A couple of weeks ago, I got a chance to try my luck at surfing, thanks to Oakley and my gig at LAmag.com! Read more about it here. While I feel lucky to consider that “work,” it was a wonderful opportunity to get a taste of a neighboring coastal town that usually never warranted more than a drive-by along picturesque Pacific Coast Highway. As it turns out, Laguna Beach and the nearby Doheny State Beach in Dana Point were the perfect settings for a string of firsts.
Photograph courtesy of Gary Copeland
With nothing but the sound of crashing waves before us and the soft earth below us, a bout of early morning yoga lifted my spirits and prepared me for a day in the water. Numerous sun salutations (how else would the sun come out?), warriors I, II and III, and balancing poses galore gave me energy and confidence for the day ahead. Having done yoga on my own for the past couple years, it was so refreshing and encouraging to be in a class again. I even did my first yoga head stand!
Photograph courtesy of Jason Merritt/Wireimage
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Bienvenue mes amis! While I haven’t had the luck of traveling outside the country, “Where is Ashley?” has become a veritable question for the past few months. Even with full-time university classes that kept me anchored until May, I’ve been lucky to host many friends from back east and Europe, meaning I was not only taking them around my own city but going on road trips to show off the beauty of Southern California. Now with school out of session, I’ve flown back and forth from my parents’ place multiple times already this month with at least another in planning before the end of July. Top that off with a trip to D.C. in three weeks, and you have one jet-set, happy Ashley.
You can imagine with travel on the brain, I was more than excited to write a book review for the ladies at LostGirlsWorld.com, a web site run by three friends who left their jobs and lives in NYC to travel the world together (ahhh, what a dream). The book of choice is The Art of Solo Travel: A Girl’s Guide by Stephanie Lee, and as much as I love jetting around my own country, it gave me daydreams of mornings in the Philippines and evenings in Argentina.
Take a look at my review below and check out the original article on LostGirlsWorld.com!
eBook Review: The Art of Solo Travel: A Girl’s Guide
by Stephanie Lee
Indie Travel Media, $12.95
Photo courtesy of Indie Travel Media