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Hello explorers! I am Ashlea, the founder of Ash Away Travel. I am based in vibrant Kansas City, Missouri and love exploring my wonderful city in my free time while traveling to new places as much as possible! You can find me hiking, gardening, playing with my crazy cat Luna, soaking in the sunshine, and traveling with my husband Derek as much as possible. I’m a travel planner and travel blogger – I live and breathe travel, culture, exploring and I love it all!

Travel planning is my passion and I’m here to bring you along for the ride! I love finding and organizing trips: the best things to do, where and what to eat and drink, and how to travel authentically and ethically. I will plan every last detail and create an unforgettable trip customized just for you! Tell me all about your interests, travel style, and more and I’ll put together the perfect trip! Travel is my love and passion, and I am so excited to plan your next adventure. Let’s get planning!

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A personal travel planner does all the research and planning of the trip for you. I'll build a trip based on your personal preferences, family composition and special needs.


Accommodation, attractions, transportation, restaurants, and maps, are all provided. You will get a detailed file that includes all the information according to day and time. All that you need to do is sign-off and pack.


Anyone can book a hotel, but putting together a vacation takes time. The idea is to maximize your time and money instead of wasting it on an attraction you didn't know was closed or a hotel that looks beautiful only in pictures.


That's it. Just enjoy your trip. I've taken care of all the details, accessible right on your phone.

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Urban Travel

My area of expertise.

My expertise is in Urban Travel in the US, Asia, Europe, and beyond! I have traveled extensively in big cities around the world from New York to Tokyo. I love urban travel because I believe cities are an amazing way to learn about a new place. Cities teach you about the destination through experiencing the culture and vibes that make each city unique, meeting the people, seeing the way locals live, attending cultural events, enjoying local food and drinks, learning about the history of the city, exploring local markets, and more! I will help you experience a city and plan all the details so you know what to expect, what to do, how to get around, and everything else to help you enjoy a stress free adventure in the city of your dreams!

Other Areas of Expertise: Tokyo, New York, Kansas City, Miami, New Orleans, Boston, San Diego, LA, Palm Springs, Austin, Louisville, Porto, Lisbon, Sevilla, Madrid, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Okinawa, Chiang Mai, Maui, Oahu, Kona, Athens, Santorini, Naxos, Crete

Other Areas of Interest: Nature trips, Beer & Cocktail Culture, Local Eating, Budget Travel, Romance Travel, Local Shopping, Volunteer Travel, Girl Trips, Bachelorette Weekends, Local Walking Tours, Sustainable Travel, Cultural Events

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