My First Impressions of Uganda

I've only been in Kampala, Uganda, for a week and I'm already head over heels. I like it so much that when people ask me, "How are you liking Kampala so far?" I have to hold back from gushing about all the reasons I'm so enamored. For those who don't know, I moved to...

Highlights of a Week in England

England holds a special place in my heart. I love the pubs, the dry humor, the thousands of years of history. It's also a very unique country. Where else would you overhear a middle-aged man on the train talking about how he's 'very fussy' with his tea sandwiches?...

On Leaving Behind a Life You Love

A few months back, I was feeling unsure about my direction. So I read my tarot cards. The first card I pulled was a hierophant. It read, "You may be struggling with an issue and are unsure about what is "right" for you to do. Know that the answers are within you." At...

24 Hours in Brussels

One of my favorite things about Europe is how easy it is to travel between countries. In the states a two-hour train ride gets you to a cornfield. In Europe, it gets you to a different country. So one morning while I was in Paris, I decided to visit my cousin Angie...

My Paris Food Diary

When I lived in Paris I was all about international food, from dim sum to Korean to Lebanese. But on this trip I just wanted old-school French gastronomie - think French onion soup, crêpes and cholesterol-laden salads. As I'm rarely in France these days, I wanted the...

My Travel Plans for 2017

Hey guys! So as you may have read, I'm moving to Africa! (I still can't write that without exclamation points, by the way.) In 2017 I'm going to travel much more than I have in the past few years. And I couldn't be more excited. Naturally, I am dying to explore...

10 Reasons to Love Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Steamboat Springs is hands-down one of my favorite ski towns in Colorado. It's low-key and unpretentious, unlike Aspen or Vail. And it offers some of the best hiking and skiing in Colorado. I've been to Steamboat Springs several times, in both the summer and the...

Wine-tasting in Napa and Sonoma

Recently I flew out to San Francisco for work, but headed out a day early to have a day to spend in the Bay Area. When I landed, my friend Shea texted me and said, "Hey, are you down to go to Napa for the day? I rented a car." Ummm, yes. Our first stop? Ledson Winery...

My Number One Resolution for 2017

Hey guys, I hope you're enjoying 2017 so far! Is it just me, or is it weirdly fun reading other people's resolutions? Maybe I'm nosy, but I find it super interesting. So I figured I'd share mine for the year. Stop wasting time. In 2017, I've resolved to stop wasting...

I’m Moving to AFRICA!!!

I'm kicking off 2017 with some big news - yesterday I quit my job and next month I'm moving to Africa! Uganda, specifically. Words can't express how excited I am to live abroad again. Some of my friends think I'm insane - I'm quitting a great job to move to Africa, a...

Hey! I'm Ashley. I'm a wine drinker, bookworm, and expat in Africa. Since college I've au paired in Paris, backpacked Europe, Asia, and Africa for a year, lived in Colorado and expatriated to Uganda. Read more on my About Me page.

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