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Surprising microwave tricks

You can use a microwave for more than just food

Surprising microwave tricks

Most people only use their microwave for defrosting or reheating, but it can do much ...

Peanut butter can do what?

How everyday household items can save you money

Peanut butter can do what?

Sneaky uses for everyday household items to save you money.

The only calendar you need

The only calendar you need

The only calendar you need

This calendar will more than double your annual leave for the year.

Tips to keep Aussie’s safe abroad

Tips to keep Aussie’s safe abroad

Tips to keep Aussie’s safe abroad

These four tips from travel insurance experts, InsureandGo, may keep Aussie’s safe while travelling through ...

Most common dilemmas of 2018

Most common dilemmas of 2018

Most common dilemmas of 2018

At YourLifeChoices, we love to solve your travel dilemmas.

A definitive guide to travel packing

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A definitive guide to travel packing

Learn how to pack like a pro with our definitive guide to travel packing.

Five essential cruise tips

Five essential cruise tips

Five essential cruise tips

Essential tips to help you save time, money and to make the most of your ...

Spring clean your face

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Spring clean your face

If you feel a bit ‘blah’ after winter, here are some tips to help you ...

Don’t drink on this flight

Don’t drink on this flight

Don’t drink on this flight

Drinking on the way to this popular destination could land you in jail.

Essential airport tricks

Essential airport tricks

Essential airport tricks

Tips to help you get on your flight a little quicker.

How to dress up that economy flight

How to dress up that economy flight

How to dress up that economy flight

Follow these tips and add some special touches to your budget travel.

Here’s how to stay safe at home

Here’s how to stay safe at home

Here’s how to stay safe at home

If you’re concerned about rising crime rates, follow these home-safety guidelines.

Handy hotel hints you need to know

Handy hotel hints you need to know

Handy hotel hints you need to know

Not all hotel rooms are created equal, even if they are sold that way.

Things to do while cruising

10 things you didn't know you could do onboard your ship

Things to do while cruising

Cruising can be so much more than sitting by the pool drinking cocktails.

The new low-risk way to use Airbnb

The new low-risk way to use Airbnb

The new low-risk way to use Airbnb

Think Airbnb isn’t for you? These new features may change that.

Turn travel photos into cash

How do you turn travel photos into cold hard cash?

Turn travel photos into cash

The good news is that your travel photos could help fund your next trip.

How to travel with a new partner

Travel SOS: How to travel with a new partner

How to travel with a new partner

No one disputes that it's hard to travel with family, but what about a new ...

Long haul travel like a pro

Long haul travel like a pro

Long haul travel like a pro

SJ shares her top 10 tips for making time fly by on long haul travel. ...

Are you wearing the right bra size?

Are you wearing the right bra size?

Are you wearing the right bra size?

Over 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size...are you one of them?

Are you a good plane pal?

Are you a good plane pal?

Are you a good plane pal?

Armrest and overhead locker hogs, smelly food and feet – what makes a good plane ...

Do you have to tip on a cruise?

Do you have to tip on a cruise?

Do you have to tip on a cruise?

Dolores wonders if she should budget for tips when she goes on a cruise.

The one calendar you need for 2018

The one calendar you need for 2018

The one calendar you need for 2018

Contiki has created a calendar that more than doubles your annual leave.

Six styling tricks to look more polished

Six styling tricks to look more polished

Six styling tricks to look more polished

SJ shares six simple styling tricks to turn an ordinary outfit into a sophisticated ensemble.

Top tips for a better beach day

Top tips for a better beach day

Top tips for a better beach day

Here are 10 tips to make your next day at the beach a whole lot ...

How not to be a tourist when away

How not to be a tourist when away

How not to be a tourist when away

Don’t stress; here are the tips to respect culture but enjoy the trip too.

How to travel with adult children

How to travel with adult children

How to travel with adult children

Despite what you think, it is possible to travel with grown-up offspring and not suffer ...

How to avoid holiday scams

How to avoid holiday scams

How to avoid holiday scams

Here’s how to scam-proof your holiday so you don’t get the wool pulled over your ...

A simple trick to banish cellulite

A simple trick to banish cellulite

A simple trick to banish cellulite

Can brushing your body really produce all the benefits it promises to?

25 ingenious cleaning tricks

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25 ingenious cleaning tricks

These 25 cleaning tips are so ingenious you’ll wonder how you ever got by without ...

Are you a good travel companion?

Are you a good travel companion?

Are you a good travel companion?

