How To Travel The World For a Year On Just $5,000

Back in 2008 when we quit our jobs and started travelling full-time, we saved around $30,000 USD between us because we were able to sell a house, a car and our belongings. On top of that, we were able to work overtime and were lucky to have well paid jobs. But not everyone has the […]

The Best Sapa Trekking 2 Days Tour

Sapa is a poetic land, one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Northern Vietnam. No matter what season you come in, Sapa also has its own attractive beauty. If you have the chance to immerse the picture of cascading rice paddies, majestically green plains, and towering mountaintops, you will surely be amazed at this […]

On the Road to Mandalay – The Perfect Irrawaddy River Cruise

Ever since Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem “Mandalay”, Burma (or Myanmar as it is called today) has been synonymous with Eastern mystique in Western literature. Romanticized as a place of exotic beauty, as well as honest and affable people, this fiction is not too far from reality. Despite a tumultuous political climate, Myanmar remains a relatively […]

A Scenic Weekend Travel Itinerary For Northern Ireland

Our last holiday as residents of the UK – ironically, I found choosing a destination for this trip as difficult as our very first. With so many places still unseen, I felt overwhelmed with choices. Wherever we chose needed to be special. Not necessarily elaborate or expensive, but certainly memorable. I’m sure a lot of […]

Colorado resorts become leaders of sustainability in the ski industry

Featured Image: Jason Lombard/Wolf Creek Ski Area After Vail Resorts made a very epic, and public, promise last year, its flagship mountain is the first resort in the United States–and more impressively, the first mountain resort in the world–to earn the “sustainable destination” certification. This also makes Vail Mountain the first destination in the world […]

中国游客 Zhōngguó Yóukè (The Chinese Tourist) – The New Opportunity for Hotels in the Pacific Northwest

120 million travelers from China went overseas in 2015, according to statistics from the China National Administration of Tourism. This number puts China at the top of the list of countries of origin for international travelers around the world. As one of the largest growing demographics of international tourists, Chinese travelers spent $194 billion last […]

50 Visa Free Countries For Travellers & Digital Nomads

This is the ultimate list of visa free countries for backpackers, travellers, digital nomads and remote workers. I’ve created this list because we know how frustrating visa research can be. You’ve chosen the perfect travel destination and started to plan and prepare for an epic trip. But, in many places in the world, you can’t […]

Discovering the Greek Islands One by One

Europe consists of lots of countries and cities, some very small and some quite big. Almost all of these can be easily reached by train with a Eurail Pass, but what people might forget is that Europe also offers lots of beautiful islands which are also definitely worth a visit. Greece is a beautiful country […]

Real Bride Diary: How We’re Bucking Wedding Traditions

“I didn’t know I was marrying a hippy” grinned Jack at one of my latest wedding ideas. Given the long list of untraditional plans, I can’t quite remember which idea it was – maybe the “everyone stands ceremony” proposal or the “hey, what if we ditched the entire schedule” campaign. Photo by Vanessa & Ivo […]

According to a Recent Study/Survey … Mid-July 2018 Edition

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine’s “According to …” research roundup features the reasons why people do and don’t dine out, digital and loyalty trends from Tillster, hot dog on the menu, pizza and a movie and Millennial vs. Gen Z trends.  The Why? Behind The Dine Across the U.S., 85 percent of diners decide what to eat for […]

Asking for this one thing at check-in could mean your suitcase arrives first at baggage claim

Alexander Koerner/Getty Images Summer is officially here, meaning many people are packing their bags to jet off to warmer climates.  Everyone dreads the idea of their bags getting lost in transit and being caught short at the start of their holiday. Simply placing a ‘fragile’ sticker on one of your suitcases can help, according to […]

VIDEO: The Zenith Defy El Primero 21 – a cutting-edge chronograph

Earlier this week we had a look at Zenith’s entry point into the Defy family, the solid-dialled Defy Classic. Well, today we’re going to kick it up a notch with something the brand is particularly famous for — a chronograph. And not just any chrono, but the Defy El Primero 21, a watch that marries the […]

Why Select Pakistan As Your Holiday Destination this Year

Pakistan is a multi-cultural country in South Asia, owing to its diverse topography mountains, plains, and plateaus. Some of the highest and most dangerous peaks in the world are situated here, so it is a hot destination for trekkers, hikers, and mountaineers. However, the country has a lot more to offer than just impressive landscapes. […]

