Amanda Machado

Amanda Machado is a writer, content strategist, and facilitator, who lives and works around the world. After teaching 9th grade English as a Teach for America corps member, she spent 15 months backpacking South America, Southern Asia, Western Europe and the United States. She's continued living nomadically ever since. She has written for The Atlantic, Vox and other online publications, and has worked as a contributing editor for Matador Network. She also helps develop writing content for educational nonprofits around the world. Her work can be found at www.amandaemachado.com. Follow her on Twitter at @amandaemachado0.

Amanda Machado's Articles

I was a student of color who studied abroad. Here are 4 questions I wish I had asked before I left

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5 things I totally underestimated about long-term travel

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4 things study abroad programs get wrong (and what we can do about it)

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4 things I totally misunderstood before becoming a freelance writer

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Over half of millennials want “socially responsible” banking. Here’s how you do it

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This photographer takes nude photos of “ordinary” women around the world. The effect? Self-love.

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Being joyful is its own form of protest

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17 responsible traveler habits to pick up in 2017

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Feeling lonely as a female digital nomad? Join this club

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After traveling, “getting serious” does not have to mean getting a job you hate

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7 assumptions travelers need to stop making when traveling to developing countries

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Let’s stop pretending life is safer at home

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Don’t just ‘feel guilty’ about holiday shopping. Change your habits and support your community

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10 racial justice stories that defined 2016

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Let’s stop pretending our travels to developing countries automatically help the poor

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Dear travelers: please don’t take photos in developing countries until you’ve asked yourself these 6 things

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If you’re a female millennial upset about the election, these organizations will help you run for office

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This week, I called my state senators and representatives for the first time. It shouldn’t have taken me this long.

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