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For over 40 years, our editors have traveled the globe incognito to discover exceptional hideaways and experiences for Andrew Harper members.

“The idea for this newsletter back in 1979 — to share information about peaceful and unspoiled sanctuaries with a limited and compatible group of sophisticated travelers — remains at the core of its identity today.”
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Hideaway Report


We return to the island's dramatic landscapes and architecture, tasty Balinese cuisine and genuinely friendly people. On this trip, we avoid the touristy spots and find blissful hideaways.

The Lure of Laos

Relax and Recharge

For travelers, this landlocked, chiefly rural country retains a relaxed pace of life, despite the increased popularity of places such as Luang Prabang.

Southern Laos, specifically the lush and beautiful country along the banks of the Mekong River, is emerging as this nation’s newest destination. Attractions include the charming town of Champasak and the Vat Phou ruins, which are as old as those of Angkor Wat.
This stylish nine-room guesthouse occupies a beautifully restored 19th-century mansion in Ermoupoli, the largest town on the pleasant island of Syros. This is an establishment of great charm and character, an ideal base from which to discover one of the most delightful of the lesser-known Greek islands.
Additionally, enjoy a picnic basket breakfast once per stay, offering a creative seasonal menu inspired by Cycladic recipes crafted from locally sourced organic ingredients. Plus, 10% off experiences organized by the property, providing access to both urbane, arty scenes and authentic Greek-island experiences such as secluded beaches, diving and hiking trails.

Hotel Aristide

Greek Island Getaway

Immerse yourself in art with a private tour of the property's eclectic collection and gallery, featuring works by acclaimed artists such as Christy Lee Rogers and Igor Skaletsky.