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12 Tips for a Vacation the Kids Will Always Remember

With attention spans losing ground to smart phones, engaging children on vacation can be hard. Ancient temples and art museums just don’t have the same appeal as games and messaging apps for most kids. But with a bit of out of the box creativity, you can awaken their childlike wonder and create lasting memories that they’ll share with their own kids one day. 1. Inspire their curiosity about the destination Encourage your kids to learn about where they’ll ...

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9 Common Travel Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Save money, time, and aggravation on your next trip with our solutions for common travel mistakes. 1. Booking airfare at the wrong time The earlier you book airfare, the cheaper it is, right? It turns out that’s not always the case. According to a study of booking data by CheapAir, the best time to buy plane tickets tends to be between three weeks and four months before takeoff. So before you scramble to book your flights months in advance, just ...

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How To Affordably Stay Cool in Warm Weather

Summer in the northern hemisphere is finally here! Whether you’re planning a summer vacation or staying at home, temperatures might be on the rise with warm weather coming your way! Although it’s easy to figure out ways to warm up when you’re cold, it can be much trickier to cool off when it’s hot outside, especially if you’re on a budget. Luckily, Western Union has done the research to help you affordably stay cool and ...

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Everything You Need to Know About The Fourth of July

On July 4th, the United States of America will celebrate its Independence Day. If you were born in America or live there now, this is the perfect occasion to celebrate the country in all its glory. Not sure what the holiday means and how to celebrate? Western Union has got you covered! Take a look below to learn everything you need to know about the Fourth of July. The History All the way back in the year 1776 on July 4th, ...

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How To Successfully Give A Work Presentation

Did you just start a new career or land a new job? When you do, there are many new experiences and opportunities to explore, one of them being the chance to give a work presentation. When your boss asks you to give a presentation for an important client or to your colleagues at work, it can be nerve-wracking. You want to make sure you come across as professional, knowledgeable, and confident as possible. To help you successfully give a work ...

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How to Set Career Goals and Stick With Them

Whether you’re just finishing school, graduating from university, or looking to make a job change, it can be challenging to figure out how to get the career you want. It’s easy to set goals, but oftentimes it proves difficult to stick to a plan to move ahead. Luckily, we’ve come up with some solid steps to help you set career goals that you can stick with to move towards the career you’ve always wanted. Determine Your ...

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Food Spotlight: 5 Amazing Dishes from South Africa

If you’re planning a trip to South Africa, you’re surely in for a culinary treat. South Africa’s cuisine has a remarkable mix of flavors, with recipes founded in African ingredients, with Dutch, British, Portuguese, German, Southeast Asian, and Indian influences. Want to try one of these amazing recipes? We’ve got you covered! Here are five amazing dishes from South Africa that reflect the diversity of both its heritage and its people. Malva Pudding Similar to Britain’...

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Cultural Etiquette Tips For Your Trip to Germany

If you’re planning a trip to Germany soon, you’ll be in for a treat. Germany is known for its rich culture, gorgeous countryside, amazing castles, relaxing health and wellness spas, and wonderful cuisine. With one-of-a-kind landmarks located at every corner, you will surely never forget this trip, but there are some things you should learn about before leaving. As a tourist, you want to make sure that you follow local customs as much as possible so that you ...

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10 of the Best Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year

The year of the rooster is almost upon us, but the celebrations will last well beyond January 28. Though the Lunar New Year (also known as the Spring Festival) originated in China, celebrating Chinese New Year is a worldwide phenomenon. Here’s a look at how this special occasion is celebrated around the world. 1. Shanghai, China The Longhua temple in Xuhui is a great spot to ring in the new year — literally: Buddhist monks ascend the temple’s famous pagoda and ...

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Chat Apps Compared: What Messaging App is Right for You?

It seems like there’s a cool, new messaging app popping up every day. And for good reason: The benefits versus built-in text apps are tremendous. Some Chat apps can allow you to make Wi-Fi and Internet-based texts and calls both internationally and at home for a fraction of the cost — if not for free. But with so many options available, how are you supposed to decide which one to use? We reviewed the most popular chat apps and compared ...

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