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Wine Lover’s Pilgrimage: 8 Places to Pull a Cork

Nobody wants to spend their holidays getting jammy mouthfeels from a flabby plonk with a crusty finish. The cork taint is just too real. A reasonable person goes on vacation to put their nose in something chewy, with real finesse and structure; something crisp and complex.   If you listen to the most pretentious pinky-raisers, it sounds like you need a Master Sommelier diploma to taste wine. But the fancy vocabulary just makes wine tasting sound more sophisticated than it ...

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The Best Wellness Retreats for Every Budget

According to the Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism increased by 10.6 percent globally from 2013-2015, making it one of the fastest growing trends in travel. With companies and individuals making health and wellness a priority, it’s no surprise that more people are using their precious days off to revitalize themselves on wellness retreats. Some employees even try to squeeze a few wellness activities in their business trips. There are several types of wellness trips, from yoga retreats to spiritual ‘vision ...

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10 Traditional Filipino Dishes Every Foodie Should Know

Filipino food tends to be overlooked for other Southeast Asian cuisines, like Thai and Vietnamese. But you’d be mistaken to neglect it. Pinoy cuisine has been delighting taste buds for centuries with phenomenal flavors that reflect the country’s multi-cultural influence. From deep-fried lumpia rolls to sweet leche flan, you can find Chinese, Spanish, or Native influence in almost every dish.   1. Lumpia Influence: Chinese Lumpia is a delicious deep-fried spring roll, stuffed with a mixture of minced meat ...

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The New Mexico: Craft Beer, Ecotourism & Culinary Cred

In 2016, a record-breaking 35 million international visitors traveled to Mexico, a jump of more than 9 percent from 2015. This surge in tourism is likely because Mexico’s breaking away from its spring break reputation and investing in infrastructure and new travel trends. Plus, the current political climate makes for a very favorable exchange rate. So if the beaches, tequila, and tamales weren’t calling your name already, check out the newest attractions waiting to be discovered just below the border. Mexico City’...

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A New Take on Panoramic Pics: The Vertical Panorama

If you own a smartphone, you probably already know how to take a panoramic photo. It’s a great way to capture a sprawling landscape, like the sun setting over the coast. But did you know your panoramic photos don’t have to be horizontal? It seems pretty obvious once you hear about it, but many people aren’t aware that you can actually take a panoramic photo vertically. Not only does this feature make your photos look epic; it ...

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A History of Inspiring Hope Around the World

Since its inception, the Western Union Foundation has strived to create opportunity for refugees and immigrants through grants that support education, skills training, language classes and more. Through our partnership with NGOs, the Foundation is proud to support individuals and communities seeking economic opportunity. Here are a few ways that the Western Union Foundation has been Standing #WithRefugees and immigrants throughout the years

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Messenger and Western Union

Creating Millions of Connections for Cross-Border Money Movement April 18, 2017 By Odilon Almeida Technology is allowing us to live increasingly borderless lives. Through social networks, it’s easier than ever to connect with people all around the world – from Miami to Manila and beyond. As a result, our customers expect evolving choices to move money easily. While choice has evolved, the experience consumers expect when moving their money has not changed substantially since Western Union commenced moving money 166 years ago. Consumers ...

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WU & WU Foundation Provide Disaster Relief in Colombia

By Elizabeth Roscoe, Executive Director of the Western Union Foundation Western Union and the Western Union Foundation are supporting relief efforts, to help address the most critical needs of those in Mocoa, Colombia and surrounding areas. The Western Union Foundation is committing USD$ 25,000 to Mercy Corps who will help hundreds of families in Mocoa meet their urgent needs and begin to recover from this disaster. Mercy Corps will distribute more than 19,000 water purifiers to ensure families have access to clean ...

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Using points to support education across the globe

We have all been touched by the images and stories of refugees who have been displaced from their homes across the globe. At Western Union, we are on a mission to help and believe that access to quality education will be a critical cornerstone to the long-term resolution of this global crisis. That’s why Western Union has expanded redemption offers for the My WU® rewards program, to empower its members to redeem1 points towards a donation  in support of ...

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How to Travel with Friends – and Stay Friends

Going on a trip with friends has much higher stakes than grabbing a bite, seeing a movie, or playing Catan on game night. Everyone has different travel styles, and on the road, tensions run high. Anything from snoring on the train to picking the right coffee spot can start a bestie brawl. So before you plan your next group trip, do everything you can to ensure the whole squad has an awesome trip.   Create a Private Facebook Group Communication ...

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