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Travel 2020-05-27T16:46:00Z
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Photos of crowds at Disney World's shopping center show how difficult social distancing might be once the theme park reopens

Though Disney Springs began to reopen on May 20, fan-favorite stores like World of Disney didn't welcome guests until Wednesday.
Travel 2020-05-27T16:24:00Z
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An Ikea store in Germany let 800 people pray in its parking lot to celebrate Eid while social distancing

Hundreds of people came together in an Ikea parking lot in Germany to celebrate the end of Ramadan in a socially-distanced fashion.
Travel 2020-05-27T14:56:00Z
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A McDonald's in New Zealand lets diners eat inside a decommissioned airplane

Taupo, New Zealand, is home to one of the world's most unique McDonald's restaurants that has a dining room inside a vintage airplane.
Lifestyle 2020-05-27T14:32:25Z

Pilots are volunteering to fly puppies across the nation on private planes to help them start their training as future service dogs

The nonprofit typically depends on commercial airlines to transport puppies, but volunteer pilots have stepped up to help during the pandemic.
Travel 2020-05-26T23:45:00Z

11 tourist hot spots planning to reopen this June

Despite many places still discouraging nonessential travel, a lot of tourism-reliant economies plan to reopen for business as soon as June 1.
Travel 2020-05-26T16:20:57Z

19 awe-inspiring photos of Antoni Gaudí's magical architecture

Gaudí was a Spanish architect born in the late 19th century. His buildings remain today as stunning examples of his incredible and unique style.
Food 2020-05-26T16:12:00Z

21 Disney theme-park dishes you can make at home

Some Disney dishes that you can make at home include Dole Whip, caramel apples, churros, and beignets.
Travel 2020-05-26T15:26:00Z

From longer waits to blood tests, here are 18 ways flying could change

Airlines and airports are rethinking their safety and health regulations to earn passengers' trust and avoid the coronavirus' spread.
Food 2020-05-26T15:15:00Z

Disney has released a 28-ingredient recipe for its famous ice-cream sundae that serves up to 6 people

At Disney World, the ice-cream sundae can be purchased at the Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, where it's served in a miniature sink.
News 2020-05-24T16:10:00Z

Bigfoot just photobombed this million-dollar real estate listing in central California

Realtor Daniel Oster said he thought putting Bigfoot in the listing's photo gallery "might be fun and make people smile."
Travel 2020-05-24T16:01:00Z

Business and first class travel may be a waste of money right now, but premium tickets are about to become more valuable than ever

Despite the fact tickets may not come with the usual perks, experts believe business and first class will be even more appealing post coronavirus.
Travel 2020-05-24T16:00:00Z

I visited these 7 places in Japan both virtually and in real life. Here's how the virtual tours compare to the real thing.

In 2016, an Insider reporter visited Japan. During the coronavirus pandemic, he decided to revisit some of these places virtually.
Lifestyle 2020-05-24T16:00:00Z

The best and worst things to buy at an airport, according to flight attendants

These frequent flyers told Insider that you should never buy bottled water or alcohol, but should take advantage of some of the duty-free products.
Lifestyle 2020-05-23T17:39:20Z

10 museums and exhibits you can explore virtually to honor US veterans for Memorial Day

Some museums are live-streaming ceremonies to honor veterans and their families. Others have shared digital exhibits that explore US war history.
Food 2020-05-23T16:03:00Z

13 ways restaurants are getting social distancing right

From mannequins to miniature greenhouses, cafés, bars, and restaurants are all looking for creative ways to reopen safely.
Travel 2020-05-23T13:18:00Z

Puerto Rico plans to reopen beaches, restaurants, and other businesses before June but with restrictions like a curfew

Starting May 26, Puerto Rico plans to let people enjoy its beaches, eat at restaurants, and visit hair salons within the hours of a curfew.
Lifestyle 2020-05-22T14:25:00Z

Dr. Beach named Florida's Grayton Beach the best in the US for 2020 — see every winner since 1991

