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How to Fly With Musical Instruments

Flying with musical instruments, as with many other expensive, delicate items, is something that should not be taken lightly.
There’s nothing worse than getting to your destination only to find that your instrument has been damaged/broken …

Apple Users: How to Maximize the Battery Life of Your Gadgets

Smartphones, tablets and laptops are handy items to bring traveling, as they can provide you with entertainment along the way (by playing games and watching movies), then help you research/navigate your way around a new …

How to Breeze Through Airport Security

Ever seen that scene in the film ‘Up in the Air’ where Ryan Bingham (George Clooney’s character) is explaining to his co-worker how he manages to breeze through airport security with such ease?
If you haven’t, …

Forgotten Your Charger? Charge Your USB Gadgets Through the Hotel Room TV Instead

When packing for a long trip, it’s easily to overlook or forget to bring certain items.
One of the most commonly forgotten items is often your phone/mp3 player/tablet charger.
Forgetting your charger usually means you’ll have to …

How to Avoid Corporate Chains While Traveling Across the USA

Anyone who watched Dave Gorman’s ‘America Unchained’ documentary (in which Dave attempted to drive from coast-to-coast across the USA without ever being a patron of any corporate chain-style businesses (such as restaurants, hotels and gas …

How to Listen to Your Favorite Radio Stations From Anywhere in the World

Although radio is considered to be a fairly old style of broadcasting/entertainment, there’s still a massive amount of people all around the world who regularly tune in to their favourite radio stations.
Despite the fact that …

How to Stay Stress-Free While Traveling on Business [VIDEO]

Ever felt like the joys of traveling are being outweighed by the massive stresses that come with it?
Luckily, Lonely Planet TV presenter Asha Gill is here to help, as she’s created a video giving several …

How to Travel (According to Paulo Coehlo)

Paulo Coehlo is a Brazilian author whose books have been translated into countless languages and read by millions of people all over the world.
Anyone who’s ever read any of his books (such as The Alchemist, …

The Best Places Around the World to Take a Cooking Class

One of the best ways to experience another culture is to sample its food.
An even better way of developing an understanding with another culture is to learn how to cook their food for yourself …

Travel Beauty Tips: How to Look Beautiful on the Road

For a lot of people, baggage regulations (whether they’re self-imposed or due to the airline policies) mean that when packing for a trip abroad, there will probably be some items that you’ll have to leave …

Foods to Avoid Before Flying

If you’ve ever been on a flight and felt bloated and gassy (or you’ve sat next to someone who was quite clearly ‘feeling gassy’) you may have realised that the foods you eat directly before …

Blending In: How to Not Look Like a Tourist

There are many advantages to blending in and not looking like a tourist when traveling.
Thieves and pickpockets will be less likely to eye you up as a potential target, and con artists will be less …

Dual Citizens: How to Travel with Two Passports

Being a dual citizen (i.e. a citizen of two countries and having two passports) is a privilege and a luxury that few enjoy, as it’s estimated that only 1% of the world’s population can actually …

Hiking Etiquette (and How Not to Be Known as ‘Captain Complainer’)

Hiking with a group of people can be a great way to bond and share amazing experiences.
When you’re hiking with a group of people, however, there’s a certain etiquette that should be adhered to and …

Technology and Travel Etiquette

There are certain rules/etiquette that we all (well, most of us) follow when taking part in common activities (such as eating at the dinner table, going on a date or riding the bus), but did …

How to Take Amazing Travel Photos By Using the Rule of Thirds

If you’ve ever taken a trip to an amazing, beautiful place and come back with a camera full of dull, uninspiring pictures, this article is for you!
I was always bemused as to how fellow travelers …

How You Can Save Money on Plane Tickets By Buying Them Separately

Buying multiple plane tickets?
According to Jason Steele of MoneyTalksNews.com, you might be able to save money if you search for each ticket individually, as doing so will ensure you’re being quoted the lowest available ticket …

Why You Should Wake Up Early When Traveling (and How to Do It)

I have a very odd relationship with sleep, as I’m sure many people do.
On one hand, I love to sleep. If sleeping was an Olympic event, I’d be up there representing my country.
On the other …

Taking a Road Trip? Like to Eat Healthily? Check Out the ‘Eat Well Guide’

Most of the time, eating healthy is a lot easier to do when you’re at home than when you’re on the road.
When you’re at home, you know where all the healthy food shops, markets and …

