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Road Trip! Our Top 15 Scenic Drives

Certain destinations cry out to be explored by car. Here are 15 of our editors' favorite scenic drives, from the Amalfi Coast to the Oregon Coast and beyond.

Guest Pinner: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore

We've invited luxury beachfront property Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore in Santa Barbara, California, to guest-pin with us from September 7-11, 2015.

Just Back From | San Diego & Santa Barbara

One of our travel advisors takes a relaxing mid-week trip to the distinctly Southern Californian resorts Rancho Valencia and Belmond El Encanto.

Just Back From | South Africa & Mozambique

An Andrew Harper staff member shares details from his California destination wedding and subsequent honeymoon in South Africa and Mozambique.

Botanical Gardens of Lotusland

A walkthrough of Lotusland in Montecito, CA, one of the world's premiere botanical gardens.

2014 Grand Awards: North America & Central America

Winning hotels from the 2014 Andrew Harper Grand Awards in California, Canada, Florida, D.C., Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

A Santa Barbara Legend Revived

After a seven-year restoration by Orient-Express, Santa Barbara's oldest hotel reopened last March. For decades, its famous terrace provided a glamorous stage for movie stars and presidents alike.

Gallery: San Ysidro Ranch, California

Congratulations to 2013 Hideaway Report Reader Survey favorite San Ysidro Ranch in Southern California.

In the News: El Encanto Reborn

Perched on a hillside overlooking Santa Barbara and the Pacific, El Encanto opened in 1918 and became a favorite hideaway for Hollywood's elite.

El Encanto, Santa Barbara, Reborn

Perched on a hillside overlooking Santa Barbara and the Pacific, El Encanto opened in 1918 and became a favorite hideaway for Hollywood's elite.

Notable Openings: Santa Barbara's El Encanto

(March 3, 2013) Orient-Express opens their first property on the West Coast, El Encanto, this week.

Ojai, California: Pretty as a Picture

A recent trip to California concluded with a weekend gathering of friends to celebrate an "ending-in-zero" birthday. Most

North American Dream Destinations

We asked the Harper travel consultants on the North America team to tell us where they would go if they could pick anywhere within their territory, from Canada to the Caribbean.

New Members of the Harper Alliance

Ever more Harper-recommended hotels are joining the Alliance, giving our members an increasing array of amenities.

The Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara

It is always a pleasure to discover a hotel that you like much more than you’d anticipated.