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6 Ideas for Video Marketing for Small Business

Did you know that a whopping 91% of businesses out there are currently using video as a means to market and advertise their brand? With video content continuously on the rise, it makes sense that so many companies would want to hop on the trend and try to appeal to their audience using a bit…

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Making Yourself a Priority

If you’re like me, then we both have the same problem. We like to give and give, generously without asking for anything in return. While growing up, I’ve always been the person to listen to all of my friends’ problems and worry about them before myself. While with my sisters,…

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I thought I had great habits! But, I was proven wrong! These are 9 habits I lost while living in Spain. What are some habits you've lost?! Check out this article to read about some of my "bad" habits. Do you have similar ones? -- The Quirky Pineapple

9 Habits I Lost While Living in Spain

I want to say I’m pretty great. Just kidding, that’s a bit narcissistic! But, I thought I had some great habits and was living a lifestyle that I was proud of in the United States. Wow, was I wrong! It was tough transitioning and adapting to a new country and…

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International Couples Series ft Kate & Javi -- The Quirky Pineapple

International Couples Series: Kate & Javi

Introducing y’all to Kate and Javi! I’m so excited to share this interview with you because Kate was actually working in the same position as I was, Auxiliar de Conversation, when she met her husband! They are married now and live in Sanlúcar, Spain. I won’t spill any more about…

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Planning a trip to Spain? Here are 7 Tips Before Planning Your Trip to Spain -- The Quirky Pineapple

7 Tips Before Planning Your Trip to Spain

Known to some as the land of tapas, bulls, flamenco and siestas, Spain is a beautiful little country located in the Iberian Peninsula. Situated right next to Portugal and below France, the country boasts mediterranean cuisine, beautiful beaches and the perfect location for any foodie! The country definitely offers more…

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Spanimerican Series: International Love -- The Quirky Pineapple

Spanimerican: Getting To The “I Like You”

Admitting that you actually have feelings, and have feelings about someone is a big step. Being able to express these feelings in a different language, is a completely different step! When Mario and I finally admitted that we liked each other, it actually ended up being a big miscommunication. We…

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Coming home may sound exciting, but here is what travellers DON'T tell you about returning back to their home country and back to their "normal" lives. -- The Quirky Pineapple

Coming Home: What Travellers Don’t Tell You

After being abroad for two years, a lot of people would think that MAYBE it’s time to go home and get back into “real life”. It’s true that after two years working as an English and Culture Assistant through the Spanish government, the novelty of the idea has worn off….

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My raw opinions about the Auxiliares de Conversación program in Spain. I worked in this program for two years and have experienced lots of different things in different schools. Here is what I think! -- The Quirky Pineapple

Raw Opinions: Auxiliares de Conversación

Thanks to the program: Auxiliares de Conversación y Cultura, I was able to live and work in Spain for two years. The program is funded by the Spanish government and geared towards native English speakers. We have the opportunity to work in Spain in a public school as an assistant to…

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The International Couples Series features couples who have met while traveling or living abroad with someone who is not from their home country and may not even speak their native language! This interview features Jesse & Liane, one American and one Filipina. Read on to find out how they found love abroad! -- The Quirky Pineapple

International Couples Series: Jesse & Liane

If you’re just tuning in to the International Couples Series, welcome! The International Couples Series, is a series of interviews featuring international couples who met while living abroad or traveling. This is definitely a special kind of relationship, made of two people who are from two completely different cultures, countries and…

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Traveling heals me in so many different ways, that I never knew that it could! Read on to find out how I feel healed through the act of traveling and how it can heal you, too! -- The Quirky Pineapple

How Travel Heals Me

This isn’t one of those posts where I get all spiritual and tell you that traveling has helped me find myself, although it has. This isn’t one of those spiritual posts where I tell you that if you travel, it can heal you, too. No, this is my post to…

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Traveling as an Asian American can lead to different reactions and different questions. Sometimes, I'm asked ridiculous questions even within the United States! I've compiled my 15 favorite comments I've received as an Asian American thus far. No, no sarcasm here! (; -- The Quirky Pineapple

15 Favorite Comments On Being Asian American

I never thought that being Asian American would be such a big deal. Growing up in the Washington, D.C. area, I’ve grown up with a very diverse group of people all my life. In schools, we would learn about different cultures, races, ethnicities, and religions! While growing up, I always…

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