I’ve been traveling internationally for a month, from snowy cities to steaming hot beaches, with only a carry-on bag. Here’s my packing list.

At the end of January, I packed nothing but a carry-on and a purse for a two month trip across half a dozen countries in Asia. One month into the trip, my luggage has provided everything I need as I’ve traveled from cities to beaches and experienced temperatures ranging from 19 degrees to 90 degrees. […]

People on a remote tropical island violently protested a sister cruise ship to the Diamond Princess stopping there, despite no known coronavirus cases on board

Thirty people on a remote tropical island off east Africa violently tried to stop cruise-ship passengers reaching the mainland on Sunday out of fear that they could be carrying the coronavirus. The Sun Princess docked at the French territory of Réunion Island on Sunday. There are no coronavirus cases on board. Nonetheless, residents pelted buses […]

The Setai Miami Beach is a pampering stay with an east meets west aesthetic and possibly the best hotel shower I’ve ever had

The Setai Miami Beach is considered one of the priciest hotels in South Beach, but it’s also consistently top-rated for spacious all-suite rooms, luxury amenities, and five-star service. There are 137 suites spread between an Art Deco main building and a contemporary oceanfront tower blending Asian-inspired decor and hospitality with modern comforts. Rooms range from […]

The leader of a fringe religious sect at the center of South Korea’s coronavirus outbreak has apologized as Seoul’s mayor files a lawsuit accusing the group of ‘murder’ and ‘injury’

Lee Man-hee, the founder and spiritual leader of Shincheonji Church of Jesus, held a news conference on Monday and apologized for South Korea’s coronavirus outbreak, which has, in large part, been traced to the secretive sect’s Daegu city branch. “We made our utmost efforts, but were unable to prevent it all,” said Lee, as the […]

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is the most expensive hotel in Walt Disney World but the prime location next to Magic Kingdom, great dining and pools, and special park perks make staying here worth it

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is one of the most famous and popular hotels in Walt Disney World for its storied reputation, proximity to the Magic Kingdom, and timeless elegance and beauty. Nightly rates begin around $479 in low season, though that can regularly rise to around $661, making it one of the most […]

Travelers are paying thousands of dollars to evacuate from coronavirus-affected areas on private jets. Thanks to aviation loopholes, they can get out quickly despite travel bans.

Private jet companies have reported increased demand, as commercial aviation takes a hit due to coronavirus travel bans. Both corporations and individuals are paying top dollar to evacuate and avoid areas affected by the coronavirus. Private jets are able to bypass travel bans and screenings through “many holes,” according to Justin Crabbe, CEO of private […]

The 10 countries where the most jobs depend on travel and tourism

International tourism is taking a major hit amid rising concerns about the novel coronavirus, but the industry doesn’t affect every country’s economy in the same way. According to a report from visa assistance firm official-esta.com, India creates 172 jobs for every 100 tourists, while Libya creates 68. While tourism can be an effective way for […]

British Airways cancels 24 flights on its $1 billion route between London and New York as business travel craters due to coronavirus

British Airways is canceling 24 flights between New York and London in response to reduced demand from the spread of coronavirus in Europe. The New York-London route is British Airways’ flagship with numerous frequencies on some of its largest aircraft. British Airways primarily appeals to business travelers on the route through the use of premium-dense […]

Cruise workers reveal how they feel about working on a ship after the coronavirus spread to more than 700 people on the Diamond Princess

Cruise lines and their passengers have been impacted by the coronavirus. Four current cruise-ship employees told Business Insider how they’re feeling about the virus. They work for Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, and TUI Cruises. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, the cruise industry has taken a hit. […]

A US doctor predicts a ‘massive surge’ in coronavirus cases nationwide in the coming weeks, but says this is ‘not the zombie apocalypse’

Dr. Dena Grayson issued a warning on Twitter that the United States could be facing a “massive surge” in coronavirus cases. COVID-19 will impact “every single state, very likely and very very soon,” she predicted. In the US, 78 people have tested positive for coronavirus and two people have died, as of Monday. Although the […]

I’ve spent the last month traveling through 4 Asian countries. Here’s what I’ve been doing to try to lessen my chances of getting sick as coronavirus spreads.

When I planned a trip throughout Asia, I did not expect my month to be spent following the news of the growing coronavirus outbreak — including monitoring the number of cases in countries I visited. I have closely followed experts’ advice on how to avoid getting sick, as well as picked up some lessons of […]

The Hilton Aspire card saved me more than $400 on food, checked bags, and oceanfront cabanas on my birthday trip to Aruba

The Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express has a high annual fee of $450, but you’ll get perks like airport lounge membership, Hilton Diamond status, up to a $250 resort credit, up to a $250 airline fee credit, and a free weekend night each year. With up to $500 in travel credits and plenty […]

The EU will tell Britain to give back the ancient Parthenon Marbles, ‘brutally removed’ from Greece over 200 years ago, if it wants a post-Brexit trade deal

The European Union and Britain began trade negotiations on Monday. The EU is set to ask Britain to give back ancient marble sculptures back to Greece as part of the deal. Greece argues that the Parthenon Marbles, shipped from Athens by the British diplomat Lord Elgin more than 200 years ago, were taken unlawfully and […]

