Dear Lifehacker, I live in the USA. I was driving in Australia last Autumn and got four tickets in the course of one day from highway cameras equalling $1000 in fines. I can't afford to pay this, so I haven't. Is there any recourse that the AU government can take against me back in the USA?
Commutes are frustrating because they make us feel like we don't have any control. You're either trapped on a bus or train, or trapped in a car crawling along the motorway. But if you focus on what you can control, your time heading to and from work can become the best, most enriching parts of your day.
Another week, another United P.R. disaster. This time, a giant pet rabbit died on a United flight from London to O'Hare, and the airline's... not exactly sure what happened. The news is enough to make any responsible pet owner pause and ask, "How can I best protect my pet when he or she has to fly in cargo? What are the best practices for making sure my darling is going to 1) live and 2) be as comfortable as possible?"
Cheap air travel isn't as awesome as you think it is, namely because it makes air travel suck more overall. Believe it or not, though, air travel has improved in some ways, too.
Last year I wrote about and downloaded Google Trips just to try it out, and now I find myself using it as my go-to app for organising travel. It's simple and it helps manage your whole trip from start to finish. It was lacking a few key features, but Google just updated the app to make it even more useful.
If you're not sure exactly where you want to go on your next holiday, or you know where but are flexible on when you go, this interactive map uses 10+ years of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data to show you what the weather will be like. This first step in travel planning makes sure you'll have good weather for your trip.
Because I both work and travel, I choose destinations based on a few important things: Fast, reliable internet; food; general safety; culture; and foo — oops, I said that already. One of the key resources I use for learning more about a place before I go is NomadList, a handy resource that's built for digital nomads or work-from-anywhere folks like myself.
From helping us navigate the streets to blasting our favorite traffic-busting music, our phones play a big role in our day-to-day commutes. But fiddling with your smartphone while you're driving isn't safe: That's why the folks at ARMOR-X created the One-Lock Air Vent Car Mount.
Dear Lifehacker, I will be in Spain, France and Italy for five weeks starting May 1 with my iPad Air (iOS 9.3 ). My iPad has no sim installed but can take one. What do you recommend as to a sim to buy? I need to access email, and suss out local info maps, timetables etc as we go around. NO Skype or movie music downloads.
No one plans on getting into a car accident, but a little pre-planning never hurt anyone: document your driving can make all the difference when figuring out who's at fault. Fortunately, you can take an expert witness with you wherever you go with this High Definition Dash Cam.
"Is McDonald's open on Good Friday?" "What about Easter Sunday?" "Is it open on Easter Monday?" These are questions our intrepid fast food reporters get asked every April. Personally, we're not sure how anybody could have room for a Big Mac and fries after all those chocolate eggs - but some Aussies have prodigious appetites.
As a work-from-anywhere writer, I'm always on the hunt for cool new cafes and work-friendly spaces to haul my laptop to. If I head somewhere new, though, I'm always plagued by the same questions: Are there outlets? Is the Wi-Fi reliable and is it free? Is there food or just old, crusty bear claws?