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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.

A Walking Tour of Art Deco Miami

The best way to discover art deco Miami is with a two-hour walking tour by Art Deco Tours. It's a great way to learn about the town and its architecture.

Your Guide to Tampa-St. Petersburg

This is your guide to Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida. Here are the sights to see, the restaurants to enjoy and the hotels to stay in while you're there.

Historical Highlights of Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island has a rich history influenced by the gold rush and timber industry. Here are the three destinations that provide glimpses into its past.

A Fascinating Day Trip From Mérida

This day trip from Merida includes visits to several of the region's atmospheric haciendas and the great Mayan archaeological site of Uxmal.

Your First Bike Tour: Arranging an Inn-to-Inn Itinerary

Bike travel can seem intimidating, but a range of tour styles and options for everyone from novices to experienced cyclists can make for a trip.

7 Things to Do in Charleston and Savannah

Architecturally, and in atmosphere, both Charleston and Savannah form a wonderful contrast. Here are 7 things to do and see in the cities.

Heli-Tours Through Iceland

Much of Iceland is wild and inaccessible. The best (sometimes the only) way to see this dramatic country is by helicopter. Typically, tours circle dormant volcanic craters, land on immense glaciers and permit passengers to observe spectacular waterfalls and geothermal activity at close range.

5 Must-See Attractions in Amsterdam

According to Wiebe van Eijsden of Hotel Seven One Seven, everyone should enjoy a cruise along Amsterdam's canals, which are included in UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites.

5 Surprising Things About Amsterdam

Here are five surprising things about this canal-laced city on the water from locals and travel consultants alike.

10 Famous Routes

Long before recorded history began, man has been an explorer. Intrepid early explorers found the way, and traders soon followed in their footsteps.

News from Africa

From aardvarks to zebras, Africa is home to some of the most exotic wildlife in the world. These birds, animals and reptiles--coupled with the continent's breathtaking landscapes--explain why Africa consistently ranks as a top destination for travelers across the globe.

Washington, D.C. Guide: American Excursionist

Washington, D.C., drew almost 18 million visitors last year, so planning a trip can be a challenge. To make things easier, I recommend the services of American Excursionist, a company that works in conjunction with the Harper Travel Office

Uniquely Italy

The Andrew Harper Travel office, along with Harper Travelers, share their favorite destinations in Italy.

Meet the Guides: Asia Transpacific Journeys

The Andrew Harper Traveler visits with travel partner Asia Transpacific Journeys.

A Day in La Jolla

George's at the Cove La Jolla ranks among the San Diego area’s loveliest spots.

Discovering the Delights of the Cape Province

On a recent trip to South Africa, I decided to reacquaint myself with this classic drive, after a relaxing few days in Cape Town and the neighboring Winelands.

Private Tour: Desert Modernism

The casual visitor to Palm Springs could be forgiven for regarding the city as architecturally undistinguished. But much of the beauty of its buildings reveals itself only when you have penetrated the outer walls.

A Gourmet Walk in Palm Springs: Desert Tasty Tours

We ate most meals in Palm Springs during our recent visit, but Palm Desert to the south has its own collection of tempting restaurants, as well as an upscale shopping street called El Paseo, lined with top designer names.

Last Word: Specialist Advice on Golfing Trips

When traveling to far-flung golfing destinations, it is wise to enlist the help of an experienced travel company.

Scotland: The Ultimate Grand Tour

Nowadays, golfers can find brilliantly designed courses on every continent save Antarctica.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

In 1935, an overheated electrical engineer named Francis F. Crocker dreamed of a way to reach the cool, snowy heights of San Jacinto Peak.

Wine Concierge: Private Napa Tours and Tastings

For wine lovers who wish to have privileged access to notable boutique wineries in Napa and Sonoma, the Andrew Harper wine concierge, Porthos, can arrange tours and tastings that are unavailable to the public.

Recommended Private Tour in Charleston

Numerous companies offer tours of Charleston. on this visit, however, we spent most of a day with the inimitable laura Wichmann Hipp, a lifelong resident and founder of Charleston Tea Party Private Tours.

Charleston Tea Party Private Tours

I spent most of a day with the inimitable Laura Wichmann Hipp, a lifelong resident and founder of Charleston Tea Party Private Tours.

Five Touring Suggestions for Newport, Rhode Island

Located about 20 miles south of Providence, Newport differs from other islands off the U.S. East Coast, according to Allison Hoerrner, guest services director at The Chanler at Cliff Walk.

Sightseeing: The Bay of Fundy

The 60-mile-long Bay of Fundy experiences the greatest tidal range in the world — the record is 53.3 feet — with more than 100 billion gallons of seawater moving in and out twice a day!

Nova Scotia Scenic Driving Tour: Four Delightful Restaurants

From previous visits to Canada, I was well aware of the creativity that now characterizes the country’s kitchens. Chefs exploit the fantastic produce that farmers, fishermen and foragers bring to market.

Excursion: Prince Edward Distillery

Started in 2007 by two American women, Arla Johnson and Julie Shore, the Prince Edward Distillery produces Canada’s only potato-based vodka (which takes full advantage of one of Prince edward Island’s primary crops).

Sightseeing: Cultural Highlights in Milan

The Pinacoteca di Brera, Biblioteca Ambrosiana and Santa Maria presso San Satiro are all wonderful cultural highlights during a trip in Milan.

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