The 19 coolest, most overlooked places for a summer holiday in Europe

Flickr/Christoph Sammer Globetrotters are always looking for new, under-the-radar travel destinations that provide a chance to escape the crowds and sea of selfie sticks.  As summer kicks off, Business Insider asked friends, colleagues, and some of the world’s top travel experts for their favourite — and most overlooked — European destinations that can be seen […]

Growing the Industry by Funding More Research

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our next post featuring four insights projects currently offered on Collaborata, the market-research marketplace. GreenBook is happy to support a platform whose mission is to fund more research. We believe in the idea of connecting clients and research providers to co-sponsor projects. We invite you to collaborate! Collaborata Featured Project #1: […]

Why Shenzhen needs to be on your 2018 China travel list

Shenzhen, in southern China, has evolved into a worthy travel destination for lovers of art, architecture, craft beer and quirky theme parks. Read more:

Selling Physical Products with a 100% Remote Team

Fred Perrota has a team of nine remote employees that help him run Tortuga, a backpack brand that’s beloved by travelers and digital nomads. Today he’s weighing in on how he finds solid remote employees and how his entire business runs like a well-oiled machine. He also shares some of the biggest lessons he’s learned […]

Inside the private island resort on a South Pacific lagoon that’s on sale for $23 million

Coffeys Tourism Property Brokers The Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort in the Cook Islands is for sale. This slice of paradise comes at a cost, though, and is on the market for $23 million (£17 million). The luxury resort comes with 36 bungalows, restaurants, bars, pools, and a gym. There are 45 years left on […]

Bourdain’s most underrated travel destination

Anthony Bourdain says this city in France is one of the most underrated destinations. Read more:

How much it will cost you to live in 11 popular expat cities

Mo Wu/Shutterstock Many people dream of packing it all in and relocating to warmer climes or simply to discover a new city, culture, or language.  UBS has ranked global cities in terms of what it would cost expats to live there as a family for one month.  If you can’t quite afford the price tag […]

Reminder: Other people’s lives are not fodder for your feeds

#PlaneBae You should cringe when you read that hashtag. Because it’s a reminder that people are being socially engineered by technology platforms to objectify and spy on each other for voyeuristic pleasure and profit. The short version of the story attached to the cringeworthy hashtag is this: Earlier this month an individual, called Rosey Blair, […]

KAUAI, THE GARDEN ISLAND 4k – Jakob Owens Film

Official Jakob Owens Kauai, Hawaii Travel Film! Subscribe to TheBuffNerds: More Travel Films: Contact me at for any interest in purchasing this stoke footage. FOLLOW DRECTOR @JAKOBOWENS: »Instagram: @JakobOwens ( »Twitter: @JakobOwens ( »Email: People in video: @derekowensheart @Onlyfuturistic @@samwoozphotography @willcinematic Drone footage by @@samwoozphotography »CAMERA GEAR USED IN THIS VIDEO: Computer: MacBook […]

13 places to visit in August for every type of traveler

Jenny Cheng/Business Insider The best places to visit in August are already on savvy travelers’ lists. Business Insider looked at airfare trends, climate data, and peak travel times to find the best places to visit in August 2018. They include tropical paradises in the Caribbean and Malaysia, a fudge festival in Michigan, and a Buddhist celebration in […]

I Was Blessed To Be In The Right Place At The Right Time To Take These Pictures

October 4th, 2017 – Together with my travel companions Andree-Anne and Sabrina, we arrived late in the evening to our next location, Centre D’Attelage Équin-Star. I met the owners of this lovely place, Sébastien Boutin and Sophie Moore, last winter when I came to photograph their KWPNs for a first time. We had been following […]

6 hacks for waiting in line at Disney World

Kim Renfro/INSIDER Planning a Disney World vacation is fun, but actually going on the trip? Even better. Unfortunately, there are a few things that can make your trip a little less than a dream come true, like dealing with crowds, hot temperatures, and of course, waiting in line. Even though waiting in line for at […]

I stayed at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico that’s perfect for couples and families alike — here’s what it was like

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Iberostar is a hospitality brand best known for its 4- and 5-star all-inclusive resorts in Latin America, Europe, and Africa. While I’ve never been a big fan of all-inclusive resorts […]

Visiting New Mexico: 5 Cities to See

Nestled in the southwestern United States, New Mexico is a destination often associated with pueblos, Mexican and Native American culture, and vast deserts. While all of these can be found here, the state also offers a richly diverse selection of vacation experiences including ski escapes, cave explorations, and quirky metropolitan escapades. Consider these cities for […]

