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While the wealthy are spending millions to be weightless in space, one aviation firm is selling the experience on Earth for a fraction of the cost

The Zero G Boeing 727 aircraft. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Zero Gravity Corporation offers flights onboard a plane that's sole mission is to achieve zero gravity. Flights start at $7,500 and flyers experience weightlessness 15 different times. The aircraft is going on tour around the US through December. See more stories on Insider's business page. Humans don't need to go to space to experience zero gravity. Richard Branson floats in zero gravity in Virgin Galactic's spac...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Earth, Features, Flying, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Aviation, Jeff Bezos

Inside the star-studded beach club turned luxury waterfront villa on the French Riviera that's currently on sale for $12.5 million

Villa La Garoupe in Cape d'Antibes on the French Riviera. Courtesy of Cap Villas La Garoupe is a luxury waterfront villa located in Cape d'Antibes on the French Riviera. In its heyday, the beach-front residence was a resort popular among the likes of Edith Piaf and JFK. Now, the remodeled villa features four bedrooms, a heated splash pool, and spacious sundecks for entertaining. See more stories on Insider's business page. During its mid-20th century heyday, La Garoupe was ...
Tags: Travel, Real Estate, France, Trends, Features, Mansion, Jfk, Riviera, Villa, Mediterranean, Edith Piaf, Nordic, Cap, French Riviera, Antibes, Nissa

One of Embraer's worst selling jets just got a shot in the arm with an 30-aircraft order from Canada's Porter Airlines: Meet the E195-E2

An Embraer E195-E2 aircraft rendering in Porter Airlines colors. Porter Airlines and Embraer Porter Airlines is ordering 30 of Embraer's E195-E2 aircraft as it expands to jet operations. Embraer has struggled to sell its E190-E2 family of aircraft, with less than 200 total firm orders before Porter. Porter can use the aircraft to fly to further destinations in Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Central America. See more stories on Insider's business page. Canada's Porter Airl...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Shutterstock, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Air Canada, Planes, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Flying

The 6 best headlamps of 2021, for hiking, camping, or doing housework

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Headlamps offer a hands-free way of hiking or camping at night, and can also be used around the house. The best headlamps should offer long battery life, fit comfortably, and have variable light modes. Our top pick, BioLite's Headlamp 330, is lightweight and comfortable, and has a sweat-wicking headband. A headlamp is one of the most important pieces of anyone's outdoor kit. Unlike an ordinary flashlight, which requires you to physically hold it in y...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Camping, Hiking, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Backpacking, AAA, Strobe, Morse, Owen Burke, Ledlenser, Insider Picks

These are the top-ranked Airbnb rentals in every state, with 100% 5-star ratings for cleanliness, communication, and easy check-in

Airbnb Airbnb says these 50 listings have the most hospitable hosts for their respective states. Hosts who made the cut have unblemished 5-star records in cleanliness, check-in, and communication. North Carolina and California have the highest number of hosts who meet this standard, with 35 each. See more stories on Insider's business page. When you're looking for an Airbnb, the location's features, location, and price are probably some of the first factors you'll take in...
Tags: Travel, California, US, Trends, Features, House, Airbnb, Park City, North Carolina, Oliver, Town, Pensacola, Mendocino, Cheyenne, Airbnb Airbnb, Tech Insider

I flew on JetBlue founder's David Neeleman's new airline and saw how it's nothing like his old one - but it isn't supposed to be

The inaugural flight of David Neeleman's Breeze Airways. Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways is the latest brainchild of JetBlue Airways founder David Neeleman. The two airlines couldn't be any more different, however, despite having the same founder. Breeze's strategy is completely diffeent from JetBlue but still works even though it offers a different product. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways revolutionized air travel in the US when it...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, East Coast

The 5 best electric scooters of 2021 for high-mileage commuters, weekend riders, and kids

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An electric scooter is a convenient mode of transportation that's great for commuting or running errands. The best have enough range to get around town, travel at speeds of 20 mph and up, and are highly portable. Our top pick, the Ninebot KickScooter by Segway ES4, is a versatile scooter that gets up to 28 miles of range. Thanks to improvements in technology and design over the past few years, electric scooters have gone from curious novelties to a bonafi...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Transportation, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Xiaomi, Bird, Commuting, Scooter, Electric Scooters, Maxx, Amazon Built, Amazon Lightweight

