pilot in the cockpit

Are you curious what pilots do during long flights? Photo by Andrew Hitchcock.

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net:

1. Do you ever wonder what pilots do during long-haul flights? The days where you could wander up to the cockpit and take a look for yourself are long behind us, but you can find out what the captain is doing while you’re watching your in-flight movie here.

2. Tasting the local cuisine is an integral part of the travel experience, and I’ve always thought that Spain is such a fantastic destination for foodies because the small portions of food known as tapas that accompany your drink (sometimes for free!) are a great way to taste everything on offer. This photo essay has a mouth-watering roundup of some of the delicious dishes you can expect to encounter on a visit to the country.

3. No matter where you travel, there’s one thing you’ll be needing without a doubt, and that’s money. But navigating the foreign exchange rates and commissions, not to mention the hidden fees on things like credit cards can be tricky. Here are a few simple tips to help you get your travel money with a minimum of fuss.