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Western Union + Dear Alyne: Life as a Digital Nomad

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/    Ahh, the classic photo on Facebook of your friend relaxing at a beautiful beach while working on their laptop. It’s a photo we’ve all seen, and most of us have envied. But what’s the story behind the ...

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WPL Teams with Western Union to Support More Girls in Politics

Women Political Leaders (WPL), the global network of female politicians, is teaming up with Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, to encourage more girls to get involved in politics, with the goal of increasing female representation in political and government roles and driving greater diversity of thinking in policymaking and governance. Western Union is sponsoring 21 young women—20 from G(irls)20, an organization that places girls and women at the center of the G20 economic decision-making process, along ...

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Western Union + Dear Alyne: Safety tips for Solo Female travelers

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/ #Ad More and more women are choosing to TRAVEL! But as we do so, it’s important to stay safe! I’ve traveled alone around the world multiple times and I promise you – you can do it! But for the ...

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Invest in Change, One Girl at a Time

Women Political Leaders (WPL), the global network of female politicians, is teaming up with Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, to encourage more girls to get involved in politics, with the goal of increasing female representation in political and government roles and driving greater diversity of thinking in policymaking and governance. Sally Dimachki is one of the G(irls)20 Ambassadors and Steering Committee Chair. A version of this article was originally posted on the G(irls)20 Blog: ...

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Western Union + Dear Alyne: 5 Tips to Eat Vegetarian (or Vegan) Abroad

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/    (Photo Credit: Alyne Tamir at Peleton in Bali) Being vegetarian or vegan can be a struggle, and on the road? It’s even harder! In many countries, people don’t even know what vegetarians are, and you’ll be offered ...

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Reasons why you should Travel

By Juan Alvarado, Western Union employee If you’ve read our blog, you know that traveling is important to us. We have insights on where to go in Asia, Central America and many other destinations, but maybe you are not a traveler, perhaps you don’t know what the fuss is about! If that is the case, then this article is for you! Here are the main reasons why I have traveled abroad. Hopefully this article can get you to ...

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Top 10 things to see in Costa Rica

By Catherine Belandres, Western Union employee Most of us study or work hard all year round. You deserve a treat for all your hard work! It’s time for you to relax and enjoy vacation paradise! Go to a country that makes you experience nature at its finest. It’s time for you to break busy city life. Time for you to go to the land of good life and serenity, the land of Costa Rica!  Here are the top 10 ...

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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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