By the end of this year I will have spent more than half of it travelling, most often staying in hotel rooms. So, I’ve developed a bit of a… routine.
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Last week, we brought you the news about Qantas' fancy new premium economy seats. The redesigned for the 787 Dreamliner are 10 per cent wider than the existing premium economy cabin on its Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 superjumbo, and also boast a deeper recline. Here are more details.
Many entrepreneurs and small business owners are also workaholics. They're motivated to work tirelessly to make their businesses success and want to spend every waking hour devoted to that. For that reason, they often don't get time to rest, let alone go on a holiday. But taking a break to travel can give them a fresh perspective on their businesses. Here's how.
Many people may think a life of working while you're travelling may be a glamourous one, that's not really the case. Yes, you can have some great experiences, but there are some drawbacks that people don't consider. Before you drop everything to pursue a life of a digital nomad, here are a few misconceptions to consider.
In April, Carhood, a company that lets you park your car at near an airport for free by lending your car out while you're away, launched in Melbourne. Now, the service has expanded to Sydney Airport and Carhood has partnered with Ford to provide additional rental cars and incentives for Ford car owners. Here's what you need to know.
Flying might not be quite as glamorous as it was in the golden age of air travel, but it’s an awful lot easier to get things done these days: whether it’s in-flight Wi-Fi or the joys of airlines’ VIP lounges, you can be perfectly productive while you soar through the sky. These are our favourite tips for business flights.
You can usually check to see if your flight has Wi-Fi ahead of time, but that doesn't always mean it will work very well. If you assume you won't have it, you'll be able to prepare ahead of time and lay out a plan for a very productive flight.
Should we love Uber and Airbnb or protest against them? Depending on who you ask, these peer-to-peer business models are either canny disruptors that empower consumers and bring prices down, or a legally questionable free-for-all that's in dire need of government regulation. Here's what one leading economic sociologist thinks.
A new study has shown that travelling to work via public transport is healthier than using your car -- at least when it comes to your waistline. On average, people who drive to work tend to be around 3kg heavier than those whose commute is more active. In other words, that five-minute walk to the bus stop really does make a difference.
I've never been a great flyer. It's not that I'm scared of flying per sé. I just get a bit up-chuckish with turbulence and whatnot. At least, that was until a few months ago when I got stranded on a plane in China for 33 hours following a freak storm over Hong Kong airport. Now my fear of throwing up has evolved into a fully-formed anxiety response when boarding flights. Last week I found a cure for that anxiety, however, and it's one that everyone can get in on.
Even if you take sensible precautions to avoid roaming rorts, it can be difficult to get decent internet access when travelling overseas. Does new provider Globalgig, which promises cheap pricing in a range of countries, provide the answer?
Hitting the road for work and need some help? Here are our best business travel guides, both from last week's Business Travel Week 2012 series and from deeper in the Lifehacker archives.
Your Road Worrier columnist has always fancied himself as a pretty compact packer, but in the month of May I'll put that to a pretty severe test with the Lifehacker Hand Luggage Only challenge: doing my normal work, visiting every state and territory in Australia, and living completely out of a single standard-sized airline carry-on bag.