Five Places To Visit Where The Aussie Dollar Is Still Worth Something

With the Aussie dollar continuing to slump against the greenback, the time of living like kings abroad looks over. Are Australians doomed to travelling the world on a shoestring once again, the dollar worth less than a handful of clamshells?


Ask LH: What's A Good Point-And-Shoot Camera For Travel?

Hey Lifehacker, I was wondering if you had any recommendations on a point-and-shoot compact camera for travelling. A relative has asked me for advice and my first thought was a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, but they didn’t like that idea. Any ideas or recommendations?


iPacking Makes Packing For Any Trip Quick And Efficient

iOS: If you travel a lot, or just worry about leaving things behind when you do, iPacking might be just the app you need for creating your packing lists.


Leave Cupboards Open When Packing And Never Leave Anything Behind

Whether you’re moving to a new place or just packing up your hotel room, make sure you never leave anything behind. When you open up a cabinet or drawer to clear it out, leave it open so you know what’s been emptied.


BusBud Guides You To Cheap Bus Tickets Around The Globe

If you’re looking for a cheap way to get from place to place at home or abroad, BusBud can guide you to affordable bus tickets for your next trip in close to 10,000 cities in 81 different countries. Whether you need to get across the county, or you want a way to explore a new land, they have you covered.


Make DIY Travel-Sized Toiletries With A Drinking Straw

You never know when you might need sunscreen or a bit of moisturiser. Instead of lugging a bunch of bottles in your bag that add to the weight and space, Mighty Girl has a simple hack: DIY toiletries in a straw.


The 'Crashed Car' Showroom Teaches You Not To Drive Like An Idiot

The Crashed Car Showroom is a temporary storefront in Sydney conceived by the NRMA Insurance Research Centre. As its name implies, it’s dedicated to road safety and the dangers of driving via an assortment of technological displays — including a crash test dummy simulator that straps you into a hydraulic car while wearing an Oculus Rift VR headset. Read on for a tour of the showroom floor.


Ask LH: Can An Airline Charge Me For Seat Selection?

Hey Lifehacker, I was booking a flight from Melbourne to Sydney on Jetstar and I noticed that they were going to charge me $5 for choosing a standard seat as an ‘optional extra’. It’s not much, and of course I have no choice but to pay it, but it seems a little wrong. Are they allowed to charge extra for something as necessary as a seat on an aircraft? Shouldn’t this price be worked into the initial ticket quote? Any thoughts?


Shatter A Car Window With A Sparkplug In An Emergency

If you’re stuck in a sinking car, or outside your car and desperately need to get inside, you have plenty of ways to break that window, but one of the best might be right there in your car anyway — a simple sparkplug will do the trick with ease. This video from National Geographic shows you how it works.


Tiger Web Check-In Is Good, But The Baggage Policy Still Bites

Bargain basement airline Tiger is finally introducing online check-in for domestic flights in Australia. Will that give you the option of escaping its draconian baggage policies? Here’s what you need to know.