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How to Visit Montreal Like a Local—Just in Time for Canadian Thanksgiving

Finding a city similar to the Canadian francophone metropolis of Montreal is no easy task. There’s a dash of old-world Parisian charm in the Beaux Arts cityscape, a Manhattan-like dedication to bagels, and a San Franciscan embrace of nature. Add in a contentious linguistic debate (a language …

Montréal

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

Maps

10 Neighborhoods To Add To Your 2016 Travel Bucket List

According to Airbnb, these locations are about to become super popular.<p>We already know the home trends to look out for in 2016, as well as the U.S. real estate markets that are poised to blossom this year, but what about the vacation cities we should be keeping on our radar?<p>According to Airbnb, …

Kuala Lumpur

10 of the best hidden bars and restaurants in New York

From an original speakeasy to a much-loved hole-in-the-wall bodega, we pick 10 ‘secret’ places from a new book on New York’s eating and drinking scene<p><b>BARS</b><p>Lantern’s Keep, Midtown West<p>Opened in the early 1900s, both the Algonquin and the Iroquois hotels exude the glamour of times past. Inside, the …

4 mortgage secrets only your broker knows

Taking out a mortgage loan to buy a home is a huge investment — probably the biggest you'll ever make.<p>That's why it's important to cut as many costs of applying for a mortgage loan as possible. Who knows best how to reduce these costs? Mortgage lenders, of course.<p>Here are four secrets that your …

Personal Finance

These 8 in-demand programming languages are the ones to have on your resume in 2016

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Tech Hub/flickrIn early 2015 Glassdoor.com made a list of the 25 highest paying in-demand jobs in the country. Of the 25 careers …

Programming

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Tim Ferriss

If you want to get a bigger salary and expand your skill set, this is the programming language you should learn

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Coding is cool. We don't know how it happened, but in 2015 it's a fact. Even Chris Bosh, arguably a top ten forward in the …

Chris Bosh

22 Hearty Cold-Weather Slow-Cooker Recipes

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A Perfect Weekend in San Francisco for $25 a Day

Our guide navigating the city's best neighborhoods for a fun weekend that won't break the bank.<p>Ignore those depressing headlines about how expensive …

How to Have Dirtier Sex Than You Ever Imagined

Go from PG to NC-17 in a few simple moves<p>All sex is good sex—in the beginning. When your relationship is fresh, new positions or novel settings are enough to keep you both interested and satisfied.<p>But as the years pass, it’s all too common to find yourself stuck with a sex life worn edgeless by …

12 Secret Hideaway Islands in Europe

Whether you arrive by plane, ferry or a little taxi boat, there's something particularly romantic about marooning yourself on an island. Europe's most popular vacation islands - including Mallorca, Corfu and Ibiza - are well known, but there are hundreds of other smaller, less developed islands …

Forget Rio -- Visit These 5 Less-Crowded Cities in Central & South America Instead

<i>(Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com)</i><p><i>By Nicolle Monico</i><p>In 2014, all eyes were on Brazil for the World Cup and come 2016, it will again sit in the spotlight with the Summer Olympics taking place in Rio de Janiero. In any year, travelers heading to Peru typically plan on visiting Machu Picchu, while in …

Recipes

10 Mind-Blowing Travel Destinations for Adventure Junkies and Thrill Seekers

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have already been to Italy, maybe even twice. You’ve gone to Florida more times than you can count.<p>You live big, you work crazy hard and you take risks. You are ready for a vacation that matches …

French Polynesia

5 Insane Overwater Bungalows You Can Actually Afford

You might not be flush with cash, but that doesn't mean you need to give up on the overwater-bungalow fantasy, because who hasn't dreamed of staying in a cabana stilted over shimmering water, fish cruising below? We combed the world and came up with five stellar stays (like Punta Caracol above) …

Meet the Couple Who “Retired” to Airbnb

With 55 Airbnbs and more than 30 countries under their belts, Debbie and Michael Campbell, 58 and 69 respectively, have reinvented what it means to …

Five Best Cheap Travel Booking Sites

Getting away for a little holiday shouldn't have to be expensive. There are lots of great sites to help you plan your next trip, whether it's for …

Name Your Price On Shopping App Compelation

Browse products. Name your price. If the merchant accepts your bid, you automatically buy it. This is how Compelation is flipping the concept of ecommerce and giving consumers the power.<p>Normally, a merchant sets a sale price, and a buyer simply accepts or rejects it. That’s fast, but leads to tons …

This Infographic Shows the Best Time to Visit National Parks in the US

A national park is a great summer vacation option. Problem is, parks can be crowded in high season. But in low season, you might meet bad weather and …

9 Mexican Recipes Perfect for the Slow Cooker

Between the quick hustle of the food truck and the casual fun of make-your-own taco get togethers, it’s easy to forget that the process behind making …

Cooking

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

European Travel

This guy has gamed the airline industry so he never has to pay for a flight again

“It’s just a day in the office in here essentially,” the 28-year-old Keyes told Business Insider. “I’ve got a nice work space, food, drinks, some …

This Itty-Bitty Town Will Make You Wanna Run Off To Spain

On the list of reasons to drop everything and go to Spain, this is rising to the top... <i>fast</i>. Meet Lekeitio, an itty-bitty fishing town nestled on the country's northern coast near Bilbao.<p>Aside from boasting two stunning beaches, amazingly fresh seafood and an island you can walk to, it has <i>totally</i> …

The 7 Best Asian Street Foods

By Stephen Bugno<p>Sitting down for a sidewalk pad thai along a busy Bangkok street. Trying piping hot fried bananas in Indonesia. Popping into a takoyaki stand after a night of drinks and karaoke in Osaka. Most of us associate food with culture. The reason we travel is to experience new places and …

Vancouver’s best cheap eats

Vancouver has one of Canada’s juiciest dining scenes. But for every high-end restaurant here, there are dozens of budget alternatives to salivate over – so long as you know where to go.<p>Alfresco dining on Granville Island, with Vancouver in the background. Image by Stuart Dee / The Image Bank / Getty<p>…

Essential Jeju-do: top 10 activities on Korea’s tropical island

With easy to access dormant volcanoes, hearty seaside fare and a panoply of hiking trails that redefine contemporary notions of exploration, Jeju Island has much to offer the modern day adventurer seeking challenge, delight and cause to reflect.<p>There’s an array of choices, thanks to a bounty of …

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

<i>Photo: Michael Matti</i><p>You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.<p>1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Hike through Croatia's largest National Park to a series of …

Travel Guide: Buenos Aires

Rib eye, short ribs, tenderloin, skirt steak, choripan. Smoked at a contemporary <i>parrilla</i>, grilled by an <i>asador</i> at a traditional steakhouse, or served …

Argentina

Havana city guide: what to see plus the best new bars, restaurants and hotels

The beautiful Cuban capital is finally coming in from the cold as relations with the US thaw, state controls loosen and a wave of optimism and creativity is unleashed. Go now, says Lydia Bell<p>• Readers share their tips on places to go in Cuba<p>The streets are alive with the sound of jackhammers. It …