6 Unique Events in USA during August

Local Insights July 25, 2016
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This is why swapping is the smart way

So you've got your well-deserved holiday sorted and the only thing left is getting your money. You then find yourself on the high-street looking for the closest bureau de change, or you decide to rely on your own bank card. The…
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Our plans for the WeSwap product

There are certain points in the lifetime of a business that feel legitimately important. It’s a hard thing to quantify – this feeling that you’re on the right track, but that big things need to happen to enable that next…
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The Cost of Travel Money

How much do you really pay for your travel money? This graph shows how much travel money costs from three main sources. Your credit/debit card will normally cost around 3.5%, a high-street bureau such as the Post Office will charge around 5% and an airport exchange – the most expensive…
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WeSwap meets Antonia

Antonia Vanbergen is a 29-year-old financial controller from Kent. She's a frequent traveller and recently returned home from a big trip to the US. Given her profession and thirst for travel, we thought she'd be a good person to catch…
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WeSwapper Stories: Email from Chris

We always like to hear from WeSwappers out on their travels, but this email really made us smile... "Hi We just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thanks! Just over two years ago, me and my partner…
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WeSwapper Stories: Things to do in Stockholm

WeSwap product manager Olivia has just returned from her first trip to Stockholm. She kindly brought us back a whole load of tips - as well as duty-free Toblerone - but before we hear Liv's insights, some reasoning behind Scandinavia's recent…
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ATMs & Card Machines abroad: The Golden Rule

When an ATM or card machine asks if you'd like to accept an exchange, there's only one right answer... always say no. Always refuse any conversion, always choose the local currency for the country you're in.  Just say no way, José. But it's still so easy to be…
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7 tips to take fantastic holiday snaps on your smartphone

We all have that one friend that always seems to effortlessly take incredible holiday snaps using only their smartphone. In all likelihood it isn’t a natural gift, they’re just following a few simple pointers. To help you to fully capture…
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How To: Make Spumoni like an Italian

In our 'How To' series, we're taking a classic dish from around the world and showing you how to make it like a true local. And don't worry, we're looking at minimum difficulty, maximum impress-your-guest-points. Week One - Spumoni... Spumoni: A…
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