Harrison Jacobs, provided by Published 9:38 am PST, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider In March I left New York to travel around the world as Business Insider's international correspondent. Over the course of more than six months, I have so far visited 18 countries. While I've had some epic adventures, not everything lived up to the hype. Some bucket-list attractions were overpriced, uninspiring, overcrowded, or just plain boring. Among the offending attractions: the "most dangerous hike in the world" in China, the Marina Bay Sands mega-hotel featured in "Crazy Rich Asians," and the Greek isle of Mykonos. I thought it might be helpful to share which of my recent adventures weren't worth the trouble. If you're looking for the things you should do, I have a list of those too. Let's be honest, some things simply don't live up to the hype. There's a temptation when going on a big trip abroad to come back singing the praises of everything you did … [Read more...] about Traveling the world for a year showed me real life doesn’t always live up to the hype. These are the most disappointing places I’ve been.
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Updated 7:11 am PDT, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2013, file photo, a paddleboarder looks our over the Pacific Ocean as the sun sets off of Waikiki Beach, in Honolulu. When you’re just starting out, even a weeklong vacation might seem like a one-way ticket to credit card debt — especially if you have a modest income or lack access to paid time off. But with the right moves, you can budget for travel without going into the red. less FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2013, file photo, a paddleboarder looks our over the Pacific Ocean as the sun sets off of Waikiki Beach, in Honolulu. When you’re just starting out, even a weeklong vacation might seem ... more Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2013, file photo, … [Read more...] about How to see the world in your 20s without racking up debt
caption The author in Thailand. source Mag Boron I quit my job after 10 years of working at an aerospace brand and in finance. By many measures, I had excelled in those roles – I earned great money and ran prestigious teams all over the world. However, the 12-hour days and little free time became too much to bear, and I felt that life was passing me by. So I quit my job to travel the world – and unexpectedly became a CEO. Ever since I was five years old, all I’ve ever wanted was to travel and meet people around the world. I grew up in communist Poland. The borders were closed, and passports were nearly impossible to get. Everyone around me said I would never be able to see the world. But I never believed it. I’ve always felt like a global citizen. Soon after communism collapsed in Poland, I put all of my drive and ambition into my education. I came to the US, finished college in three years … [Read more...] about I quit my high-paying job to travel the world — and came back as the CEO of my own company
For equal pay to become a reality, we need changes at the individual and institutional levels. Stacey Epstein Published 12:00 pm PDT, Friday, August 31, 2018 Photo: Alistair Berg | Getty Images Photo: Alistair Berg | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Alistair Berg | Getty Images How to Drive Concrete Change in a World Where Unequal Pay Is Still the Norm 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In a perfect world, women make as much as their male peers, instead of the 82 cents on a dollar that they do today. In a fair world, companies set wage amounts based on work done, and don't stray from it based on the negotiation skills of the applicant. Unfortunately, the business world of 2018 is neither perfect, nor … [Read more...] about How to Drive Concrete Change in a World Where Unequal Pay Is Still the Norm
Myelle Lansat, provided by Published 9:15 am PDT, Saturday, July 28, 2018 Courtesy of Austin Nicklas and Kenidy Springer College students Austin Nicklas and Kenidy Springer are traveling the US in a converted mini school bus this summer — but it's not as cheap as it may seem. Nicklas and Springer purchased the bus and converted it by hand with financial help from sponsors. The couple budgets from trip to trip and their biggest expense is gas. Austin Nicklas and Kenidy Springer's first trip in their converted mini school bus, from Connecticut to Niagara Falls, cost $200 in gas and groceries. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Deadly attacks and fighting have scattered Afghans across the world. Media: Euronews "I remember we got back to the bus and were like, 'Oh my gosh, we can't do this,'" Springer said. Living in a bus clearly wasn't as cheap as it sounds. For two and a half years, Nicklas, 22, and Springer, 20, have traveled the United States … [Read more...] about The dreamy ‘bus life’ all over Instagram isn’t actually as cheap as it sounds — here’s exactly what it costs, according to a couple traveling the US in a converted school bus