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Western Union + Dear Alyne: Life as a Digital Nomad

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/    Ahh, the classic photo on Facebook of your friend relaxing at a beautiful beach while working on their laptop. It’s a photo we’ve all seen, and most of us have envied. But what’s the story behind the ...

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The Power of Partnerships – Improving Customer Experience

Christina Hamilton, Head of Partnerships and International Expansion, was recently invited to deliver a speech on the Power of Partnerships at the European Banking Forum in London. The event was a two-day conference offering a platform for leading European retail banks and financial institutions to come together to discuss their strategy for digital transformation. The focus was on use-cases and experience-based insights, which included examples of structural changes which have increased agility and customer-facing solutions which have dramatically improved the ...

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Invest in Change, One Girl at a Time

Women Political Leaders (WPL), the global network of female politicians, is teaming up with Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, to encourage more girls to get involved in politics, with the goal of increasing female representation in political and government roles and driving greater diversity of thinking in policymaking and governance. Sally Dimachki is one of the G(irls)20 Ambassadors and Steering Committee Chair. A version of this article was originally posted on the G(irls)20 Blog: ...

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9 Best Street Foods in Mexico City

By Catherine Belandres, Western Union employee Mexico is famous for many things, but probably the most likely favorite are their street foods. The capital city is a great place to try new flavors and adventures for foodies. There are plenty of street vendors to choose from for affordable and delicious foods. Here are a few of the best foods to eat in Mexico City: 1. Tostadas Typically made from corn tortillas, it is topped with fried meat, red beans, lettuce, avocado ...

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WU Foundation Supports Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief

By: Elizabeth Roscoe, Executive Director of the Western Union Foundation Our hearts and thoughts are with all in Texas who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. To support communities and families affected by the recent hurricane devastation in Texas, The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, has responded by providing support for families and communities most affected by Hurricane Harvey. Western Union will provide $0 Fee money transfers when sending from Western Union Agent locations and telephone money ...

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Do the Side Hustle: 9 Ways to Make Money While Traveling

Millennials are more interested in traveling abroad than previous generations, but we earn less money – which poses an inherent dilemma: How to fund our wanderlust. The solution? A side hustle. It’s the perfect way to stay on the go without being strapped for cash. If you want to turn you dreams of travel into a reality, check out these side hustle jobs you can do from anywhere.    Taking Online Surveys Online surveys won’t buy you a new ...

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How (and Why) to Get an International Driver’s Permit

You turn a corner and an idyllic country village appears out of nowhere. There are new people to meet, new foods to try, and new streets to explore. Best of all? There isn’t another tourist in sight – and you’re the first of your friends to Instagram it. Exploring new places by car can lead to unforgettable detours and undiscovered destinations. Unfortunately, your state-issued I.D. doesn’t always mean much overseas. An International Driver’s Permit can help. &...

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The WU Foundation Responds to Fire at Grenfell Tower

Our hearts go out to those affected and their families impacted by the recent Grenfell Tower fire in London. Through our collaboration with the British Red Cross, the Western Union Foundation is supporting relief efforts to assist people and communities as they recover and rebuild, as well as to help prepare for possible emergencies in the future. As part of this effort, the Foundation will provide USD$10,000 to the British Red Cross’ London Fire Relief Fund to support the following ...

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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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What are your favourite Canadianisms, eh?

There are certain words or phrases that you’ll only hear in Canada. The kind that make you feel Canadian pride when you hear them; immediately think of home when you’re away; or get weird looks when you use them among non-Canadians. Here’s our top 10 favourite Canadianisms. We bet you use them all the time, even if you don’t notice it… Blonde/Chum – In Quebec slang, your girlfriend is your “blonde” and your boyfriend is your “chum”. ...

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