Since 1991, Dr. Beach has released a ranking of the top 10 beaches in the US, based on 50 criteria. Here's each winner from the last 29 years.
Travel 2020-05-22T14:19:53Z

From 'Starry Night' to 'Sunflowers,' this immersive art exhibit lets you drive through Van Gogh paintings

An immersive exhibit in Toronto, Canada, has switched to a temporary drive-in model so visitors can still experience the art.
Travel 2020-05-22T14:03:26Z

A stunning video shows a group of deer relaxing under the cherry blossom trees in a Japanese park

Japanese photographer Kazuki Ikeda captured video footage of wild sika deer relaxing by cherry blossom trees at Nara Park in Nara, Japan.
Travel 2020-05-22T11:50:00Z

16 breathtaking photos of Eid celebrations around the world

The holiday marks the breaking of the Ramadan fast, where practising Muslims forgo food and drink from sunrise to sunset, for one month.
Travel 2020-05-21T20:23:43Z

Inside 19 of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world

From St. Paul's Cathedral in London to St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, these holy buildings are also historic architectural feats.
Travel 2020-05-21T20:07:52Z

Photos show how cardboard cutouts and sanitation stations are becoming the new normal for sports stadiums around the world

From boxing in Nicaragua to soccer in Germany, athletes are still playing sports, and stadiums are adapting to what may be a new normal.
News 2020-05-21T19:18:53Z

An NFL player is suing United, alleging a woman sexually assaulted him on a flight and the airline apologized with a $150 voucher

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court seeks unspecified damages following allegations of sexual assault, sexual battery and negligence.
Travel 2020-05-21T18:52:11Z

6 bucket-list trips you need to book a year in advance

If your heart is set on a trip to the world's best diving spots or remote islands, now is the time to start booking.
Travel 2020-05-21T18:04:00Z

The 10 best US cities for staycations this summer

WalletHub studied over 180 cities using key metrics like walking feasibility and bike access. Plano, Texas, and Boise, Idaho, came top.
Home 2020-05-21T15:22:08Z

A couple lives in a 180-square-foot bus year-round with their daughter and dog

Will and Kristin have been living in a 180-square-foot bus for over a year. The couple told Insider their daughter loves the tiny home.
News 2020-05-21T02:21:26Z

A tourist was injured after approaching a bison at Yellowstone just days after the park reopened

From 2000 to 2015, at least 25 people were injured by bison at Yellowstone, 21 of them tourists, most of whom approached the animal.
Lifestyle 2020-05-20T15:10:04Z

An iconic Chicago building lost power, and people are saying it now looks like it has an angry face

Some Chicago residents are saying the facade of Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower, has the illusion of a disappointed facial expression.
Travel 2020-05-20T13:00:00Z

10 dreamy Airbnbs people are saving to their wish lists for when they can travel again

From a cave dwelling overlooking the ocean in Greece to a treehouse in Bali, Airbnb shared the homes people have wish-listed the most since March.
Lifestyle 2020-05-20T10:07:06Z

Watch a wave swirl and crash inside a huge glass box in this mesmerizing art installation

The virtual wave has been programmed into the world's biggest outdoor high-definition screen in Seoul, South Korea.
Travel 2020-05-19T21:03:37Z

I had to cancel my beach vacation, so I recreated one in my backyard and it gave me a day of much-needed relaxation

An Insider writer had to cancel her Caribbean trip due to the coronavirus pandemic, so she headed to her backyard instead.
Travel 2020-05-19T18:59:00Z

See if you can guess the original names of these 16 iconic US cities

From New York City to San Francisco, cities across the US had different names in the past. Would you live in a city called The Clearing?
Travel 2020-05-19T18:46:24Z

The most beautiful mountain ranges in the US

Of America's many famous landmarks and natural wonders, its mountain ranges are some of the most beautiful parts of the country.
News 2020-05-19T17:06:19Z

