I’m a word nerd, a coffee addict, and a dog and cat mom. I’m equal parts dreamer and doer. At heart, I’m a storyteller. I adore being outside, but when I’m in the office, here’s what I’m up to:

As an award-winning freelance journalist, I specialize in travel, art and culture, and wellness. I have penned articles for CNN, Fodor’s Travel, USA Today’s Eat Sip Trip, Beyond, Outside, and New Mexico Magazine, among others. As author of 100 Things to Do in Albuquerque Before You Die, I’m an expert on my hometown’s marquee and off-the-beaten-path destinations.

In the editing realm, I oversee GuestLife New Mexico and GuestLife El Paso. I also act as lead editor for the Southwest Adventure Series from University of New Mexico. My book, Eco-Travel New Mexico, the first in the series, was released fall 2017.

I completed my undergraduate degree in communication studies at the University of Puget Sound, and earned my master’s degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. I also belong to the Society of American Travel Writers.

If you’d like to get in touch, let’s talk! I can be reached via email at ashley [at] ashleymbiggers [dot] com