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Guest Post: 5 Things Not To Do During The Singaporean Hungry Ghost Festival

If you’re superstitious like many Chinese, you’ll know that, around this time of year, ghosts are said to return to the land of the living. It’s a Chinese custom that’s always honored every seventh month of the Lunar Calendar, and it’s one that most Singaporeans are courteous enough to take note of. After all, you would want to offend a ghost, do you?

Unlike Halloween, the Hungry Ghost Festival isn’t fun and games, at all. It is believed that spirits return from the gates of Hell to feast, which is why there are numerous ceremonies and concerts around the island Read more >>

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Sponsored Post: Traveling from Dublin to London? Here Are Your Cheapest Travel Options

Boasting one of the world’s best music scenes, amazing attractions to see, and a rich and fascinating history, The UK and Ireland are popular destinations for travelers. From the lively city of London to charming villages of the countryside, to the vivacious city of Dublin there is fore sure to be something to entice even the most seasoned of travelers.

Traveling from Dublin to London involves crossing the sea, so you’ll need to plan on ferrying across if you are traveling by bus, train, or car. There are many ways to travel from Dublin to London. However, comparing prices on … Read more >>

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Lewis Johnson - August 27, 2018 - 8:34 am

Good tips for saving money on transportation. You can use the Hopper app too when searching for flights. It will let you know when tickets are cheaper to buy.

12 Unusual Destinations For Your Honeymoon

Your honeymoon—the ultimate vacation—is undoubtedly the first and most unforgettable getaway you’ll ever seize with your life partner, your “mon amour”, your “mi amore”! And given that this will be your first memorable travel together as a married couple, finding the perfect spot can be immensely nerve-racking!

If you’re like me who always tries to veer from the usual places and who craves for the unique and the exotic, then this unique honeymoon destination list is for you!

Flamingo Beach: A Beach in Aruba

Get up close and personal with the gorgeous pink flamingos at the Flamingo Beach. This … Read more >>

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Golden Triangle Tour 4 Nights 5 Days - August 24, 2018 - 12:02 am

What a great post and list! This was exactly what I needed. Your pictures make me want to go there and see all the things which you discussed in this post! Thank you so much for sharing this post.

5 of Africa’s Best Countries to Explore This Summer

Choosing your next vacation can be tricky — the world is a big place, after all. However, if you’ve never been, it may be time to check out Africa. One of the largest and most beautiful continents on the planet, Africa is home to some truly stunning countries. With a wealth of diversity, history, and culture at your fingertips, Africa is calling you this summer, and you need to explore all that she has to offer.

Now, there are so many countries in Africa and each of them can provide you with different things. We don’t expect you to visit … Read more >>

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What’s the Best Way to Send Money Overseas?

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The world of money transfer has changed beyond recognition. There was a time when it was not easy to send money overseas when it was necessary.  You would have to go to a bank and have to put up with the frustration of bureaucracy, delays, and exorbitant fees to send the money.

These costs and delays caused all sorts of problems. The sender would have to pay a variety of costs and the recipient would have to wait a few days before they got the money. This, as you can imagine, could be … Read more >>

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Jeff - July 25, 2018 - 9:39 pm

Had to do this a few times already since I didn’t have a bank account in the country I was moving to. I’ve heard good things about TransferWise and their fees are lower than your standard wire, but there is a limit to how much you can transfer (might not be enough for a deposit on an apartment, for example) and not all countries/currencies are on their list. Other than that, I’d probably go check the international wire transfer fees from your local bank or credit union before heading to services like Western Union.

Sponsored Post: Everything You Need To Know For A Successful Car Rental Abroad

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Spring and summer are for many the favorite seasons for a trip. Days are warmer and longer, snow is over almost everywhere and the world seems to be much more inviting to visit and discover new amazing places. Traveling abroad and warm sunny days seem to be a match made in heaven. Whether you plan to spend your holidays in a cottage by the sea or hiking up the hills or simply enjoying some cultural and shopping days in a big city, there are many chances that you are considering renting a car. If you’ve never … Read more >>

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Dylan Wright - May 2, 2018 - 2:32 am

Good post. Everything is written briefly but the most important thing is noticed. but I advise you to pay attention to that in the rental of cars, too, there are different nuances. For example, there are places where rent only luxury cars of the class. Or, for example, I rented a car from 14Cars Portugal when I was under 25 (in Europe it’s hard to take a car to the arena if you are under 25 years old)

James - May 25, 2018 - 8:21 am

Thank you for the info, seems easy enough. I though it would be more of a hassle.