Travel 2022-08-23T13:03:19Z

I moved from North Carolina to New York three years ago. Here are 6 things that surprised me when I went back.

An Insider reporter visiting North Carolina for the first time in three years noticed more LGBTQ+ pride and a thriving food scene.
Travel 2022-08-21T10:39:00Z

I took a high-speed electric train from England to Scotland, and I still can't believe the 400-mile journey cost just $64

Insider's Mikhaila Friel took a 4-hour electric train from London to Edinburgh. She said it was a sustainable and cheap option.
Travel 2022-08-16T12:05:00Z

I'm a Southerner who visited Portland, Maine, for the first time. Here are the 9 things that surprised me most.

I'm from Alabama and I took a road trip to Portland in the winter to try fresh local lobster, visit iconic lighthouses, and fit in some beach time.
Lifestyle 2022-08-07T17:04:18Z

I went on a 8-day cruise to Alaska. Here are 12 things that surprised me the most.

I sailed on the Celebrity Millennium to Alaskan ports like Juneau and Skagway and didn't expect the lack of sea-day activities or amount of sunlight.
Travel 2022-08-05T09:30:00Z

A Ukrainian woman who moved to New York City nearly a decade ago shares the things that surprised her most about living in the US

Daria Sokol told Insider that her first impressions of New York were comparable to "a horror movie." But she now loves the city and the US.
Entertainment 2022-07-30T13:10:00Z

I'm a New Yorker who went to San Diego Comic-Con for the first time. Here are the 5 things that surprised me most.

An Insider reporter attended the four-day event and shared the things that most surprised her, like the long lines and the number of pesky mosquitoes.
Lifestyle 2022-07-28T22:15:00Z

I'm an American who visited Paris for the first time. Here are the 11 things that surprised me most.

I traveled abroad for the first time in my life for work and extended my trip by a few days to enjoy Paris. I was in for a bit of a culture shock.
Entertainment 2022-07-20T14:31:59Z

12 things you probably didn't know about 'The Parent Trap'

"The Parent Trap," starring Lindsay Lohan, premiered 24 years ago on July 20, 1998.
Lifestyle 2022-07-10T12:55:00Z

I moved from New Zealand to California. Here are 9 things that surprised me.

From lower taxes to untrue stereotypes, there were several things that I didn't expect once I moved from the island country to the United States.
Lifestyle 2022-07-08T18:04:45Z

I'm a Brit who visited LA for the first time. Here are the 13 things that surprised me most.

It didn't matter that I'd been looking at pictures of it for years — being in America was very, very foreign to me, from the food to the social life.
Lifestyle 2022-06-19T11:30:00Z

I moved from the Midwest to Alaska about 7 years ago. Here are 10 things that surprised me.

I relocated to the northern state about seven years ago. From the midnight sun to whether you get paid to live there, here's what I didn't expect.
Lifestyle 2022-06-01T14:10:00Z

My partner and I live in a 230-square-foot school bus with an L-shaped layout. Here are 10 things that surprised us.

We bought a bus for $3,500 and converted it into a home. From privacy to the adjustment period, here's what we didn't expect about life on the road.
Lifestyle 2022-05-15T13:27:00Z

I moved from the US to Barcelona. Here are 11 things that surprised me most.

After living in LA and traveling to Europe often, I left the US and relocated to Barcelona. From traditions to food, here's what I didn't expect.
Food 2022-05-11T20:25:30Z

9 facts about Wendy's that might surprise you

Wendy's was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas, a former KFC employee. He named the restaurant after his daughter and based the logo on her photo.
Lifestyle 2022-05-09T15:17:21Z

I grew up in Las Vegas. Here are 8 surprising things about living in the tourist hot spot.

I was raised in the famous Nevada tourist hub. From the local food scene to the fun Arts District, there are things you may not expect from Sin City.
Celebrity 2022-05-05T14:38:08Z

9 surprising facts about Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump is one of the most famous public figures in American politics, but you might not know that her real name is Ivana.
Lifestyle 2022-04-24T13:08:00Z

I'm a city girl who moved to a 90-person community in remote Canada. Here are 6 things that surprised me most.

I moved from Vancouver to Beaver Creek, a remote Canadian community that's 100 miles from the nearest town. Here are some things I didn't expect.
Lifestyle 2022-04-21T13:52:00Z

I moved from the US to South Africa 2 years ago. Here are 10 things that surprised me the most.

I moved to the Southern Hemisphere a few years ago and it took me a while to get used to the safety measures, car guards, and temporary power outages.
Lifestyle 2022-04-20T17:27:32Z

I've been on 3 Disney cruises. Here are 6 things that surprised me the most.

I've taken three Disney cruises, and have more booked. Here are things that keep me coming back, from fun activities and adult-only areas to drinks.
Entertainment 2022-04-18T12:38:00Z

I competed on MTV's 'The Challenge.' Here are 10 things that surprised me about being on the show.

After going on the TV series several times, I learned that not everything is paid for, the casting process is rigorous, and the production is massive.
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