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 […]

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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 […]

Nissan’s U.S. profit push bogs down as sales slow

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan Motor Co. concedes it waited too long to start its U.S. retail reform. Just as the carmaker tries to break its addiction to incentives and fleet sales, the U.S. slowdown is making it harder as rivals throw more cash on the hood. As a result, Nissan’s push to improve U.S. profits […]

New Oklahoma monument is Leon Russell’s final resting place

Leon Russell is home. Russell, a Tulsa music legend, died in 2016. Hundreds braved frigid temperatures earlier this month at Memorial Park Cemetery for the unveiling and dedication of a Russell monument. They also were treated to a homecoming. Steve Todoroff, who along with wife Kathy co-chaired a monument committee, told this story during a […]

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 […]

Join Dan Snow on an exclusive tour to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings

Historian and broadcaster Dan Snow will be joining an exclusive tour commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings next June for Telegraph Travel. Seventy-five years ago allied troops touched down on the Normandy coast, kickstarting the liberation of German-occupied France, and later Europe, from Nazi control. Hear the untold stories from this pivotal moment […]

At Epcot: Guardians of the Galaxy, Ratatouille, IllumiNations

Disney has started to fill in some of the details of a makeover of Epcot that will be going on for years: more spectacle, more interactive entertainment, more cutting-edge technology that will give us not just a glimpse of fantasy worlds but immerse us in them. The company still has not revealed the big picture, […]

2 paintings belonging to LOVE artist sold at auction

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The estate of artist Robert Indiana, creator of the iconic LOVE series, auctioned off two paintings that belonged to him to raise money to defend against a lawsuit and to stabilize his deteriorating island home off the Maine coast. Christie’s Auction House sold the two works, one by Ellsworth Kelly and […]

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The best bars in Rio de Janeiro

The traditional Rio bar scene is alive and well, where small establishments remain the pretension-free places to be, serving up ice-cold chopp (draught beer) by the tray-load, accompanied by some of the best bar snacks going. Tap rooms are trendy, the variety of beer now matching that of the indulgent snacks, while a cocktail explosion […]