Founder: Adventures with Ashley
Adventurer, Camper, Cyclist, Hiker, Runner, Mountain Biker, Obstacle Course Athlete, Outdoor Enthusiast, Photographer, Rock Climber, Triathlete, Traveler, Waterfall Chaser.
Ashley Barlow was born in Washington State, but grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she calls home. Ashley currently resides in Northern Virginia (just outside of D.C.) where she relocated for work.
As a teenager, Ashley discovered herself through running after going through one of the hardest moments of her life. She was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, severe depression and anxiety after being sexually abused.
Through running Ashley was able to push herself to find Hope and meaning out of life despite extenuating circumstances.
Her passion for running helped spur her to see new places and discover how much she enjoyed nature and photography. Her treks across Virginia led her to discover that she really wanted to see everything our world has to offer.
Her biggest exploration was to Iceland in the fall of 2015, which really kicked her love of adventure and traveling into high gear and opened up her eyes to the natural beauty of the world. After Iceland she started seeking adventure everywhere she went. She started chasing waterfalls and discovering new places, near and far.
Every weekend turned into an adventure and every day offered a chance to see more in the world. She started taking advantage of the mantra of living life to the fullest because life is too short not too.
Mother Nature and all of her beauty has never ceased to amaze Ashley. Nature has helped fuel a sense of excitement and joy that she has not felt in a long time. Exploring, running, and traveling has helped to fill the empty void in her emotions and life and has led her to not only finding herself, but she has been able to gain the confidence that she never knew she even had and can finally say and mean that she is happy.
Her love of adventuring and nature will take her to the best that mother nature has to offer and beyond
This adventure seeking woman aspires to empower women to live a healthy life and to be your most confident self, chasing passions (and waterfalls) along the way!
Connecting with Ashley:
Ashley’s personal website: “Adventures with Ashley”
Instagram 115k+ followers: @adventurewith_ashley
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