Harrison Jacobs

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

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I tried economy class on Etihad, the airline famous for its $23,000 apartment-in-the-sky ticket, and I was surprised to find it wasn't anything special
December, 13 2018
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A walk through Dubai's supercity of futuristic skyscrapers made me uneasy for any city that mimics its rapid development
December, 11 2018
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Dubai's most outrageous open-air market sells only gold and has a $3 million, 141-pound gold ring
December, 9 2018
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I visited outlandishly wealthy Dubai, known as the 'city of gold,' and was surprised by how much fun you can have even without billions
December, 8 2018
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Dubai is already a tourist favorite, and now the city's sights are set on the next milestone: becoming the center of art in the Middle East and Africa
December, 7 2018
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I stayed at a hotel on Dubai's massive artificial island shaped like a palm tree and it's more surreal than any photos can show
December, 3 2018
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I visited a sit-down Pizza Hut in Dubai that's nothing like the US brand, and now I'm convinced it should return to the classic restaurants that made it famous
November, 29 2018
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Dubai has the world's largest, completely automated, driverless metro line — and it shows how far behind the US really is
November, 28 2018
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I switched to Android after more than a decade with the iPhone, and I'm not going back. Here's why.
November, 26 2018
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If you've ever wanted to visit Dubai, there's likely never been a better time than right now. Here's why.
November, 25 2018
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I've been traveling the world for 6 months and I use the same trick in any city I visit to make sure I find amazing food
November, 24 2018
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Dubai has more than 65 malls in a city of 3 million people, and it's not because they're obsessed with shopping
November, 23 2018
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Dubai has a $20 billion megacomplex with the world's second largest mall, the world's tallest building, an aquarium, and 1,200 stores. I can't imagine why any
November, 20 2018
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I visited the park in Bali where tourists pay $3 to risk wild monkeys stealing their jewelry and iPhones, and I get why it's considered a must-see
November, 20 2018
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A photographer spent 18 years exploring Mexico and returned with stark photos documenting how different the country is from what Americans think
November, 19 2018
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I partied at the Brooklyn club named the 2nd best thing to do in the world. It was a wild night of dance parties, gravity-defying performances, and crazy
November, 18 2018
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A basic military technique I learned in a 3-day training for journalists heading to war zones could save your life
November, 16 2018
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Jeff Bezos owns a $23 million mansion in the swanky Washington DC neighborhood the Obamas call home. It's 15 minutes from Amazon's new HQ2.
November, 15 2018
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I flew 13 hours nonstop on the world's biggest passenger plane, the $446 million Airbus superjumbo jet, and it's about as good as economy can get
November, 15 2018
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A 3-year-old shape-shifting startup founded by a Vice alum is betting on viral Asian hip-hop stars to be the future of the entertainment industry
November, 13 2018
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Amazon has announced its locations for HQ2, but a walk through Seattle made me think any city should be wary of hosting the tech giant
November, 13 2018
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6 months of traveling taught me to be wary of Instagram, and 2 photos of one of China's most treasured sites will show you why
November, 12 2018
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I tried a cup of the 'most expensive coffee in the world' — here's why it's a tourist trap you shouldn't buy into
November, 9 2018
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A photographer spent 7 years exploring the barren expanse of America's highways and returned with stark photos documenting the difficult realities of life in
November, 2 2018
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I've visited more than 30 countries, and the best trick I've found to avoid crushing crowds is a free online tool
November, 1 2018
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I found out the hard way that one of the best strategies to save money on flights can end up costing you big time, if you're not careful
October, 31 2018
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I stumbled across a Mediterranean island few Americans seem to know about, and I'm convinced it will be the next vacation hot spot
October, 29 2018
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I traveled the world for 6 months with only a carry-on suitcase, and there are 5 things I wouldn't bother packing again
October, 28 2018
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A photographer spent years exploring India's apocalyptic 'capital of coal' and returned with unreal photos
October, 28 2018
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A caravan of 7,000 migrants is heading towards the US border — haunting images show the deadly route most take to get there
October, 27 2018
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A Palestinian-American billionaire says the biggest challenge facing his $1.4 billion luxury city in the heart of Palestine nearly bankrupted the project — and
October, 26 2018
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A Palestinian-American billionaire building a $1.4 billion city in the Palestine desert says it's a 'golden opportunity' to build a 'model state' for the
October, 24 2018
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A Palestinian-American billionaire thinks activists boycotting Israel are going about it all wrong
October, 22 2018
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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, 21 2018
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A Palestinian-American billionaire built a $1.4 billion luxury city from scratch in the desert to be a 'Marshall Plan' for Palestine's economy
October, 20 2018
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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, 20 2018
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A walk through Israel's poorest village made it very clear that one of the country's biggest issues is one no one talks about
October, 19 2018
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Singapore is ranked the best place in the world for expats, and after visiting I can understand why
October, 18 2018
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These amazing pumpkin carvings are the best you'll see this Halloween
October, 18 2018
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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
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The 20 best countries around the world to live as an expat, ranked
October, 15 2018
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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
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The 30 countries around the world where expats earn the most money, ranked
October, 12 2018
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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
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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
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A photographer spent 17 years exploring the barren expanse of Mongolia and returned with unreal photos
September, 30 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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