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Biden flew to DC on a luxurious Boeing 737 private jet with its own master bedroom and shower - see inside

Joe Biden flying to Washington, DC ahead of his inauguration. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty President Joe Biden flew to Washington, DC on a Boeing 737 private jet instead of an Air Force plane. The airliner-turned-private-jet is favored among the wealthy jet set for its range and spacious cabin. Amtrak was the president's first choice of transport but security concerns scrubbed the plan. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden arrived in Washington, DC ahead of his i...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, News, Maryland, Air Travel, Washington, White House, Planes, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Flying, Washington Dc


19 products and services we bought based on glowing reviews from our coworkers

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Plenty of women on the Insider Reviews team have tried RTR Unlimited after reading rave reviews from teammates. Rent the Runway As a team of product reviewers, we collectively try a lot of new products. That means we can typically count on our teammates to have the best recommendations at the ready when we need to buy something new - whether it be a small impulse buy or a much more serious purchas...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Personal Finance, Instagram, US, Trends, Features, David, Athens, Ellen, United, Sephora, Everlane, Erin, Chase Sapphire Preferred


The best travel backpacks in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A travel backpack packs like a suitcase but is small enough to wear on your back as you trudge through the airport or trek around a new city.We tested nine of the top travel backpacks and determined that the Tortuga Outbreaker is the best you can buy with its generous capacity, functional organizer pockets, and customizable strap system.If you're looking for a more traditional suitcase, check out our guide to the best carry-ons.Basically suitcases you can wear ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Trends, Features, Backpack, Buying Guide, Patagonia, Tsa, Travel Guides, Cotopaxi, Fairview, JANSPORT, Clamshell, David Slotnick, Jen Gushue, Patagonia Black Hole Duffel


The life of Sheldon Adelson, the late casino billionaire behind The Venetian and Marina Bay Sands, who donated more than $120 million to Republican causes in 2020

Gambling giant Las Vegas Sands Corp's Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson speaks during an interview with Reuters in Macau, China, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate and Republican donor, died on January 11 at the age of 87. Adelson, who was chairman and majority shareholder of the world's largest casino operator, Las Vegas Sands, was worth an estimated $33 billion in January 2021 before he died, per Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Adelson...
Tags: Asia, Politics, Hollywood, Republicans, Hotels, Boston, Singapore, Softbank, Israel, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, New York Times, Billionaires, Sheldon Adelson, Airbus


JetBlue just unveiled the ultra-modern cabin of its latest plane - take a look inside its brand-new Airbus A220 jets

JetBlue Airways unveiled the cabin of its new Airbus A220 aircraft that will replace the aging Embraer E190 flight.  The 140-seat cabin is arranged in a unique 2-3 configuration with no shortage of the perks for which JetBlue is known including free in-flight entertainment and WiFi.  Flights begin in the spring starting on the Boston-Fort Lauderdale route before the aircraft expands to cities across the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. JetBlue Airways on Tuesday unveiled ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines


The best cat carriers in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good cat carrier should be comfortable for your pet and easy for you to safely transport them by foot, mass transit, car, or plane.We tested 23 cat carriers, including soft carriers, hard-sided kennels, budget options, and backpack-style carriers. The best cat carrier overall is Mr. Peanut's Gold Series Expandable Carrier, which unzips to give your cat additional space during travel.The right cat carrier can make getting a feisty feline from Point A to Point ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Cats, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Air, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Gadd, Frisco, Oakland California, Phoebe, Reston Virginia, Sherpa, Subaru of America Inc


23 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images As the pandemic continues, many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to homes with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings are free to join, and some ship wine right to your door as part of the package.Read more: 21 signature cocktail recipes from hotel...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Kitchen, Home, Facebook, Instagram, California, France, Oregon, Alcohol, US, Trends, Catalonia, Features, New Zealand, Wine


New York just debuted a $1.6 billion train hall to upgrade its notorious Penn Station, complete with skylight ceilings and a premium lounge - see inside

New York City's new Moynihan Train Hall. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Moynihan Train Hall at New York's Pennsylvania Station opened to the public on New Year's Day, after three years of construction and a total cost of $1.6 billion. Amtrak is the primary tenant with its own waiting rooms and a new premium lounge for first class and frequent riders.   Long Island Rail Road commuters also able to use the facility, but NJ Transit will continue use the old station. Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Boston, Trains, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Rail Travel, North America, Amtrak, Penn, Times Square, Penn Station


