September 2016

In this issue, Andrew Harper shares luxury travel recommendations from a recent trip to Vermont. Also included are the highly anticipated results of the annual Readers' Choice Awards. Over the course of the month, we will also be releasing Andrew Harper's trip report from the San Francisco, including travel photos, an itinerary and more.


New Vermont Discoveries

Vermont inns, verdant landscapes and farm-to-table cuisine lend much to the character of the state, the very embodiment of an idealized New England.

San Francisco Discoveries

On my most recent trip, I stayed at three contrasting San Francisco hotels, each of which provided an authentic sense of place.

New San Francisco Restaurants

Andrew Harper reviews four new San Francisco restaurants with innovative cuisine featuring locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.

The Revitalized Museum of Modern Art

SFMOMA features a fresh, cutting-edge design and houses a vast collection of creative contemporary works in all mediums.

Ferry Building Update

For food and food-related goods, culinary experts, locals and tourists alike head to the Marketplace on the ground floor of the Ferry Building.

Recommended Boutique Shops in San Francisco

Mr. Harper details five of his favorite one-of-a-kind boutique shops that offer locally made products from a recent trip to San Francisco, California.

Favorite San Francisco Galleries

The contemporary art scene in San Francisco is burgeoning. Here, Mr. Harper details his favorite galleries in the city.

A Walking Tour Through the Presidio and Marina Districts

The northern neighborhoods of San Francisco offer a wealth of sights and activities. Our proposed walking itinerary takes in all the highlights.

Artisan Cheeses of Vermont

As with wineries and distilleries, artisan cheeses are best appreciated where they are made. We enjoyed seeking out local Vermont dairies on our trip.

Classic Vermont Resorts and Inns

In addition to the new properties I discovered on my recent trip to Vermont, I heartily recommend these three Harper Classics resorts and inns.

Folk Art at the Shelburne Museum

A celebration of American folk art, the Shelburne Museum is a "collection of collections" displayed in 39 buildings on 45 acres in the hills of Vermont.

6 Outstanding Vermont Restaurants

From Hen of the Woods to Doc Ponds, six Vermont restaurants have made a name for themselves by creating inventive menus featuring locally sourced ingredients.

Surprising Vermont Spirits

The entrepreneurial impulse to create artisanal products is strong in Vermont. The state currently has 19 distilleries in operation.

Vermont's Fly-Fishing Museum

The American Museum of Fly Fishing, in Manchester, Vermont, collects, conserves and exhibits the largest group of angling-related items in the world.

Letter From the Editor, September 2016

A road trip through New England is one of the great American travel experiences. On this occasion, I decided to concentrate on Vermont.

Readers' Choice Awards 2016: A Note From the Editor

For an astonishing eight years in a row, the Post Ranch Inn atop Big Sur was voted your No. 1 U.S. Hideaway. This year it was finally dethroned to number two.