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Elaine Clayton

Elaine lives in Washington, D.C. where she works in international education, manages her blog,; and runs a community group, Cultures in DC. She is passionate about facilitating cross-cultural understanding and is intrigued by worldviews different than her own. She was brought out of her comfort zone for the first time while studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain; and has since lived in Dublin, Ireland; eaten grasshoppers in Oaxaca, Mexico; and learned about Islam in Tunisia, among other adventures. Follow her blog for travel inspiration in the United States and abroad, and check out her cross-cultural events if you're ever in Washington, D.C.