Ashley M. Halligan is a journalist with a history in travel, technology, sustainability, and politics. She’s been published by outlets like Irish Examiner, VentureBeat, and Reuters. She does regular work with tourism bureaus and outdoors brands like Brand USA and The North Face. Currently on assignment with Backpacker Magazine, she is a storyteller with a passion for the bigger narrative that we are all part of. She’s also mid-launch of a narrative-centered, travel-inspired publication called Pilgrim Magazine. You can follow her adventures on Instagram at @contemporarypilgrim.