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What To Look For In A Local 'Fixer' When You Travel

Personal guides, or local fixers who can guide you one-on-one or in small groups aren’t always cheap, but can enrich your travel experience and can get you behind the scenes access. If you work with one, you want to get your money’s worth. Here is what to look for to make sure you do.


Being Too Cautious While Cycling On The Road Can Actually Be Dangerous

Nervous cyclists who stay closer to the side of the road in hopes they won’t get hit might actually be making their bike commute more unsafe. You’re better off being loud and in the way — even if it might seem a little annoying.


Cheaper Versions Of Popular Holiday Spots

There are so many stunning places to see in the world, but some of them are really expensive to visit. While no destination is quite the same, Cheap Tickets rounded up some cheaper alternatives to popular (but expensive) holiday spots.


Ask LH: Can Cops Fine Me For A Traffic Offence Without Any Proof?

Dear Lifehacker, I was recently disqualified from driving for six months and haven’t driven my car since. The other day, the police rocked up to my house out of the blue, handed me a fine for unlicensed driving and confiscated my plates for seven days. I stood in front of my plates and demanded they show me proof, but they just threatened to lock me up if I didn’t stand aside. Is this allowed?


HotelTonight's New Concierge Can Make Dinner Reservations, Even Request Extra Pillows

HotelTonight already makes it easy to book budget-friendly last minute hotel rooms, but their new Aces concierge service takes things a step further. Open the app and you get a personal assistant who can recommend local restaurants, sights to see, even request pillows and towels from your hotel desk.


The Complete Guide To Using Public Toilets Around The World [Infographic]

As Seinfeld‘s George Costanza would happily tell you, public toilets are not all the same. This is especially true when travelling abroad — everything from toilet architecture to expected bathroom etiquette can be vastly different depending on what country you’re in. This infographic breaks down everything you need to know for intercontinental potty breaks.


Google Maps For iOS Adds Travel Times Extension, Easy Sharing And Customisable Night Mode

iOS: Google Maps got a handy new update today that adds in an extension so you can quickly check the travel time to your home or work from the Notification Center. It also adds in improved sharing and a night mode toggle.


Visit The Filming Locations Of Popular Movies And TV Shows With This Map

If you’ve ever wanted to visit the filming locations of movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Ghostbusters, or shows like Game of Thrones and Twin Peaks, this interactive map is for you.


Is Hyperloop A Better Option Than High Speed Rail For Australia?

The news that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is pushing ahead with plans for a High-Speed Rail (HSR) network on the east coast has been met with indifference by many in the country. With the enormous costs involved in such a venture might an eccentric, genius entrepreneur already have proposed a better solution than the long touted HSR route?


Learn How To Identify Any Language At A Glance With This Handy Guide

Smartphones, search engines and translators can break language barriers easily enough, but what if you wanted to know how to do things yourself? This guide will show you all the tips and tricks you need to identify almost any language in a matter of seconds.


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