We have a true passion for culture.
We select contributors to become ambassadors in their own city, writing about what they have learned or enjoyed about a culture through international food, drink and entertainment in their own backyard, or put to practice locally through their travels. We’re about elevating international immigrant cultures as travel inspiration, and our contributors are part of helping culture to transcend geographic barriers.
Our Cultural Ambassadors
A passion for cultural experiences took MezzeCulture founder and owner Fatin, together with her husband, on a journey to visit 13 countries and live in 3 US states over the last 5 years. As first generation Americans, they are both curious about everything that’s different. While traveling abroad, Fatin considered every trip an extension of the unique international experiences she sought in her everyday life. From tuning in to the local Latin radio station that transports her to Mexico, dining at a local French café in DC that takes her senses to Paris, or visiting the Austin vineyard that reminds her of Tuscany, she relishes in the history and charm of worldwide influences around her. Growing up she visited Tarpon Springs, Florida, which brought her to Greece on weekends!
Katie has a lifelong relationship with travel after she began traveling with her grandmother and uncle at 8 years old. 25+ countries later, she’s grown a deep affection for immersing herself in anything multicultural, especially food. She believes her spirit animal is Andrew Zimmern, and will definitely try anything weird or exotic. She’s big into the Austin foodie scene, and enjoys tasting and rating the latest restaurants. You can follow her foodie journey through her food blog. Along with her love for food and travel, you’ll also find Katie taking local art classes, cooking, taking pictures, thrift shopping, working out, or hanging out with her cat, Pumpkin. Currently, she’s a sound engineer for a post production studio that works on TV, radio and film. Check out what she’s up to on her Facebook and Instagram.
From traveling with family to living abroad and obtaining my Masters in intercultural communication, I’ve always been passionate about cross-cultural experiences. Growing up, I was always surrounded by friends from around the world – in more than one social circle, onlookers would comment that we were “the UN”. From attending the annual Sizdah Be-dar celebration in the local park with my Iranian friends to watching Hindi movies and eating cheesy Portuguese snacks, I have always been intrigued by world views and ways of life different than my own.
Nicolette Orlemans grew up in a multicultural, bilingual home in The Netherlands to a Polish mother and a Dutch father. She is currently based in New York City, where she works as a communications strategist. When she’s not working, Nicolette loves to travel, and has visited much of Europe, seen many of the U.S. states, and traveled to Egypt.
In November 2014, Nicolette founded #CultureTrav, a Twitter chat that focuses on how travelers personally experience travel – adapting to cultural differences, bridging any language gaps, creating new homes as expats, and much more. For more information, visit www.nicoletteorlemans.com.
Apply to become a cultural ambassador.
—Receive FREE tickets to our exclusive events in your city, a featured bio, as well as a website badge about your status.
—Utilize a cultural channel for extending your content across our network as a contributor for our travel magazine, MezzeWeekly.com and earn $10 per published article.
—Retain rights to your stories, with the ability to promote as you like.
—Establish expertise in the cultures you’ve experience about among our members, followers, and subscribers.
—Have your name, social and web links included in your article byline.
Ambassadors must submit at least 2 stories a month.