I’m the Gypsy


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Hello fellow wayfarers


Hello fellow wayfarers and welcome to my corner of the internet! My name is Ashley and I’ve always heard the siren song of the open road…tarmac…railway…subway….basically every form of travel has been calling my name since I could walk. Seriously, in my 30 something years I’ve lived in 11 cities, 7 states and moved 17 times not to mention the travel I’ve done in between. For some reason I can’t seem to stay put! No wonder my great aunt dubbed me the family ‘gypsy.’  I’m a high school social studies teacher by day and a perpetual traveler the rest of the time. I love to WANDER!


As you can imagine, teaching leaves me a chunk of scheduled free time but not enough funds to travel as often (or as far) as I’d like. That’s why I created Gypsy Near and Far! Here I’ll share all my travel tips, resources and hacks to get you going anywhere, anytime you want without completely breaking the bank or pulling your hair out. I know, money is tight, time is tight, and travel can be nerve wracking, but it doesn’t have to be all bad! We just have to try to be a little more creative with our time, money and planning! Easier said than done (I know that too!) but that’s why I’m here! I have guides for just about everything with more to come and will let you see the planning in action. Let’s build a community of wanderers who aren’t lost. Wanderers who have found a way to make their travel dreams a reality.

Travel is the best way to broaden your horizons whether it’s discovering new places in your backyard or seeing the Trevi Fountain in Rome for the first time. Every new experience could help you see and connect with the world in ways you couldn’t before. Everyone, no matter their schedule or budget should be able to find a way to see and experience new things.



Thrive by Daniel Popper, Fort Lauderdale, Florida




Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon

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