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Mexico City remains a fascinating metropolis. Las Alcobas is a nice hotel from which to explore the tree-lined avenues, verdant parks and fine museums. Read more...

Las Alcobas

One Mr. Harper's most pleasant memories of his trip to Mexico City was an afternoon spent exploring the canals of Xochimilco on a 30-foot-long trajinera. Read more...

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The largest urban park in Latin America, Bosque de Chapultepec offers nine museums, a presidential palace, restaurants and more amid 1,695 acres. Read more...

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There is no shortage of appealing restaurants in the buzzing Polanco district of Mexico City. Here are the three I most enjoyed. Read more...

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The July Hideaway Report follows Mr. Harper's travels to Panama City and Mexico City. He discovered two new luxury hotels to recommend. Read more...

American Trade Hotel

Owners of the Michelin-starred restaurant at Le Sirenuse in Positano will open an American branch, Le Sirenuse Miami, at the newly redesigned Surf Club. Read more...

Christian Horan

Author Beebe Bahrami offers an excellent introduction to Dordogne’s Neanderthal history in her new book "Café Neandertal." Read more...

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The cooking in the Dordogne has soul, in informal bistros and Michelin-starred restaurants alike. Here are seven places where we ate exceedingly well. Read more...

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Distillerie Louis Roque still produces its spirits by hand. We sampled sweet vermouth-like apéritifs, plum brandies and walnut liqueurs. Read more...

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Medieval châteaux positively litter the landscape in the Dordogne. We toured three: Château de Beynac, Maison Forte de Reignac and Château de Bonaguil. Read more...

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One of the most splendid gardens in France, at Château de Marqueyssac, uses 150,000 century-old boxwoods to create a surreal landscape. Read more...

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Harper favorite Cap Juluca, on the southern tip of Anguilla, will get an expansion at the end of the season, which will bring the accommodations to 121. Read more...

Maurice Naragon

One of the great treasures of southwestern France is its collection of caves decorated with prehistoric paintings and etchings. Read more...

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The cinematic beauty of the Dordogne seems almost too perfect to be real. Wineries, châteaux and cave paintings are a few of the region's highlights. Read more...

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Vintners in the Dordogne have rededicated themselves to quality in recent years, producing world-class wines worthy of far more attention than they receive. Read more...

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