6 questions to help you decide if you should cancel your trip because of the coronavirus

“Should I cancel my trip to Asia?” has become a popular question in my inbox as the coronavirus spreads. I have spent the last month traveling in South Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Thailand, and have never been significantly worried about actually catching the coronavirus. However, I think it makes sense for certain people to cancel […]

Hungary and Greece are closing their borders to asylum seekers amid the coronavirus outbreak

Hungary and Greece are closing their borders to asylum seekers amid the coronavirus outbreak, both countries announced Sunday. Hungary’s chief security advisor said applications from asylum seekers were indefinitely suspended due to coronavirus, citing concerns about people coming in from Iran; and Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the country would stop accepting new asylum […]

A camper van built in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter comes with full kitchen, two showers, and a bed — see inside The Last Resort

Advanced RV created The Last Resort, a tiny home on wheels built on a 144-inch Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500. The van was outfitted for a couple who wanted to live on the road full-time after selling their home when their children left the nest. The inside of the Sprinter includes a full bathroom with a shower, […]

Orlando Airport has two of the same lounges. I used my credit card perk to access both and found one was way better.

Orlando International Airport is home to two shared-use lounges that are open to Priority Pass members. Both operated by the same company, The Club, the two lounges are on opposite sides of the airport separated by Orlando’s massive central terminal building. Despite featuring many of the same amenities, there was a clear winner in terms […]

Boeing’s revolutionary 787 Dreamliner has changed air travel forever. Here’s how the company left competitors in the dust with a risky $8 billion bet.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was the first next-generation plane to be produced by a major aircraft manufacturer, kicking off a new era of efficiency. The aircraft was produced following the success of the Boeing 777, the manufacturer’s largest twin-engine wide-body aircraft. The Dreamliner became one of Boeing’s best selling aircraft, leaving rival Airbus trying to […]

Wealthy weekender’s guide: Where to eat, stay, and party in Maui, Hawaii

Maui, the second-largest Hawaiian island, is a popular vacation destination for the wealthy. Business Insider spoke with Maui-based real-estate agent Josh Jerman to get the inside scoop on how to enjoy the island, town by town. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Maui, Hawaii, is known for many things: its white sand beaches, its […]

I spent a day on the most beautiful island in the Caribbean and never left my room. It was incredible.

My wife and I spent an entire day at Jade Mountain in St. Lucia and never even left our room. Each of the room’s resorts is open to the air on one side, which means you can soak up the views without every having to sacrifice your sense of privacy. Rates at Jade Mountain start […]

NASA’s new ‘space home’ for tourists could cost as much as $35,000 to stay in— see inside

Space exploration company Axiom announced its plans for upcoming space tourism, partnering with Nasa. French designer Philippe Starck designed the interiors, which have touchscreens and LED lights. Visitors are expected to be able to visit the International Space Station, which Axiom’s station will be attached to, as early as 2024. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]

How to lessen the chances of getting sick when traveling on planes in the age of coronavirus, according to experts

Fears of coronavirus are prompting passengers to rethink travel, with most airlines offering waivers for those with tickets affected regions. Air travel is largely responsible for the spread of the disease to countries beyond its origin. Protective measures when flying can help keep passengers safe on board an aircraft. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]

Mozambique is home to the world’s first 3D-printed resort, built partly with sand and salt water — see inside

Kisawa is a resort on an island in Mozambique with sustainable, 3D-printed construction. Rates will start at 5,000 euros per night when it opens in summer 2020. Its founder has a background in luxury brands, and Kisawa has all the food, wellness, and adventure services visitors could want. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]

I’ve been to more than 10 high-rise viewing platforms around the world, and the SkyBridge in Riyadh is one of the best for price, crowd levels, and the quality of the view

I visited the SkyBridge viewing platform in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in January. I’ve been to lots of observation decks, and make a point of it when I go to a new city. SkyBridge was an awesome experience. The views are and stunning, it rarely gets busy, and the $16 ticket price compares well with rivals. […]

The Kimpton Surfcomber is a small, funky beachfront hotel in South Beach with great guest perks like free daily happy hour, fitness classes, and social gatherings

The Kimpton Surfcomber is a boutique beachfront hotel from the IHG family of hotels with great guest perks like free daily happy hour, wellness classes, and activities meant to encourage social mingling. There are 186 affordably-priced rooms ranging from standard city-facing rooms to deluxe oceanfront suites with separate living rooms and balconies. Standard rooms start […]

Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans is inspired by an English castle and feels like one too thanks to regal decor, excellent service, and sophisticated rooms

Just two blocks from New Orleans’ French Quarter, Windsor Court Hotel offers impeccable service in a calm, elegant setting, plus a pristine, newly renovated spa. I’ve stayed in many New Orleans hotels but this is my new favorite. The four-star, pet-friendly hotel is named after England’s Windsor Castle and provides understated elegance in an ever-bustling […]

Photos of deserted, nearly empty airports around the world show how coronavirus has decimated air travel

Thousands of flights around the world have been canceled due to the novel coronavirus. This has decreased the number of people that can be found in international airports in countries like South Korea, China, and Italy. The International Air Transport Association has predicted a $29.3 billion loss in passenger revenue this year because of COVID-19. […]