Nerding Out at Harry Potter World

Nerding Out at Harry Potter World

Long before I was a traveler, I was a nerd. My favorite movie ever is Lord of the Rings, I played Pokémon until I was a senior in high school (no, but seriously) and I'm a lifelong Harry Potter fan. I've not only read all the Harry Potter books in English (obviously),...
Penang is for Street Art and Hawker Centre Lovers

Penang is for Street Art and Hawker Centre Lovers

Want to know something kind of crazy? On my four-month round-the-world trip, during which I visited 10 countries total, I visited only three new countries. And the only new one in Southeast Asia? Malaysia. But thankfully, Malaysia was so historical and surprising and...
The Pros and Cons of Au Pairing in Paris

The Pros and Cons of Au Pairing in Paris

La tour Eiffel’s elegant frame decorates walls and bedside tables of hopeful Parisians all over the world.  This tall overbearing symbol of Paris has come to represent a fantasy thousands of people aspire to, which explains why France remains one of the most popular...
My Top 15 Travel Photos of 2014

My Top 15 Travel Photos of 2014

Sorry guys! This post is yet again belated. But once again I couldn't resist sharing. So long-time readers may remember when I recapped my favorite photos of 2013. While my travels in 2014 were slightly less than 2013 (11 countries as opposed to 15) I still got...
Life Out West: Months 2 and 3

Life Out West: Months 2 and 3

While on my RTW trip I loved posting monthly updates as they’re so much fun to both write and look back on. So I figured why not recap my new life out west too? Read about month 1 here. All these photos are from Instagram, @ashleyabroad– find me there for slices...