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Travelling with a group can be exhausting. There's always a danger that you'll end up trapped for hours in a store or museum that no one wants to be at, because you're all politely waiting for each other to finish browsing. It's a form of the Abilene paradox, where everyone goes along with a bad plan to please each other.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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When Sydney Trains first made the switch from paper tickets to Opal cards, it actively encouraged commuters to exploit a free travel loophole. It seems that too many people took the government up on its offer. From today, the number of transfers needed to make a journey has been raised to stop people "improperly earning" free travel. Tch.

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Business trips are bittersweet. You go to London for a few days, you think that means exploring the city, but nope -- you've got work to do. It's still possible to make some time for pleasure, though. It's not like you want to score a free holiday on the company dime, but with some planning, you can make the most of your business trip and still find time for fun.

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If you're planning a trip to the US, museums are a great, relaxing way to learn about the country's history. They can also be a frugal way to spend an afternoon -- many American museum admission prices are cheap or better yet, free. Cheapism offers a list of highly affordable museums in every US state.

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If you're travelling interstate, working out the most cost effective transport method can be tricky -- do you grab a taxi from Sydney airport or take the train? Is the skybus your best bet in Melbourne or regular buses? This infographic lists the cheapest, fastest and most luxurious transport options for Australia's eight major airports.

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What's better than doing the whole tourist thing? Travelling like you know the place. Here's our pick of the top quirky destinations and travel hacks to have you exploring Thailand like you've been there a thousand times -- even if it's your first time.

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The problem with overseas travel from Australia is that everything is so bloody far. By the time you reach your destination, you're usually grumpy, jet lagged and sleep-deprived, which isn't an ideal way to start a work trip or holiday. A good night's sleep can make a world of difference -- but that's easier said that done. The following infographic from Work the World explains everything you need to sleep on planes effectively; including some novel positions that you might not have thought of.