Unforgettable Memories: Reflections on the Past Year of Travel

Travel trips provide a trove of memories that can last for a lifetime. Here are a few of the indelible experiences that enriched our lives in 2018.

Disappointments of the Year

Hideaway Report editors often find themselves at the point where the hotel website collides with reality. Here are our biggest disappointments of the year.

Most Memorable Wine and Spirit Tastings

As well as finding unusual wines in unexpected places on our travels this year, we tasted notable gins in Belgium and a range of remarkable sakes in Japan.

Best Wine and Cocktail Bars

Wine bars and cocktail bars can be wonderful places to absorb the local atmosphere. In 2018, our editors found several memorable bars. Here are the best.

Hotel Restaurants of the Year

Once, hotels regarded their restaurants as an afterthought. No longer. Here are our Editors' Choice winners for Hotel Restaurants of the Year.

Best Restaurants of the Year

In 2018 our editors enjoyed utterly delicious meals in locations as far-flung as Tbilisi and Singapore. Here are the Editors' Choice Restaurants of the Year.

Favorite Hotels of the Year

In 2018, Hideaway Report editors discovered an unusual number of exotic far-flung retreats and several exquisite city hotels. Here are their favorites.

Video: Capturing the Beauty of Croatia

Three videos that capture the spirit of Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik. Each Croatian destination is blessed with both scenic and historical riches.

Indelible Memory: A Wasted Day in Dubrovnik

When an unexpected circumstance forces you to diverge from your itinerary, welcome the change of plans. This is how some of the best travel memories are made.

Top Dubrovnik Restaurants

With its impeccable seafood and world-class wines, Dubrovnik boasts an impressive culinary scene -- and it just earned its first Michelin star to show for it.

An Exhilarating Afternoon Above Dubrovnik

Guidebooks all recommend taking the cable car to the top of Mount Srd and walking down. Despite the tourists, this is a lovely way to spend the afternoon.

Cooking With a Local in Croatia

A local-led private cooking class is the best way to become acquainted with regional cuisine, and even better when enjoyed with a view of the sea.

Dubrovnik's Best Hideaways

From the beach to the historic city center, these are our favorite new properties in Dubrovnik — along with a longtime recommend that gets downgraded.

A Museum in Split Worth a Detour

Travelers to Split, Croatia, could be forgiven for never leaving the old center, but art lovers should visit Meštrović Gallery.

The Best Dalmatian Wine Bars

I highly recommend trying some of Croatia's inviting wine bars. I found five immensely enjoyable ones along the Dalmatian Coast.

Wine Tasting in Croatia

We traversed the coast of Croatia, visiting four different wineries and discovering the immense potential of the country’s diverse terroirs.

Exploring Croatia's Exquisite Dalmatian Coast

Croatia's coast is home to well-preserved medieval towns, Roman ruins and stunning views. Follow our editor's lead to discover the region's best accommodations.

Dining Along Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

Croatia has developed a well-respected culinary scene to match its world-class wines. We recommend dining at these seven Dalmatian Coast restaurants.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Croatia

Our editor traveled along the Croatian coast, from Split to Dubrovnik, staying in comfort the whole way. He discovered three new hotels.

Letter From the Editor: July 2018

The July 2018 Hideaway Report sees us hotel hopping from the gorgeous coastline of Croatia to a vast track of wilderness in New Mexico.

From the Travel Office: What to Reserve Right Now

It's almost always possible to find last-minute space somewhere, but why compromise?

Croatia's Seductive Istria

After a long wait to cross the border from Slovenia (which is part of the European Union) to Croatia (which isn’t), we stopped for an espresso a dozen miles past the border. Sitting in the welcome shade of a chestnut tree, we fell into conversation with a nattily attired gentleman at the next table.