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6 Beer Festivals Just as Wunderbar as Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest-style beers are replacing summer ales on the shelves; you’re hearing the occasional “prost!” at the bar; and the most diehard among us are dusting off their lederhosen and dirndls. Yes, fall beer season is upon us.   But don’t rush to learn German just yet. While the best beer is worth traveling for, there are other beerfests that are just as unforgettable as Oktoberfest happening all over the world. Skip overcrowded Munich and opt for one of ...

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From Edison to Miller: WU’s Most Influential Employees

Thomas Edison: innovator, inventor, businessman. Little-known fact: he was also a Western Union employee. We succeed because of pioneers and game-changers who have transformed Western Union into the global platform it is today. Check out some of the most influential people to walk our halls.   Thomas Edison During his time at Western Union, Edison created a transmitter to compete with Alexander Bell’s telephone, as well as other telegraph-related products. After his employment at Western Union ended, Edison was ...

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Best Countries to Au Pair Based on Pay, Hours, and Benefits

Between finding a job, securing housing, meeting new people, and adjusting to life as an expat, moving overseas is a daunting task. But what if you could tackle all of these challenges in one fell swoop? We’re talking accommodations, pocket money, and a family to call your own. If it sounds too good be true, it’s not. This is the life of an au pair. Of course, it’s not all fun and games, but with days off ...

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WU Foundation Supports Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief

By: Elizabeth Roscoe, Executive Director of the Western Union Foundation Our hearts and thoughts are with all in Texas who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. To support communities and families affected by the recent hurricane devastation in Texas, The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, has responded by providing support for families and communities most affected by Hurricane Harvey. Western Union will provide $0 Fee money transfers when sending from Western Union Agent locations and telephone money ...

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Do the Side Hustle: 9 Ways to Make Money While Traveling

Millennials are more interested in traveling abroad than previous generations, but we earn less money – which poses an inherent dilemma: How to fund our wanderlust. The solution? A side hustle. It’s the perfect way to stay on the go without being strapped for cash. If you want to turn you dreams of travel into a reality, check out these side hustle jobs you can do from anywhere.    Taking Online Surveys Online surveys won’t buy you a new ...

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The Most In-Demand Careers Around the World

Like financial markets, the job market ebbs and flows. Jobs come into demand when the number of openings outpace the number of qualified workers. These talent gaps are often a result of tech revolutions, like the widespread adoption of smartphones, which has created a shortage of skilled software engineers and app developers. They’re also an indication of growth, both in infrastructure and population, which calls for more teachers, medical professionals, surveyors, and builders. Take Canada, for example: With one ...

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Everything you need for back to school

It’s almost here! In just a few weeks it will be time to see them off, or hold their hands on the way, for another year of school. The weeks leading up to that first day of a new grade or semester can be stressful for parents for many reasons. Your little ones are growing up! And … you need to go back-to-school shopping!   Whether they’re headed for their very first day of JK, or their last year ...

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Why Cruise Lovers Are Ditching the High Seas for Rivers

Good news, boat lovers: there’s a new way to explore the world by ship. Riverboats have solidified their position in the global cruise industry by offering as many amenities and destinations as the standard ocean liner. In 1992, the opening of the Main-Danube Canal connected over 2,200 miles of Europe’s waterways and the river cruising industry was born. Over the last two decades, its made its way to the global stage as one of the hottest new travel trends of 2017 (...

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10 Great Cities for Your Golden Years

Favorable exchange rates, lower healthcare costs, and government incentives can make retiring abroad a bargain. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best cities around the world for retirement, based on cost of living (for a household of two*), local attractions and activities, and other quality of life indicators. You might just find you’re ready for retirement sooner than you thought.   1. George Town, Malaysia   Monthly Cost of Living Estimate: $1,035 A former British trading post on the island of Penang, ...

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Mexi-Go: An Instagrammer’s Guide to Mexico City

Last year, the New York Times rated Mexico City the top destination to visit in 2016. With an abundance of street art, over 150 museums, and exciting new restaurants, there’s something for everyone! We’ve analyzed hashtag data to find the perfect spots for your Insta-feed. 1. Teotihuacan  Number of Hashtags: 297,948   #uncropped for #WHPmyoasis @instagram #mexico #teotihuacan A post shared by Eduardo Gómez (@eddga) on Aug 29, 2015 at 11:10am PDT   Home to the third largest pyramid in the world, Teotihuacan ...

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