Most Popular Travel Posts Of 2014

Whether for commuting, interstate business trips or overseas pleasure jaunts, a little organisational savvy (and the right tech) go a long way towards making travel more enjoyable. These are the 10 most popular travel posts from Lifehacker in 2014.


The First Parking Spot You See May Be The Most Efficient Spot To Take

When you’re trying to find a parking spot, a common tactic is to spend a lot of time and energy to find the closest spot to the entrance. It’s more likely that taking the first spot you see is really the most efficient approach.


Is It Legal For Australian Pilots To Take Selfies In The Cockpit?

Last week, Quartz published an article showcasing photographs pilots have taken from the cockpit of aircraft to post on Instagram. As explained in the story, by taking these photos — many of which appear to have been snapped during flight, take-off, or landing — pilots are violating the rules of the air. This is certainly the case in the United States and the European Union, for example, but what about elsewhere?


Jetstar Flight Delays: How To Deal With The Hassle

A computer system outage that means Jetstar can’t lodge any flight plans has stopped all flights by the no-frills airline across Australia this morning, leading to delays across the network and potential hassles for other passengers. Here are some steps you can take to deal with it.


Plan A 'Fancation' Based Around Movies Or TV Shows With This Infographic

I apologise for writing “fancation”, let’s pretend that didn’t happen. But visiting the locations associated with your favourite movie or TV show can make for a great holiday. This infographic highlights four options worth considering.


Do You Ever Use The Robes In Hotels?

One of the markers of a fancier hotel is the presence of robes for you to lounge around in (complete with label reminding you not to steal them). But how many people ever get around to taking them off the hanger and wearing them?


Prevent Car Windows From Fogging Up With Cat Litter-Filled Socks

Foggy windows in your car can be dangerous. A well-placed pair of socks filled with some kitty litter can absorb moisture and prevent the fog from ever happening.


Telstra's New International Travel Roaming Deals: Better, Still Not Great

Telstra has always had stupidly expensive deals for roaming data and overseas calls on mobile plans. Do its new International Travel passes — which incorporate a bundle of options for a fixed period — improve that situation? Yes, but you can still do better.


HotelQuickly Finds Last-Minute Hotel Deals At Your Location

Android/iOS/BlackBerry: Looking for a cheap hotel room for tonight? Mobile app HotelQuickly offers last-minute deals based on your current location.


Ask LH: Can I Challenge A Speeding Fine If Other Cars Are In The Picture?

Hi Lifehacker, I just received a 3-point speeding fine after being caught by a camera going 14kmh over the speed limit. The 80 suddenly changes to 70 at this area and has a lot of traffic, so it’s easy to miss the sign even when concentrating. If it’s a roadside camera, is it possible to challenge the fine if there are other vehicles in the picture? I’ve read these cameras are vulnerable to mistakes.