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Ashley M. Biggers

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I’m a native New Mexican and proud of it (as anyone who meets me quickly finds out). 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. As a freelance writer, I have penned articles for Outside online, Fodors.com, BeyondNew Mexico Magazine, and others. I'm the several-times author of the New Mexico True Adventure Guide, commissioned by the New Mexico Tourism Department). I have authored two books, 100 Things to Do in Albuquerque Before You Die, and Eco-Travel New Mexico. I am also a member of the Society of American Travel Writers.

Posts by Ashley M. Biggers

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  • 1
    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?

    My feet! I love running, hiking, and walking. Besides trekking, which I also enjoy, I find walking is the best way to tune into not only the sights, but also the sounds, aromas, and textures of a place. Plus, a wrong turn could lead you to a wonderful discovery, whether a fascinating person, an intimate corner coffee shop, or an unforgettable piece of public art.

  • 2
    What is the most important thing you've learned from traveling?

    To relinquish control and enjoy the moment. As someone who enjoys control, I’m still working on this one! When traveling there are so many unexpected experiences, from a delayed flight to a closed shop you planned a special trip to visit. You can fight it—often to little affect—or you can surrender to the present and the infinite possibilities that lay ahead.

  • 3
    What's your most exciting or surprising travel experience?

    Riding an elephant in Chiang Mai, Thailand was certainly exciting!

  • 4
    What do you do when you encounter an unexpected dead-end?

    Other than finding a business closed, I can honestly say I’ve never found a dead end when reporting a story. Even if it isn’t the story I thought I would be telling, there’s always a thread to follow.