Who is Ashley Law and what is her travel story?
Name? Ashley Law
Homebase? Houston, Tx
Day job? Registered Nurse
Solo or group travel? I’ve done 3 solo trips, the rest were with people. They each have their pros and cons but I do prefer traveling with only 1 or 2 other people, no more than that.
Favorite airline? I don’t necessarily have a favorite, I just go by the best deals and times. Each airline has its pros and cons!
How many countries have you visited? 30!
Favorite city and why? This is extremely hard to choose one but if I had to choose one I would say Lisbon, Portugal for culture, nightlife, food and city!
Top bucket list destination? I have 3! Brazil, Australia and South Africa.
Airbnb or hotel? I’ve switched between both, I like Airbnb’s for more of a local experience and price but sometimes I do prefer my privacy so I enjoy hotels as well especially since they’re usually more flexible.
When and why did you first get the travel bug? I grew up traveling with my family within the US. The travel bug didn’t really hit me until end of 2015/beginning of 2016 because that’s when I decided if my friends can’t go with me, it shouldn’t stop me from going. So I visited my friend in ATL then Mardi Gras in NOLA then Vegas. These were pretty much back to back trips and I became obsessed.
Most memorable trip? This is hard but one of my most memorable trips would be Cabo! It’s because of the people we met who can change a whole experience. We first met them at the resort we were staying in and the rest is history. I went with my friend for her birthday and there was a total of 7 of us and the bachelor party we met, who was also from Houston, became like our BFFs! We hung out with them everyday and had a blast!
Best travel advice for new travelers? Just go for it! Take the trip and I guarantee you won’t regret it. You may be nervous and scared at first but that’s normal. You’ll get over your anxiety when you get there. Trust me it will be worth it in the end.
What’s your secret to affording the ability to travel? I substitute materialistic things and shopping for travel expenses. Experience beats that any day.
Do you have a travel blog we should check out? I currently do not have a travel blog.
Upcoming travel plans? I have something in the works but nothing set in stone yet, still working through the details and dates! Thinking Bali or Cuba though!
Anything else you want us to know? Live your life to the fullest, you’ve only got one so make the best of it!
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