The Best Hotels for Stargazing

For all the beauty and adventure of a luxury stay in a remote location, the greatest payoff can come from above. Here are 12 hotels for serious stargazing.

A Lavish New Safari Camp in Botswana

With expansive verandas, private plunge pools and stellar wildlife viewing, the lavish Selinda Camp is the latest venture by Great Plains Conservation.

New Zimbabwe Safari Camps

Safari companies continue to invest in Zimbabwe. Great Plains Conservation have opened two new camps: Sapi Explorers Camp and Sapi Springs Camp.

A River Safari Aboard the Zambezi Queen

The 14-cabin Zambezi Queen makes excursions up and down the Chobe River, between Botswana and Namibia. Two days allow for fishing, game viewing and more.

13 Exceptional Hotels for Bird-watching

There is no shortage of luxurious retreats located in significant birding spots across the globe. Here are 13 exceptional hotels for bird-watching.

Members' Choice 2018: Most Spectacular Wildlife Experience

Many of our recommended properties facilitate extraordinary wildlife experiences, but our members found these three to be the most unforgettable.

4 Exotic Voyages Around the World

The exotic destinations come to you aboard these luxurious cruise lines that sail through Russia, India, the Panama Canal or southern Africa.

Explore & Restore: 11 Great Outdoor Escapes

The great outdoors means different things to different people. Here are 11 of our favorite hideaways where nature takes center stage.

Tented Accommodations: 7 Luxury Stays for Nature Lovers

From the plains of Africa come luxury tented accommodations. Here are seven of our favorite places to indulge in your most glamorous glamping fantasies.

Reinvention of an Okavango Classic

The 77,000-acre Duba Plains Camp in the Okavango Delta has been entirely rebuilt to evoke the style of a 1920s safari.

Botswana’s Mombo Camp Reinvented

The main Mombo Camp and the nearby Little Mombo Camp are currently being rebuilt and are scheduled to reopen in early 2018.

10 Family Vacation Ideas

Ten of our favorite family-friendly spots, each brimming with activities and set against exceptionally intriguing and scenic backdrops.

Last Word: River Cruises Continue to Enchant

The popularity of river cruises seems to be increasing exponentially, with new boats on the rivers of France, Botswana and the Amazon.

New and Noteworthy, June 2016

Andrew Harper points to notable luxury travel news — a new Ponant Cuba Cruise, Galapagos Safari Camp and the renovation of Sanctuary Chief's Camp in Botswana.

Experiences: Special Recognition Awards 2016

Read about Andrew Harper's memorable travel experiences from a year in travel.

Where to Travel in 2016

From Scandinavian cities to unspoiled South America refuges, Andrew Harper lists his picks for where you should travel in 2016.

Travel Plans for 2016

In these turbulent times, some countries that once were fixtures on the bucket lists of affluent Americans have been summarily deleted.

Where to Travel in 2015

From classic European cities to unspoiled Himalayan refuges, Andrew Harper lists his picks for where you should travel in 2015.

Andrew Zimmern on iPhone Apps and Meals Worth Traveling For

Andrew Zimmern, the Travel Channel host, producer and writer, certainly needs no introduction to those familiar with "Bizarre Foods," "Bizarre World" and "Bizarre Foods America."

Featured Member: Gayle Ellis

The travel philosophy of Colorado couple Gayle and Randy Ellis is simple: “GO NOW!” Recently, a 40th wedding anniversary trip brought the Ellises on a return visit to Southern Africa.

2013 Grand Awards: Africa

Over the past 20 years, Abu Camp has acquired a reputation as the preeminent place to ride on African elephants. Now partly owned by Paul Allen, co- founder of Microsoft, Abu reopened in April 2011, having been completely rebuilt and refurbished.

2013 Grand Awards: Abu Camp, Botswana

Over the past 20 years, Abu Camp has acquired a reputation as the preeminent place to ride on African elephants.

2013 Grand Awards: Zarafa Camp, Botswana

Set on a 320,000-acre private concession in Botswana’s Selinda Reserve, Zarafa Camp overlooks a two-mile-long lagoon teeming with crocodiles and hippos and home to impressive herds of elephant.

Mr. Harper’s Top 10 Favorite Peoples & Cultures

While in no particular order, the following pages pay tribute to the 10 personal favorite destinations, and particularly the people in them, that have left a lasting and warm impression on Mr. Harper, summoning him to return again and again.

Botswana: On Safari in the Okavango and Kalahari

Approximately the size of Texas, Botswana has a population of just over 2 million people. From the country’s southern border, the arid grasslands of the Kalahari extend northward for more than 800 miles, eventually meeting the waters of the Okavango and Cuando rivers flowing down from the rainy highlands of Angola.

February Hideaway Report: Botswana, South Africa and Turks and Caicos

The February 2012 Hideaway Report safari issue, profiles a number of extraordinary new lodges in Botswana and South Afric

The Harper 'Big Five' African Wildlife Adventures

The Great Migration remains the most stupendous wildlife show on earth. Sabi Sand, Chief's Island, Damaraland and Mahale are also extraordinary places in Africa.

Travel Office News from Botswana and South Africa

Travel consultant Della returned last month from a spectacular two-week trip to Botswana and South Africa, which included stays at Chief’s Cam