Ashlyn is a newsletter editor for TravelChannel.com who considers herself the reigning queen of day trips. She plans a hike near every city, inspired by her former gig as a professional backpacking trip guide. When finally she scrapes the dirt from under her fingernails, she likes to hit up art museums and vintage stores. She takes film pictures everywhere she goes, which she’ll share with you two or three months later. Ashlyn loves her dog, but he is often the reason she needs a vacation.