Welcome to my world!
I am a freelance travel writer, copywriter, and marketer hoping to inspire more people to pursue their dreams and see the world. In addition, I want to help innovative travel companies reach their highest potential and make the most significant impact on people's travel journeys.
My name is Ashley Pokorski. I am 20 years old; I grew up in Maui, Hawaii, and now live in San Diego, California, not abroad for once! But that won't last long ;)
After graduating High School In 2020, during the Covid fiasco, I moved abroad to Paris to learn French and teach English. Yes, it was as quick of a decision as it sounds. That's your first fact about me; I am spontaneous and impulsive, and I wouldn't change it for the world. Yes, the decision was easy, and no, the move and process were not. Obtaining a visa during a pandemic was a mission impossible, but it didn't stop me. What was supposed to be three months in France turned into seven months. I then came home and knew right away I was meant to stay abroad, so I saved up enough money to last a year and moved permanently to Italy to study at University! All of these events lead to my solo backpacking trip. I visited ten countries and stayed in 19 hostels. At 18 years old, I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life. I didn't quite know who I was. At 18, does anyone know? All I knew was that I could see grand opportunities for myself like I could do anything. I had a calling for adventure, new culture, and new languages. Experiencing this niche world of travel has changed my perspective and made me the person I am today. I am so excited to continue on my journey, to create content in hopes of inspiring others just like me. I believe in authentic marketing that feels personal and will spark ideas, motivate, inspire, and make changes for the better.
I have always had a passion for writing; throughout High School and University, English has been my favorite subject. Although I feel the most passionate when writing, it feels like the least amount of work because it's an actual hobby outside the classroom. As a child, I wrote little books for fun (I got too distracted to finish them) inspired by old bedtime stories. During my senior year of High School, I published a children's novel on Amazon, which I have linked in my portfolio! What inspired my decision to create a career in writing was the newfound passion I found for traveling and creating related content. I believe that more people need to learn that traveling is nothing short of worth all of its hype.