How to Cure a Hangover While Traveling

For some people, partying/drinking and traveling go hand in hand.
If you travel the youth hostel circuit, you’ll notice that many of them are geared towards (and attract) young, party-loving travelers who like to go out …

5 Surprisingly Useful Items to Have in Your Backpack

Before you start packing for a trip, it’s a good idea to make a list of all the items you need to take, then cross each one off as you pack it in your bag.
These …

How to Avoid Airport Immigration Queues

The massive delays at Heathrow Airport this week have shown just how annoying long immigration queues can be.
After flying 10 hours across the Atlantic, there’s nothing worse than having to queue for 30+ minutes just …

How to Travel With Friends (And Return Home as Friends)

Although there are many benefits to traveling solo, for many people traveling with a group friends is the most enjoyable way of experiencing the world.
Traveling has the power to create lifelong bonds between you and …

How to Ship a Dog Overseas

Dogs are one of the most common household pets, and like other household things they may occasionally need to be moved from one place to another.
Perhaps you’re moving overseas or you’re visiting family in another …

How to Travel With a Cat

Traveling with a cat can be a stressful experience (for both you and the cat), and is one that’s best avoided whenever possible.
If you do have to travel with your cat, however, in order to …

How to Deal With Cruise-Related Problems: Lost Luggage, Missing the Boat & More

Before most people go on a cruise, they often worry about the worst-case things that might happen. For example, the ship might sink, or you might get attacked by a giant octopus.
The chances of most …

How to Get a Bargain Hotel Room

Ever wanted to stay in first-rate hotel rooms but not wanted to pay the extortionate prices they charge?
Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert.com has come up with a great way to do just that.
In his video (embedded …

Disabled Travel Tips

It seems that the amount of people who go traveling with disabilities is on the rise, as the tourism industry appears to be adapting to the requirements of disabled travelers’ special needs by providing more …

The Best Airlines When Traveling With a Surfboard

Airline baggage fees are annoying. We all know this.
But it seems as though some people are affected more severely than others.
Most people complain when they get charged to take an extra rucksack on a flight, …

Is It Better (Cheaper) to Ship Your Bags Instead of Checking Them?

Tired of the ever-increasing baggage fees you’re forced to pay whenever you fly with certain airlines?
These days, it seems that most budget airlines charge you more in baggage fees than they do for your airline …

How to Watch Internet Video Streams While Traveling

Ever been traveling (or away from home) and hated the fact that you were missing out on all your favorite TV shows?
Thankfully, thanks to the power of the internet, you can now watch almost any …

How to Work Well Whilst Traveling

Ever thought about working while you travel?
I’m not talking about volunteering overseas or finding a job abroad – I’m talking about bringing your work with you.
In this digital age where the internet is accessible almost …

How to Pack a Wrinkle-Free Suitcase

The problem with packing all your clothes in a bag or suitcase when going on a journey is that they’ll often come out wrinkled at the other end.
The people over at The Art of Manliness …

How to Find Great Travel Deals Using Twitter

In case you haven’t heard of Twitter (and you’ve been living under a rock on Mars for the past two years), it’s a free social tool that allows you to ‘follow’ the Twitter profiles of …

When is the Best Time to Book a Cruise?

Getting the best deals when traveling largely comes down to timing (and knowing where to look).
We’ve already covered the best time to buy airline tickets (which is on a Tuesday roughly eight weeks before your …

How to Ensure the Seat Next to You if Empty When Flying

Ever been on a plane journey and had a spare seat next to you?
Having that extra space to relax into and not having to play ‘armrest wars’ with the stranger next to you can …

International Food Etiquette You Need to Know

If you want to avoid offending the locals or standing out like a blatant tourist, you’ll need to know the food etiquette of the country you’re visiting.
As the saying goes: “When in Rome, do …

How to Get a Free Rental Car Upgrade

Anyone who’s ever hired a rental car will know how much the prices between different rental cars can differ.
Occasionally, rental car firms will give their customers a free upgrade to a better standard of car …

How to Avoid Hotel Cancellation Fees

Ever had to cancel your hotel reservation and been stung by the cancellation fees?
Most hotels will charge you this ‘cancellation fee’ if you cancel your booking within 24 hours of your expected arrival.
This isn’t a …