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 Follow her on Twitter at @amandaemachado0.

3 ways to challenge the single story you’ve heard about Africa

5 beliefs that held me back when I first started freelance writing

4 things about life I misunderstood before I started traveling

Traveling but still looking for romance? This millennial has you covered.

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

5 things I totally underestimated about long-term travel

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

4 things I totally misunderstood before becoming a freelance writer

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

Being joyful is its own form of protest

17 responsible traveler habits to pick up in 2017

Feeling lonely as a female digital nomad? Join this club

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

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

Let’s stop pretending life is safer at home

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

10 racial justice stories that defined 2016

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

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