As they say, to have good friends you have to be a good friend, and ...

Making the most of travel time

Making the most of travel time

Making the most of travel time

Here are five great ways to spend time on a train, bus, boat or plane. ...

How to have a proper holiday

How to have a proper break while travelling

How to have a proper holiday

Here’s how to switch off on your next break to make sure it’s more holiday, ...

Hotel requests you should be making

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Hotel requests you should be making

Here are five requests you should make when booking your next accommodation or room.

Money-saving uses for WD-40

WD 40

Money-saving uses for WD-40

WD-40 has far more uses than just fixing squeaky hinges.

Choosing the right currency

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Choosing the right currency

Overseas currency, like language, can be challenging. Learn the lingo with these handy hints.

The intangible benefits of travel

The intangible benefits of travel

The intangible benefits of travel

Money spent on travel is never wasted, here’s why.

The definitive pre-trip plan of attack

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The definitive pre-trip plan of attack

Here’s the only pre-trip travel checklist you’ll ever need.

Creating an emergency carry-on

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Creating an emergency carry-on

Your carry on is key in the event of lost luggage - here's how to ...

What if you miss your flight?

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What if you miss your flight?

While missing your flight may seem like the end of the world, rest assured it’s ...

How not to pack for a cruise

A suitcase full of items packed for a cruise

How not to pack for a cruise

Don’t pack these six things next time you go cruising.

Fix the fit of your denim

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Fix the fit of your denim

While your jeans may fit like a glove when you buy them they rarely stay ...

How to be okay with solo travel

How to be more comfortable with travelling alone

How to be okay with solo travel

SJ shares four dos and don’ts to help the whole concept of solo travel seem ...

Five quick pick-me-up tips

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Five quick pick-me-up tips

If you’re feeling stressed or down, why not try any of our five quick pick-me-up ...

Five tricks for wet hair

Five tricks for wet hair

Five tricks for wet hair

Styling your hair straight after showering doesn’t have to take too much time and effort.

Pounding the pavement pain free

walking tour in new york central park

Pounding the pavement pain free

To walk or not? That is the question. But what is the answer?

The one great travel mistake

The one great travel mistake

The one great travel mistake

Chances are you’re making this one major travel mistake.

What not to wear at airport security

What not to wear at airport security

What not to wear at airport security

SJ shares how to sail through airport security, having made all the mistakes so you ...

Common packing pitfalls to avoid

Four common packing pitfalls to avoid – from someone who knows!

Common packing pitfalls to avoid

Are you making these four common packing mistakes?

Ubers vs taxis when travelling

Ubers vs taxis when travelling

Ubers vs taxis when travelling

Are you better off catching Ubers or taxis when travelling?

Is Booking.com better than Airbnb?

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Is Booking.com better than Airbnb?

Does Airbnb really have that many advantages when it comes to booking accommodation?

Top tips for nervous flyers

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Top tips for nervous flyers

A nervous flyer herself, SJ shares her best tips for overcoming flight jitters.

Don’t let a hangover ruin your holiday

Don’t let a hangover ruin your holiday

Don’t let a hangover ruin your holiday

How to make the most of your day in a foreign city even when your ...

11 travel tips you need to know

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11 travel tips you need to know

How many of these make-or-break travel tips do you already know?

Top three all-inclusive cruise lines

Cruising: top three all-inclusive cruise lines

Top three all-inclusive cruise lines

Considering an all-inclusive cruise? Here are our top three cruiseline picks for you.

Cruising without the crowds

Man and woman escaping the crowds on a cruise

Cruising without the crowds

Here are our top tips for enjoying your own company on a cruise.

Five night-time habits for supple skin

woman looking in a mirror and removing makeup

Five night-time habits for supple skin

Maximise the ‘beauty’ in your beauty sleep with our five night-time habits for supple skin.

Five more Google tricks

Five more Google tricks

Five more Google tricks

These five Google search tricks will help you while travelling, shopping online and more.

How to prepare your tablet for travel

woman using an ipad whilst she sits in a plane

How to prepare your tablet for travel

Here’s how to make the most of your tablet on your next trip.

How to gain airport lounge access

How to gain airport lounge access

How to gain airport lounge access

Why wait at the gate when you can lap up luxury with access to an ...

The best time to book flights

The best time to book flights

The best time to book flights

According to Skyscanner, here’s the best time to book flights from Australia.

