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Hopper Updates With Personalised Flight Deal Recommendations

iOS/Android: The Hopper app has consistently been a useful, go-to tool for travellers looking for the best deal. This week, they announced personalised flight deal recommendations, a feature that will make it even easier to find the best prices on travel.


Passport Map Shows You All The Countries You Can Visit With Or Without A Visa

Depending on the passport you hold, it can be a breeze to visit another country, or it can be a maddening process that takes months of paperwork, clearance, visits to consulates or embassies and the risk of getting denied anyway. Passport Map can help you figure out what you’re in for before you plan a trip.


Google Maps Makes It Easier To Suggest Edits, Share Details About Places

Today, Google officially announced a few new tools rolling out to Google Maps. Now, it’s easier to suggest edits to locations on Maps, add places that don’t exist and suggest or confirm details about a place you’re visiting.


TripAdvisor Now Collects Airline Reviews You Can Use Before You Book

Just like Yelp reviews give you a glimpse at what kind of experience you’ll have at a restaurant, TripAdvisor now collects airline reviews that you can use when booking with a new airline. You’ll get an idea of what you’re in for so you can be prepared to deal with it, or decide not to book with that airline.


Ask LH: When Is The Cheapest Time To Book A Flight?

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”?


Ask LH: Am I Allowed To Wear Headphones While Riding A Motorbike?

Dear Lifehacker, What is the legal status of wearing in-ear headphones while riding a motorcycle in NSW? Maybe my Google-fu is slipping, but I can’t find a solid answer. I’d like to use headphones to hear the GPS on my phone, especially when travelling to new areas. But, I’m a law abiding rider (I even obey the stupid laws!), and I don’t want any trouble from the police. Please help!


Is It Legal To Climb Uluru?

Uluru is one of the most iconic Australian landmarks. Located in the Northern Territory, hundreds of thousands of people visit the giant red rock each year to admire its beauty. For the indigenous community and traditional custodians of the area, Uluru is sacred and has great spiritual meaning. While climbing Uluru had previously been a normal tourist activity, doing so is now considered controversial, particularly since high profile incidents involving tourists doing disrespectful things atop the rock. But is any of this illegal? Let’s find out.


25 Of The Most Delightfully Nerdy Holiday Destinations

If you’re looking to make your next holiday more educational, or just want to geek out while you travel, these 25 destinations are definitely worth looking into. Whether you’re an animal lover or Harry Potter fan, there’s something here for everyone.


Places Around The World With Amazing Views For Stargazing

Living in or near a big city has its perks, but one big drawback is the light pollution, which obscures the glorious night sky. The International Dark Sky Association has designated spots around the world as “Dark Sky Parks”, meaning they offer an exceptional view of the stars.


Yelp Makes Planning Pokemon GO Adventures Easier With a PokeStop Filter 

If you and your friends want to find the best Pokemon GO hot spots this weekend, Yelp has added a filter so you know what businesses have a PokeStop nearby.


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