Travel

Best Of 2012: Travel

Throughout 2012, we’ve shared travel tips to save you money and make hitting the road more enjoyable. In today’s Best Of 2012 post, we round up Lifehacker Australia’s ten most popular travel stories.


8 Things About Australia I Took For Granted

They say that you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. It’s a truth that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about in the two months since I left behind the only home I’ve ever known. Relocating to Canada gave me the change in pace that I needed, along with some perspective about some of the things I took for granted about life in Australia.


Five Items Not To Pack For Your Next Flight

Efficient travel packing isn’t just about what you include: it’s also about what you leave behind. Here are five items you should consider carefully before they land in your next travel bag.


How To Get Domestic Flight Upgrades On Qantas And Virgin Australia

Qantas introduced changes to its upgrade rules as part of a revamp last week, but moving towards the front of the plane still isn’t easy and you’ll normally need points. Here’s what you need to know to score an upgrade on domestic flights.


How To Buy Business Class Tickets Without Breaking The Bank

Business class travel doesn’t have to cost the earth if you use a few simple strategies and do some planning. Here’s how to get to the pointy end without spending an absolute fortune.


Seven Cultural Mistakes Aussie Travellers Often Make

Australians love their travel and pride ourselves on not being culturally insensitive like (ahem) Americans, but that doesn’t mean we always get it right. Guest blogger Darcie Connell examines some common mistakes Aussies make overseas.


Top 10 Travel Rorts To Avoid

This week is Consumer Power Week on Lifehacker. Every day we’ll be highlighting tips and strategies to save you money and avoid rip-offs. We’re kicking off with a top 10 list of travel expenses that are easy to avoid.


The Duty-Free Allowance For Tobacco Just Shrunk: Will That Ruin Australian Airports?

Along with perfume and alcohol, cigarettes are a staple duty-free purchase for many Australians heading overseas. A cut in the allowed amount of duty-free durries is bad discal news for smokers, but is it also a problem for everyone else?


A Map Of Stupid Things People Have Said To US Airport Security Officials

The first rule of air travel in the modern world is to avoid making jokes about bombs at the security checkpoint, but that doesn’t stop people coming out with comments like “I have a torpedo in my brassiere”. We’ve mapped some of the most ridiculous offenders.


Lifehacker’s Total Guide To A Perfect Holiday
We go on holiday to relax. Then we proceed to drive ourselves crazy dealing with reservations, airport hassles, jet lag and other annoyances. This year, let’s plan our holidays without all the stress.


Why Airline Food Tastes So Strange

Many people find being high up an unpleasant experience. This is not just mountain sickness or acrophobia – it turns out our taste buds too have no head for heights.