The 20 most visited cities around the world in 2018

Mapics/Shutterstock Mastercard has released its annual Global Destination Cities Index, which measures the rise and fall of travel to and within 162 cities around the world. The ranking measures visitor volume and spend to forecast the growth in visits to those cities in 2018. This year saw Bangkok retain the top spot from last year, […]

Saudi Arabia paid the US $100 million on the same day Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh to discuss Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance

Leah Millis/Pool via AP The US received a payment of $ 100 million from Saudi Arabia on the same day that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Riyadh to meet with Saudi leaders on the investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance. US officials denied that the payment had anything to do with Pompeo’s visit or […]

Amazon reportedly visited Chicago in August, and it could mean everything we think we know about its HQ2 decision so far is dead wrong (AMZN)

Related Midwest Amazon reportedly made a second visit to HQ2 contender Chicago in August, as it prepares to announce its decision on where to place its second headquarters by the end of the year.  According to The Chicago Tribune, Amazon representatives visited The 78, a development slated for the city’s South Loop neighborhood. Amazon did […]

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 […]