Ashley M. Biggers

Author's Bio

Ashley M. Biggers (@ambiggers) has been a professional travel writer for five years. She earned her master's degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Make Yosemite Kid-Friendly

I'd love to haul my kids up the railings to Half Dome, but don't want to risk accidents (or turning them off of hiking forever). How can we have fun while staying safe in Yosemite?

The Tour de France of Stand-Up Paddleboarding

The SUP 11-City Tour travels a grueling 220K (136 miles), making it the longest race in stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) by far. Divided into five daylong stages, in form and challenge level, its the Tour de France of paddling. But through this scenic Netherlands route, at least you'll have scenic terrain to distract from the burn.

The Best Way to End Summer

Although summer is winding down, there’s time enough for a few more fair-weather hiking trips.

Super SUP Havens

Stand-up paddling isn't just for oceans anymore. Or Hawaii, Florida, and California, for that matter. In June, Idaho's Payette River Games awarded the largest cash purse on record for SUP racing. Inland SUPing has arrived. Here's where to go for upcoming races—all year long.

You Can Take Stunning Travel Photography

I love exploring the world, but feel like the photos I bring back don't do justice to what I see. Which workshops will help me take my art the extra mile?

The Rise of Geocache Travel

July 12 marks the annual National Trails geocache release, during which new coins are released onto the country’s 15 national trails and followed throughout the summer.

Trail Running Has a New Mecca

Traveling light and fast up and down mountains—that's the concept behind skyrunning, a sport that now boasts 200 races and 30,000 participants annually.

Brazil's Other Sport

It’s a finer art than just choking a dude out. Although hailing from Japan, the Brazilian variety of jiu-jitsu has become its own technique.

How to Travel (Legally) to Cuba

Cuba was long off limits to U.S. citizens due to a Bay of Pigs–era trade embargo, but since 2011, America's made it possible for its citizens to make the trip—if they jump through a few hoops.

The Best Booze-Infused Ice Cream in America

What’s better than ice cream? It’s not a purely rhetorical question. The answer? Grown-up ice cream, spiked with wine, beer, and spirits. As the summer heat cranks to high, head to one of these regional ice cream spots for a shot of cool, creamy delight.

Pedal Through Argentina Wine Country

To best appreciate the fruit of the vine, you have to go to the source. And if the source happens to be the eastern foothills of the Andes in Mendoza, Argentina, all the better. This high-altitude terroir produces rich flavors, but the environs are also ripe for exploration by bike, whether pedaling down tree-lined roads or mountain paths.

10 Ultimate Urban Runs

Pounding out miles on stoplight-strewn streets and past convenience stores quickly loses its luster. Whether you’re commuting or training, here are ten urban trails in the U.S. that offer scenic views and traffic-free paths to keep your run enjoyable.