The May 2013 Hideaway Report highlights a road trip through California’s wine country, with a series of hotels and notable wineries along the way. The charming city of Charleston is also profiled, as well as five new restaurant discoveries. Additional stories include: “A Return to Bernardus Lodge,” “Wine Country Culinary Highlights” and “Private Napa [...]
If you are visiting Indonesia for the first time, I wholeheartedly recommend scheduling a visit to the temples of Prambanan and Borobudur in central Java. These two remarkable temples were buried for hundreds of years beneath layers of vegetation and were discovered during Indonesia’s period of British rule (1811 – 1816), by surveyors working [...]
There has been a huge amount of interest in Burma over the past several years. The following titles, ranging from weighty historical tomes to breezy comic books, greatly enhanced my last visit to the country. I recommend all, though if I was forced to chop this list in half, I would suggest George Orwell’s Burmese [...]
This lovely, exotic specimen is a protea, the national flower of South Africa. I also recently saw this in the wild in the magnificent Fynbos Region near Hermanus, which is part of the small but incredibly diverse Cape Floral Kingdom. -A.H.
On a game drive in eastern South Africa. I sometimes wonder who is really watching whom! -A.H.
The March 2013 Hideaway Report profiles hotel and culinary discoveries in a revitalized Amsterdam, as well as several new spa hotels in Italy’s Dolomites. Additional stories include “The New Serengeti Singita,” “Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh in Amsterdam” and “Hiking in the Dolomites.”
Please note that news about recent openings and upcoming projects does not constitute endorsement from Andrew Harper. Auberge to manage Anguilla’s Malliouhana Hotel & Spa. Rosewood returns to London. Singular Santiago opening next year. Bardessono developing three-suite villa. ME London opens. Ritz-Carlton Tahoe sees strong demand for luxury residences. Gordon Ramsey leaves Claridge’s [...]
The Peloponnese contains some of the most evocative archaeological sites in Greece. The hilltop citadel
of Mycenae was at its height from 1600-1100 B.C., and its astonishing Treasury of Atreus boasted the tallest dome in the world for more than 1,000 years. Epidaurus dates from the fourth century and is the most aesthetically refined classical theater. With seating [...]
Driving an hour south of Cuernavaca, Mexico, through countryside bursting with blue morning glories and giant yellow marigolds, we reached the red roofs and cobbled streets of unspoiled Taxco. The city, which tumbles picturesquely down a hillside, is justly famous for its silverwork, but offers much to sightseers, as well. The breathtakingly ornate 18th-century [...]
The February 2013 Hideaway Report features hotel and culinary discoveries in Tasmania, the new Amanresort in Greece and the Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués in Acapulco. Several additional stories include Andrew Harper’s five favorite small cruise ships, suggested reading, noteworthy museums and archaeological ruins in Greece’s Peloponnese.