Insider is taking Juneteenth observed off. This is the email out-of-office message I drafted to explain to my contacts what that meant.
Airbnb is restricting one-night and last-minute stays on July Fourth as Americans gear up for a post-vax summer of wild parties and "general hedonism."
Owners of hotels, B&Bs and holiday parks in the UK told Insider they're not making the vaccine mandatory for guests.
Monthlong trips with Oceania Cruises and Seabourn for 2023 have already sold out. The CDC temporarily banned cruises last year.
The second round of Victoria’s $200 regional tourism voucher scheme was exhausted minutes after launch on Wednesday morning. Those 40,000 vouchers will reimburse eligible Victorians who holiday outside of major city centres. The $28 million state government program was revealed last year in response to the business impact of the […]
Holiday shoppers in the US spent 3% more than the previous year, led by online spending spikes on furniture and home improvement, says Mastercard. “They shopped from home for the home, leading to record e-commerce growth,” Steve Sadove, senior advisor for Mastercard, said in a statement. Online sales in the […]
If Santa really delivered presents on ChristmasEve, he’d need to fly over a thousand times faster than the world’s faster jet fighter to visit about 240 million homes. If every kid received one mid-sized LEGO set, the gifts would weigh a whopping 600,000 tons. Just like a spacecraft heats up […]
McDonald’s will be giving away free menu items inspired by different holiday characters from December 14 to December 24. The holiday deal includes free fries for Rudolph on December 18, hotcakes for Buddy the Elf on December 20, and a McFlurry for Frosty the Snowman on December 22. McDonald’s has […]
I tried all of the seasonal products I could find at my local Trader Joe’s and reviewed them. Some things, like the holiday vegetable hash and candy-cane Joe-Joe’s ice cream, are definitely worth buying again. Next time I go shopping at the chain, I’ll pass on repurchasing the turkey pot […]
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and one of the wealthiest people in the world, shared his top five books to read over the holiday season, rounding out what he called “a lousy year.” “In tough times-and there’s no doubt that 2020 qualifies as tough times-those of us who love to […]
With limited storage space, living in a van, RV, or bus often means adopting a minimalistic lifestyle. That lifestyle doesn’t stop during the holidays. Instead, people living in tiny homes on wheels often search for simple, small ways to add holiday spirit inside their homes. From foraging in nature to […]
Christmas is around the corner, which means lawns take on a new look this season. From Dr. Seuss’ Grinch to a Christmas cactus, enormous outdoor decorations are filing lawns across the country. Here are 15 of the largest, over-the-top inflatables to add to your lawn this year. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
Three Insider editors shared their Thanksgiving plans with public health experts. A common thread is that bubbles are never as small as you think, and adding even one outside guest increases your risk of exposure. People who have had COVID-19 and recovered may have some level of immunity, but there’s […]
Jamal Hinton and Wanda Dench spent their fifth Thanksgiving together on Friday, she told The New York Times on Sunday. Hinton first celebrated the holiday with Wanda in 2016 after the grandmother accidentally texted the then-stranger an invitation to her family dinner. Lonnie Dench, Wanda’s husband who joined in on […]
The holidays may look different this year, but there are still many ways to give back to both your local community and individuals around the globe. Crafty individuals can volunteer to paint murals or make masks and blankets to donate. People who want to donate their time can become a […]
I’ve lived in New York City for over two years, and during that time I’ve stopped at many of the destinations featured in “Home Alone 2.” While the movie was released in 1992, many of the scenes look similar to New York City today. Some locations, though, have closed or […]
I’m travelling on Thanksgiving this year to save money and avoid crowds. It turns out, flying on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day is better than flying on other days during the holidays. Holiday flights are notoriously less expensive and crowded than flights on the days surrounding the holiday, Scott Keyes, founder […]