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How to be a Cultural Ambassador While Traveling

No matter where we’re from or what our stories are, there is one thing that follows us around. You can’t escape it, you can’t hide from it, and you certainly cannot agree to all of it! It’s worse than the drunken night we ended up passing out on the yard….

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8 tips for traveling with a political mindset -- The Quirky Pineapple

8 Tips for Traveling with a Political Mindset

The great thing about travel is that it knocks you off your damn high horse. It makes you rethink just how cool you are. And although your Instagram photos of beautiful backdrops and cute clothes make others envy you, travel can make you feel self conscious. Travel gives us the…

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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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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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Why Saying “American American” To Describe A White Person From The United States Is Wrong

You’d be surprised by how many people I’ve met who have told me that I’m not the typical “American American” they expected. I mean, what did you want; that we’re all white, with blue eyes, blonde hair, and our guys look like Zac Efron? Sadly, most of our fellas in the…

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