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What To Consider When Choosing To Travel By Train Or Rental Car On Holiday

If you’re travelling to Europe, getting a rental car or taking the train both have pros and cons that can make it hard to choose. Travel guru Rick Steves lays out what to consider when deciding between the two for your next holiday.


The ICONSPEAK T-Shirt Is The Perfect Apparel For Any World Traveller

There are a lot of tools out there for breaking down language barriers, but there’s nothing quite as simple as pointing at a picture. The ICONSPEAK t-shirt will let you communicate what you need no matter where you are.


When2Leave Sends You An Alert When Traffic Dies Down

Depending on when you leave the house, traffic can vary from manageable to an absolute nightmare. When2Leave helps you leave at the best time by sending you an alert when traffic dies down.


Is It Legal To Block Your Own Driveway?

As everyone knows, it is illegal to block a residential driveway with your vehicle — but what if it’s your driveway? There are numerous circumstances where parking across your driveway is more convenient than pulling inside it; from quickly popping inside the house to dropping off other family members. If the driveway belongs to you and nobody else is blocked in, it should be legal. Right?


What To Look For In A Local 'Fixer' When You Travel

Personal guides, or local fixers who can guide you one-on-one or in small groups aren’t always cheap, but can enrich your travel experience and can get you behind the scenes access. If you work with one, you want to get your money’s worth. Here is what to look for to make sure you do.


Being Too Cautious While Cycling On The Road Can Actually Be Dangerous

Nervous cyclists who stay closer to the side of the road in hopes they won’t get hit might actually be making their bike commute more unsafe. You’re better off being loud and in the way — even if it might seem a little annoying.


Cheaper Versions Of Popular Holiday Spots

There are so many stunning places to see in the world, but some of them are really expensive to visit. While no destination is quite the same, Cheap Tickets rounded up some cheaper alternatives to popular (but expensive) holiday spots.


Ask LH: Can Cops Fine Me For A Traffic Offence Without Any Proof?

Dear Lifehacker, I was recently disqualified from driving for six months and haven’t driven my car since. The other day, the police rocked up to my house out of the blue, handed me a fine for unlicensed driving and confiscated my plates for seven days. I stood in front of my plates and demanded they show me proof, but they just threatened to lock me up if I didn’t stand aside. Is this allowed?


HotelTonight's New Concierge Can Make Dinner Reservations, Even Request Extra Pillows

HotelTonight already makes it easy to book budget-friendly last minute hotel rooms, but their new Aces concierge service takes things a step further. Open the app and you get a personal assistant who can recommend local restaurants, sights to see, even request pillows and towels from your hotel desk.


The Complete Guide To Using Public Toilets Around The World [Infographic]

As Seinfeld‘s George Costanza would happily tell you, public toilets are not all the same. This is especially true when travelling abroad — everything from toilet architecture to expected bathroom etiquette can be vastly different depending on what country you’re in. This infographic breaks down everything you need to know for intercontinental potty breaks.


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