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.

A Fall Guide to the Michigan Coast

Summer on Michigan’s southwest shoreline is hard to beat if you are looking for a place to kick back. Fall, however, turns the region into an idyllic adventure destination. Warm days, bigger waves,...

How Can I Compete in Holland's SUP 11-City Tour?

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.

Where Are the Best River and Lake SUP Destinations?

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.

How Do I Travel to Cuba as an American?

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.

Where Can I Find the Best Boozy Ice Cream in the U.S.?

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.

What's the Best Way to Bike Through Argentina's Wine Region?

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.