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Travel 2020-08-14T21:17:12Z
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You and 11 friends can stay in Edward and Bella's honeymoon house from 'Twilight'

The home Edward Cullen and Bella Swan stayed in during their honeymoon in "Breaking Dawn — Part 1" is available for rent on Vrbo.
Travel 2020-08-14T18:06:00Z
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27 photos show the creepy remains of an abandoned prison where some of the most notorious American gangsters served time

The Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia has been abandoned since the '70s after years of neglect. Today, the cell blocks are crumbling with decay.
News 2020-08-14T17:44:45Z
Bicycle Bob, Santa Maria

At 95 years old, 'Bicycle Bob' met his 100,000-mile cycling goal as his neighbors cheered him on

"I'm going to be 96 in the next month," Bob Mettauer told Insider. "My goal now is to stay alive for a while."
News 2020-08-14T16:30:12Z

A bison dragged a woman off a road in a South Dakota state park after she got too close to the animal's calf while taking pictures

The bison at Custer State Park appeared to rip the woman's jeans off during the attack, which happened on Wednesday.
Travel 2020-08-14T14:57:00Z

26 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

From a wine-growing region in Texas to a tiny island off of Puerto Rico, these under-the-radar US destinations should be on your travel bucket list.
Culture 2020-08-13T19:47:26Z

Video shows American Airlines banning a pro-Trump personality for refusing to wear a mask

David Harris Jr., a conservative author and podcaster, had documented his refusal to wear a mask on two prior flights.
Lifestyle 2020-08-13T19:13:00Z

An influencer has apologized after she left graffiti on ancient chalk cliffs

Influencer Alexandra Milam's handle was spotted among hundreds of tags on Durdle Door, ancient chalk cliffs located in Dorset, England.
Home 2020-08-13T19:03:46Z

Before-and-after photos show how a family of 5 transformed an outdated RV into a modern space that they now live in full-time

The Dekkers decided to move into a tiny home on wheels earlier this year, but the RV they purchased needed a makeover before they could hit the road.
News 2020-08-13T17:12:43Z

For a father-daughter pair who've built a tradition around riding, going to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is sacred and worth the risk, even during the pandemic

Mercedes Raya was 19 when she and her father first made the 2-week trip to Sturgis. Now 35, the trek is a can't-miss event during a pandemic.
Travel 2020-08-13T17:10:46Z

I paid $1,000 to sleep in a tiny house on a remote island in the middle of New York City — and it was not worth the price

Collective Retreats has tiny homes on Governors Island that cost $1,000 a night, but the high price tag only includes scenic views and a complimentary breakfast.
News 2020-08-13T16:09:33Z

New Hampshire's governor issued a mask order ahead of the upcoming Laconia Motorcycle Week after seeing photos of huge Sturgis crowds

Laconia Motorcycle Week will bring around 250,000 bikers to New Hampshire at the end of August. Gov. Chris Sununu doesn't want Sturgis-like behavior.
Travel 2020-08-13T15:14:00Z

A Scottish island is hoping to boost its population of 30 people, and you could be the next resident

The application has been extended, so if your dream backyard includes rugged mountains, ocean views, and friendly wildlife, consider the Isle of Rum.
Lifestyle 2020-08-13T14:47:00Z

33 photos of old Disney World attractions we wish would come back

The Great Movie Ride, for example, closed permanently in August 2017. It's since been replaced with the first-ever Mickey Mouse-themed ride.
Travel 2020-08-13T13:46:00Z

Amtrak is offering 2-for-1 tickets on its private sleeper rooms

Amtrak is offering 2-for-1 deals on "roomettes" from August 11 to 15 for travel between August 14 through September 30, 2020.
Travel 2020-08-12T21:58:00Z

You could move to Estonia and work there remotely for a year thanks to a new incentive

The Republic of Estonia officially launched its new Digital Nomad Visa, which it says is the first of its kind in the European Union.
News 2020-08-12T20:01:14Z

This is what it looks like in Sturgis, South Dakota, where hundreds of thousands of unmasked bikers are partying like the coronavirus isn't real

Bikers at the Sturgis Rally say they're enjoying the freedom and crowds they haven't been able to experience elsewhere during the pandemic.
Travel 2020-08-12T19:03:54Z

