5 Minutes With Ashlee Tuck of Will Drink for Travel

For McCool Travel’s 104th travel profile, I am happy to present Ashlee Tuck of Will Drink for Travel. Through some #DCTravelBlogger events (organized by Jessica van Dop DeJesus), I have listened to tales of Ashlee’s esoteric travels to Africa and other parts of the world. Besides, how can you not appreciate someone with a website called Will Drink for Travel?
Ashlee Tuck‘s bio:
Ashlee Tuck is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Will Drink for Travel. She is a talented travel writer and speaker, with her favorite destinations thus far being Tanzania and South Africa. Her favorite drink? Depends on the day! When Ashlee‘s not traveling or out on the town in D.C., she is usually curled up on the couch watching reality T.V.”

travel interview with Ashlee Tuck of Will Drink for Travel
Ashlee Tuck, Will Drink for Travel

Ashlee Tuck – Will Drink for Travel

Baltimore, MD
Always in my luggage…
I always travel with my camera, pashmina scarf, and an external battery for my phone.
3 favorite home-away-from-home places…

  1. Capetown
  2. London
  3. Rome

A favorite travel memory is…
I can’t decide between swimming in Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls in Zambia and paragliding over Cape Town. Both were exhilarating experiences where I challenged myself to get over my fear and just go for it!

3 favorite travel brands…

  1. Airfarewatchdog
  2. Expedia
  3. TripAdvisor

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…

  1. I try to use hotel and airline points whenever possible.
  2. Additionally, I check with about 3-4 different websites before I actually book anything. Sometimes the prices are indeed different.
  3. And lastly, I buy tickets for destinations when they are on sale, no matter if I planned to go there or not. I’ve been to quite a few places after buying a cheap ticket and ended up falling in love.

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are …

  1. finding out the best places to eat and drink
  2. meeting new people
  3. going with the flow of wherever I am
travel interview with Ashlee Tuck of Will Drink for Travel
Ashlee Tuck over South Africa

8 word (or less) travel mantra…
“Buy the ticket now & worry about details later.”
favorite non-travel website …
Young, Black and Fabulous; theybf.com…I love celebrity gossip!
most memorable souvenir …
I had a painting commissioned for my mother in Tanzania and she has it hanging in her foyer.  It serves as a special memory for me of my time in Tanzania whenever I enter her house and adds a colorful pop to her decor.
favorite cheap eat …
Pizza…any time, anywhere.
I am fortunate to have met …
Andy Cohen of BRAVO network fame. I love him and all things BRAVO so it was a dream come true to meet him.
I would like to meet …
In no particular order, Beyonce, Oprah, and Michelle Obama.

travel interview with Ashlee Tuck of Will Drink for Travel
Ashlee Tuck in helicopter

Thank you so much, Ashlee, for taking a few minutes to share your travel inspiration and tips.
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