Ashlyn is a Chicago native currently living in Christchurch, New Zealand as a freelance writer and social media marketer. She shares a home, and sometimes a tent, with her partner and Trapper, their rescue husky mix. In her free time, she heads out to the mountains or sea to hike and explore, usually with a few craft beers in tow. She's a conservation advocate, road trip playlist aficionado, and hopelessly obsessed with drip coffee. You can find her at