My name is Ashley Edokpayi, a Washington, D.C. and Maryland native, with Nigerian and Jewish roots. I’m a multimedia journalist always on the hunt for a captivating untold story. I grew up with a constant cultural curiosity and a passion for learning more about people, and an overall love for what makes us all different and the same.

Throughout my life, I’ve always wanted to further explore who I am and all the corners of the world around me, and in 2017 I’ve been presented with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do so. I’m currently globe-trotting with an amazing program called Remote Year, where 80 travel-loving professionals (including myself) live in a new city as digital nomads every month for an entire year – spanning across four continents, 10 countries, and 12 unique cities. Insane right?! #wanderlustinglikecrazy.

Our “tramily” (tribe + family = tramily) is called ‘Meraki’, and is full of some of the most diverse and interesting individuals I’ve come across in my lifetime. Sharing this experience with them is a gift.

This blog, No Place Like Roam, is a space where I will document my experience and share stories, photos and other pieces of this journey while I explore and adapt to each new city.

Where I’m going this year:

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January – Mexico City, Mexico

February – Bogotá, Colombia

March – Medellin, Colombia

April – Lima, Peru

May – Córdoba, Argentina

June – Buenos Aires, Argentina

July – Prague, Czech Republic

August – Belgrade, Serbia

September – Valencia, Spain

October – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

November – Chiang Mai, Thailand

December – Kyoto, Japan

Thanks for visiting!