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Hi, I’m Ashley, a small-town Wisconsin native, who at the age of 31, left a career in corporate Health Care in 2019 to embark on the trip of my life.
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After high school, my five year plan (laughingly) consisted of a nice house, marriage, career, and kids. Truth be told, that was only my five-year plan because it was everyone’s plan at that age. Sure, it sounds nice but, it really wasn’t my dream life. Knowledge was always my drive, learn more, do more, be better.
Shortly after college, we all started to grow up and quit the townie bar scene. It became apparent that I was almost always the single one in the group. No kids, no man, you know, living the dream with the cutest dog ever, Porter.
What does living the dream even mean? Well, apparently work, more work, no time to do anything besides work so, saving money, A LOT of Netflix, the occasional drink(s) down at The Corner Bar in the hood, and planning trips with friends that we never end up taking.
(PS) You can find Porter on the gram @ThePrincePorter. But, seriously follow him - he is way cooler than that golden retriever from Cali you started following last week.
December of 2015, my dad unexpectedly passed away and, I was left feeling … well, everything. But, mainly lost, as if I was missing something, and desperately needing something more.
Feeling confident that I would not find whatever it was in my small-town, it was clear to me that I need to take a trip. Where, with who? Solo, group, or with one friend?
Anyone else a big believe that everything happens for a reason? Sometimes the reason is for you, sometimes it’s not, and sometimes you never get to know. Well, that’s how my trip worked out.
My trip to Bermuda completely changed me and my life. Yes, I know, so basic. But, it’s true. Ultimately, I realized what was lost, missing, and what I was desperately needing. Happiness.
For the next three years, I worked multiple jobs, putting in 60-100 hours a week, and saved every penny possible. Finally, November of 2019, I boarded my very first one-way flight to Tahiti!
Since embarking on that plane I've spent my time enjoying life and the simplicities it offers, sharing my life and personal journey with strangers on the internet, publishing travel tips on my website, trying my hardest to inspire men and women around the world to chase after their own dreams.
The number one question I am asked is, ‘How can you afford to travel full-time?’. As I mentioned above, I worked tirelessly for three years, saving every penny I possibly could. Currently, I am solely surviving off my savings and my Patreon page.
If you are not familiar with Patreon, it is a social media platform where people can subscribe for a small dollar amount to help creators like, myself, continue to grow and produce content for all to enjoy. Quite honestly, my Patreon page is not something I promote constantly. It is very strange and uncomfortable to ask people for money, at least for me. That being said, if I inspire you or you simply love what I am doing and wish to be a bigger part of the journey, I invite you to click here to see if this is something you would like to be a part of.