The 6 best commuter bikes of 2021 for any budget

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Commuter bikes offer a cost-effective and fitness- and environmentally-friendly way to get around town. The best are comfortable to ride, handle casual terrain, and withstand various weather conditions. Our top pick, Brooklyn Bicycle Co.'s Franklin 3, has a comfortable, upright design and features quality components. The concept of a commuter bike is simple: A functional, comfortable bicycle that's capable of getting you to and from work, the store, ar...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Trends, Walmart, Features, Cycling, Buying Guide, Biking, Commuters, Core, Bosch, Assembly, Bedford, Brooklyn New York

The 7 best compression socks of 2021 for runners, seniors, and anyone looking to improve circulation

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Compression socks help speed muscle recovery and potentially improve athletic performance. They also improve blood flow for venous or lymphatic issues for pregnant women or the elderly. Our top pick, CEP's Progressive+ Compression Socks, are incredibly comfortable and won't sag throughout the day. Compression socks are one of those garments that seem gimmicky but science actually backs up their biggest claimed benefit: Improving your circulation."Compr...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Compression Socks, Sports, Trends, Features, United States, Buying Guide, Progressive, Socks, Workout, Deatherage, Heather Grey, Zensah, Medi, SB Sox

The 5 best travel yoga mats that pack down small for your carry-on

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Yoga is a great tool to lower stress, decompress, and loosen stiff muscles while traveling. A travel yoga mat should be lightweight pliable and fold down small so you can bring it anywhere. Our top pick, Manduka's eKO Superlite matt, is durable, flexible, and weighs just 2.2 pounds. Whether you have a daily yoga practice or you feel achy at the end of long travel days, stashing a yoga mat in your carry-on lets you unwind and loosen up once you hit your hot...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Trends, Features, Yoga, Buying Guide, Travel + Leisure, Southern California, Yoga Mat, Lululemon, CSCS, Gaiam, Manduka, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides

I went inside one of the US' largest aircraft storage facilities and saw how it isn't emptying out despite the rise in air travel

Pinal Airpark in Marana, Arizona. Thomas Pallini/Insider Pinal Airpark is home to hundreds of aircraft that have been stored by their airlines to ride out the pandemic. Most US carriers have reactivated their planes but foreign airlines are still filling Pinal's corridors due to lagging demand. Cargo carriers like Amazon are also looking to Pinal for inexpensive planes to fly packages. See more stories on Insider's business page. Air travel in the US is roaring back to pre-p...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, News, California, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Canada, Arizona, Qantas, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines

SAS Scandinavian Airlines is deploying its brand-new jet to the US to take flyers to a reopening Europe and beyond - see inside

Touring SAS Scandinavian Airlines' Airbus A350-900 XWB. Thomas Pallini/Insider SAS Scandinavian Airlines became the latest airline to fly the Airbus A350-900 XWB in January 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic. Most travelers didn't get to experience the aircraft at the time but Europe is now reopening to tourists and SAS is once more deploying the aircraft on transatlantic routes. The aircraft welcomes travelers with a modern interior with passenger-friendly enhancements at ev...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Sweden, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Flying, Denmark, Aviation, Airbus, Norway

This university professor works remotely from a 500-square-foot sailboat he shares with his 2 sons. See how he does it.

Christopher Bergeron Christopher Bergeron has been working remotely from a boat off of Portland, Maine, since May. The instructional design professor shares the 500-square-foot space on the boat with his two sons. He says the move has been a win-win, giving him "more time to work and more time to play." See more stories on Insider's business page. Like most teachers working through the pandemic, Christopher Bergeron has been holding classes remotely for a while. In May, however, he t...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, Trends, Remote Work, Features, New Hampshire, Maine, Boats, East Coast, Digital Nomad, Christopher, Liam, Bergeron, Portland Maine, StarLink

I used an obscure credit card perk to pay for $127 worth of travel expenses when American Airlines canceled 2 of my flights - see how

Flying home from Bogota, Colombia on American Airlines. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card comes with built-in trip insurance for when things go wrong. Trip delays, trip cancellations, and baggage delays are covered under certain circumstances. I was delayed by 12 hours after two American Airlines flight cancellations and could spend up to $500 on expenses. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flight delays and cancellations can be costly. Hours...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Air Travel, Planes, Time, US, Trends, Features, Colombia, Flying, Chase, Dallas, Aviation, Airlines, Travel Insurance

See inside the tiny hidden bedrooms above economy where flight attendants sleep on an Airbus A350-900XWB jet

Touring SAS Scandinavian Airlines' Airbus A350-900 XWB. Thomas Pallini/Insider Long-haul aircraft come with compartments in which bunks are available for flight attendants to rest and sleep. The hostel-like setup can be a second home for cabin crew on ultra-long-haul flights. Flight attendants will take turns servicing the cabin while the others rest. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next-generation aircraft are flying further than ever before and airlines are co...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Minneapolis, Singapore, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Airbus, Airbus A350, Singapore Airlines, Flight Attendants