Four iPhone and iPad tips and tricks

Four iPhone and iPad tips and tricks

Four iPhone and iPad tips and tricks

Anne Rady shares four iPhone and iPad tips and tricks in this week's video

Top 10 world’s unfriendliest cities

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Top 10 world’s unfriendliest cities

We take a look at the world’s unfriendliest cities according to Travel+Leisure.

Five health signs not to ignore

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Five health signs not to ignore

If you experience any of these symptoms, you may need to call 000.

Ways you’re wasting money on food

Man with trolley holding grocery receipt at supermarket

Ways you’re wasting money on food

Here are five ways you may be wasting money on food.

How to clear your browser history

How to clear your browser history

How to clear your browser history

Problems browsing? Here’s how to clear your history and cache, and restart with a clean ...

Ten first-time travel mistakes

Ten first-time travel mistakes

Ten first-time travel mistakes

We look at 10 mistakes commonly made by first-time travellers.

The best shoes for travel

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The best shoes for travel

Anyone who has travelled knows that footwear can literally make or break your trip.

Choosing the right travel companion

Choosing the right travel companion

Choosing the right travel companion

Follow the below eight do’s and don’ts to help you find the Minnie to your ...

How to get a good sleep in a seat

How to get a good sleep in a seat

How to get a good sleep in a seat

Because sleeping in a seat isn't exactly straightforward we’ve got six tips to help.

First Class on an Economy budget

first class

First Class on an Economy budget

Even if you haven’t forked out the cash, you can still have a first-class flight.

How to pack for a winter weekend away

woman with warm winter jacket up around her face

How to pack for a winter weekend away

Here’s proof it’s possible to keep warm on a winter holiday with only carry-on baggage.

Making the most of your travel day

The best way to start your day when travelling

Making the most of your travel day

‘The early bird gets the worm’ has never been truer than when travelling.

How to save $2500 per year

How to save $2500 per year

How to save $2500 per year

Anne Rady shares several simple tips, which if followed, can help you to save up ...

Troubleshooting tips for your wifi

Senior woman using her phone having trouble with wifi connection

Troubleshooting tips for your wifi

Are you having trouble connecting your smartphone to wifi? Try these tips.

What travel taught me in 2016

What travel taught me in 2016

What travel taught me in 2016

With 12 trips in as many months here’s what SJ learned from travelling last year. ...

15 quick and dirty travel tips

woman picking up her bag as she walks out the door

15 quick and dirty travel tips

There’s an art to travelling well.

Top five holiday fights

The top five disputes travel companions have on holidays

Top five holiday fights

No one likes to admit they fight with their travel companion but they are a ...

Removing creases without an iron

woman pointing haidryer at the viewer

Removing creases without an iron

No iron? No worries. Here’s how to get creases out of clothes without reaching for ...

The answer to your transfer prayers

Have you heard of Hoppa? If not, you’re probably doing transfers all wrong.

The answer to your transfer prayers

Have you heard of Hoppa? If not, you’re probably doing transfers all wrong.

Don’t fall into this flight booking trap

Don’t fall into this flight booking trap

Don’t fall into this flight booking trap

Some sneaky airlines will sting you with unexpected costs. Here’s how to avoid them.

What not to do where

What not to do where

What not to do where

While there’s no shortage of what to do when it comes to travel, do you ...

Seven worst make-up mistakes?

Mature pouting woman with too much makeup

Seven worst make-up mistakes?

Make sure make-up remains your friend and is not foe.

How to walk in high heels

Woman's feet wearing high heels hanging in mid air

How to walk in high heels

We share our top tips to walking in high heels well. And yes, these tips ...

How to stay healthy on a cruise

Cruising: how to stay healthy at sea

How to stay healthy on a cruise

Here’s how to hit the high seas and avoid health risks.

Travel trends to watch in 2017

Travel trends to watch in 2017

Travel trends to watch in 2017

The future of travel is looking smart, healthy and sustainable thanks to these trends.

Money and timesaving DIY tips

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Money and timesaving DIY tips

The satisfaction you get from fixing a leaking tap is second to none.

London to Melbourne minus jet lag

plane touching down on runway

London to Melbourne minus jet lag

Everyone has a formula for avoiding jet lag, but SJ swears that this one really ...

Can you trust online reviews?

Can you trust online travel reviews?

Can you trust online reviews?

Can you trust online travel reviews? Or is Trip Advisor just trying to trip you ...

How to holiday at home

How to holiday at home

How to holiday at home

Staycation: a vacation that doesn't require you to travel out of your home city.

