Budget Holidays : Traveller Tips
The Tripologist What does it mean when a currency exchange bureau offers commission-free transactions?
Travel Insider Using a smartphone or tablet overseas can result in a horrendous bill, but you don't have to turn it off. Here are some tips for managing your usage.
Travel Insider To get the best travel deals, it's time to sharpen up your haggling skills.
With a daughter at the end of her own gap year and a shared credit card nearing meltdown, Michael "Tripologist" Gebicki passes on to graduates a few lessons from foreign roads.
From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.
Tripologist My partner and I plan to backpack through Britain and Europe for six months.
Jane E Fraser From teaching English in China to caring for animals in Africa, as well as backpacking and serving beers, gap-year travellers plan more and cram more in.
Knowing when and how much to tip can be confusing, not just the in the US. So what are the rules?
Passengers are advised to be on time - three hours before take-off.
Tripologist Can you recommend hotels in or near midtown Manhattan we can stay at for up to $150 a night, inclusive of taxes?
Jane E. Fraser How's your Egyptian? Your Cantonese? Hungarian? The strong Aussie dollar makes many destinations more affordable, beyond the usual haunts in America and Europe.
Jane E. Fraser Dirty, noisy and packed with party hounds? Not any more. Youth hostels have evolved into attractive options for travellers of all ages and stages.
Tony Wheeler ... loves company (even his own) and being able to say he's been to Timbuktu.
Tripologist Is there any way travellers can protect themselves from bedbugs?
Jane E. Fraser Sprinkling some cost-free events into your itinerary can stretch the holiday budget. You just need to know where to look, especially in the big cities.
Jane E. Fraser Passengers may grumble about the service but the lure of low fares means budget carriers will continue to expand at the expense of the old guard.
From vacuum packing to cool-weather layering, the canny traveller's luggage mantra is all about economy.
If you're looking for more than your everyday itinerary involving must-see monuments and unforgettable hostels, there may be a job in it for you.
A few surprises as we put Malaysia's budget carrier to the test.
We put Jetstar's 'extra leg room' seat to the test on a long-haul flight to Thailand.