Emirates just unveiled the swanky high-end design for its new Airbus A380 as most airlines say goodbye to the enormous plane - see inside

An Emirates Airbus A380. Lukas Wunderlich/Shutterstock.com Emirates is giving its new Airbus A380s an interior upgrade with each cabin receiving an enhancement. Economy class will receive "ergonomically designed" seats with leather headrests and tray tables with wood finishes. Premium economy will also make its first debut at the airline with 56 recliner seats in an elegant cabin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Emirates is one of the few airlines still flying the Airbu...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Hong Kong, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Emirates, Tim Clark, Korea, Dubai, Qantas, Aviation


12 unique Airbnb escapes in New York's Hudson Valley

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb As the pandemic continues, many New Yorkers are seeking a weekend getaway to enjoy nature and escape the city.Airbnb private vacation rentals are ideal for such a trip because they remove interactions with other guests and hotel staff.We found top-rated cabins, cottages, and barns, and highlighted current COVID-19 policies for each.Our picks are found in places like Beacon, Hudson, and Rhine...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, New York, Instagram, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Maine, Connecticut, Keurig, Airbnb, Kingston, East Coast


Inside the $4,500-a-night Hawaiian estate where the Obamas and celebrities like Angelina Jolie have vacationed

President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, and Sasha Obama at the Honolulu Zoo in January 2009. Kent Nishimura-Pool/Getty Images During his presidency, Barack Obama usually spent the Christmas and New Year's holidays in Hawaii with his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters, Malia and Sasha. For three years in a row, the Obama family stayed at a luxury vacation rental known as Paradise Point Estates, the estate's manager, Glenn Weinberg, told Business Insider. Other high-profile...
Tags: Travel, Politics, Obama, Life, Barack Obama, Trends, Features, Hawaii, Bradley Cooper, Homes, Angelina Jolie, Ryan Reynolds, Vacation Rentals, Michelle, Honolulu, Blake


Photos show crowded airports during Christmas as Americans buck the CDC's recommendation to stay home

Travelers wearing face masks arrive at Orlando International Airport on the day before Christmas. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Photos of crowded US airports during the Christmas holiday showed how many Americans ignored the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation to stay home.  The US has reported record COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations this month, with more than 19 million cases nationwide.  As of December 28, Southern California and San Joaquin Valley re...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, California, Cdc, Planes, US, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Ronald Reagan, United Kingdom, New Jersey, Delta, Food And Drug Administration


How 2 airlines transported the COVID-19 vaccine to some of the farthest regions of the world

Alaska Airlines transporting the COVID-19 vaccine. Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines and Singapore Airlines were tasked with transporting the vaccine to their geographically-challenged homelands. The first doses arrived in remote Alaskan communities less than three days after the first trucks left Kalamazoo, Michigan while Singapore became the first country to receive the vaccine one week later. Passenger airlines and cargo carriers alike have been essential in getting the vaccine to the wor...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Alaska, Food And Drug Administration, Belgium, Aviation


The best camping stoves for cooking on outdoor adventures

A dependable camp stove lets you prepare hot meals, brew fresh coffee, and purify gathered water wherever your outdoor adventures take you.The best camp stoves are portable enough that they don't take up too much space in your vehicle, are easy to light with a lighter or match, and can hold up in a variety of weather conditions and environments.Our top pick, the MSR PocketRocket Deluxe, is compact enough for backpackers to use, intuitive and easy to operate, and has a built-in igniter that's rel...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Cooking, Camping, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Coleman, Steven John, Stove, Coleman Bottle Top Propane Stove, James Stout, Rick Stella, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Picks Guides


Wealthy Brits are fleeing the UK in private jets to avoid new lockdowns ahead of Christmas while Londoners are trapped in their city

Private jet travelers. Erickson Stock/Shutterstock Private aviation firms are reporting an increase in bookings from over the weekend out of London as the UK government imposes new lockdowns. A new strain of coronavirus prompted the government to shut down most of London and South East England.  Over 40 countries have closed borders with the UK or implemented stricter entry restrictions, leading airlines to cancel flights. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Londoners fl...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, London, News, Air Travel, Scotland, Planes, US, Trends, Spain, Bbc, Features, Flying


