Meghan Markle visited Dublin's Trinity College five years ago for a very special reason

Meghan Markle, 36, was in Dublin yesterday on her first official overseas tour with Prince Harry, 33. On their itinerary was a visit to Trinity College, part of the University of Dublin. But it wasn’t the first time Meghan had visited the campus, actually visiting the college five years ago, for a very different reason. […]

We visited a convenience-store chain with a Texas cult following, and we were amazed by what we found

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Buc-ee’s is a convenience-store chain with a cult following across Texas.  The chain serves as a super-sized highway pit stop complete with “world-famous” bathrooms, branded t-shirts, a beef jerky bar, a wide-ranging home decor section, and fresh-made fudge.  We visited Texas to see if Buc-ee’s could live up to the hype, and […]

IHOP is changing its name to IHOb — I visited the restaurant and saw a big hint that the ‘b’ stands for ‘burgers’

Hollis Johnson IHOP announced last week that it was changing its name to the mysterious “IHOb.”  I visited an IHOP, where they already had signs up potentially revealing the surprise: The ‘b” is for “burgers.” It doesn’t look like the classic menu is going anywhere, though, so you can still get your pancakes.  On Wednesday, […]

We visited 3 Toys R Us stores that are about to shut down — and it was a depressing look at a business at its end

Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Toys R Us announced in March that it would close or sell all 735 of its stores in the United States. Going-out-of-business sales began shortly after the announcement. The sales will last until stores run out of inventory. To see what the stores are like as they near closing, we visited three different Toys R […]

Queen Elizabeth has never visited THESE Commonwealth countries on a state visit

Queen Elizabeth, 91, has recently joined forces with David Attenborough as part of a Commonwealth environmental project, the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. As Head of the Commonwealth, they discussed forest conversation initiatives to be spread across all 53 Commonwealth countries. The Queen travels to many of the countries as part of her role to promote good […]

Kim Jong Un may have visited Xi Jinping to figure out how to handle Trump

China has confirmed that Kim Jong Un traveled to China this week in his first overseas trip since  becoming North Korea’s leader in 2011.  Experts say Kim probably met with China to talk about how to deal with Trump and his negotiating style during future talks. China knows well how to appease the US president […]

We visited Russia’s opulent UK embassy at the height of a diplomatic crisis — here’s what it was like

Simon Dawson/Reuters Britain and Russia are in the middle of their most intense diplomatic crisis since the Cold War over the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury earlier this month. Theresa May expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the UK earlier week, prompting a reciprocal action from Moscow. Despite losing about 30% […]

I visited the campus that McDonald’s is trying to convince Amazon to buy before it’s abandoned — here’s why that’s an amazing idea for both companies (MCD, AMZN)

Kate Taylor McDonald’s is leaving its longtime headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, this spring. The fast-food giant’s more than 100 acres of land in the Chicago suburb is one site that has been proposed for Amazon’s second headquarters project, called HQ2. Business Insider visited the headquarters and saw why McDonald’s soon-to-be-abandoned campus could be a […]

We visited Dollar Tree and Dollar General to see which was a better store — and the winner was clear (DG, DLTR)

Business Insider/Mary Hanbury Dollar Tree and Dollar General are the two largest dollar stores in the US.  The stores are neck-and-neck in terms of store count and annual sales. But, there are some big differences in the shopping experiences you’ll have at these stores.  Bargain-hunting has been the flavor of the past decade. In the […]