A Caribbean native shares the under-the-radar islands you should visit if you're trying to avoid tourists

Here are nine lesser-known destinations to consider for your next Caribbean vacation, from St. Martin to the pristine island of Saba.
Travel 2020-08-12T17:04:00Z

All the Caribbean destinations that are starting to welcome US travelers again

Nonessential travel is still discouraged, but some Caribbean destinations have announced they're welcoming back US travelers.
Travel 2020-08-12T17:02:00Z

32 destinations that are reopening to American tourists

Although nonessential international travel is still discouraged, some countries are welcoming back visitors from the United States.
Travel 2020-08-12T15:20:00Z

You can stay in a massive 'Star Wars'-themed Airbnb with 9 bedrooms that'll transport you to another galaxy

Located near Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, the villa is loaded with special effects and hidden movie references.
News 2020-08-12T15:03:48Z

Penny the 'backcountry badass' labradoodle survived 9 days in the Washington wilderness after falling over a ridge

Rescue crews, a drone, and a psychic reportedly tried to figure out how to bring the labradoodle to safety, but she made it back on her own.
Travel 2020-08-12T15:00:27Z

You and 5 friends can rent a hot tub boat and navigate around Seattle's famous Lake Union

People can spot Seattle's Space Needle and take in the skyline from the warmth of a floating hot tub.
Lifestyle 2020-08-12T14:28:35Z

Former Disney employees reveal 13 attractions that aren't worth waiting for, and what to do instead

The magical theme parks are filled with rides and shows, but former employees think some attractions, like Space Mountain, should be skipped.
Travel 2020-08-12T13:46:00Z

A photographer takes stunning pictures of swimming pools from above to show them in a whole new way

Lazy days spent poolside may be a distant dream right now, but Brad Walls' aerial pool photos at least make for a refreshing mental escape.
Lifestyle 2020-08-12T09:30:08Z

You and your friends can rent out an entire movie theater in Texas or Colorado for $150

The theater will even help you decorate the space, and let you bring in outside food for a socially distant night out with friends.
Travel 2020-08-11T23:08:00Z

11 common struggles of living in a van you should consider before committing to the lifestyle

While the many long-term van lifers Insider spoke to adore the lifestyle, they're aware it also presents a few challenges that aren't for everyone.
Travel 2020-08-11T18:11:22Z

Resorts are enticing remote workers with packages that include personal trainers, spa sessions, and private cabanas

Resorts in Jamaica, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic are targeting digital nomads with packages that allow them to enjoy paradise while they work.
Travel 2020-08-11T15:01:46Z

Divers and snorkelers in Australia's Great Barrier Reef can now swim through art exhibits at an underwater museum

Guests can take a boat to dive to the Southern Hemisphere's first underwater museum, which is off the coast of Townsville in Queensland, Australia.
News 2020-08-10T23:19:36Z

Sturgis motorcycle rally attendees lounge in bikinis, pack into bars, and mock mask wearers: 'It's like COVID does not exist here'

One Sturgis vendor said he loves the old America vibes at the event that celebrates Trump, police, and the military.
News 2020-08-10T22:18:03Z

Photos show the oil spill in Mauritius that's leaking 4,000 tons of fuel into the pristine, azure waters of the Indian Ocean

More than 1,000 tons of oil has leaked into the Indian Ocean, and environmentalists worry it may be too late to undo the damage.
Travel 2020-08-10T17:48:06Z

Old ice vaults on the riverfront in Prague have been converted into spaces for bars and galleries

As part of a riverfront revitalization project, 20 old vaults are now home to modern clubs, restaurants, libraries, cafés, and public restrooms.
Travel 2020-08-10T16:47:00Z

A company says it's hosting an epic treasure hunt with chests hiding $1 million across the US

The Blackbeard Treasure Hunt says it is hosting a US-wide hunt for 10 million-dollar treasure chests.
Travel 2020-08-10T15:03:00Z

You and 6 friends can rent a dreamy cottage in the UK for $20 a night each

Cottages that can sleep up to 10 guests are available to rent on Airbnb. They're the perfect escapes for fans of the cottagecore aesthetic.
Lifestyle 2020-08-08T15:30:00Z

