Popular travel destinations and activities usually fill up quickly, which means if you want to experience them next year, you should book now. Here are some holiday spots that qualify and what you have to gain by planning now.
Arriving at a hotel only to find that the beautiful pool, relaxing spa or well-stocked gym are all out of order can put a damper on your holiday. But you don't have to just deal with the disappointment: The hotel may be willing to give you a room credit, or even an upgrade, to make up for lack of amenities — all you have to do is ask.
Have you ever found yourself dreading a leisurely activity you had eagerly scheduled days or weeks in advance? I first caught myself doing this a few years ago when I was travelling home to Turkey. I had excitedly made plans to meet up with some old friends. But to my surprise, as the date approached, I started to feel reluctant and unenthusiastic about these long-awaited reunions.
Dear Lifehacker, I'm in New Zealand and planning to bring my mum over for a visit from South Africa at the end of January next year. I'm trying to save up the money for the ticket from regular income instead of dipping into savings. So my question is how before an international flight is best to book the ticket to not pay extra for "Last Minute"?
It is now officially against the law for provisional licence holders in NSW to use their phones in any way while driving. If you get caught using a voice-activated GPS app while behind the wheel - even if your phone is secured to a hands-free cradle - you will be suspended from driving for three months. Here are the details.
Thanks to fancy new upgrades like neural network learning, translation apps like Google Translate and Microsoft Translator are better than ever. They can translate almost anything you want. But you shouldn't lean on them when you travel. In fact, I think you should use them as little as possible — if at all.
Mystery shopping is one of the ways you can make some pocket money in your spare time. If you get assigned to mystery shops at airports, on your next holiday you could not only kill time waiting for your flight, you could earn some money and possibly score free food too.