Life & Travel

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Why TSA PreCheck is a Must-Have for Frequent Flyers

It’s amazing how most of us stand in an airport security line and watch as TSA PreCheck holders sprint through the express lane, but still wonder if it’s worth applying? The answer is YES, you absolutely should. In June 2017, 96% of TSA PreCheck passengers waited less than five minutes in security. As you might’ve noticed, members don’t have to remove liquids or electronics from their bags. They also get to keep their jackets, belts, and shoes on. ...

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WU@MISS BFF 2017

May we introduce to you two of our brand ambassadors: Valerie & Katharina👯#missBFF2017 Two Austrians based in Vienna/🇦🇹 – two lucky girls – two wild hearts – two happy souls – two girls on a mission: 🌍90days around the world🌎 bff2017.miss.at Valerie & Katharina👯#missBFF2017 also visited the Western Union regional headquarters in Vienna, Austria and shared with us their experience with Western Union. Join us in following them as they explore the world: #missbff2017 #missmagazin bff2017.miss.at. They will ...

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InstaGotham: An Instagrammer’s Guide to NYC

Any ‘grammer worth their likes has paid a visit to the Big Apple — and it shows: New York is the most Instagrammed city in the world. Discover the Gotham City sites your feed needs and some tips to help your shots stand out.   1. Central Park Number of Hashtags: 4,758,452 finding peace in solitude. A post shared by J.N. Silva (@jnsilva) on Jun 25, 2016 at 3:07am PDT Sheep’s Meadow and the Central Park Zoo are photogenic, but Bethesda Fountain is ...

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10 of the Hardest Things for Expats to Get Used to

Something funny happens when people live abroad. The expats stick together – even if they’re from opposite sides of the world. That’s because expats have strikingly similar experiences acclimating to their new environment. Plus, you can’t really commiserate over the bizarre foods and unfamiliar customs with a local. Here are the top ten things that take time for expats to get used to.   1. Standing out everywhere you go This can be good or bad, depending on where ...

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How to Apply to Jobs in Another Country

Working in another country is an exciting way to advance your career, but getting started can feel overwhelming. Our nine-step plan can help. We can’t guarantee you’ll land your dream job, but you’ll be positioned to succeed if opportunity strikes.   Step 1: Identify labor market gaps First you’ll have to determine where you want to move. Popular expat countries are good places to start. Familiarize yourself with the job markets of your shortlist and take note ...

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6 Beautifully Remote Islands in the Philippines

Last year, the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) added 534 previously uncharted islands to the map of the Philippines, bringing the official count to 7,641. They all have a few things in common: soft white sand, crystal clear water, and blissful year-round weather. Yet most tourists only flock to a chosen few – leaving more for the rest of us. Below are six lesser-known Filipino islands that stand out from the rest. Whether you’re looking to stuff your face with ...

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Top 5 ways to cure Wanderlust

With summer just around the corner, it’s easy to start daydreaming about your next vacation. Beach or mountains? City or country? Sightseeing or complete relaxation? It’s great to get away from it all and lose yourself in another part of the world, especially when you go somewhere new and you get to learn a thing or two along the way. But getting away to somewhere amazing can be tricky sometimes. There are lots of ways to cure wanderlust, ...

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Airbnb’s New Feature Lets You Experience Life as a Local

Strangers are just friends you haven’t kayaked in Sydney with yet. At least that’s Airbnb’s philosophy. In a follow-up to their revolutionary home-sharing service, the company recently launched Experiences, a service that connects travelers with locals to try unique activities. From baking bread in Paris to crafting clothes in Nairobi, Experiences offer new ways to see a city.   The activities aren’t all rooted in skills or hobbies, though. Experiences can be as simple as meeting ...

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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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