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Michelin-Starred Restaurants Where You Can Eat for Under $30

The Michelin Guide has helped travelers find restaurants on the road since the 1920s. Their star rating system has become synonymous with the best names in food. You might expect this kind of clout to come with a steep bill, and usually you’d be right, but there are some Michelin-approved spots offering inexpensive eats.   Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle Location: Singapore, Singapore Cost: SGD5 to SGD10 (~$3.50 to $7.50)   Asia’s greenest and most livable city is also ...

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Insta-Lona: An Instagrammer’s Guide to Barcelona

Just last year, 23 million tourists visited Barcelona, far outnumbering the city’s 1.6 million residents. And it’s easy to see why. Home to architectural masterpieces, a powerhouse fútbol team, and tapas por dias, this lively city’s a one-stop shop for Instagram inspiration. Check out the best spots to ‘gram your way through Barcelona.   1. La Sagrada Familia Number of Hashtags: 1,036,824   One last shot to end our series of #SagradaFamilia ?Our full travel guide on visiting the beautiful ...

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Western Union Moves Cash into Puerto Rico

In Readiness to Serve Customers Placing currency directly into the hands of our customers has long been a Western Union strength, empowering people to pay for necessities during the course of everyday life, which becomes even more essential in times of natural, economic or political disasters. Today, our company is preparing to transport physical currency into Puerto Rico and hold it securely until our Agent network is ready to service the millions of residents impacted by Hurricane Maria. Western Union ...

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Urban Sustainability: How Cities Are Growing Food Locally

Sprawling pastures, rows of vegetables, and Instagram-worthy views — the countryside is ripe with idyllic imagery. But global urbanization is infringing on agriculture as we know it, and that seemingly endless landscape is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Much of our food production has already moved to urban centers, and it’s only expected to increase in relation to rapid urban growth. From urban gardens to farmers markets, learn how city dwellers are getting creative to keep up with ...

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7 Surreal Places to See the Colors Change

You know fall has officially arrived when everything from cereal to hummus starts appearing in pumpkin spice. While that means shorter days and cooler weather; football, chunky sweaters, and fall hues make up for that, solidifying autumn’s position as America’s favorite season. While the fall isn’t peak travel season, peak foliage is the perfect reason to travel. Here are some of the most stunning places to see the colors change around the world.   New England, United States ...

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WU Foundation Responds to Mexico City Earthquake

By Elizabeth Roscoe Executive Director WU Foundation The Western Union Foundation is supporting efforts to provide emergency services and disaster relief to the people of Mexico City and its surrounding areas following this week’s earthquake. According to officials, the death toll keeps rising and multiple buildings – including schools – were destroyed. The Foundation is donating USD $30,000 to Save the Children, one of our disaster relief partners, which is setting up psychosocial support and “friendly spaces” for children in schools and ...

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The WU Foundation Awards 174 Scholarships Globally

WU Scholars Class of 2017 Represents 65 Countries, 153 Colleges and Universities Today, the Western Union Foundation awarded 174 scholarships to post-secondary students resident in 65 countries as a part  of the WU Scholars Program*. The global program is focused on supporting students around the world who are pursuing a post-secondary education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business and entrepreneurship. The WU Scholars Class of 2017 represents 65 countries, 153 colleges and universities, and 65 percent recipients are female. Each student will receive USD $2,500 (or ...

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The WU Foundation Awards 174 Scholarships Globally

WU Scholars Class of 2017 Represents 65 Countries, 153 Colleges and Universities Today, the Western Union Foundation awarded 174 scholarships to post-secondary students resident in 64 countries as a part  of the WU Scholars Program*. The global program is focused on supporting students around the world who are pursuing a post-secondary education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business and entrepreneurship. The WU Scholars Class of 2017 represents 65 countries, 153 colleges and universities, and 65 percent recipients are female. Each student will receive USD $2,500 (or ...

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Meet the WU Scholars Class of 2017

Congratulations to the WU Scholars Class of 2017.  174 students from 65 countries, representing 153 colleges and universities around the world, were chosen for this inaugural class.  To demonstrate how WU Scholars are working hard to change the world, below are a few of the winners from the Class of 2017.  More information about the program can be found at WUScholars.org. Dedicated to the well-being of children, Felice has chosen to pursue a degree in Psychology to help those impacted by trauma live healthy, ...

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Fly in Style: How to Access Airport Lounges for Less

We’ve all been there: Long layovers, delayed flights, lost luggage. While it may be a necessary evil, the list is endless when it comes to airport grievances. Luckily, there’s an escape from your personal airport hell. From free Wi-Fi and plush lounge chairs to unlimited food and booze, airport lounges are like an oasis in the middle of the airport.   What if we told you these coveted sanctuaries aren’t just for first class flyers? In fact, ...

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