Aussie Travellers Favour Europe Mid-Year, US At Christmas

If you want a guide to where Australians are travelling, the currencies they’re converting are a reasonable guide. Data from travel card provider OzForex suggests that when we head overseas, our destination depends very much on the time of year.


Climatology Shows Average Weather Conditions In Any Place, Any Month

Android: Travelling in the near future? Microsoft has created a new Android app to tell users what the weather is like in in any location in any month of the year. The app has a simple and easy interface, and is a good companion for frequent travellers, especially for sharing information.


Find Out Your Uber Passenger Rating With This Script

Uber is a great way to get a ride without having to hail a taxi. When you finish a ride, you get a chance to rate your driver and your experience. However, the drivers get to rate you too. Here’s how to find out your rating, which is normally a closely-guarded secret.


Make A DIY Coffee Plunger From Hotel Room Materials

Stuck at a hotel and don’t want to use the kettle for a basic cup of instant? Instructables user Josh Campbell shows you how to make a French Press using stuff you’ll (mostly) find right in your room.


Hotel WiFi Test Ranks Hotels By Wi-Fi Speed And Quality

For many of us, decent Wi-Fi ranks right up there with location and price when it comes to choosing a hotel. Hotel WiFi Test makes it easy to choose a hotel with quality, fast wireless internet access for guests.


If Your Car Will Be Idling For More Than 10 Seconds, Just Turn It Off

There are plenty of occasions where you might find your car idling: in a long drive through, picking someone up from work, or just sitting in your driveway. If you’re idling longer than 10 seconds, though, you’re better off turning off the engine.


Sanitise Or Quarantine Your Hotel Room's TV Remote Before Using It

We’ve mentioned how dirty remote controls are, and they may not be cleaned very often — if ever. When you stay in a hotel, you might want to clean off previous occupants’ germs before using it, but there are other options too.


Carry A Different Credit Card Than Your Spouse While Travelling

Nothing can ruin a holiday like having your wallet or purse stolen. Minimize the hassle of being without a credit card by carrying different cards than your spouse.


Ask LH: Does My Driving Ban Apply In Multiple States?

Hey Lifehacker, I have a full NSW licence and just recently was caught speeding in Victoria. I was going 35 km over the limit and I lost my licence automatically for 6 months. The judge told me I was banned from driving in Victoria. Does this mean I cannot drive in NSW also? No one can tell me and on the RTA website my licence details have not changed. I have 2 months to pay the fine. Will the RTA let me know if my licence is suspended?


Get Free Airport Wi-Fi Using Chrome Or Firefox's Developer Tools

With time to kill at the airport, getting online is a great — if potentially expensive — way to while away the hours. But there are a couple of tricks you can use to get free internet access and bypass those paywalls.