How to save for your first big trip

Before you head off on your big trip, try and cut out all possible discretionary spending.

You don't have to know where you'll go, or who'll you'll meet, but you do need to know how you're going to pay.

Picton hostel to become library car park

Kahu and Peter Bugler, former owners of the Wedgewood House YHA in Picton, have sold to the Marlborough District Council who plans to turn the site into a pay and display car park.

Picton's first backpackers is to be demolished and replaced with a pay and display car park.

Sleep in a van in New York

Booking a parked van for the night provides an option for adventurous, budget-minded visitors to NYC.

There's no electricity, no running water, no bathroom, but there is a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline.

Sorry, there's no best time to book flights

Contrary to popular belief, Tuesday might not be the cheapest day to book flights.

Travellers dream of the perfect trick to find the cheapest airfare every time, every trip.

Flying London-Melbourne with 22 stops

Lonely Planet's founder Tony Wheeler is flying from London to Melbourne with 22 budget airlines.

Lonely Planet's founder is delighted by the hop-on, hop-off jaunt, but one person's reclined seat is another's nightmare.

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