As an Orange County native, Ashley grew up along the California coast, enjoying an active life outdoors. She’s spent the last eight years of her life living in 7 countries in Asia and Europe and has blissfully traveled to 91 countries and counting. Ashley adores everything that involves exploring new cultures, from local traditions and creative cuisine, to the captivating beauty of meeting new people. After earning an MBA in Prague, Czech Republic, she quickly discovered how she could combine her business education with her love for travel: as a trip design expert for Backroads. Ashley helps to create unforgettable trips around the globe, finding magic everywhere to share with Backroads guests.