Harrison Jacobs

International Correspondent @businessinsider / reporting on global issues, tech, and travel / writing fiction you'll never read

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I've traveled to more than 30 countries, and here are the dumbest mistakes I made on the road that I'll never make again
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I've traveled to more than 30 countries, and here are the dumbest mistakes I made on the road that I'll never make again
October, 17 2018
I traveled the world for 6 months, and here's the single best piece of advice I can give you for any trip you take
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I traveled the world for 6 months, and here's the single best piece of advice I can give you for any trip you take
October, 16 2018
I traveled the world for 6 months, and here's the single best app I couldn't live without
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I traveled the world for 6 months, and here's the single best app I couldn't live without
October, 15 2018
The 20 best countries around the world to live as an expat, ranked
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The 20 best countries around the world to live as an expat, ranked
October, 15 2018
I've been traveling the world for 6 months, and I've found real life doesn't always live up to the hype. These are the most disappointing places I've been.
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I've been traveling the world for 6 months, and I've found real life doesn't always live up to the hype. These are the most disappointing places I've been.
October, 13 2018
The 30 countries around the world where expats earn the most money, ranked
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The 30 countries around the world where expats earn the most money, ranked
October, 12 2018
I trekked to the legendary Great Wall of China to see the 13,000-mile treasure for myself, and it's even more incredible than I expected
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I trekked to the legendary Great Wall of China to see the 13,000-mile treasure for myself, and it's even more incredible than I expected
October, 11 2018
The 'Tesla of China' IPO'd last month in the US — take a look inside the swanky clubhouses it's using to try to lure wealthy people to buy its cars
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The 'Tesla of China' IPO'd last month in the US — take a look inside the swanky clubhouses it's using to try to lure wealthy people to buy its cars
October, 10 2018
A photographer spent 17 years exploring the barren expanse of Mongolia and returned with unreal photos
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A photographer spent 17 years exploring the barren expanse of Mongolia and returned with unreal photos
September, 30 2018
I've been traveling the world for 6 months, and these are the best apps for each country I couldn't live without
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I've been traveling the world for 6 months, and these are the best apps for each country I couldn't live without
September, 29 2018
Israel's tech scene is red-hot and a top venture capitalist thinks it may be key to reducing tensions between Arabs and Jews in the country
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Israel's tech scene is red-hot and a top venture capitalist thinks it may be key to reducing tensions between Arabs and Jews in the country
September, 27 2018
Trump is meeting with Netanyahu after a tense summer in Israel when his party championed a law many call ‘outright racism.’ I was there when it passed — here’s
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Trump is meeting with Netanyahu after a tense summer in Israel when his party championed a law many call ‘outright racism.’ I was there when it passed — here’s
September, 26 2018
Israel's tech scene is red-hot, but there are few Arab-led startups — a top venture capitalist thinks he knows why
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Israel's tech scene is red-hot, but there are few Arab-led startups — a top venture capitalist thinks he knows why
September, 24 2018
I visited Ibiza, home of legendary 24-hour clubs — but the island's hidden gems are far away from the glitz and glam
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I visited Ibiza, home of legendary 24-hour clubs — but the island's hidden gems are far away from the glitz and glam
September, 23 2018
I've been traveling the world for 6 months, and these are the apps I can't live without
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I've been traveling the world for 6 months, and these are the apps I can't live without
September, 23 2018
Israel's tech scene is growing so fast the country is called the 'Startup Nation,' but a local venture capitalist says it's in danger of losing its
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Israel's tech scene is growing so fast the country is called the 'Startup Nation,' but a local venture capitalist says it's in danger of losing its
September, 22 2018
Ibiza and Mykonos are Mediterranean islands frequented by billionaires and spring-breakers alike — but after visiting both, the winner is clear
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Ibiza and Mykonos are Mediterranean islands frequented by billionaires and spring-breakers alike — but after visiting both, the winner is clear
September, 22 2018
I spent 6 weeks in China — here are 5 things the country does infinitely better than the US
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I spent 6 weeks in China — here are 5 things the country does infinitely better than the US
September, 22 2018
Ibiza is a world-famous partying hotspot, but I found an under-the-radar celeb haunt most normal people would never know about
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Ibiza is a world-famous partying hotspot, but I found an under-the-radar celeb haunt most normal people would never know about
September, 20 2018
Portugal is one of the hottest travel destinations for 2018, and my 6-day beach-hopping road trip showed me exactly why
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Portugal is one of the hottest travel destinations for 2018, and my 6-day beach-hopping road trip showed me exactly why
September, 18 2018
I stayed at Robert De Niro's ridiculously swanky new hotel in Ibiza — and it makes you feel like a celebrity, if you can afford it
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I stayed at Robert De Niro's ridiculously swanky new hotel in Ibiza — and it makes you feel like a celebrity, if you can afford it
September, 12 2018
I visited the Portuguese castle called 'Disneyland for adults,' and it's a magical, real-life fairy-tale setting you can't miss
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I visited the Portuguese castle called 'Disneyland for adults,' and it's a magical, real-life fairy-tale setting you can't miss
September, 8 2018
Cuba has notoriously bad internet — here's what it's like to use
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Cuba has notoriously bad internet — here's what it's like to use
September, 6 2018
What North Korean experts don't understand about the country, according to a defector who lived there for 20 years
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What North Korean experts don't understand about the country, according to a defector who lived there for 20 years
September, 6 2018
I visited one of the world's most beautiful bookstores, which is over 100 years old and a rumored inspiration behind Harry Potter — and despite the sea of
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I visited one of the world's most beautiful bookstores, which is over 100 years old and a rumored inspiration behind Harry Potter — and despite the sea of
September, 1 2018
The biggest nightlife trend in the last decade needs to die