Travelling with gifts this Christmas

The smart way to travel with gifts this Christmas

Travelling with gifts this Christmas

There is a right and wrong way to handle travelling with gifts this holiday season.

Top 5 slimming style tricks

Stylewatch: top 5 slimming style tricks

Top 5 slimming style tricks

Here’s how to look slimmer without losing any weight this summer.

Travel SOS: should I travel alone?

Travel SOS: should I travel alone?

Travel SOS: should I travel alone?

From selfie sticks to someone to share your meals we look at the pros and ...

How to stay tech savvy

Little girl with grandpa playing with digital tablet

How to stay tech savvy

The first rule of remaining tech savvy is to never be afraid to try something ...

How to stay safe at sea

Cruising: how to stay safe at sea

How to stay safe at sea

Follow these seven tips to ensure you stay safe at sea.

Is your makeup routine summer ready?

Make up product all ready for summer

Is your makeup routine summer ready?

This Stylewatch we’ve got some great tips to ensure your make up stays put this ...

10 basic tech tips you need to know

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10 basic tech tips you need to know

Save time and stress with these ten basic tech tips.

Gogobot trumps Tripadvisor

Travel gadget: Gogobot trumps Tripadvisor

Gogobot trumps Tripadvisor

There’s a website that compiles the best “word-of-mouth” travel recommendations.

Tightarse travel: eat more for less

Tightarse travel: eat more for less

Tightarse travel: eat more for less

Three tried and tested ways to save money on food and drink while travelling.

Five germiest places on planes

Five germiest places on planes

Five germiest places on planes

Catching a commercial flight soon? Make sure you read this first.

What to do if your flight’s delayed

How to spend time when your flight’s delayed

What to do if your flight’s delayed

Flight delayed? No need to sit and sulk, here are 15 better ways to spend ...

12 packing tips you need to know

12 packing shortcuts that will ensure your belongings arrive in one piece

12 packing tips you need to know

Packing isn’t just about fitting everything in.

Essentials for a day in the city

Five essentials for a day in the city

Essentials for a day in the city

Before heading out to explore a new city, be sure to pack these five essential ...

Top tips for cruising solo

Tips to help make solo cruising more affordable

Top tips for cruising solo

If you’re keen to give solo cruising a try, here are some tips to make ...

Beating the Qantas booking charge

Beating the Qantas booking charge for credit cards

Beating the Qantas booking charge

No one likes paying unnecessary fees. Here’s how to beat the Qantas credit card surcharge.

Are you making these style mistakes?

Senior woman looks through her wardrobe to select an outfit

Are you making these style mistakes?

Even the most stylish women are guilty of making these common mistakes.

10 tips to avoid holiday hassles

Distressed couple sit in the airport having just missed their flight

10 tips to avoid holiday hassles

Avoid travel delays and disasters with these 10 tips.

Keeping in contact while travelling

The best way to keep in contact while travelling

Keeping in contact while travelling

We take you through the best tech options for keeping in touch while travelling.

10 mistakes that can make you sick

10 mistakes that can cause you to get sick while travelling

10 mistakes that can make you sick

Are you making these 10 mistakes when you travel?

Getting around language barriers

Getting around when you don’t speak the local language

Getting around language barriers

Don’t let a lack of language stop you from getting out and about.

How to manage your travel photos

How to manage your travel photos

How to manage your travel photos

When it comes to travel photos, getting the winning shot is only half the challenge.

What extras do cruises charge for?

Cruising: what’s not included?

What extras do cruises charge for?

Think cruising is all inclusive? Think again. Here are the extras you’ll pay for.

How to create a travel survival kit

How to create a travel survival kit

How to create a travel survival kit

To survive in any situation, here’s what you should have at hand when you travel.

How to use iPhone panorama mode

hand holding a phone with iphone panorama

How to use iPhone panorama mode

Here’s how to make use of the iPhone’s panorama function.

Seven smart ways to save money

Seven smart ways to save money

Seven smart ways to save money

A quick video that explains seven smart yet simple tips for saving money.

Seven tips for safer travel

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Seven tips for safer travel

Here’s how to avoid tricky travel situations and have a safer journey.

Why is travel insurance important?

Travel insurance reminder on a post it note

Why is travel insurance important?

Having the right level of travel insurance cover is critical when travelling.

DIY inflight entertainment

DIY inflight entertainment

DIY inflight entertainment

Here’s how to create your own inflight entertainment for your next trip.

