Ashley Peak

Ashley Peak is a teacher, writer, and traveler seeking bright sides and adventures. She has traveled throughout North America, Africa, Europe, and South America.

Recent Posts

Colombia’s food scene is often overlooked by travelers in South America, but Chef Paula Silva is putting love and good energy into every dish, and more and more chefs are following in her footsteps. Silva has dedicated herself to experimenting with natural and pure ingredients local to Colombia; she was born in Santiago de Cali and

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If you’re thinking of traveling to South America any time soon, you’ve probably been interrogated about the Zika virus. As a woman of childbearing age living in Colombia, I had family members asking if I was concerned because they heard it could cause birth defects up to two years after infection. Evidence After a thorough

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We all know St. Augustine’s timeless declaration that, “the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page,” but I would add to that that if you travel to a destination without exploring its history, literature, and culture, you’re also only going to read a page. Whether you pick up a novel, memoir,

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Avoid Bottled Water According to National Geographic, there are currently 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic litter in our oceans. Sustainable travel ensures that number doesn’t keep rising by avoiding bottled water. Many people do this at home but accept it as a necessary evil while traveling, but there are options such as the SteriPen or LifeStraw Bottle

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The resiliency of my 12-year old Colombian students was evident as they brainstormed which pressing issues were facing their world, one emerged again and again: guerilla warfare. I couldn’t help but ask…raise your hand if you personally know someone in your family or a family friend who has been impacted by guerilla warfare. Some hands shot straight

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