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The biggest nightlife trend in the last decade needs to die
August, 31 2018
I've spent 6 months traveling the world on business, and I've found the perfect phone hack to save time, money, and aggravation
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I've spent 6 months traveling the world on business, and I've found the perfect phone hack to save time, money, and aggravation
August, 29 2018
I visited Singapore, the outlandishly wealthy setting of 'Crazy Rich Asians,' and was surprised by how much fun you can have even without billions
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I visited Singapore, the outlandishly wealthy setting of 'Crazy Rich Asians,' and was surprised by how much fun you can have even without billions
August, 26 2018
2 photos show how different it is visiting Portugal in the high season vs. the low season
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2 photos show how different it is visiting Portugal in the high season vs. the low season
August, 26 2018
I ate at the most beautiful McDonald's in the world, with crystal chandeliers, stained glass windows, and outrageously delicious pastries
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I ate at the most beautiful McDonald's in the world, with crystal chandeliers, stained glass windows, and outrageously delicious pastries
August, 25 2018
After 8 years and $375 billion of bailouts, I asked a Greek taxi driver how locals feel about the 'recovery,' and his outlook is bleak
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After 8 years and $375 billion of bailouts, I asked a Greek taxi driver how locals feel about the 'recovery,' and his outlook is bleak
August, 22 2018
After 6 months traveling the world for work, I'm convinced business travelers overlook a crucial amenity all too often
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After 6 months traveling the world for work, I'm convinced business travelers overlook a crucial amenity all too often
August, 21 2018
I've been traveling the world for 6 months, and I still made an expensive budget airline mistake that should serve as a warning to anyone
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I've been traveling the world for 6 months, and I still made an expensive budget airline mistake that should serve as a warning to anyone
August, 21 2018
I tried to climb the 'plank walk' in China known as 'the most dangerous hike in the world,' but just getting there was the hardest part
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I tried to climb the 'plank walk' in China known as 'the most dangerous hike in the world,' but just getting there was the hardest part
August, 19 2018
The pillows at Airbnb can tell you all you need to know about how the company is changing for the worse
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The pillows at Airbnb can tell you all you need to know about how the company is changing for the worse
August, 18 2018
I visited the futuristic park filled with towering 'supertrees' featured in 'Crazy Rich Asians' and it looks like something straight out of science-fiction
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I visited the futuristic park filled with towering 'supertrees' featured in 'Crazy Rich Asians' and it looks like something straight out of science-fiction
August, 18 2018
I've been traveling around the world for 6 months — here’s the most epic thing I did in each country
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I've been traveling around the world for 6 months — here’s the most epic thing I did in each country
August, 17 2018
I stayed in the $6.6 billion mega-hotel in the heart of Singapore, and it wasn't anything like 'Crazy Rich Asians'
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I stayed in the $6.6 billion mega-hotel in the heart of Singapore, and it wasn't anything like 'Crazy Rich Asians'
August, 16 2018
Airbnb is in a price war with Booking.com, and taking advantage of that fact can save you a ton of money
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Airbnb is in a price war with Booking.com, and taking advantage of that fact can save you a ton of money
August, 15 2018
Inside the Hong Kong billionaire enclave name-dropped in 'Crazy Rich Asians,' where Alibaba founder Jack Ma may have bought a $191 million mansion
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Inside the Hong Kong billionaire enclave name-dropped in 'Crazy Rich Asians,' where Alibaba founder Jack Ma may have bought a $191 million mansion
August, 15 2018
I've spent 6 months traveling the world on business, and I've found the perfect way to make airports less miserable
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I've spent 6 months traveling the world on business, and I've found the perfect way to make airports less miserable
August, 14 2018
Traveling all over the world has convinced me that Uber and its competitors aren't going anywhere — and for good reason
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Traveling all over the world has convinced me that Uber and its competitors aren't going anywhere — and for good reason
August, 13 2018
Two photos show how different the billionaire haven of Mykonos is for travelers who aren't swimming in money
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Two photos show how different the billionaire haven of Mykonos is for travelers who aren't swimming in money
August, 11 2018
Forget Mykonos and Santorini. I found a little-known island in Greece that's twice as beautiful and half the price.
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Forget Mykonos and Santorini. I found a little-known island in Greece that's twice as beautiful and half the price.
August, 10 2018
I took the excruciating 10-mile journey through Israel’s most notorious military checkpoint that adds hours to the daily commute for 26,000 Palestinians
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I took the excruciating 10-mile journey through Israel’s most notorious military checkpoint that adds hours to the daily commute for 26,000 Palestinians
August, 7 2018
A 35-year-old who dropped out of high school had a vision of a utopian future for China, the US, and the world — and it's led her to the forefront of a tech
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A 35-year-old who dropped out of high school had a vision of a utopian future for China, the US, and the world — and it's led her to the forefront of a tech
August, 6 2018
I visited the glittering Greek island of Mykonos, the summer destination of choice for billionaires — and it's a very different experience if you aren't
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I visited the glittering Greek island of Mykonos, the summer destination of choice for billionaires — and it's a very different experience if you aren't
August, 5 2018
A local in Greece gave me a tip to visiting the country, and it's the opposite of everything you've been told
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A local in Greece gave me a tip to visiting the country, and it's the opposite of everything you've been told
August, 1 2018
A religious site in the most contested city in Israel with a complicated, bloody history is the center of gravity for the Israel-Palestine conflict
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A religious site in the most contested city in Israel with a complicated, bloody history is the center of gravity for the Israel-Palestine conflict
July, 31 2018
I tried the two Chinese bike-sharing giants trying to take over the world, and it was immediately obvious why they can't seem to crack the US
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I tried the two Chinese bike-sharing giants trying to take over the world, and it was immediately obvious why they can't seem to crack the US
July, 31 2018
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