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Book Hotels at a Discount for the Day with Dayuse Book Hotels at a Discount for the Day with Dayuse

Whenever I go on vacations I like to take flights that leave in the evening so I can enjoy every final minute where I am. That’s great, except most hotels require you to check out by 11 (or 1pm if you’re lucky), and then you have to stow your bags and hit the town without a home base. Sometimes that’s not a big deal,…

The Best L.A. Hacks From Our Readers The Best L.A. Hacks From Our Readers

This week we asked for your tips on visiting or living in Los Angeles, the Albany of the West. You delivered. (Thanks to the commenters who suggested “Don’t go to L.A.” Your usefulness cannot be understated.) Here are your best suggestions for the whole greater Los Angeles area.

Traveling All the Time Won't Fulfill You    Traveling All the Time Won't Fulfill You   

Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve your life.

Silence Annoying Gas Pump TV Ads With This Button Silence Annoying Gas Pump TV Ads With This Button

Some newer gas station pumps have small TVs built into them that blast ads, or even worse, the news at full volume. Here’s how you can turn that sound off and pump gas in peace.

Tell Us Your Best Los Angeles Hacks Tell Us Your Best Los Angeles Hacks

We’ve solved New York. Chicago. San Francisco. And the biggest apple of them all, Phoenix. Now it’s time for Los Angeles, the city where you can become anything, and vegetable juice can become lunch. Looking out from the Hollywood Hills, you can almost smell the possibilities; they’ve even triggered an air quality…

These are Totes the Best Tote Bags These are Totes the Best Tote Bags

Everyone needs a great tote bag. We’ve rounded up the best we’ve toted around so far, and once you’re done reading, we want to hear about your favorite in the comments.

A Ridiculous Number of Ways to Make Good Coffee While Traveling A Ridiculous Number of Ways to Make Good Coffee While Traveling

On a cruise up the Alaskan coast to Denali National Park earlier this year, I made the critical, rookie mistake of not packing the means to make good coffee. Don’t let it happen to you.

How I Flew Roundtrip to Hawaii Basically For Free How I Flew Roundtrip to Hawaii Basically For Free

This past January, my wife and I went on our long-delayed honeymoon to Kauai, Hawaii, and all we paid for the flights was $44.80 for taxes and TSA fees. Here’s how we did it.

How to Travel as a Group Without Wasting Your Time How to Travel as a Group Without Wasting Your Time

Traveling 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…

The Best Hacks for Chicago, According to Our Readers The Best Hacks for Chicago, According to Our Readers

You know the movie Chicago, the Sinatra song “Chicago,” and the band Chicago? They’re all based on a real city! And when we asked residents of that city for their best Chicago hacks, they gave us hundreds of them. Here are some of the best.

How to Fly Budget Airlines Without Killing Yourself How to Fly Budget Airlines Without Killing Yourself

Budget airlines like WOW Air and Spirit can save you a buttload of money when you fly with them, but it’s still going to cost you—in sanity. Here’s what you should know going in, as well as a few tips for making the trip more bearable.

How to Plan a Trip to See an Aurora How to Plan a Trip to See an Aurora

It can feel nearly impossible to you access a sense of wonder in today’s all-the-information-anytime-you-want-it environment, but the answer, I find, is often in the natural world. Whether it’s feeling the strange cool breeze that arises during the totality of an eclipse, watching a thousand-strong starling murmuration

The Best Frequent Flyer Programs to Strive For The Best Frequent Flyer Programs to Strive For

I travel a ton for work, but more often than not I’m not the one booking my airline tickets. That’s great, but what that means is that come the end of the year I’m almost always a few thousand miles away from status on almost every major airline. After it happening for the gagillionth time last year, I started to get…

The Best Hacks for Phoenix, Arizona, According to Our Readers The Best Hacks for Phoenix, Arizona, According to Our Readers

The hardy Lifehacker reader can survive anywhere, from the beautiful trash bag of New York City to the bejeweled hill-pile of San Francisco, and even outside coastal metropoles. This week on Hack Your City, you told us how to enjoy ourselves, and even live to tell about it, in Phoenix, Arizona. Here are the best tips…

The Small Perks You Can Get on Seven Major Airlines The Small Perks You Can Get on Seven Major Airlines

Flying these days leaves much to be desired. Some airlines are trying to make up for the unpleasant, bare-bones experience with small perks. These amenities certainly aren’t as desirable as, say, more legroom, but you might as well take advantage of them on your next flight.

Après-ski, Après-surf, Apropos Shirts Après-ski, Après-surf, Apropos Shirts

Made of premium materials and feature-packed, California Cowboy shirts are your utility belts for post-adventure chill sessions.

The Philips OneBlade is the Easiest Shave Ever and Costs $35 [Updated] The Philips OneBlade is the Easiest Shave Ever and Costs $35 [Updated]

Easier, faster, cheaper, rechargeable, washable.

Twillory's SafeCotton is the Non-Iron Shirt You've Been Waiting For [Updated] Twillory's SafeCotton is the Non-Iron Shirt You've Been Waiting For [Updated]

Most non-iron shirts are produced using formaldehyde as the active ingredient. The more you know.

Adding Magnets Perfects the Waterproof Phone Pouch Adding Magnets Perfects the Waterproof Phone Pouch

Waterproof phone cases have gotten very good and much less bulky over time, but they’re a pain to install, especially if you want to take them on and off regularly, and they’re also expensive. Waterproof phone pouches, which tens of thousands of our readers have purchased, are much cheaper while sacrificing some…

This Site Shows You the Cheapest Days to Vacation in Popular Cities This Site Shows You the Cheapest Days to Vacation in Popular Cities

Over the past two years, two of my close friends have gone on three one to two-week vacations to Italy. At first glance, their multiple European vacations made it look like they must have suddenly come into piles cash. As it turns out, the key was when they were traveling: during the off-season.

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