Most Popular Travel Posts Of 2013

Most Popular Travel Posts Of 2013

From cars to planes to the tools you need to enjoy the world, we’re here to help out. These are the 10 most popular travel posts from Lifehacker in 2013.

Top 10 Things To Remember When Travelling To The USA

Planning a trip to the United States? You’ll have a much better time and eliminate travel hassles if you remember to adjust to some of the peculiar American quirks. Here are the 10 key issues we advise looking out for.

The Lifehacker Guide To Streaming Blocked Overseas Content


Region-blocked content is annoying — and avoidable. Whether you want Hulu on demand, instant access to the BBC iPlayer or a dose of iView when you’re working overseas, here are the best (and easiest) ways to get that content.

Confessions Of A Hotel Insider


I’ve worked in hotels for more than a decade. I’ve checked you in, checked you out, oriented you to the property, served you a drink, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room service, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late checkout, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&M’s out of your minibar, laughed at your jokes and taken your money.

Why You Still Have To Switch Your Mobile Phone Off On Planes

It’s a fact of life for anyone boarding a plane: all electronic devices need to be turned off during take-off and landing. Most airlines have had this rule in place for more than a decade now, even though there has been no definitive documented instance in which passengers leaving their devices on caused a plane crash. So why are we forced to stop listening to music or reading a Kindle during take-off and landing?

Five Best Car GPS Units


If you’re on the road in an unfamiliar location, a GPS unit for your car is essential. This week we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.

The Hidden Way To Zoom In Closer In Google Maps


Google Maps lets you zoom in pretty close for its mapped locations, but there’s a secret way you might be able to zoom in even closer. Here’s how.

Top 10 Parking Crimes Against Humanity

Adolf Hitler. Idi Amin. Bad parkers. There is a special space in hell reversed for all three. Here are ten of the world’s most heinous parking crimes, from boxing other cars in to deliberately parking over the lines. We’ve also included photographic evidence of culprits in the act. How many are you guilty of?

Ask LH: How Do I Choose The Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones?


Dear Lifehacker, I work in a noisy office, and would love some noise-cancelling headphones. What’s the difference between noise cancelling and noise isolation? How do I choose the best ones for me? Should I just buy a pair of Bose QuietComforts, or are there specific ones you’d recommend?

Top 10 Ways To Act Like A Self-Centred Jerk On Public Transport

Forced to use public transport? Maximise the pleasure of the experience by ruining it for everyone else. Follow these 10 tips and you’ll be well on your way.

Top 8 Ways To Hack Your Car


You spend an awful lot of time in your car every day, especially if you have a long commute — so why settle for what you’re given when you can make it better on the cheap? Here are eight ways to do just that.