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Western Union + Dear Alyne: Save Money to Travel

Dear Alyne is a World Citizen and has been to 72 countries around over the Globe. She is a WU customer and guest blogger who we’ve teamed up with. Follow along with her adventures, here: https://www.instagram.com/dearalyne/     After traveling to 70 countries, the number one question I get is this: How do you afford to travel so much? You might think I have rich parents, a high paying job, or a generous boyfriend. But the truth is, I ...

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Tostadas for Mother’s Day with Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney Rodriguez is an award-winning food blogger, recipe developer, and the author of The Tex-Mex Slow Cooker and Latin Twist. We are proud to team up with her for Mother’s Day this year!  Tostadas! Crunchy tortillas shells topped with succulent chicken and fresh toppings. They were the first meal I made as a new mother when mi nina was ready to join us at the table for big kid food. I spent the entire day on the phone with ...

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Globalization or Deglobalization?

Globalization is the free flow of trade, people, money, ideas and technology across national borders and regions. Despite its economic benefits, globalization has come under pressure from those who say that some nations jeopardize opportunity for citizens at home with liberalized immigration policies. Can populist outcries result in Deglobalization? In a new Reuters Plus video, Western Union Global Money Transfer President, Odilon Almeida shares his insights on this economic divide. “We pride ourselves in moving much more than money. Western ...

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Western Union Foundation Presents Nuggets “Court of Dreams” Experience

Denver West High School Basketball Teams recognized for commitment to their teams and studies This week, the Western Union Foundation presented the Denver Nuggets “Court of Dreams” experience, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play on the Nuggets game court at the Pepsi Center, to the boys and girls varsity basketball teams from Denver West High School in Denver. The team was selected by the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Foundation and featured a diverse group of students from six area DPS schools ...

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4 Vietnamese Foods to Keep You Warm This Winter

While mid-February weather is always frightful, beef pho is never not delightful. Vietnam’s capital – Hanoi – sits at the top of our list of up-and-coming foodie cities, so it’s no surprise that the Southeast Asian country is also home to some of our favorite, heart-warming winter meals. Cozy up with any of these traditional Vietnamese dishes for a solo night in, or brave the cold and treat yourself to one of the best bowls around town with friends. Either ...

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The Ultimate Stress-Free Travel Trends For 2018

The new year may have just begun, but it’s never too early to recharge your batteries – or start day dreaming about your next vacation. According to the Global Wellness Institute, in 2015 the wellness industry became a $3.7 trillion market, with $563 billion of that coming from wellness tourism alone. And while last year some made the most of business trips, we’re predicting that this year, travelers will be putting wellness at the very center of their itineraries. So, pack your ...

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Go Off the Grid with These 5 Digital Detox Trips

With the average person checking their smartphone more than 150 times a day, being connected is more alarming than ever — and people are finally taking notice. According to Ofcom’s Communications Market Report, 15 million UK citizens took a break from technology in 2016, and 67% of Americans tried to unplug at some point last year. Giving up your gadgets isn’t easy, but taking a digital detox trip can make it manageable. Whether you’re craving adventure or relaxation, look up from your ...

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Dragon Dances & Other New Year’s Traditions In Asia

New Year’s isn’t always fireworks and kisses. In Asia, it’s a time to ward off bad luck, celebrate good fortune, and commemorate family. And since most of these countries follow the lunar or solar calendar, their festivities take place in February, March, or April, instead of on January 1st. Some cultures usher in the New Year with water gun fights, while others chase off evil spirits with demonic effigies. Intrigued? We’ve got you covered. See how ...

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Shutter Iceland: An Instagrammer’s Guide

A recent report by Iceland’s Tourist Board found that the number of visitors to Iceland has nearly quadrupled since 2010, growing at a rate of over 24% per year. Maybe it’s the Aurora Borealis, maybe it’s the emergence of cheap flights to a place where volcanoes and glaciers live side-by-side; or perhaps it’s the eye-popping shots all over Instagram. But the secret is finally out. Here are the must go — and must ‘gram — spots in the land of ...

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Eat Your Way Around These 8 Up-and-Coming Foodie Cities

The world’s best eats don’t always come cheap. But there’s a way to get a taste of fresh seafood and gourmet cuisine without breaking the bank. Forget about Tokyo and Paris; there are new food scenes that’ll keep your wallet and taste buds happy. So grab your passport, loosen your (seat)belt, and dig in to these eight up-and-coming foodie cities.   1. Mumbai, India Mumbai’s street food is part of why some consider it to be ...

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