Meet 3 boat owners who make a living by renting out or chartering their vessels to customers stir-crazy from the pandemic - sometimes raking in as much as $200,000 a month

Marcel Perdomo Insider spoke with 3 boat owners who earn money by renting out or chartering their vessels. Some say business grew in the pandemic as people eager to head out saw boats as a safe way to do so. One boat owner told Insider he handles 75 charters a week on average, grossing $200,000 per month. See more stories on Insider's business page. With summer underway, people are looking to head out on the water in greater numbers. The pandemic has only sparked even more interest, ...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Trends, Features, Chicago, Philippines, Boats, Miami, Las Vegas, Caribbean, Charter, Rental, Yamaha, Lake Michigan, Rimas, Perdomo

30 things Canadians say that Americans don't understand

Canadians have a long list of slang words and colorful expressions that would leave many Americans scratching their heads. REUTERS/Mark Blinch Canada and the US are both English-speaking countries, but residents of each don't speak exactly alike. Canadians have a long list of slang terms and colorful expressions that set their dialect apart. Words like "keener," "gonger," and "Texas mickey" might confuse Americans. See more stories on Insider's business page. A keener is a pers...
Tags: Travel, UK, Shutterstock, Texas, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Language, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jack, Chesterfield

I went inside United's brand-new Boeing 737 Max 8 with all new seat-back television screens and saw how the airline is revolutionizing air travel

Inside United Airlines' newest aircraft and interior. Thomas Pallini/Insider United Airlines is modernizing its fleet by installing seat-back entertainment screens on all narrow-body Boeing and Airbus planes. More than 2,800 selections of movies, television shows, games, music, and podcasts will be available. Larger overhead bins, mood lighting, in-seat power, and in-flight WiFi will also be installed. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines received it...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Newark, Airlines

10 of the best Airbnbs in Denver to explore the Mile High City and surrounding Rocky Mountains

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb One of the Rockies' premier destinations, Denver offers a mix of urban attractions and outdoor fun. Attracting both visitors and permanent remote workers, short and long-term Airbnbs are in demand. We found some of the best Denver Airbnbs at a range of price points, from $133 to $595 per night. Denver is one of the fastest-growing cities in the US and its population has been steadily increa...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Colorado, US, Trends, Features, Capitol Hill, Airbnb, Lincoln, Denver, Botanic Gardens, Rockies, Destinations, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Whittier

20 engaging travel toys to keep toddlers entertained on long road trips

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Travel toys for toddlers aren't just good to have, they're an absolute necessity. The best travel toys for toddlers will keep them busy while traveling by car or plane this summer. Travel toys should not be too challenging for kids and should be difficult to lose. Since many families will be hitting the road or flying this summer, every caregiver needs a reliable selection of mobile distr...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Toys, Parenting, Trends, Walmart, Features, Toddler, Buy Buy Baby, Caterpillar, Barnes Noble, Eric Carle, Amazon Travel, Melissa Doug Flip, Insider Picks

Boeing's largest 737 Max aircraft just took to the skies but it won't see passengers for another 2 years - take a look at the $134.9 million jet

The first flight of a Boeing 737 Max 10. Ellen Banner-Pool/Getty Boeing's 737 Max 10 just flew for the first time, departing from Renton Municipal Airport near Seattle for a test flight on June 18. The largest member of the Max family can fly up to 230 passengers as far as 3,300 nautical miles. United Airlines holds the largest order for the aircraft with 100 planes to be delivered later in the decade. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing just put another miles...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, China, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Washington Dc, Aviation, Airbus, Newark, Jim Webb

I used a credit perk to dine for nearly free at an airport restaurant and it's my new favorite travel hack

Using Priority Pass at an airport restaurant. Thomas Pallini/Insider Chase offers complimentary Priority Pass memberships to its Sapphire Reserve cardholders, which grant access to airport lounges. Priority Pass also includes certain airport restaurants and members are given a $28 meal allowance. I used the perk on a recent trip and saw how easy it was to dine for virtually free. See more stories on Insider's business page. This tiny piece of metal is known as the Chase Sapphire...
Tags: Travel, Food, Transportation, News, Airports, Washington, Restaurants, Planes, New York City, Trends, Features, Ronald Reagan, Washington Dc, Airlines, Priority Pass, Ben

Amtrak is bringing back nostalgia-inducing traditional dining with white tablecloth service and china

