HELLO - HOLA - BONJOUR - CIAO
Hello and welcome to Abroad with Ash! I’m a travel blogger on a mission to do more than just inspire travel with pretty pictures. My objective is to provide beneficial advice and insights through my travel tips, firsthand experience, and itineraries. Keeping travel within the realm of reality for ordinary people is my motto. Because let’s be honest, most of us do not have unlimited travel funds or vacation days. I’m here to show you how to explore the world without breaking the bank and to significantly reduce the amount of time you spend planning a trip by publishing my “top five” lists, itineraries, and city guides. Join me on my travels and let me help plan your next adventure!
MY PATH TO BECOMING A TRAVEL BLOGGER
Anyone who has met me will tell you I have a serious case of wanderlust and that most my conversations end up on travel talk. Even though none of my family members share or fully understand my love of travel, I knew at a fairly young age that I MUST travel the world! The term “study abroad” was introduced to me in middle school. From that moment I decided I would study abroad in Italy no matter what it took! When the time came for me to start researching colleges, the study abroad section was the first place I went. It was not until the summer and fall semester of my Senior year that I was able to finally fulfill the dream that started all the way back at age 13. I was hooked from my first trip abroad and stretched every penny and vacation day I had post college to continue following my wanderlust.
Starting a travel blog was something I thought of some time ago, but I resisted the idea because I was afraid the world of travel blogs was oversaturated and what I had to offer wouldn’t be good enough. That way of thinking is everything I am against! So here I am, saying “I’m going to do what I am truly passionate about and not worry about the rest”.
Helping others see how eye opening and beneficial travel can be is so important to me and why I am here, writing my latest posts today!
ON A PERSONAL NOTE....
Dallas, Texas is my current home. I am an ex-finance corporate girl with a degree in finance and real estate from Texas Christian University. After leaving the world of hedge funds and private banking to create Abroad with Ash I also started my business as a freelance makeup artist.
You may see a cameo or two in pictures with my rescue dog, Bailey and my husband, Jake, who encourages me to follow my dreams. Being married and having a fur baby has not stopped me from traveling alone or with loved ones! When on the road you will find me with a cold brew coffee and camera in hand hunting for my new favorite spot or the latest best kept secret.