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What’s life like as an air traffic controller?

For most of us, air traffic control is a bit of a mystery. People we don’t know sit in a tower at the airport or in a control centre, guiding planes from their parking spaces and throughout their flight. But what’s the job like? Is it stressful? What kind of people make the best controllers - and is... Read more

20 facts about the Rugby World Cup countries that will blow your mind

The Rugby World Cup is almost upon us (it kicks off on the 18th), and until the end of October, the UK will be, quite frankly, rugby-mad. There are 20 teams taking place in the tournament, and in the name of being a supportive host and maybe assuaging any homesickness, we've come up with 20 facts a... Read more

Alex Salmond barred from flight after disguising himself as Captain Kirk

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond was left red-faced earlier on this year when he attempted to hop onto a British Airways flight using the alias James Kirk (that's Captain Kirk to you and I). The embarrassing incident happened this summer, when Salmond tried to fly back to Scotland after ... Read more

The best places to stargaze in the UK

Space. The final frontier. And thanks to a recent flurry of space-related films (Matt Damon’s The Martian, 2014’s Gravity, and Matthew McConaughey’s Interstellar) and the supermoon, it's hardly ever out of the news these days. This is, in our opinion, positive. Getting off Facebook and learning abo... Read more

Best and worst skiing experiences – how many have you experienced?

Patrick Thorne is the editor for InTheSnow magazine and website, and it’s fair to say that he knows his stuff. He’s been hunting snow since 1964 (yes, that’s exactly what it sounds like), professionally skiing since 1984, and he’s written over 20,000 snow news stories, features, and reports. Seeing... Read more

Holiday to-do list: 10 questions to ask yourself before you fly

Preparing for a holiday can be exciting, but it’s also vital that you focus on the task at hand and make sure you’re totally prepared for your trip. Here’s a useful guide to tying up and loose ends before you go - from holiday insurance to packing like a pro, here are ten things you need to know. 1... Read more

Chemmy Alcott - travelling with a 10 week old baby

Following the birth of her baby boy Locki in January this year, four-time British Winter Olympian and our brand ambassador Chemmy Alcott has long gone back to her demanding work duties. Juggling between sleepless nights, her work as a ski race coach and TV presenter, as well as a hectic travel sched... Read more

Your Challenge: Get Lost for National Walking Month

May is National Walking month in 2019 – challenging us to get out into the fresh air and walk for at least 20 minutes a day.  Walking is not only good for our metabolism and heart, it can help reduce the risk of dementia and is a natural boost for our mental health too. It’s also one of the best wa... Read more

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