Ashley M. Biggers


Ashley M. Biggers is an award-winning freelance journalist who has contributed to CNN, Explore Parts Unknown, and Fodor’s Travel, among many others. As author of 100 Things to Do in Albuquerque Before You Die, she’s an expert on her hometown’s marquee and off-the-beaten-path destinations.

She serves as editor of GuestLife New Mexico and GuestLife El Paso, and is lead editor for the Southwest Adventure Series from University of New Mexico. Her book, Eco-Travel New Mexico was the first in the series.

She completed her undergraduate degree in communication studies at the University of Puget Sound, and earned her master’s degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She’s a member of the Society of American Travel Writers.

She’s also a word nerd, a coffee addict, and a dog and cat mom. At heart, she’s a storyteller. She adores being outside, but when she’s in the office, she’d love to hear from you.


Albuquerque may be known for Route 66 and its famous green chili, but there’s much more to know—and love—about this lively city. Whether you’re a native Albuquerquean looking to mark another local experience off your “bucket list” or an out-of-towner

There are many secrets of Albuquerque, so many that local author Ashley Biggers wrote a book about them.

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