The best air mattresses in 2020

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An air mattress is a convenient and comfortable option for unexpected visits, sleepovers, and camping trips. The SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress (Queen) is our top pick because it's the most comfortable, provides great back support, and the company has excellent customer service.An air mattress can be a great investment for those who like to be prepared for unexpected visits, sleepovers, and spontaneous trips. It can be set up quickly and stored easily, b...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Home, Camping, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Bill, Intex, Pvc, Don, Coleman, TPU, Air Mattress, REI Co


Photos show how the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine got from Michigan into the arms of healthcare workers

Transporting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Michael Clevenger - Pool and MARK LENNIHAN/POOL/AFPGetty The first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine left Michigan on Sunday bound for hospitals across the US. A fleet of trucks and airplanes, accompanied by armed guards, ensured that the vaccine was quickly and safely transported. The first shot was given in New York on Monday, just days after the Food and Drug Administration's emergency authorization on Friday.  Visit Business Insider's homepa...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, New York, News, Planes, New York City, US, America, Trends, Linkedin, Features, UPS, Flying, Healthcare, Dubai


Grafomaps' custom map posters and T-shirts make great personalized gifts - here's what it's like to design them

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. is a website that lets you design custom map posters and T-shirts of any place in the world.We went through an easy design process and created posters and a T-shirt of our favorite vacation spots - the finished products are really cool.  Custom map posters start at $49 without a frame and can go up to $119 for metal frames, while T-shirt prints cost just $35.Right now, you can save $15 on everything exce...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Home, Art, Trends, Features, Gifts, Van Gogh, Gift Ideas, Sint Maarten, Home Decorating, Wheatpaste, Ellen Hoffman, Grafomap, Malarie Gokey, Insider Picks 2020


The best travel mugs

We put a dozen travel mugs to the test for temperature retention, leak resistance, and general ease of use.The Zojirushi SM-SE Travel Mug kept coffee hot and ice frozen for the longest of any mug we tested.Plus, its locking lid ensures its contents stay safe inside. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky If you're frequently on the go, and you need your caffeine fix close at hand, a good travel mug likely features prominently in your daily routine.Any mug with a lid that you can carry from place to ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Kitchen, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Travel Mug, Contigo, Yeti, Travel Guides, Cap, Stanley, Toyota Corolla, West Loop, Shu, Zojirushi


Inside Miami's exclusive, high-security 'Billionaire Bunker,' where Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner just dropped $30 million on an empty lot

Mansions line the perimeter of Indian Creek Island, while the center is occupied by an 18-hole golf course. Katie Warren/Business Insider Miami's Indian Creek Village is a tiny private island with just 34 homes that's been nicknamed the "Billionaire Bunker" for the famous and ultrawealthy people who call it home. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, supermodel Adriana Lima, and former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula are among the island's elite residents. Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, Enrique ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Florida, Real Estate, Finance, US, Trends, Features, Billionaires, Miami, Miami Dolphins, North America, Sears, On The Road, Carl Icahn, Iglesias


Embraer's brand-new $21 million private jet that can fly non-stop from New York to London just entered service with Flexjets as its first operator

Flexjet's first Embraer Praetor 600. Embraer Flexjet just took delivery of the world's newest private jet, the Embraer Praetor 600.  The $21 million jet can seat nine passengers in Flexjet's configuration and fly over 4,000 nautical miles, enough to fly from the US to Europe.  Embraer announced the plane in 2018 with Flexjet scooping up the first models as part of a $1.4 billion order.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The world's newest private jet has touched down ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, Air Travel, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Canary Wharf, Features, Flying, New Jersey, Brazil, Airbus


I paid $20 to ride Amtrak's famed high-speed Acela train for the first time during the pandemic and it was the perfect alternative to flying

Riding Amtrak during the pandemic. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Acela is Amtrak's only high-speed rail line in the US, operating between Washington and Boston on the Northeast Corridor. Though it's not as fast as European high-speed rail, the service is clean, comfortable, and brings in a profit for Amtrak.  I rode on Acela for the first time in November to see how it stacked up to flying.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amtrak's Acela trains are the closest thing A...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Washington, Boston, Trains, Massachusetts, New York City, US, America, Trends, Features, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, Connecticut, Rail Travel


Airbus' new $260 million answer to Boeing's 787-8 Dreamliner just began flying passengers but it's already looking like a flop