25 vintage photos of Paris to whisk you away to a simpler, more romantic time

In The City of Lights' 2,200-year history, Paris has been the stomping grounds of some of the world's most influential thinkers, artists, and poets.
Travel 2020-05-19T16:07:13Z

A group of friends escaped to one of Bali's most sought-after villas right before the island went on lockdown

A group of friends spent Bali's Day of Silence in one of the world's most famous Airbnbs. Here's what it was like.
Lifestyle 2020-05-19T11:06:55Z

Qatar Airways has introduced full body protective gear for its flight attendants

Other new measures designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus include business class meals being served on a tray instead of a table set up.
Travel 2020-05-18T21:46:00Z

18 breathtaking photos of Eid celebrations around the world

The holiday marks the breaking of the Ramadan fast, where practicing Muslims forgo food and drink from sunrise to sunset, for one month.
Food 2020-05-18T20:05:14Z

A Maryland restaurant purchased 'bumper tables' that look like giant inner tubes to keep customers 6 feet apart

The "bumper tables" are on wheels, allowing guests to move around the designated area while maintaining a safe distance from others.
News 2020-05-18T16:46:21Z

A Florida man who tested positive for COVID-19 says he's been stuck on a cruise ship in Italy for 8 weeks

Taylor Grimes says he tested positive for COVID-19 while working for MSC Cruises. Officials won't let him off the ship until he tests negative twice.
Travel 2020-05-18T15:01:00Z

Las Vegas' airport has installed vending machines that sell masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer

McCarran International Airport now has three vending machines that sell everything you need for your flight, from hand sanitizer to reusable masks.
Food 2020-05-18T14:32:00Z

Disney has shared the recipe for its peanut butter and jelly milkshake, and you only need 4 ingredients

The drinks are typically served inside the '50s Prime Time Café at Disney World's Hollywood Studios.
Travel 2020-05-18T13:15:17Z

The most beautiful rivers in the US

US rivers are crucial sources of food, water, power, and transportation. They also happen to be gorgeous natural wonders.
Lifestyle 2020-05-17T17:12:00Z

Some museums are offering 'Moments of Zen' amid the coronavirus pandemic by sharing therapeutic exhibits and artwork on social media

Museums around the world are displaying calming views of art and animals for social media followers who want a break from the coronavirus news cycle.
Travel 2020-05-17T14:55:59Z

Cancun and Riviera Maya are reportedly planning to reopen to international tourists by the beginning of June

Some of Mexico's hottest beach areas, including Cancun, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen, could be open to welcome travelers in early summer.
Travel 2020-05-16T16:25:00Z

A restaurant in Australia is placing cardboard cutouts at its tables in an attempt to make diners feel more comfortable

Guest "chatter" will also play on the speakers at Five Dock Dining so that visitors don't feel like they're eating in an empty restaurant.
Lifestyle 2020-05-16T14:38:00Z

21 of the most 'Instagrammable' restaurants in the world

From pink-covered Italian restaurants to ones that are partially underwater — here are some of the most beautiful eateries around the globe.
News 2020-05-15T17:19:42Z

Why we shouldn't all move to Montana after the pandemic

My hometown of Bozeman shows how that might really play out.
Travel 2020-05-15T16:55:00Z

Before-and-after photos show the dramatic effect lockdowns are having on pollution around the world

While it won't last forever, the environment is improving in the absence of humans during the pandemic, and the short-term effects are striking.
Travel 2020-05-15T16:33:20Z

A restaurant in Thailand placed stuffed pandas at its tables to keep diners company while social distancing

Maison Saigon felt empty after it reopened, so the owner decided to add stuffed pandas to promote social distancing in a creative way.
News 2020-05-15T16:31:35Z

The Chinese government resettled villagers who lived up a 2,624-foot cliff into town apartments

Young children had to climb down the cliff to go to school each week, descending rickety ladders made of vines and scaling dangerously narrow paths.
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