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Ashley Ellington Brown

Ashley is editor/writer for HoneymoonAlways.

  • She grew up in New Orleans and loves to celebrate special occasions (or random Wednesdays) with fabulous food and wine at a beautiful restaurant. On trips, she’s always seeking the perfect mix of ambiance and deliciousness.
  • The beach is her happy place and she has about a million photos of the sun setting over the water (as well as a handful of sunrises).
  • She believes that travel is a direct path to joy and finds it really fun to wander around a new location, discovering hidden gems. She feels that when we travel, we open ourselves up to new perspectives and interactions that enlarge and enrich our lives.
  • When she’s not traveling, she reads about travel.


Ashley has worked as a freelance writer for more than 20 years, specializing in the areas of travel, marketing, personal development, and the pursuit of happiness. Her writing has appeared in Yoga Journal, Thrive Global, The Daily Positive, The Red Tricycle, and The Eden Magazine.

She also wrote the multiple-award-winning guide A Beautiful Morning: How a Morning Ritual Can Feed Your Soul and Transform Your Life.

Ashley has always loved to explore new places and indulges her passion for travel whenever she can. She has been to 12 countries and 32 states so far.

Favorite destinations include Sorrento and Capri, Italy; Haarlem, Netherlands; Paris; Sydney and K’gari, Australia; Rotorua and Waiheke Island, New Zealand; the American West; Palm Beach; the Florida Keys; and her hometown of New Orleans. Ashley has a goal of visiting every state plus many more international destinations.

On her bucket list: the Orient Express; Venice; Spain; Portugal; Vienna at Christmas; eastern Europe; the Ice Hotel in Quebec; Bermuda; island hopping in the Caribbean; and seeing the Northern Lights.

Ashley is a member of the International Travel Writers Alliance.


Ashley graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in international affairs.

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