Why Ditching My Dream Camera Made Me Love Photography Again

Why switching to a mirrorless camera made me love photography again

I’ve loved photography since the age of 12 when after much cajoling, my parents gave me a point and shoot camera. Throughout middle and high school, I practiced photography consistently, asking anyone and everyone to model for me. Right from the start, I adored it. As I advanced, I graduated to increasingly sophisticated cameras: a … Read more

15 Essential Tips for Your First Trip to Japan

Planning a trip to Japan

Planning a trip to Japan can be a doozy; it’s an organized, rule-following country that requires a lot of planning. Booking things in advance goes a long way in Japan — it’s one place I don’t recommend winging it. Japan also has lots of cultural quirks that you should be aware of. For example, did … Read more

Travel and Blogging Recap: November 2019

Hey guys! I’ve decided to bring back my monthly recaps. Blogging these days feels so… strategic, so I wanted to have a place where I could casually share my travel plans, book recommendations, and life updates. I’m also going to start sharing traffic and income reports. Thanks for reading! Hey everyone! I hope you had a … Read more

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