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Texting While Driving Will Cost You Six Demerit Points In NSW This Christmas

To paraphrase those old road safety ads, if you text and drive, you’re a bloody idiot. Thankfully, the punishment for this crime is about to be doubled in NSW. During this year’s holiday period, anyone caught using their phone behind the wheel in NSW will receive six demerit points on their licence — up from the current penalty of three points. This means you will effectively lose half your full licence in one fell swoop. Hope that Facebook status update was worth it.

Ask LH: Where Can I (Legally) Ride My Electric Skateboard In Australia?

I am in the market for an electric skateboard and was wondering where I am legally aloud to ride it? There are a lot of bike paths around my home and the commute to work so can it be used on them even if I need to wear a helmet?

Would You Move Someone Else's Motorcycle?

Motorcycles and scooters are becoming increasingly popular and one of the reasons is they’re easy to park. More designated motorcycle parking spots have cropped up around metropolitan areas but some riders will still try to fit their vehicles into any nook they can find (never mind the legalities around that). But if a motorcycle or scooter parks you in, is it okay to move it?

Google Will Now Reward Local Guides For Contributing To Google Maps

Earlier this year, Google Maps added Local Guides, a feature that rewarded heavy contributors to Maps reviews and content with a nifty profile. Now, Local Guides will get real, better rewards.

Google Maps Offline Mode Gets Navigation, Destination Search And More

Android: Google Maps is getting an update today that will add in a ton of information to downloaded offline maps. Beyond just being easier to download, you also get turn-by-turn navigation, location search, and more.

The World's Best Airline Lounges

Relaxing in an airport lounge is like finding an oasis in a desert of uncomfortable security, unappetizing food options, and stressful, well, everything. Any lounge can offer some much-needed respite, this list from the team at Hipmunk uses traveller polls and data to highlight the best ones around the globe.

HotelQuickly Extends Booking Timeframe To Seven Days

HotelQuickly is a great way to score cheap accomodation in a hurry, but the strict 48-hour window makes it difficult to plan trips reliably. Thankfully, the service has extended its booking timeframe to seven days in response to customer demand. Hurrah!

How To Travel The World With Just A Bum Bag

I’ve travelled to 42 countries so far and have done over half of those trips with just one bum bag. Sounds impossible? Here’s how I did it.

How Badly Will New Hand Luggage Guidelines Mess Up Aussie Travellers?

There are new hand luggage guidelines incoming, and that usually means trouble for regular travellers. Here’s what you need to know.

How Every Australian Airline Is Cracking Down On Hand Luggage

Travelling only with hand luggage saves you valuable time, but domestic airlines in Australia are getting much stricter about enforcing their baggage limits. Here’s the current state of play for Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar and Tigerair, and the best tactics to use to avoid unwanted hassles or excess luggage fees.

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