Airbnb tests earlier payouts for hosts

Airbnb is testing a new payments feature for hosts, letting them get partially paid out at the time of booking. This feature isn’t rolling out to everyone just yet, as Airbnb says that this is just a preliminary test to gauge interest. Invited hosts simply opt in to payout splitting to check out the feature. […]

How to Find the Best Italy Tours

Italy has won over the tourism industry with its magnetic charm and rich history. The fifth most visited country in the world receives more than 50 million tourists annually. Tourists often get confused trying to plan their itinerary around the Vatican in Rome, Renaissance artworks in Florence, canals in venice and fashion in Milan. If […]

TourRadar, the OTA for tour holidays, scores $50M Series C led by Silicon Valley’s TCV

TourRadar, the online travel agency (OTA) that targets the multi-day touring market, continues to be on a roll. The Vienna, Austria-headquartered company, which also has offices in Brisbane and Toronto, has raised $50 million in Series C funding. Consisting mostly of primary funding, the round is led by the Silicon Valley growth VC firm TCV, […]

The author of the 5:2 diet says that intermittent fasting can help you beat jet lag — here’s how

Andrew Burton / Getty Images There’s growing evidence to suggest that intermittent fasting could have a number of positive health benefits. Michael Mosley, the doctor and author of the 5:2 diet, claims that fasting can help beat jet-lag. In a weekend column, he points to Charles Ehret’s ‘Argonne diet,’ which involves alternating feasting and fasting in the days […]

Ten Best Road Trips in the World

Who doesn’t enjoy a fun cross-country road trip? Driving down the quiet, open road, passing by beautiful natural beauty and being able to stop whenever you like – sounds like a dream vacation, doesn’t it? The good news is that there are quite a few epic road trips from around the world that you can […]

The 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Winners

  A photograph of a humpback whale calf’s tail has earned Reiko Takahashi of Japan the prestigious grand-prize in the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest. Takahashi will receive a $10,000 USD prize. Takahashi’s incredible photo was selected by a panel of National Geographic judges from more than 13,000 entries. Takahashi took […]

Here’s what it’s like to spend July 4th in the most expensive vacation town in America

Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images Fourth of July in America’s most expensive vacation town — Southampton, New York — can be extravagant. Pool parties and fancy backyard dinners, anyone? These Instagram photos show how it’s done. Good company, delicious food, and plenty of sunshine: That’s the winning formula for any summer vacation. But in certain corners of […]

The Specialty and Magnificence of Sapporo Travel

Sapporo is the capital of the mountainous area of north Japan. It is based on the island of Hokkaido. When discussing Sapporo travel, you should know that Sapporo is famous for the reason of tasty beer. This was the place to host the 1972 Winter Olympics. Innumerable travelers come to this part of the world to […]

7 epic trips for people who love adventure

Shutterstock For discerning travelers, the question is always where to go next. We’ve searched the world for the best itineraries that offer unparalleled access in places both close to home or farther afield. Go on safari in Chile Carlos Jasso/Reuters In the mountains and grasslands of Patagonia, track the largest puma in the world.  For […]

VW plans to launch an all-electric car sharing service next year

Volkswagen Group is launching a car-sharing service called WE that only uses electric vehicles, following the lead of rivals such as Daimler and BMW that have operated their own on-demand car rental services for years. VW’s car-sharing service will launch in Germany next year and then expand to major cities in Europe, North America and […]

23 of the most stunning parks and gardens around the world

S-F/Shutterstock Whether you’re seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life or just want someplace quiet to think, gardens provide an oasis of tranquility. From Norway’s Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden — the northernmost botanical garden in the world — to Sigiriya, an ancient rock fortress in Sri Lanka that boasts some of […]

This home-building robot can lay more than 1,000 bricks an hour — and construct a home quicker than a human

Fastbrick Robotics An Australian robotics company has created a robotic arm, called the Hadrian X, that can lay 1,000-plus bricks per hour. The company claims that the bot can complete the shell of a home in two days. By reducing the labor cost of masonry, the robot could disrupt the multi-trillion-dollar global construction market. A […]

10 unexpected remedies and products worth trying if you’re dealing with the plight of seasonal allergies

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Allergies are the enemy of all joy. Your eyes, ears, nose, and throat are invaded by itchiness, your eyes become swollen and puffy, and, after three consecutive sneezes, […]

