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,…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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
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 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…
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.
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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…
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.