbal Peninsula is a newly renovated 17th-century estate house: Hotel Casa Palmela. Here is a look inside.

Wine Tasting in Carcavelos, Portugal

One of Portugal’s most exciting wineries, Villa Oeiras, is close to Lisbon, and Mr. Harper highly recommends a private tour.

The Scenic Miradouros of Lisbon

Lisbon's many hills have allowed the city to create numerous miradouros, or viewpoints, around its center, which offer stupendous vistas.

Shopping for Azulejos in Lisbon

Numerous stores in Lisbon sell azulejos, both hand-painted and factory-made. Here is a selection of the best places to purchase the tiles.

Video: Lisbon's Heritage Hotels

Watch Mr. Harper's video from Lisbon, where he stayed at a number of smart new heritage hotels.

Fado: The Music of Lisbon

Fado is Portugal’s great contribution to music. While in Lisbon, we tried two contrasting but equally memorable venues.

Coastal Day Trip From Lisbon: Castles, Beaches, Wine and Art

Residents of Lisbon escape to the Setúbal Peninsula, where there are notable wineries, beautiful beaches and medieval castles to tour.

Top Setúbal Wineries

One of the loveliest wine regions in Portugal is Setúbal, less than an hour south of central Lisbon.

A Rural Retreat in the Setúbal Wine Country

Wine lovers should consider a visit to the Setúbal Peninsula, home to several wineries, gently rolling vineyards and a dramatic coastline.

16 Must-See Sights in Lisbon

Lisbon has a wealth of attractions, so it's important to be strategic. Here are some hints on how to get the most out of the city's points of interest.

Letter From the Editor: April 2017

It is a delight to stroll through the neighborhoods of Lisbon's historic center. This fall, I stayed in a number of smart new heritage hotels there.

New Lisbon Restaurant and Dining Hall Discoveries

Lisbon is exploding with exciting restaurants helmed by chefs who riff on Portuguese tradition without being bound by it.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Portugal and Palm Springs

Mr. Harper discovered two new luxury boutique hotels in Lisbon and one newly refurbished Palm Springs hideaway with Hollywood roots.

Lisbon’s New Heritage Hotels

Despite the increase in tourism, the distinctive character of Lisbon remains strong. Amid the historic neighborhoods, we discovered several new hotels.

Just Back From: Spain and Portugal

Travel advisor Victoria Wykoff just got back from Portugal and Spain and declared it a "bucket list trip," because it really should be on everyone's list.

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