Kourtney Kardashian Is Truly Living Her Best Life…

Holy smokes, Kourtney Kardashian! The momma and KUWTK star is truly living her best life while on a romantic vacation with boyfriend Younes Bendjima this week, and we can not get over how incredible her body is in some of these pictures she’s posting to social media!!! Related: Kim Says North West Speaks Her Mind […]

Boat for Sale 2017 57′ Sunseeker Predator MarineMax Max

This lightly used 57 Sunseeker Predator has 218 hours and is located in Miami Beach. This boat has the upgraded Caterpillar C-12.9 engines with straight shaft inboards for reliability and low maintenance cost. Although she does have a crew cabin she is easily handled by an owner operator. To make docking stress free she is…

What Dialectical Behavior Therapy Is And How It Can Save Your Life

Quote Catalog Do you feel like regular talk therapy falls short of dealing with the problems in your life? If you have a history of problems with self-harm, suicidal ideation, chronic suicide attempts or extreme and overwhelming emotions, you may want to consider speaking to a counselor about Dialectical Behavior Therapy. What is Dialectical Behavior […]

How ‘stan’ went from rap lyric to mainstream slang

Are you a Little Monster? A Sheerio? A Belieber? How far will you take your love for Johnny Weir’s ice skating commentary? If you’ve ever had a deep-seated passion for someone—anyone!—in pop culture, you just might be a stan. But where did the word, a mashup of “stalker” and “fan,” come from? Twitter/@AnselElgort Let’s travel […]

Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams wore matching outfits to their ‘Game of Thrones’ co-stars’ wedding

Brian Dowling/Invision for People Magazine/AP Images “Game of Thrones” stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie got married on Saturday. Their co-stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams were among the cast invited. The two BFFs were each other’s dates for the big day, and wore matching red and black outfits. Sophie Turner, 22, and Maisie Williams, 21, turned […]

Have an Endless Summer With These 35 Beach House Decor Ideas

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Want to infuse your home with a little bit of beach chic for the summer (or year round)? Wait until you see these 35 beach house decor ideas. You […]

Selina raises $95M to create a boutique travel lodging experience built around communities

If you’re looking to travel abroad — and especially if you’re looking to work while doing so — it might be tough to convince yourself you can find a cool boutique hotel that caters to a lot of different price points, as well as surround yourself with people that will help you feel like you […]

I took an RV family vacation — here’s why you should give it a try too

Kirstie Renae Though I was hesitant about traveling in an RV, the fact that I could bring my dogs sold me on the idea. I learned that RVs come in a variety of options, ranging from simple to extravagant, which makes them perfect for travelers of all types. In addition to practical benefits such as […]

8 Popular Office Perks That Aren’t Worth the Investment

Everyone wants to work in an environment that is supportive of their wants and needs. However, many companies have set a standard where the perks make work seem more like a clubhouse than a work environment. Some perks can even become distractions, especially if they’re not wanted or usable. To find out which perks employers should reconsider offering their workers, we asked members […]

One of the best airlines in the world is one you’ve probably never heard of — here’s what it’s like to fly Air Astana

Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider Air Astana is the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, operating in 60+ destinations primarily in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Russia. Though the airline is only 16 years old, it has won a ton of awards. For the last six years, consumer aviation website Skytrax has given it a 4-star rating and named it […]

This Insta-Famous Pig Works Hard For The Likes

Meet Christopher, a potty-trained mini pig who loves Cheerios, lipstick, and sharing his life of adventure on Instagram. Adopted by Montreal couple Jonathan and Marilyne Duguay, the two-year-old pet pig accompanies them on their vacations and now has a legion of fans that follow his every move. Christopher the Ultimate Traveling Pig has 52.6k followers […]

Rihanna’s New Man! Cardi B’s Shotgun Wedding! AND…

Cardi B’s already married! And her elopement details are wild! Kanye STILL loving Donald Trump! Head-scratching new quotes! Rihanna’s rebound! Heather Locklear assaults police officer and EMT, arrested again! Teresa Giudice’s husband may be deported! XXXTentacion is having a baby! Plus, all of today’s hottest topics, including Demi Lovato, a Jersey Shore arrest AND an […]

Kate Spade’s Husband Calls Apparent Suicide ‘A Complete Shock’ And Downplays Marriage Problems In First Official Statement

Designer Kate Spade was found dead of apparent suicide on Tuesday. Andy Spade has released his first statement to The New York Times, saying his wife “suffered from depression and anxiety for many years” but there was “no indication and no warning that she would do this.” Related: Kate’s Family ‘Disgusted’ With Sister For Claims […]