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Ashley Ibarra has been with Ker & Downey for about a year and works in our Operations Department. Currently she calls the “Land Down Under” home.
Favorite place you’ve traveled: A small town just south of Playa Dominical, Costa Rica with the best hidden beaches.
Favorite city and why: It is a toss-up between Freemantle (Freeo) Australia and New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula (I know that isn’t a city…) because both are full of beauty and places to explore – the Coromandel has Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove (from the Chronicles of Narnia movies!) but Freemantle has the best vibe, food, and people – I love both immensely.
What is the best thing about traveling: Experiencing new people and their way of life
Travel accessory you can’t live without? A great book
Favorite plane ride activity: Turbulence – it feels like a roller coaster
Top of my travel bucket list: Patagonia and a Chilean wine tour
Two weeks + and unlimited budget, where are you going? The Greek Isles and the French Riviera
Beach or mountains: Beach (which is why we live by one)
How do you take your coffee? As a filter through a Hario V60 drip and sourced by my husband
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Passionate or Crazy Fun
My theme song is: Oh, where is my hairbrush? (Sung by Larry the cucumber)
Something I said I’d never do but did anyway was: Climb a mountain (and consequently, not get to shower for over a week)
Two things I can’t live without are: My husband and sleep
It’s Sunday morning at 10 a.m. If I’m not sleeping, I’m: Still drinking coffee or running to a café to drink coffee
My favorite physical activity is: Reformer Pilates
One thing I love that everyone else dislikes is: Eating gum – contrary to what the packaging claims, it is a low calorie food
The first thing I do when I wake up is: Hit snooze
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I am related to a lot of crazy/famous historical figures
The last concert I went to was: a lot at SXSW
My favorite TV show to watch (or toy to play with) as a kid was: Recess
If I could instantly learn a new language, I would learn: Portuguese
Guilty TV pleasure: Pretty Little Liars
On my nightstand: American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
Favorite quote: “I want to be more than someone who just passes through this life; I want to stand up for what is right.”
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