North America : Traveller Tips
Every airline and airport seems to have different rules for check-in and carry-on bags. One website is working at making the luggage nightmare easier.
Stolen possessions, blocked toilets, rooms left filthy - exchanging your home with another family for a cut-price holiday is increasingly tempting, but there are drawbacks.
Staying at home this summer? Belinda Jackson nominates 10 great reads for the armchair traveller.
Nicole Low finds organising a holiday in the US on your own isn't quite as easy as it seems.
There's often plenty to complain about, but what makes a flight enjoyable? Diana Plater names her wish-list for perfect flying, whether in business or cattle class.
With a mountain of luggage and Jack Kerouac as company, Alan Mascarenhas endures a day at LAX.
Travellers increasingly are finding no reason to leave their plush hotel lounges, writes Tamara Thiessen.
The strong Aussie dollar and falling fares make heading overseas cheaper than ever, writes Jane E. Fraser.
Airlines are always looking for ways to charge more for their services, writes Jane E. Fraser.
I plan to drive across the US in a campervan. I believe I can stay three months on a visa waiver. Is my plan workable?
Lonely Planet has picked the brains of its authors, staff and travellers and come up with the top 10 countries to visit in 2010.
Mastery of travel is a process of mastering local public transport. Not just the timetables and the stops, but also the etiquette.
We're flying to Rome, Paris, then on to London, New York and San Francisco. Would it be better to buy an around-the-world ticket?
Taking your medication with you should be hassle-free, if you follow the rules, writes Jane E. Fraser.
Even if you don't like shopping at home, shopping while travelling has a strong lure.
What, no seat-back TV screen? United Airlines 747 put to the test on the long-haul to Los Angeles.
Can you give me some suggestions about where I can expect to experience a white Christmas?
Tipping etiquette reveals the gulf between Australian and American attitudes, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash.
Three girlfriends and I are travelling to Honolulu. Any recommendations on things to do while there?
Tipping has been getting so out of hand that it amounts to a stealth tax on tourists - and I blame the Americans.