Is Red Rock Canyon, Nevada, Worth Visiting?

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

This post is a little “off-brand”, if you will. After all, I usually write about international travel — this blog is called Ashley Abroad for a reason. But last spring, I became so enchanted with a place — Red Rock Canyon, Nevada — that I felt compelled to write about it here. And explain all … Read more

10 Unique Things to do in Breckenridge (Besides Skiing)

Looking for things to do in Breckenridge, besides skiing? That’s awesome! Breckenridge is one of my favorite ski towns as it’s absolutely adorable and only about two hours away from Boulder.  The main street looks like something out of a snow globe, with colorful shops, Victorian homes, and Christmas lights galore. I’ve gone to Breckenridge … Read more

The Do’s and Don’ts of Coachella

Coachella First Timer

This year I headed to Coachella for the first time. As it was my first Coachella, I did some things right, and quite a few things wrong. I wanted to highlight my top ten tips that will improve your Coachella experience immensely. Or I mean, at least prevent a second-degree sunburn. DO remember you can’t see every show. … Read more

My First Coachella: Highs, Lows, and What I Wish I Had Done Differently

Coachella First Timer

Although I went to Coachella three months ago, I’ve been struggling to describe my first-time Coachella experience ever since. It was a whirlwind. But all in all, Coachella was one of the most fun weekends of my life, and turned me into a full-blown festival addict. But there are a few things I would have done differently. (Namely packing. … Read more

Solo in Seattle: The Ups and Downs of Traveling Alone in your Home Country

Do you ever do something scary just to prove to yourself that you’re brave? That’s what my solo weekend in Seattle was- a personal challenge. While I’ve traveled solo to 12 countries in Europe and Asia, I’d never traveled solo in the U.S. So I figured, why not now? While I loved Seattle, my trip wasn’t perfect. … Read more