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The Traveler’s Secret to a Good Night’s Sleep

Whether it’s scratchy sheets at a hostel in Bangkok or a bone-chilling night at Joshua Tree National Park, every budget traveler comes across challenging sleeping conditions. If you’re headed on a new adventure, discover why a set of travel liners should come along for the ride.   What Are Travel Liners?   Travel liners are sleep sacks that line bedding and sleeping bags. They’re a lightweight solution for comfort, warmth, and germophobia. Travel liners are generally made ...

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The Best Destination and Decade for Your Personality

If time travel was real, would you hop in a time machine and go? What if it could take you anywhere in the world? From the first Olympic Stadium in Athens to the front row of a Beatles concert in Liverpool, we’re taking an era-by-era trip to the best destinations throughout history based on your personality type.   Scandinavia     Era: 710-1100 Personality Type: Explorer Vikings were the original pirates. Literally. Originally used as a verb, ‘Viking’ is an ...

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Overcoming Long Distance: 9 Tips for Making It Work

Conflicting time zones, lonely nights, heartbreaking goodbyes – long-distance relationships can be tough. While 14 million couples claim to be in a long-distance relationship, 40 percent of those end in breakups. But there are ways you and your partner can overcome the long-distance scaries.   1. Communicate with Apps Living apart makes staying in touch difficult – and expensive. Try one of these free apps to make it work:   Skype: With internet connection, you can call, message, and video chat anywhere in the world ...

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The Step-by-Step Guide to Moving Abroad

So you’ve landed your dream job overseas or settled on a gap year abroad? You’re in for an exciting – and challenging – change. But don’t let the logistics of moving take away from the experience. Make your transition as stress-free as possible with our step-by-step guide.   Before You Move   1. Figure Out Your Finances If you’re a U.S. citizen, moving abroad doesn’t take you off Uncle Sam’s radar. As an expat, you’ll ...

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Western Union® Locations Open in Puerto Rico

Looking for an agent location to pick up cash in Puerto Rico following the devastating effects of the hurricane? We want to help. Present conditions make it impossible to know exact hours or even if agents open yesterday will be open today, but we want to share what information we do have to help you, your friends, and your family get access to cash. Below is a list of agents that processed transactions recently.  We will update this list periodically ...

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Jewelry Lover’s Pilgrimage: 10 Dazzling Destinations

Projected to produce $300 billion in global sales by 2020, it’s no question that the international jewelry industry is flourishing. While jewelry can transform any drab outfit, its symbolism means so much more. Each piece tells a story from the moment it leaves the maker to the second it’s on your body. So whether you’re a collector or an avid window shopper, take your next shopping trip beyond the local boutiques to one of these jewelry districts around the ...

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MAPPED: The Top Immigrant Population in Each Country

According to the United Nations, a staggering 244 million people lived outside their country of birth in 2015. That’s roughly 3.3 percent of the global population, an increase of 41 percent from the year 2000. If the world’s migrant population formed a new nation, it would be the fifth largest.   Of course, in reality migrants are dispersed throughout the world. Their movement is part of the international shift towards globalization. In a 2016 BBC poll, 51 percent of respondents in 18 different countries identified more ...

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Michelin-Starred Restaurants Where You Can Eat for Under $30

The Michelin Guide has helped travelers find restaurants on the road since the 1920s. Their star rating system has become synonymous with the best names in food. You might expect this kind of clout to come with a steep bill, and usually you’d be right, but there are some Michelin-approved spots offering inexpensive eats.   Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle Location: Singapore, Singapore Cost: SGD5 to SGD10 (~$3.50 to $7.50)   Asia’s greenest and most livable city is also ...

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Insta-Lona: An Instagrammer’s Guide to Barcelona

Just last year, 23 million tourists visited Barcelona, far outnumbering the city’s 1.6 million residents. And it’s easy to see why. Home to architectural masterpieces, a powerhouse fútbol team, and tapas por dias, this lively city’s a one-stop shop for Instagram inspiration. Check out the best spots to ‘gram your way through Barcelona.   1. La Sagrada Familia Number of Hashtags: 1,036,824   One last shot to end our series of #SagradaFamilia 💕Our full travel guide on visiting the beautiful ...

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Urban Sustainability: How Cities Are Growing Food Locally

Sprawling pastures, rows of vegetables, and Instagram-worthy views — the countryside is ripe with idyllic imagery. But global urbanization is infringing on agriculture as we know it, and that seemingly endless landscape is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Much of our food production has already moved to urban centers, and it’s only expected to increase in relation to rapid urban growth. From urban gardens to farmers markets, learn how city dwellers are getting creative to keep up with ...

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