Tagged With traveling abroad


I'm going on a trip to Europe for two months. I'll be backpacking through a number of countries and I'll need to do a lot of research on the road to resolve everyday travel hiccups (even with months worth of advanced travel planning). As a Gen-Y I have a serious internet substance dependency and feel I'll need to be connected beyond the hostel hotspot, which is sketchy at best.


If you want to go see the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon, there are tons of well-written travel guides to help. If you want something a little more offbeat, you're probably on your own. Luckily, there are a ton of resources to help you plan a more interesting, original trip without winding up wishing you never went.


The miracle of air travel quickly loses its lustre when you're a frequent flyer -- and that includes business flights. If you're sick of dealing with the hustle and bustle of commercial airlines, perhaps a private jet is the way to go? Despite being a hallmark of cashed-up one percenters, it's actually surprisingly affordable for canny passengers. This infographic explains how to maximise your savings.


According to the latest survey results from Hotels.com, Australian travellers are caring less and less about complimentary hotel Wi-Fi. In the company's previous poll, 41 per cent of respondents said that free Wi-Fi was the most important factor when choosing a hotel. In 2015, this has dropped to just 26 per cent. We think some people need to reconsider their priorities.


Taiwan is perhaps most famous for the sprawling street markets that spring up on sidewalks and alleyways at night. Among the myriad clothing, trinkets and electronics on display are specialty food stalls hawking all manner of exotic dishes. If you want to find out what snake's blood, sea snails, chicken butts and deer penis tastes like, this is the place to be! Guiding your stomach through these culinary corridors can be a daunting task though. Here are six food stall tips that will keep you sated and alive.


Most people enjoy indulging in an icy cold beer while travelling abroad: it's the perfect end to a long day of sightseeing. Unfortunately, this can cause your holiday budget to shrink at an alarming rate (especially if you're a drunken yobbo.) This infographic reveals the average price of beer around the world. Depending on where you travel, you could spending 13 times more for the same amount of beer.


Residents of Bowen in north Queensland awoke to a shock this morning: the 10-metre tall tourist attraction known as the 'Big Mango' has mysteriously disappeared. Police suspect pranksters for the overnight heist although we wouldn't rule out peckish UFO pilots either. Whatever the cause, there's now one less 'big thing' to take photos of in Australia. Thankfully, there are still plenty of over-sized tourist attractions to gawp at should the mood strike you.


Ziferblat is a new cafe concept that provides free coffee, WiFi and snacks in London's swanky Shoreditch district. The catch is that you need to pay five cents per minute just to be there. A leisurely hour-long coffee break would therefore set you back $3.00 -- including the coffee. It sounds like a pretty good deal to us. What do you guys think?


This week, we paid a visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for Nokia World 2013 (you can check out our coverage of the event over at Gizmodo). During our brief stay, we got to partake in some authentic Arabic cuisine. Choice items on the menu included camel milk, turkey bacon and uncooked lamb. Read on for our taste-test verdict.


Dear Lifehacker, As one of Sydney's many expats, I have a bank account locally as well as a bank account abroad. Do you know of a way to transfer money between accounts without incurring the $20-odd fee for making international transfers? Can I use PayPal to make a transfer from my Aussie account to my overseas account for a smaller fee, or am I stuck transferring larger sums of money to make the fee worth transferring the money? Thanks, Expat Expenses