Touring Amtrak's newly-upgraded Superliner train. Thomas Pallini/Insider Traditional dining is back on Amtrak as of June 23 on six long-distance routes. Sleeper car customers traveling west of Chicago will have white tablecloth service with a new selection of elegant meals. It's part of Amtrak's $28 million plan to upgrade its Superliner and Viewliner fleet of train cars. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rail riders may soon be packing dinner jackets for t...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Trains, America, Trends, Features, Chicago, Atlantic, Rail Travel, Philadelphia, Dining, Train Travel, Amtrak, Orlando

I flew on a 38-year-old Boeing 757 used as a 'testbed' and saw how it's ushering in the next era of tech to help stop the rise in pilot error-related incidents

Flying on Honeywell Aerospace's Boeing 757 testbed aircraft. Thomas Pallini/Insider Honeywell Aerospace is one of the leading aviation firms developing the safety technology of the future. Its largest aircraft, a Boeing 757, tests everything from weather radar to brand-new engines. The tech being developed by Honeywell and tested by the aircraft could've avoided recent near misses and can save lives. See more stories on Insider's business page. On July 7, 2017, a routine...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Air Canada, Planes, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Vancouver, Boeing, United Airlines, Prescott

The 6 best water bottles we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A refillable water bottle is a great sustainable option for staying hydrated while you're on the go. The best should be durable, easily portable, and able to keep your beverages cold or hot for hours on end. Our top pick, the , features rugged construction and excellent temperature retention. Reusable water bottles are a must for anyone who wants to quench their thirst without leaving a trail of landfill-clogging plastic in their wake. But just like trave...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Kitchen, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Toyota, Starbucks, Tsa, Oprah, Water Bottle, Stainless Steel, BPA, CamelBak, Chevy Silverado, Hydro Flask

Amex just opened its newest lounge inside LaGuardia Airport's brand-new terminal and it's just what the infamous airport needed

Touring American Express' new Centurion Lounge at LaGuardia Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider American Express just opened a new Centurion Lounge at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Monday. The 10,000 square foot space is open to American Express Platinum and Centurion cardholders flying on any airline. Complimentary hot meals and alcoholic beverages are on offer as flyers await their flights in LaGuardia's brand-new Terminal B. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Airports, Air Travel, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Flying, New Jersey, Delta, American Express, Aviation

The 5 best cat carriers in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good cat carrier is comfortable and safe for your pet and easy for you to transport. We tested 30 pet carriers, including soft-sided carriers, hard-sided kennels, and backpacks. The best cat carrier, Mr. Peanut's Gold Series Expandable Carrier, unzips to give a pet extra space. The right cat carrier can make getting a feisty feline from Point A to Point B less stressful. Whether you're headed to the vet or the airport, a good carrier should have a h...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Cats, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Gadd, Grey, Frisco, Oakland California, Phoebe, Reston Virginia, Sherpa, Subaru of America Inc

I flew on JetBlue's brand-new Airbus A220 and saw why it's the perfect plane to lead the airline into its next era

Flying on a JetBlue Airways Airbus A220-300. Thomas Pallini/Insider JetBlue Airways is the latest US airline to fly the Airbus A220, a next-generation aircraft to replace the airline's Embraer E190s. The 140-seat aircraft is configured in a unique 2-3 arrangement and gives flyers more seating choices based on preference. JetBlue plans to fly the aircraft across the country thanks to the aircraft's 3,400-nautical mile range and fuel efficiency. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Atlantic, Delta, Miami, Aviation, Airbus

I flew on Set Jet, where flights on private jets cost the same as typical airlines' first class, and saw why it's one of aviation's best kept secrets

Flying on private jet firm Set Jet. Thomas Pallini/Insider Set Jet is a membership-based private jet firm offering seats on private aircraft on set routes across the American West. Flights cost less than $500 but still offer most of the trappings of a traditional private jet flight. I flew on a Set Jet flight and was impressed by the luxury of the service for the low price point. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flying on a private jet is the very pinnacle of air trave...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, California, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Arizona, San Diego, Aviation, Las Vegas, Airlines, Costa Rica, Private Jets

I was stranded in Bogotá airport for 10 hours and it taught me the true value of credit card perks and not taking no for an answer

Flying home from Bogota, Colombia on American Airlines. Thomas Pallini/Insider American Airlines canceled two of my flights when flying home from Bogotá, Colombia to New York, effectively leaving me stranded in the country. I managed to get out of Bogotá using multiple tactics and passed the time thanks to a credit card perk. American ended up giving me $24 in meal vouchers and a free layover hotel but had to fly me 2,000 miles from my original destination. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Airports, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Colombia, Flying, Chase, American Express, Dallas, Miami

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