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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 times celebrities have gotten brutally honest about the ups and downs of addiction and recovery

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images On June 21, 2018, Demi Lovato seemed to reveal in her new song “Sober” that she may have relapsed after six years of sobriety. Relapsing is not uncommon — 40 to 60% of all drug addicts in recovery will eventually relapse, and that number goes up depending on the type of drugs […]

How much to tip servers, taxi drivers, and hotel staff in 49 countries around the world

Sean Gallup/Getty Images Figuring out how much to tip for different services in your own country can be difficult — and the rules change completely when you travel abroad. America has a reputation for tipping, while many European countries are known for not tipping. GoCompare broke down just how much to tip servers, taxi drivers, and […]

18 brilliant ways to save money on travel from people who do it all the time

Photo courtesy of Gloria Atanmo We all want to figure out how to take our dream vacations without spending a fortune. INSIDER spoke to seven people who travel constantly — and often make a living from it — to learn their best money-saving travel hacks. To travel as cheaply as possible, you need to be flexible, […]

This flash sale on flights to Hawaii is the perfect chance to plan a last-minute summer vacation — book for as low as $370

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. Flickr Creative Commons/Joe Parks Round-trip flights are available to Honolulu (HNL) and Kona, Big Island (KOA) for as little as the high-$300s from the West Coast, ranging to the mid-$500s […]