Create Custom-Named Places In Google Maps For Android

Have a favourite spot in the park nearby where you like to sit and read? Want to add locations to your map that aren’t in Google’s database? The latest version of Maps for Android lets you give any place a custom name, so you can search for it later.


QuestOrganizer Plans A Layover On The Way To Your Travel Destination

Layovers are a great way to squeeze more mileage out of your trip. If there’s a stopover city on the way to your destination, plan it right, and you’ve got yourself extra holiday. QuestOrganizer helps make it easy to plan a long layover.


Ask LH: What's The Best SIM Card For Travelling In Europe?

Dear LH, My partner and I are heading to Europe for three weeks – we’ll be in Germany first, then Austria and finally the Netherlands. We’re normally happy to hit up wi-fi when it’s available, but we’re going to be cycling for a large part of the trip and want to make sure we’re connected, with plenty of data. Happy to grab a local sim when we get there, but unsure whether we need to do that in each country or the best provider to go with for coverage in all three?


Google Maps Now Shows Your Location History In A Timeline

Web/Android: Google Maps is rolling out a new feature for Android and desktop called Your Timeline that shows you location history in a handy timeline view. When you tap on the Your Timeline option in Google maps, you’ll see a map of where you spent your time on any given day, month or year.


This Infographic Shows The Best Off-Season Months For 32 Travel Spots

If you want to save money on travel, or perhaps just beat the crowds, it’s smart to visit a destination during its off-season. This infographic shows the best time to visit 32 popular destinations.


Six Stupid Things You Shouldn't Do When Dropping Your Kids Off At School

Is there a more dangerous profession than “parent taxi” when it’s school pickup time? Here’s what not to do when you’re dropping the kids off to learn.


Find English-Speaking Hotels And Restaurants In Paris With This App

Android/iOS: If you’re a tourist in Paris, you should learn as much French as you can and make an attempt to speak the language. However, a little respite is nice, and this free app helps you find it. “Yes I speak touriste” helps tourists in Paris find establishments that speak their native tongue.


Frugal Motoring Tips From Two Fuel-Efficiency Experts

John and Helen Taylor hold the world record for more than 40 fuel economy driving challenges. They therefore know a few things about saving a few bucks at the bowser. Currently, the pair are in the midst of a 19,000km road trip across Australia in an attempt to smash their car’s average fuel usage. Read on for their top five bowser hacks.


The Ultimate Bicycle Backpacking Bag

Taking a backpacking trip on a bicycle takes a special set of gear. Over on Pedalling Nowhere, Logan shares his gear list for a five-day trip through the mountains.


'ExcuseMe' Translates 200 Useful Travel Phrases

Part of the fun of travelling to a foreign place is learning the language. Even if you’re not fluent, it helps to keep some useful phrases in your back pocket. ExcuseMe is a free app that makes sure you’re prepared.