Win a £100 Virgin Experience Days Gift Card

We’re giving away a £100 Virgin Experience Days Gift Card to one of our beloved readers. Browse great gift ideas at Virgin Experience Days. From driving luxury cars and hot air balloon rides through to relaxing spa days and Michelin-starred fine dining, there’s a gift for everyone. For your chance to win prize simply enter […]

I got the exit seat on a transatlantic British Airways flight — and it completely changed my economy experience

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ba_a321-200_g-euxf_takeoff_at_manchester_arp.jpg I travel transatlantic often, so I normally book the cheapest economy flight — and seat — available. A recent upgrade to the exit row on British Airways, which normally costs an extra £50 or $ 75, completely changed my experience. Here’s why it’s worth the extra cash. As a Canadian living in London for […]

My near-death experience

BACK in 2004 when I was a feature writer on the Daily Express one of my editors chucked a magazine at me, as is the way of editors, saying: “Have a read of that and see if you can get any ideas out of it.” It was the first-ever issue of a magazine called Phenomena […]

15 travel purchases that made my experience with international travel a lot less stressful

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. International travel, from a distance, can seem like one big graph — replete with peaks and valleys. The peaks are almost exclusively confined to the trip, and the deep valleys […]

Bill Skarsgard Says ‘It Chapter 2’ Will Be A ‘Very Different Experience’

It: Chapter 2 is gearing up to shoot this summer, and Pennywise himself just provided an update on the project. In a new interview, actor Bill Skarsgard said that when it comes to the horror sequel, audiences can expect “a very different experience” than the first film. Andy Muschietti starts shooting It: Chapter 2 in July, and […]

Memo to China: US has ‘experience taking down small islands,’ Pentagon bigwig says

A top Pentagon official has apparently shrugged off China’s militarized, man-made islands in the South China Sea, boasting that the US military “has had a lot of experience in the Western Pacific taking down small islands.” Read more Speaking with reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday, Director of the Joint Staff Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie […]