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...

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...

2016 – A (Part-time) Traveler’s Review

My yearly review is one of my favorite posts of the year. I love looking back and remembering all the year's ups and downs. Crazy enough, this is my FIFTH yearly recap! How is that possible?! (By the way, you can read 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 here.) While according...

The 16 Best Books I Read in 2016

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday! As many long-term readers know, I love to read. As I know many of you are also readers, I wanted to share my favorite books of 2016. Reading this list you'll notice a few trends. I read lots of non-fiction, i.e....

Highlights of a Glorious, Sunny Week in Paris

In September I headed back to Paris, my one-time home and forever favorite city. It was glorious - the weather was sunny and crisp and the cheese was just as delicious as I remembered. Nom. My week in Paris was part of my two-week vacation to Europe. Two weeks off...

Hey! I'm Ashley. After college I moved to Paris to work as an au pair and then backpacked Europe, India and Asia for a year, largely solo. Now I live, ski and work in Colorado, but I'm always scheming my next international adventure. Read more on my About Me page.

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  • The #WomensMarch today in Denver was one of the most powerful things I've ever been a part of. Feeling so proud of all my nasty women and men today ❤ #okayladiesnowletsgetinformation
  • Exciting news - yesterday I quit my job and next month I'm moving to AFRICA! Uganda, specifically 🇺🇬. I've basically been beaming ear to ear since I bought my ticket, and am SO excited to live abroad again. Wish me luck! ✌️️
  • Happy New Year! 🎉Thanks to everyone who made 2016 a very memorable year. Looking forward to more adventures in 2017.
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