Travelling to most Mediterranean destinations can be expensive, busy, and crowded. When looking for a cheap vacation in the Mediterranean this past summer, I stumbled upon the island of Cyprus. Even during the peak of summer, I was able to get a cheap flight and reasonable hotel with little notice. The island nation has the many charms that Mediterranean tourists are looking for, such as fresh, local seafood, pristine beaches, and ancient ruins, though few Americans visit. After spending a week there in July, I’m convinced it could be the best vacation hotspot Americans aren’t visiting yet. Most Americans heading to the Mediterranean to vacation usually end up in the same places: Greek islands like Mykonos or Santorini, Italy, Croatia, or, more recently,Portugal. While all those destinations have their charms – who doesn’t want to go on a Game of Thrones tour in Dubrovnik? – they have undoubtedly become tourist traps, with overbooked hotels, … [Read more...] about I stumbled across a Mediterranean island few Americans seem to know about, and I’m convinced it will be the next vacation hot spot
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I’m taking a trip around the world that will have me travelling for many months on end as Business Insider’s International Correspondent. I wanted to bring only a carry-on suitcase and a backpack so I could travel lighter and avoid baggage fees on the numerous flights I’ll be taking. Most of the packing lists I found online were ridiculously minimalist. I couldn’t afford to be, with travel plans ranging from business meetings to hiking trips. Packing properly required a lot of planning to make sure all the travel essentials I need. As Business Insider’s International Correspondent, I’ll be spending the next three months travelling through Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Singapore, and Russia. When I started planning my round-the-world trip, there was no shortage of packing liststo draw from. But most packing lists are laughably small. Minimalism is the dominant philosophy of travel bloggers everywhere. That wasn’t going to work for me. My … [Read more...] about I’m taking a trip around the world with only a carry-on suitcase — here’s everything I packed
Cardi B might have made “money moves” famous, but recently she brought to light what many of us often wonder when we drive over massive potholes, see overflowing public trash bins, or share a train ride with homeless people who seemingly have been forgotten. What is Uncle Sam doing with our money? Cardi recently took to social media in a now-viral video, questioning why she has to fork over so much tax money out of her hip-hop superstardom and Mona Scott checks. Billboard reports she was more than annoyed about the 40% tax rate. (Hey, when you start making more income and moving up in those tax brackets, it’s inevitable that you’ll start getting hit in your pockets.) “Uncle Sam, I want to know what you’re doing with my f—ing tax money,” she says in the video. “You know what I’m saying? When you donate to a kid from a foreign country, they give you updates on what they doing with your donation.” She also expressed that … [Read more...] about Could Entrepreneurship Help Cardi B Get a Leg Up on Her Taxes?
Brisk, a billion-dollar iced tea beverage brand owned by PepsiCo, announced the launch of the Creators Class program in partnership with Michael B. Jordan to provide emerging artists in urban areas with the opportunity to collaborate with and be mentored by industry leaders. Young creatives selected to participate in the initiative will gain real-world experience and exposure by working with established members in the film industry, visual arts, and writing to develop a special project. As a partner with Brisk, Jordan, who stars in Marvel’s groundbreaking Black Panther film, will give three lucky creators an apprenticeship with his production company. “Brisk encourages the same boldness and creativity that I strive for in my work and with my production company, Outlier Society,” said Jordan in a statement. “That’s why I’m honored to be a part of the Creators Class and offer up-and-coming hustlers the opportunity to work on this special Outlier … [Read more...] about ‘Black Panther’ Star Michael B. Jordan Teams Up With Brisk Iced Tea to Empower Urban Creatives
caption (L-R) Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan in “Black Panther.” source Disney/Marvel Studios Celebrity trainer Corey Calliet put Michael B. Jordan through a grueling weightlifting regimen to make him look like a convincing superhero bad guy in “Black Panther.” The two worked out for six days a week in the months leading up to production. Jordan would also eat six meals a day. Jordan gained 15 pounds of muscle for the role. Calliet also worked with Jordan to get him into incredible shape for the movie “Creed.” Michael B. Jordan was in the best shape of his life when he played the title character in the hit movie “Creed,” but to play a superhero villain in “Black Panther,” he knew he had to be superhero big. And there was only one guy who could get him there. Celebrity trainer Corey Calliet has been working consistently … [Read more...] about Michael B. Jordan added 15 pounds of muscle after ‘Creed’ to play the villain in ‘Black Panther’ — here’s how he did it