How To Survive Public Transport Abroad

When you travel, you often have many options for getting around. Public transport is the best way to save money and expose yourself to the local lifestyle, but it can be tricky to navigate foreign transport systems. Here is what you can do before and during your trip to make it a little easier.


Ask LH: Are Exhaust Noise Rules Different For Cars And Motorcycles?

Hey Lifehacker. I often see Harley motorcyles riding by with really loud exhausts and not getting pulled over. But I frequently see people in hotted-up cars that are much quieter getting fined for having a loud exhaust. Are the laws regarding exhaust noise levels different for cars and motorcycles?


10 Of The Safest Major Cities Around The World

It’s useful to have an overall idea of how safe cities are, whether you’re scouting for a new place to live or planning a trip. Here are ten of the safest major cities around the globe.


Pick The Best Cabin On Your Cruise By Checking The Deck Plan

Cruises can be a relaxing way to spend your holiday time. Make your next one even better by using a deck plan to pick the best room. By comparing the deck layouts, you’ll be able to spot which rooms have undesirable locations, and which are close to amenities.


Ask LH: How Can I Force Google Maps To Search A Specific Country?

Hey Lifehacker, Google Maps is making me grumpy! I often need to look up directions from Sydney to Newcastle in NSW, but for some reason Google always wants to tell me how to fly to Newcastle in England. Is there any way to force Google Maps by default to only search for locations within a specific country?


Ask LH: What Bonuses Should I Ask For When Buying A New Car?

Hey Lifehacker, I’m planning on buying a car soon and am wondering what sort of extras I should try and squeeze out of my dealer? Should I aim for accessories such as a GPS and car-backing camera, or just try for a discount?


Rules To Remember When You Visit A Nude Beach

When it comes to nude beaches, there are some simple rules of etiquette that transcend borders. This video from the folks at Rev3 breaks them all down nicely.


Make A Survival Bracelet To Save You In Any Worst-Case Scenario

You might already have a bug-out bag or emergency kit, but those aren’t any good to you if you’re not carrying them when an emergency happens. This DIY bracelet packs heaps of survival tools on your wrist so you’re prepared for just about any adventure.


How To Survive A Family Holiday As An Adult

Holidays with family can be stressful. This is especially true if you’re travelling with those who knew you as a kid and still expect the dynamic to be the same. Here are some steps you can take to establish yourself as an adult and survive the family trip.


Organise And Share Your Holiday Plans With This Spreadsheet

Travelling is a complicated ordeal. To make things simpler and help you communicate with loved ones, we’ve made a comprehensive travel info sheet you can modify, print out and share to help you keep everyone in the loop.