Harrison Jacobs, Business Insider

Harrison Jacobs

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Past articles by Harrison:

I visited Singapore, the outlandishly wealthy setting of 'Crazy Rich Asians,' and was surprised by how much fun you can have even without billions

I found that Singapore was full of cheap, delicious food, efficient public transportation, a budding nightlife scene, and beautiful parks. → Read More

I spent a year traveling around the world — here are the best adventures I had in each country

A year ago, I left New York to travel around the world for Business Insider. I visited 20 countries and had countless adventures. → Read More

I visited the Portuguese castle called 'Disneyland for adults,' and it's a magical, real-life fairy-tale setting you can't miss

Sintra, Portugal, a city outside of Lisbon, is home to palaces, villas, castles, and churches. The most stunning of those is the Pena National Palace. → Read More

15 culture clashes I’ve had as an American traveling in Asia

Business Insider - While each country had its own distinct culture and customs, I experienced many culture clashes while visiting Asia.. Read more at businessinsider.sg → Read More

15 things I learned about air travel after traveling the world for a year

I've taken upward of 30 flights in 20 countries since March 2018. Traveling has led to mistakes and realizations about how to make flights better. → Read More

I traveled the world for a year and here are the 21 best travel tips I can give you

Traveling for so long has led to lots of mistakes, adventures, and realizations about how to make every trip better. → Read More

I've been using the Marie Kondo method to pack for trips around the world and it's completely changed how I pack

I've found that using the KonMari method has helped me prevent overpacking and reduce stress because I know where everything I need is. → Read More

I paid $22 to walk across the famous glass bridge that spans China's 'Grand Canyon,' and it was the worst experience I had in a year of traveling the world for work

While the scenery was beautiful, the glass bridge was overrun with tourists, and it was hard to see any point except for taking a selfie. → Read More

I got a last-minute ticket to Coachella, the festival as famous for its flashy outfits and Instagram-heavy attractions as its music. Here's what it's really like to attend.

I got a free, last-minute ticket to Coachella. Here's what it's really like to attend the notorious music festival. → Read More

I spent a weekend Coachella, and my favorite part of the festival is a rule most people over 21 would probably hate

Before attending Coachella, I heard all alcohol is restricted to 21+ areas. It created a festival experience with fewer rude people, and less trash. → Read More

I got a free, last-minute ticket to Coachella and it's still going to cost $2,000 to go. Here's exactly what I'm spending for a weekend at the notoriously expensive festival.

I ended up spending over $2,000 on lodging, airfare, a rental car, and more for a weekend at Coachella. Here's exactly what my expenses look like. → Read More

There's a $1,000 price difference for a room in the 'world's most luxurious hotel' and its 5-star sister hotel next door. I stayed in both to see how they compare — and the winner was clear

While I expected the hotels to be similar, I was surprised to find just how much more luxurious the Burj Al Arab is than Jumeirah Beach Hotel. → Read More

I've taken more than 30 flights over the past year as I've traveled the world, and one airline has the best entertainment system, the friendliest staff, and the best service

I've taken more than 30 flights after a year of traveling for work. Emirates stands out as, by far, the best airline for service and timeliness. → Read More

We traveled around the world for a year for work — these are the 5 most important packing tips we always follow

Packing for a long trip is easy — so long as you pack items that serve multiple purposes and only bring things you know you will use. → Read More

One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen is Egypt's White Desert, a desolate lunar landscape few travelers visit. These photos show just how unreal it is.

While Egypt's best known sites are the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings, Egypt is home to many beautiful natural landscapes. → Read More

I went on safari in the Serengeti and the most unforgettable sight of the whole trip had nothing to do with lions, cheetahs, or leopards

Though I saw lions, elephants, giraffes, and cheetahs on safari, the most breathtaking sight by far was the Great Wildebeest Migration. → Read More

On my 5-day safari, my guide said we saw more animals than most people do on 10-day trips. It's all because of a simple planning strategy all safari-goers should follow.

I was lucky on my safari, as few people see as many animals as I did. My "luck" was helped considerably because we visited three different parks. → Read More

I forgot to pack 2 obvious accessories when I left for a 5-day African safari, and the mistake nearly ruined the entire trip

Animals on safari are much further away than you might expect. I nearly ruined my trip by forgetting to bring binoculars or a telephoto lens. → Read More

I took 2,000 photos during a 5-day safari in Tanzania, and 1 of those photos is an important reality check for anyone thinking about going on a safari

80% of tourists to Tanzania visit the Northern Circuit, where the Serengeti is located. During peak season the parks are flooded with safari jeeps. → Read More

After spending a month in Morocco, I can tell you the best part of the country isn't its cities

Tourism in Morocco is booming. But most people only visit big cities like Marrakech and Fez. They're missing the best part of the country. → Read More