A Kuwait Airways Airbus A330-800neo. Airbus The Airbus A330-800neo entered service with Kuwait Airways in November after being delivered in October as Airbus' newest passenger jet. It's the smaller variant of the A330neo family but still boasts an impressive range of 8,150 nautical miles and greater efficiency thanks to new Rolls-Royce engines.  With only three airlines publicly placing orders for the aircraft, however, it's likely to be a flop. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Africa, US, Trends, Features, Analysis, Flying, Portugal, Dubai, Aviation, Airbus, Pfizer


21 signature cocktail recipes from hotel bars around the world - plus the tools and spirits you'll need to make them

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Chatham Bars Inn's Bourbon Smash; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Although many restaurants have reopened following shutdowns due to COVID-19, many places still aren't allowing indoor dining and nobody wants to pack into bars just yet. That makes enjoying a favorite cocktail at your local watering hole more difficult. If you're one of many turning to a home bar cart to whip up a drink, take insp...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, London, Montana, Singapore, Trends, Features, Chile, Tennessee, Italy, Miami, Cocktails, Atlantic City, Collins, Caribbean, Lemon


21 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images Although states have continued phased reopenings, some states are experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, and many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to living rooms with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings are free to join, and some ship wine r...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Kitchen, Home, Facebook, Instagram, California, France, Oregon, Alcohol, US, Trends, Catalonia, Features, New Zealand, Wine


I visited airport lounges of the 3 major US airlines and saw how the pandemic has changed the once-extravagant experience – here's what it's like to lounge during the pandemic

We visited three airport lounges to answer definitively: what is it like to lounge during the pandemic? Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Airlines are adapting their premium lounges to the new realities of pandemic flying as their top travelers remain largely grounded.  Each airline has its own approach but all are centered around health and safety first followed by a gradual ramp-up of the amenities that flyers expect. We visited the airport lounges of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, an...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Airports, Air Travel, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Newark, Airlines, United, United Airlines


More Silicon Valley tech talent is flocking to Austin, Texas, during the pandemic. Here's what it's like in the growing tech hub of 'Silicon Hills.'

Katie Canales/Business Insider The COVID-19 pandemic has appeared to bolster an exodus from the pricey San Francisco Bay Area to more affordable locales, including Austin, Texas. Dropbox CEO Drew Houston is among those who have announced their move to Austin in the last few months amid a widespread shift to remote work. Big Tech has noticeably made itself more at home in Texas's capital in the last decade, but the industry has a long history in Austin. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Washington Post, Drew Houston, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Tech


Americans can now travel to 47 nations for vacation and tourism — here's the list of every open country and how to get there

The US passport has lost its strength significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans are left with few options on where to travel. ShutterLibrary/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider While many countries are not allowing US travelers during the coronavirus crisis, some nations are open to Americans. The United Kingdom, Caribbean countries, and select international locales are allowing tourists from the US. Many countries require you to show a negative COVID-19 test and air...
Tags: Transportation, BITranspo, Caribbean, Europe, Features, Travel, CT Visual Features, Air Travel, COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus, Coronavirus, Flying, Tourism, Airlines, Aviation, BI Graphics


VistaJet is about to take delivery of its first charter-ready Bombardier Global 7500, a $70 million ultra-long-range private jet that can fly 7,700 nautical miles — see inside

A VistaJet Bombardier Global 7500. VistaJet Private aviation firm VistaJet will welcome another Bombardier Global 7500 to its fleet in January that will be available for charter after its first model was scooped up by a single client. The Global 7500 has the longest range of any aircraft in its class, and is able to fly up to 7,700 nautical miles in a single flight.  The 14-passenger configuration allows for four living spaces, including a private bedroom and office.  Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, New York City, Trends, Features, Bombardier, Gulfstream, Teterboro Airport, Flohr, Nuage, VistaJet, Thomas Flohr, Vista Global, Thomas Pallini


How much money you need to make to live comfortably in every state in America

The annual income needed to live comfortably in New York is $95,724. turtix/Shutterstock The cost of living is notoriously high in the US — but it can vary widely by state. Many Americans are reconsidering their living situations amid the coronavirus pandemic. More than 51 million Americans have filed for unemployment as months of lockdowns continue.  GoBankingRates determined the "living wage" necessary to live comfortably in each US state earlier this fall. Some states, like New York, re...
Tags: Travel, Personal Finance, Utah, Florida, New York, Texas, Money, Minnesota, Mississippi, Maryland, Minneapolis, Colorado, California, Housing, Montana, Washington



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