One of the few quadrennials in addition to the World Cup, the Summer and Winter Olympics and presidential elections is leap year, in which February has 29 instead of the usual 28 days. The reason for this extra 24 hours? Despite what we have been led to believe, the Earth actually takes a little over 365 days to orbit the sun each year, leaving us with around a quarter-day error each calendar year. To make up for this, and to realign the Gregorian calendar with our seasons, an extra day is added every four years.
The 2012 Andrew Harper Alliance Travel Directory is on its way to Andrew Harper members now. Showcasing the member benefits provided by more than 300 recommended hotels, villas, yachts, cruises and destination specialists, this beautiful guide encourages daydreaming and travel planning throughout the year.
Experience a world of astonishing natural beauty and unparalleled cultural heritage. With a civilization that’s more than 2,500 years old, Burma is a mysterious and magical land with magnificent temple architecture set in timeless landscapes. First, spend two nights at The Governor’s Residence in Yangon, a colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s. From Mr. Harper, [...]
Andrew Harper and Silversea Cruises are pleased to offer members special savings on the 17 departures listed below. These impressive cruise-only fares are available only until February 14 – contact the Andrew Harper Travel Office at (800) 375-4685 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details. February 17, 2011: Fort Lauderdale to Barbados (9 days) March 4, 2011: Barbados [...]
Hotels and resorts in the Andrew Harper Alliance offer our members all sorts of benefits, from complimentary breakfasts to shopping credits to electric bicycle rentals. The most popular benefit, however, has always been a guaranteed upgrade at the time of booking. Who wouldn’t want to pay for a deluxe room and stay in a junior [...]
Special offers come and go, but complimentary room nights always catch the eye. Below is a selection of Harper-recommended properties currently offering one or more free nights with an extended stay: Hotel Punta Islita (Costa Rica): Stay three nights in a Deluxe Room and pay for two, through December 15 (Harper members only). Mandarin Oriental, [...]
Andrew Harper Travel Consultant Laura Triebe recently returned from a memorable two-week journey through Tanzania, which she hails as “the best place to see wildlife” in Africa. Superlatives such as “amazing” and “absolutely beautiful” liberally peppered her description of the country. Laura cited her stay at Singita Sasakwa, one of the three Singita lodges in [...]
In the wake of the recent unrest in Bangkok, many travelers seem to be steering clear of Thailand and its fascinating capital. But now that calm has returned and the State Department’s Travel Warning has been lifted, there is no reason not to take advantage of the reduced crowds. We’ve seen this sort of situation [...]
This week’s featured Harper Auction is a four night stay in Beijing’s Opposite House, a $1,920 value currently offered for $670. This offer includes free daily breakfast and complimentary minibar access – more details can be found here. The auction concludes tomorrow, May 4th at 4 pm CST. The Opposite House has received a great [...]