A hotel room, however well appointed, is an alienating dream-space. You're supposed to do all your most intimate things in this place designed and furnished and filled by someone else. You need to make it your own. Listen to designer and international traveller Karim Rashid.
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Learning a second language is something most of us aspire to, but never get around to. This is unfortunate, as it's one of the most enriching skills you can acquire without spending heaps of money. This infographic breaks down eight ways becoming multilingual will benefit your life - from increased employment opportunities to a better understanding of your native tongue.
I take a lot of tech with me when I travel for work or pleasure. It's a perk of the job, but also a bit of a pain sometimes. Usually at the very least a couple of phones, a laptop, a camera. I usually take a different gadget each trip, so I'm used to things going wrong with the technology I carry when I'm on the road. But one thing I've learned not to muck around with is my passport.
One of the most tedious aspects of overseas flying is filling out that annoying green card prior to departure. There are never enough pens to go around and you usually forget your flight and/or passport number. Ain't nobody for time for that!
Well, it appears the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) agrees. From July 1, you will no longer be required to fill out these pesky cards while passing through immigration. Hurrah!
Getting your backpack just right is key for having an awesome camping trip. Once you've selected the right bag, use this graphic to load it up so you're comfortable on the trail.
Every frequent traveller has their own tricks for booking the best and cheapest flight possible. Luckily, some were willing to share their secrets on a Quora thread that asked, "what are the best flight booking hacks?"
Here are 11 tips that may make all the difference when you're trying to save money on a flight - from clearing your cookies before browsing to learning to embrace layovers.
Travelling by train is one of the simplest ways to get around, and it can also be the most photogenic. These 12 routes from around the world are so visually striking you'll be glued to your railroad car's window for the entire trip.
Dear Lifehacker, I'm about to head to Europe on a short term exchange with my university from Australia, and will be there for two months. What travel sim would you recommend? Or does it make more sense to purchase a SIM in each country? I'll be spending time in Denmark, Uk, Madrid, and then a Contiki tour throughout Europe!
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is expecting to hear from you on Census night -- whether you're home or not. The organisation has devised a comprehensive network of delivery options to ensure everybody does their bit for democracy, not matter where they are. Whether you're lost on a lonely rural highway or shacked up in an internet-free hotel, the ABS still have ways of making you talk. Here's what you need to know if you plan to be away on August 9.
There are still a few weeks for ski enthusiasts to take advantage of the winter skill. If you're sick of hitting the same Aussie slopes, New Zealand has a brace of decent deals on at the moment -- but to make it worthwhile, you need to save money on flights. Here's when you need to book to get the best bang for buck.
If you don't travel very often, it can be pretty tempting to toss everything into a suitcase until nothing else fits (usually the night before you fly.) However, as any veteran backpacker will tell you, it's definitely worth putting some time and effort into how you pack your luggage. This infographic from Work The World provides plenty of tried-and-trusted tips from the experts.
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.
If you're planning a backpacking adventure, luggage is one of the most important things to get right. With a good bag in tow, you can save yourself a great deal of unnecessary hassle and stress further down the line. This infographic covers everything from internal and external frames to sizing, weight and carry-on restrictions.