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16 Beautiful Islamic Landmarks Around the World

According to a 2017 report from the Pew Research Center, Muslims are the world’s fastest growing religious group. It’s projected that at the current rate, Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2060. Even now, nearly a quarter of the world population practices Islam and there are about 50 Muslim-majority countries.   But it’s hard to ignore the negativity that is far too often associated with the Muslim faith; it’s possibly the world’s most misunderstood religion. This makes it all ...

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London Calling: An Instagrammer’s Guide to London

Now that Brexit’s officially under way and the pound-to-dollar rate has tipped in Americans’ favor, it’s a great time to experience all the sprawling parks, lovely lilts, and raucous pubs the city has to offer. Take a look at the must-snap spots every London traveler should visit and start planning your trip!   1. Big Ben  Number of Hashtags: 2,507,622 Nice to meet you,Ben😆 * 今回はフィルムでも沢山撮ってきました 今日できる現像楽しみ〜♡ photo by @taropon223 A post shared by Naoko Uchida (@chiaoking) on Mar 27, 2017 at 10:07pm PDT ...

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Burns So Good: The Spiciest Foods in the World

Pepper and hot sauce can bring painful pleasure to almost any dish, but some cultures go the extra mile with their fiery flavors. If you’re looking for a truly tongue-numbing thrill, you’ll have to go beyond your favorite wing joint. Take a spicy spin around the globe with these classic, caliente meals.   1. Vindaloo Pair it with: Rice, naan, and lassi yogurt drink Indian food is known for its spiciness and Vindaloo is the country’s spiciest dish. ...

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The Art of Last Second Travel Planning

Last minute travel planning is old-fashioned. With the world now at our fingertips, we can book a flight in the Uber to the airport, buy museum tickets in line for the exhibit, and find a hotel as the sun goes down. It may sound fickle, but isn’t the point of a vacation to break free of schedules and routine? Planning your trip in the eleventh hour leaves the door open to accept that party invitation, take that detour, and ...

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International Job Sites for Aspiring Expats

Whether it’s at a fashion house in Paris or a marketing firm in Sydney, landing a job overseas is not as far-fetched as it used to be – thanks to international job hunting sites. To expand your search, check out our recommendations for where to find expat jobs online. 1. Indeed Worldwide Indeed Worldwide works just like its domestic counterpart, except it allows you to search for international jobs in more than 60 location-based sites. Descriptions are often written in the country’...

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The U.S. – E.U. ‘Visa War’ & Why It Matters

On March 2, a seemingly dormant visa war reignited when the European Parliament called for an end to visa-free travel for Americans. Luckily, the European Commission has announced this month that it will not reinstate visa requirements for U.S. travelers – yet.   Wondering where is this all coming from? U.S. citizens can currently travel to all E.U. countries without a visa, yet citizens of five E.U. countries – Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland, and Romania – don’t enjoy the ...

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Meet the Faces of My WU

The Face of My WU was an online social contest that celebrated the diversity of Western Union’s My WU® members. It gave customers the chance to win prizes by engaging with friends and family from around the US by asking them to vote for the selfie they uploaded to the contest website. After votes were tallied and our judges reviewed the finalists, we found one grand prize winner and four runners-up out of more than 27,000 participants. The grand prize ...

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Picture-Parfait: An Instagrammer’s Guide to Paris

The City of Light and Love is one of the most photogenic cities in the world, but you’ll have to hit the right spots to Instagram Paris like a pro. Using hashtag data, we’ve compiled the most jaw-dropping, envy-inducing, likable subjects to fill your feed with. Check out which sights to see and some tips for capturing them below.   1. Eiffel Tower  Number of Hashtags: 3,178,007 From a private apartment that Georgianna was invited to during the shooting of ...

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10 Bachelor & Bachelorette Ideas for People Who Don’t Do Vegas

You’ve seen it in the movies. You’ve seen it in your Facebook feed. The clubbing, the pool parties, the mayhem. Vegas is getting overdone – and it’s not for every bride- or groom-to-be. Planning bachelor and bachelorette parties can be tough, so we’ve rounded up some alternative ideas for those of you who aren’t interested in a visit to the Strip, or just can’t imagine going back.   1. Ride dog sleds If the bride- or ...

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8 Underrated Cities to Visit Before They Break Out

Ten years ago, Prague was dubbed the new Amsterdam. Now, the city’s on par with Rome in annual visitors. Reykjavik is experiencing its time in the limelight, but Iceland is considering tourism caps to handle the sudden swell.   Instead of chasing trends, why not be a trailblazer in the next cultural capital? Here are eight underrated destinations prime to break out at any moment.   1. Chéngdū, China Two words: giant pandas. This southwest Chinese city is home ...

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