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90 Things to See and Do in New York City

New York City may not actually be that big, but with as many stores, restaurants, museums and attractions that are packed into every block of every borough, it certainly does feel huge. Sifting through it all, especially if you're just in town for a while, can be a daunting task. To help weed …

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11 Apps That Take the Stress Out of Travel Planning

Be your own travel agent with these insightful apps.<p>From weather and flight updates, through hotels and transportation, all the way to dining and entertainment, there's a relevant smartphone app out there to guide you. We've rounded up some of the best travel apps worth your attention.

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Everything You Need to Know to Capture a Stunning Sunset & Enhance the Image in Lightroom (VIDEO)

Everyone loves photographing a beautiful sunset, but sometimes our results don’t quite convey the epic scene we attempted to capture. In this …

30 Instagrammers promoting unconventional travel that you can relate to

The Best Friend Pair-Ups<p>Courtney and Kiersten are each powerhouse Instagrammers on their own, but they decided to come together on this account to …

The Smartest Way to Handle Frequent Flier Miles

For many travelers, simply finding a flight that can be booked with frequent flyer miles instead of cash is cause for celebration. But advanced …

Drone photography is changing how we approach real estate

Digital Journal caught up with Douglas Thron, a San Francisco Bay Area based professional drone cinematographer whose four minute video on a high end property in Santa Barbara was recently placed on Placester.com's list of the top 10 Most Stunning Real Estate Listing Videos of 2015.<p>"There is no …

Building Teslas is much harder than anyone in Silicon Valley thought

The number — 50,580 — was on the low end of the company's guidance, which was revised down from 55,000 at the beginning of last year, to between 50-55,000 and later to between 50-52,000.<p><i>[I misstated the total as 55,580 in an earier version of this post — that's corrected now.]</i><p>Deliveries of the new …

Riding the subway in Seoul showed me how far behind New York is

As someone who lived in New York City for over a decade, I've relied heavily on the subway system there. But as much as I appreciate the MTA, it's not the most sophisticated or technologically advanced service in the world. A recent trip to South Korea made me realize that it may be time for NYC's …

The Only Travel Shoe You Will Ever Need is on Kickstarter

The world’s first "modular-tech" travel shoes are customizable and fold flat with new zip system.<p>You can be that traveler that only packs one pair of …

Airbnb Overtakes Google as Glassdoor's Best Place To Work

Airbnb has riled lawmakers and hoteliers worldwide with its massively successful short-term rental platform. But when it comes to the company’s …

New Vertical Cabin Design Stacks Passengers to Increase Room in Economy

A patent filed by Airbus this year, which considered using vertical space in the cabin to make more room for passengers, was not universally well …

7 Carry-On Essentials to Upgrade Your Next Flight

Whether on a short trip or an intercontinental journey, these products will boost the R&R factor of any flight.

NY's First Micro-Apartments Actually Look Kinda Comfortable

Lots of apartments in New York City are micro, but Carmel Place—the prefab building that’s now being leased after two years of development—will be …

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Two experienced business travelers reveal their favorite packing tips

<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>To help address the troubles of work travel, we spoke to two veterans of the field, asking them for the essential items they don't …

Here's How One Traveler Got a $60,000 Trip Around the World on Emirates for $300

Not everyone can fly first class. Given that amenities are constantly being improved to new levels of swag-envy, it's truly a shame that more people …

Tips From a Flight Attendant

Flight attendants are the face of the airlines. It's their job to ensure that your flight is as pleasant as possible. They go out of their way to ensure our travel is uneventful. (By the way, uneventful is preferred. Incidences, delays, and other events before, during and after flights make for a …

World’s Best Airlines for Food 2015

Score: 54.92<p>“They let us keep the whole can when we get a drink!” joked one voter this year. But sometimes, it’s the little things that matter. On …

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The 25 best restaurants in the world, according to travelers

A dish from Vue de Monde in Melbourne, Australia. TripAdvisor TripAdvisor has released its list of the best restaurants in the world.<p>The list is based on millions of traveler ratings and reviews.<p>Most of this year's winners are in Europe, but there are a few restaurants in America, Asia, Africa, and …

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Pilot Diverts Flight To Save Dog From Freezing To Death

It was a "ruff" situation.<p>An Air Canada pilot became one dog's hero on Sunday when he diverted a flight to save the dog's life.<p>Flight AC085 was carrying 232 passengers from Tel Aviv to Toronto when the pilot noticed one of the cargo hold heaters was malfunctioning, said Peter Fitzgerald, a …

Man Documents His Incredible Outdoor Adventures with His Gorgeous Wolfdog

Meet Loki, a wolf-dog hybrid who proves that dogs aren't man's only best friend. Loki, a low-content wolfdog who's a husky/Arctic wolf/malamute mix, goes on amazing hiking adventures with his human, Kelly Lund, in the great outdoors of Colorado and beyond. From backcountry skiing, to sleeping in …

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

3 Ways The Internet Of Things Will Change Every Business

Have you entered the Internet of Things yet?<p>If you have a FitBit or other activity tracker that talks to your smartphone, you have. If you have a thermostat, alarm system, or lights in your home that you can control with your computer or phone, you have.<p>But even if you haven’t got one of those …

Internet of Things

18 reasons why you should never go to Buenos Aires

1. Going to La Bombonera to enjoy a Boca-River match, one of the most important sporting events in the world? You can’t understand the buzz around …

9 Of The Most Uniquely Gorgeous Airbnbs From Around The World

Staying at a hotel is great, but staying at a house made out of seashells is even better.<p>Thanks to Airbnb, the website that allows people to rent out their homes and apartments to travelers, thousands of spectacular homes are at your finger tips whenever you go on vacation.<p>And because you could …

Apple vs. Android: Does The Technology We Use Influence the Way We Travel?

<i>Courtesy: FirmBee</i><p>When it comes to phones and tablets, there are die-hard Apple users and those who swear by Android. But do their differing tastes in technology influence other parts of their lives? To find out, hotel search trivago.com analyzed travel differences between Apple and Android users in …

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

The Best Way to Fly New York to London

Several airlines have attempted success at operating an all-business class route or an entire premium class airline. Remember EOS, MaxJet, and SilverJet? MGM Grand, and Midwest Express with its all first-class planes and warm cookies baked on board? Or Singapore Airlines' 18-hour non-stops between …

11 secret features hidden in your Mac

But there's hope!<p>We've put together some great tips and tricks that can show you how to save time using your Mac, from taking advantage of its hidden calculator to discovering the tiny but useful icon that has been right in front of your face the entire time.

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London Will Again Be the Most Popular City for International Visitors in 2015

Over the past six years, it has been a tale of two cities in terms of welcoming the most overnight visitors, with London and Bangkok jockeying for …