Historic highlights on a Rhône river cruise

Some 505-miles long and the only major river flowing into the Mediterranean, the Rhône is navigable on the 192-mile stretch from the French foodie capital of Lyon – where it joins the Saône – to the sea. River cruises transport passengers on scenic and culture-rich itineraries to cities variously encircled by medieval walls and immortalised […]

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the most luxurious way to see the wonders of the Amazon

As an act of faith in my guide, I plunged my hands into a termite’s nest. “It’s excellent mosquito repellent,” Ricardo assured me, as the tiny ant-like creatures swarmed over me. “Now, rub your hands together (I feel mean, squashing them…) – the smell of turpentine they emit will protect you.” Ricardo, one of our […]

Rio de Janeiro nightlife | Telegraph Travel

Lapa 40 Graus Named in homage to the controversial 1955 film Rio, 40 Graus, the Lapa version looks to raise the mercury on the local nightlife with its enticing combination of multi-level entertainment for all tastes. Start things gently with a few frames of pool on the ground floor before heading upstairs to the balcony-lined […]

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Got a new credit card? Don’t let it spoil your holiday

Frances Kirk writes On a recent family trip to Vancouver we discovered that our pre-booked Airbnb apartment was occupied when we let ourselves in using a key code given to us by the host.  On contacting both Airbnb and the host, it transpired that Airbnb had cancelled our booking due to non-payment. The reason given […]

Beloved toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz has returned to New York. A new FAO opened Friday in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center, about 10 blocks from its former home near Central Park. For more than 150 years, FAO Schwarz was known in New York City […]

The best steak sandwich ever at BLT Prime

Time travelers may remember when the Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue offered a cacophony of noise, bad food court smells and sweaty tourists. That changed in 2016, when the historic building was transformed into the Trump International Hotel. Today, the large, serene atrium lobby is awash in shades of cream and blue, with […]

Tracking condors on the most luxurious train in South America

For too long, there’s been a significant gap in my personal map of South America. I’ve covered most of it by plane, coach, ferry and horse, but never Peru and never anywhere by train. At the start of the year, a friend was touring the country, documenting it constantly on Instagram. I found myself checking […]

AP PHOTOS: Sights of Rome include monumental eyesores

ROME (AP) – Rome’s monumental problems of garbage and decay exist side-by-side with the Italian capital’s glories, including the Colosseum. Associated Press photographers recently trained their cameras on some of the eyesores. With City Hall administrations often mired in scandal, Romans over the last few years have started trying to fix the mess themselves. Pie’ […]

Why Zimbabwe might just offer Africa’s best safari experience

As a child, the ultimate treat was a day out to Knowsley Safari Park, a mere mile from my Merseyside home. However, it being the Seventies and us not having a car, we’d have to wait for four-wheeled visitors to take us. It usually ended with them driving off in a huff minus their windscreen […]

Collier helps No. 2 UConn rout Vanderbilt 80-42

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) – Geno Auriemma knows his UConn Huskies are a work in progress. The Hall of Fame coach just wants them to keep getting better every game. “This was the second game we played, and we were better than we were last Sunday,” he said after an 80-42 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday […]