Life & Travel

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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Colombian Empanadas for Mother’s Day with Fatgirl Hedonist

Cari is a mother and food blogger behind the blog Fatgirl Hedonist. We teamed up with her for Mother’s Day this year to share one of her mother’s favorite recipes!  Mother’s day in my home has always been a combination of celebrating the amazing women that made my life possible and celebrating our rich culture. My mother (or Fat Mamá Hedonist as I like to refer to her) is originally from Colombia and my grandmother still lives ...

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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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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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Savings, made simple!

By Juan Alvarado, Western Union employee Most people know what’s like to be tight with money, whether because of a low income, or because there are loans to pay, and bills to cover. This magnifies when you have children to take care of. Have you ever asked yourself, where did the money go? The answer may surprise you. The moment you know exactly where each cent went, even if they went to a last minute candy emergency, you’ll ...

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6 ways to Meet New People in a New City as an Expat

By Catherine Belandres, Western Union employee Want to start a new life in different country? Move to a new city, but don’t know how to start? Why don’t we start with meeting new people? Moving to a new country is a mixture of excitement and fear. The beginning is always the hardest. Here are few tips that can help you meet new people! Find your community Before you move, research expat groups from the city or province you’...

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Save While You Travel

By Catherine Belandres, Western Union employee Money is notably one of the most important things to consider when traveling. Saving money for travel while paying your bills at home can be tough. But travel does not need to be expensive. You can travel on a low budget. Here are tips to make your dollar stretch while you travel! Walk Need to save money on transportation? Walking will save you money and allow you to see the country’s best spots ...

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Using your Money for Better

By Juan Alvarado, Western Union employee At Western Union, we “move money for better”; the service we provide helps families and people all across the globe get by, or even fulfill their dreams. But each individual is different, and every circumstance can vary. That’s why it is important to know what to do with the money we receive. One of these scenarios can be really close to you. Imagine you are a young person abroad, maybe you are studying, ...

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