I moved from the US to the UK, here are 10 foods I miss the most from back home

Moving from the East Coast of the United States to Scotland was a big adjustment, including not getting to eat my favorite foods from back home.
Travel 2020-08-08T11:31:00Z

8 ways economy class might look different in the future to keep passengers safe

From double-decker seats to shields, design firms are coming up with innovative concepts that could change flying in the age of the coronavirus.
Travel 2020-08-08T11:06:00Z

Mexico's English-language tourism website hilariously mistranslated the country's most popular spots, the latest of several embarrassing gaffes

The names of famous tourist destinations were auto-translated to things like "Jumpsuit," "Coal Village," "Warrior," and "Log" on VisitMexico.com.
Travel 2020-08-07T21:12:00Z

You can sleep in a wine barrel floating on a river in Canada

The houseboat, located in Ontario's wine region, has a panoramic window with views of the surrounding vineyards and wildlife.
Travel 2020-08-07T19:39:00Z

MGM Resorts' new 'Work From Vegas' package lets you work from a poolside cabana and includes your own 'executive assistant'

MGM Resorts in Las Vegas, Nevada, is hoping to get remote workers to book a room at the Bellagio or ARIA hotel with its new package.
News 2020-08-07T19:13:24Z

Climate change is pushing millions of people into cities like Addis Ababa. Here's what rapid urbanization looks like in the Ethiopian capital.

The urban population in Ethiopia is expected to triple to 42.3 million over the next twenty years, data shows
Travel 2020-08-07T14:17:00Z

Spain's Canary Islands are offering to pay for any expenses incurred by travelers who get the coronavirus during a visit there

The Canary Islands government is partnering with French insurer Axa to provide tourists with free coverage for coronavirus-related costs.
Travel 2020-08-07T13:56:00Z

10 bookstores built in strange places around the world, from boats to bank vaults

Ahead of Book Lovers Day on August 9, Insider found bookstores built in unexpected places across the world. There's even one in a paddy field in China.
Travel 2020-08-06T19:45:00Z

The most incredible road to drive in every state

If you're thinking of taking a road trip this summer, there's a must-see parkway or highway in every state.
Travel 2020-08-06T18:09:00Z

You can sleep in a see-through 'Bubble House' in Puerto Rico that has a private pool

Located just outside of the city of Ponce, travelers will find the Bubble Puerto Rico property, which touts itself as an "ecological, magical stay."
Travel 2020-08-06T16:37:06Z

You and your friends could spend the night in an eco-friendly home in the middle of the desert

A community in Taos, New Mexico, has eco-friendly Earthships available to rent on Airbnb, and visitors can enjoy starry nights and sunsets
Travel 2020-08-06T13:34:00Z

I toured two Ellis Island hospitals that have been abandoned for 65 years. Here's what they're like inside.

Ellis Island had two hospitals that treated more than 1 million patients, but today, the measles and tuberculosis wards are eerily empty.
Lifestyle 2020-08-06T09:39:00Z

Tuscany's medieval 'wine windows' have reopened to serve wine, Aperol Spritz, gelato, and coffee in a tradition that dates back to the Plague

Wine windows, or buchette del vino, are totally unique to Tuscany, and haven't been seen anywhere else in the world.
Travel 2020-08-05T22:09:00Z

Photos show what tourism at popular attractions around the world looks like during a pandemic

With social distancing and masks requirements, as well as travel bans still in effect in some places, tourism is looking a little different.
Travel 2020-08-05T17:57:24Z

You can relax at a Copenhagen park that's built on floating, movable islands and can be accessed by boat

The park, Copenhagen Islands, plans to open new additions in spring 2021. The space will feature amenities like a floating sauna, garden, and café.
Travel 2020-08-05T16:25:00Z

The 20 most iconic boardwalks in the US

America's beaches, with their charming boardwalks, are perfect for a quick getaway.
Travel 2020-08-05T14:56:00Z

A luxury hotel in Bali is made up of stylish treehouses perched at 39 feet in the air with stunning views

Each treehouse at Lift Bali comes with a king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and its own unique style.
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