Extraordinary shore excursions

Cruising: nine extraordinary shore excursions

Extraordinary shore excursions

These shore excursions are an experience in themselves.

Make room on your phone for travel

Make room on your phone for travel

Make room on your phone for travel

Here are five simple ways to make space on your phone before your next holiday.

Tips for travelling with kids

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Tips for travelling with kids

Stepping out on a trip with the grandkids? Our travel tips will get you off ...

Handling washing while travelling

Handling washing while travelling

Handling washing while travelling

Trying to wash clothes while on the road can be a tricky task. Here’s what ...

The case for small-ship cruising

The case for small-ship cruising

The case for small-ship cruising

Here are the five reasons you might want to consider a small ship for your ...

How to make high heels comfortable

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How to make high heels comfortable

Love the idea of high heels but find them painful in reality? Here’s how to ...

How to respect your destination

How to respect your destination

How to respect your destination

Simple tips to help you respect the community and culture of the places you visit.

How not to get cabin fever

How not to get cabin fever

How not to get cabin fever

Cruising and cabin fever need not go hand in hand. Here’s how to avoid it.

Should you fly EasyJet?

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Should you fly EasyJet?

Heading to Europe? Here’s what you need to know about flying EasyJet.

Make flying more comfortable

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Make flying more comfortable

With a little planning, you can make your flight more bearable.

Public transport app for travelling

Public transport app for travelling

Public transport app for travelling

Forget Uber or taxis, here’s how to make the most of public transport when travelling.

Five benefits of booking a balcony

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Five benefits of booking a balcony

Here’s what you need to consider before you book your next cabin without a balcony.

The coat to invest in for 2016

The coat to invest in for 2016

The coat to invest in for 2016

This coat will take you all the way, from autumn through to spring.

Go-to guide to London airports

Go-to guide to London airports

Go-to guide to London airports

We thought a go-to guide to London airports was a must, since it has six ...

10-step beauty regime when flying

10-step beauty regime when flying

10-step beauty regime when flying

Cathay Pacific flight purser Margaret Lai has 10-step beauty regime for a long-haul flight.

Make-up tips for a long-haul flight

Make-up tips for a long-haul flight

Make-up tips for a long-haul flight

Cathay Pacific Flight Purser Margaret Lai on how to apply makeup that lasts for hours.

The transeasonal trend to try now

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The transeasonal trend to try now

These pants are surprisingly easy to style and perfect for autumn weather.

How to avoid medicine mistakes

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How to avoid medicine mistakes

These five steps will help you to avoid making medicine errors.

Five cruising sites you need to know

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Five cruising sites you need to know

Hitting the high seas for your next holiday? Best bookmark these five sites.

How to make cleaning solutions

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How to make cleaning solutions

We’ve found a video that shows you how to make homemade cleaning products.

Short and sweet cruising

Short and sweet cruising

Short and sweet cruising

Only have a few days to spare? A short cruise may be the answer.

The fashion trick you need for Autumn

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The fashion trick you need for Autumn

Here’s the fashion trick that will make transeasonal dressing so much simpler.

One hundred tricks to make life simpler

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One hundred tricks to make life simpler

We’ve found a video that offers 100 ways to make your life a whole lot ...

Ingenious kitchen tips

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Ingenious kitchen tips

This video of ingenious household tips will save you a truckload of time in the ...

Tips for travelling with your dog

Travelling with dogs: tips for a hassle-free journey

Tips for travelling with your dog

Our handy list of dog-friendly travel tips will help your holiday be hassle free.

Why you should book directly

Woman is handed a hotel room card after booking directly

Why you should book directly

Here’s why you should always book your travel arrangements directly.

Travel without looking like a tourist

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Travel without looking like a tourist

How can you avoid looking like the stereotypical tourist on your next trip?

Things to consider before you cruise

Cruising couple walking on a ship's deck

Things to consider before you cruise

A handy guide for what mature travellers should look for in a cruise.

Having fun with family photos

Having fun with family photos

Having fun with family photos

Our fun tips for family photos will really put a smile on your face.

Money habits you need to break

Money habits you need to break

Money habits you need to break

Do you need to break away from these five bad money habits?

Start the financial year properly

Start the financial year properly

Start the financial year properly

The new financial year is a good time to get back on track.

Decluttering tips from Oprah’s guru

Decluttering tips from Oprah’s guru

Decluttering tips from Oprah’s guru

Find out the cleverest ways to help you banish the clutter from Oprah's organising guru

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