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Riding ATVs in Namibia

Our writer usually avoids ATV excursions until all other activities have been exhausted, but quad biking in Namibia proved quite fun and memorable.

Top 11 Fly-Fishing Lodges and Resorts

Discover the top fly-fishing lodges worldwide. These top-tier properties include fishing, food and breathtaking views.

Top 5 Things to Do in Crested Butte

It may seem like another sleepy Colorado town, but Crested Butte is bursting with things to do, especially if you want to spend your time outdoors.

Members' Choice 2018: Most Welcoming Hotel for Kids

Bringing the whole family on vacation will always have its challenges, but these three properties excel at entertaining the kids so parents can relax.

British Columbia's Kettle Valley Railway Trail

On a visit to British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, we had hoped to spend time on British Columbia's Kettle Valley Railway Trail.

Kayaking in Costa Rica

Blasting over logs, navigating the surf and ultimately getting tossed overboard -- all in a day's adventure kayaking in Costa Rica.

5 Favorite Island Parks of Puget Sound

The islands in Washington's Salish Sea are blessed with scenic parks and nature reserves. Here are my favorite five parks, in order from south to north.

Indelible Memory: A Hike Above the Sacred Valley

A two-hour trek above the Sacred Valley unveiled Veronica's crenellated glaciers, terraces of the Inca and the indigenous people of Peru.

Indelible Travel Memories 2017

Travel can provide experiences that are so powerful they prove transformative. Here are Andrew Harper's indelible travel memories from last year.

Hiking Vancouver

Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city encircled by water and deep-green mountains. On this trip, it was a priority for me to explore the city's natural surroundings.

Best Matterhorn Viewpoints

The Matterhorn is only the 10th-highest peak in Switzerland, but it is arguably the most dramatic. Here are three classic viewpoints.

Hiking in the Bernese Oberland

The Swiss Alps are crisscrossed by a web of hiking trails that caters to virtually every level of fitness and affords spectacular views of mountain panoramas.

Discovering the Remote Lower Engadine Valley

Dotted with tiny villages and ancient stone houses, the Lower Engadine is peaceful and unspoiled, a small fragment of Europe where modernity has yet to intrude.

J.M.W. Turner on Lake Lucerne

The pre-Impressionist painter J.M.W. Turner made a series of visits to Switzerland, and few artists have captured it better.

A Guide to the National Parks of the Rocky Mountains

Four national parks in the Rocky Mountains that every traveler should add to their bucket list: Yellowstone, Glacier, Rocky Mountain and Grand Teton.

Rocky Mountain Pleasures

The Rocky Mountains are rich in year-round recreation offering galleries, fine dining, shopping and the natural beauty of the region itself.

The Mighty Jungle

Enjoy a glimpse into these unfamiliar worlds with insight from our on-the-ground destination specialists and a selection of sample jungle itineraries.

Sightseeing: Cruising Lake Nahuel Huapi

The most luxurious way to explore this mountain lake is to arrange for a private motor launch and guide.

Mountain Hikes: Cerro Catedral

About 15 miles from Llao Llao, Cerro Catedral (Cathedral Hill) gained fame as a ski resort, but it offers sensational panoramas at every season.

Photos: Snorkeling in Hawaii

Andrew Harper shares travel photos and favorite trip experiences from a recent snorkeling trip in Hawaii, featured in the June 2016 Hideaway Report.

A New Zealand Trout-Fishing Journey

New Zealand's mountain scenery is glorious, the food and wine exceptional, there are outstanding golf courses and the trout fishing is incomparable.

Sun Valley's Alpine Sports

The term “Sun Valley” is often used to encompass Sun Valley itself, neighboring Ketchum and Hailey, 12 miles to the south, where the airport is located.

8 Prime Ski Seasons Around the World

These are the prime snow seasons for ski resorts and cold weather activities around the world.

The Chedi Andermatt: Newcomer to Switzerland’s Ski Resort Elite

Tourism began in the pretty Swiss town of Andermatt in 1872 with the debut of the Grand Hotel Bellevue, which attracted visitors to central Switzerland with the promise of clean, invigorating Alpine air during summer and sleigh rides through the 
snow in winter.

Birdos: Custom-made Freeride Skis

Boston-born Dan Loutrel was a boatbuilder back home in Massachusetts before his love of skiing brought him to Andermatt in 2003.

A Soak in Iceland's Blue Lagoon

Yes, it may be a tourist trap, but soaking in the milky blue water of the Bláa lónið (blue lagoon) as the thick mist swirls around you is an enjoyable way to spend a free afternoon in Iceland.

Fly-Fishing for Atlantic Salmon in Iceland

For many fly-fishing enthusiasts, a trip to Iceland is at the top of their priority lists. The country offers more than 100 rivers in which to fish for Atlantic salmon, between June and September each year.

Just Back From | Hot Air Ballooning Over The Maasai Mara Reserve

April McAlister, vice president of finance and operations at Andrew Harper, recently returned from a seven-day vacation in Africa.

Iceland: Adventure Destination of the Moment

Few places in the world are as pristine as Iceland. The island was formed on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge less than 18 million years ago, and today, it remains a hot spot of geothermal activity, with innumerable hot springs and geysers, as well as glacial rivers, thundering waterfalls and razor-sharp lava fields.

Web Exclusive: Tel Aviv Walking Tour

On April 11, 1909, a group of 66 Jewish families gathered in sand dunes a mile north of the ancient port of Jaffa to divide the patch of barren land that had been purchased on their behalf.

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