The historic cable car in San francisco

We are travelling to a family wedding in San Francisco in May. We have flights booked for a stay of 12 days. We have never visited this side of the U(...)

Almunecar in Spain is a pleasant place to enjoy some winter sunshine

I am taking early retirement at the end of the year. My partner and I would like to take the opportunity to spend some time in a warmer climate in Jan(...)

 Natasha Murtagh on the Portuguese camino

The Portuguese camino has a way of revealing its secrets unhurriedly. Running from Oporto to Santiago, 240km to the north, it takes a while for thi(...)

Spain’s Princess Elena (left), Princess Letizia (rear centre) and Prince Felipe (right) comfort relatives of the train crash victims at the end of a funeral mass at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 29th. Photograph: AP

Minutes past midnight in the square fronting the flamboyant baroque cathedral in Spain’s Santiago de Compostela, a solitary besuited figure looks up. (...)

A rail worker stands next to the wreckage of a high speed Renfe train which crashed near  Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday, killing 78 and injuring 170 others. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images.

A train driver suspected of causing Spain’s deadliest train disaster for 70 years has refused to answer police questions, Spanish officials have co(...)