A collection of interesting and eclectic pieces from around the world of travel and beyond…

Hidden boarding pass perks you probably never knew existed

You can score free ski tickets, free wine tastings, discounted museum tickets, and more. Who knew?

Don’t be so hasty to discard or delete that airline boarding pass. Its value is not just in getting you from A to B; it could also unlock a wide range of money-saving perks when you reach your destination.

Definitely one to bookmark…



Beware of Ryanair’s new baggage rules

Ryanair has changed its baggage policy yet again, a move that will further restrict what passengers can take on its aircraft for free. Here we outline how the changes will affect your trip.

As of November 1, passengers will only be permitted to travel with one small bag (35cm x 20cm x 20cm) free of charge.



You can now get a Virtual Reality spa treatment in Las Vegas

“Observe carefully what may be happening right now in your brain,” the voice says, just as the dazzling cosmos I’ve been floating in dissolves into the skull’s interior. Neurons pulse. Synapses crackle. And my actual brain wraps itself around its beautifully abstracted and digitized representation inside a virtual reality headset.

The VR is part of an opulent spa treatment just unveiled at Qua Baths & Spa inside Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip, marking the fifth anniversary of Nobu Hotel.


How to make your boring iPhone photos Instagram-worthy

With the addition of portrait mode and dual lenses, iPhones are capable of producing some pretty stunning images — even ones that could be mistaken for being taken on a more expensive camera.

But a camera is only as effective as the person using it. Whether you’re using a $2,000 DSLR, or an iPhone that you can fit in your pocket, you need to know how to use it to get the best results.

Here’s how to make your boring phone shots more Instagram-worthy with just a few clever edits.



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