Who am I?

I’m Ashley – a freelance writer, photographer, travel blogger and animal advocate from Nashville, Tennessee.  I have four years of blogging and social media experience in my corner and, for that reason, I can offer a skill set for brands and destinations interested in reaching travel enthusiasts and animal lovers.  Read more about me here.

Who is my audience?

A Southern Gypsy produces content that appeals mostly to millennials who love experiencing the world in an ethical and sustainable way.  They see the value of preserving our beautiful planet, exploring destinations ‘like the locals’, contributing to local economy, participating in ethical animal tourism and are consistently seeking out responsible ways to travel.

My audience comes from the following regions:

My audience is roughly 70% female and 30% male, and the age breakdown is as follows:


Current site stats as of August 1, 2018:

Average monthly visitors: 16,000+
Average monthly page views: 25,000+
DA: 38
PA: 48
Facebook fans: 4,300+
Instagram followers: 14,800+
Twitter followers: 30,400+
Pinterest followers: 17,300+
Newsletter subscribers: 250+

To learn more about my readers and website stats, please download a copy of my media kit.


A Southern Gypsy has partnered with dozens of destinations and travel brands in the last 4 years.

Here are a few examples of stories created as a result of these partnerships:

and many more!

For a full campaign case study, please download this Oklahoma City case study.

What I Can Offer During Partnerships

With a partnership, you can secure this type of coverage :

  • Social media coverage during trip/experience (including tags on Facebook and Twitter, Instagram photos, and use of a hashtag if appropriate).
  • An agreed-upon number of blog posts after the trip/experience, complete with photos and permanent embedded links.
  • other options available upon request.

Please contact me to discuss possible partnership opportunities with A Southern Gypsy by emailing

Disclosure Notice

In accordance with ethical blogging practices, all reviews/promotion hosted on A Southern Gypsy in exchange for a travel experience will be 100% truthful and include a sponsorship notation somewhere in the post. I will not talk badly about your competitors in any review, post, or discussion under any circumstance, and I do not guarantee positive coverage.

2018 + 2019 Travel Plans

Tentatively, my upcoming travel plans include:

  • November | Orlando, Florida
  • December | Mesa, Arizona
  • January | India
  • February | India + New Orleans
  • March | Santa Fe, New Mexico

When I’m not traveling, you’ll find me at home near Nashville, Tennessee.

If you represent a travel-related company in any of the areas listed above (or even any others!), please get in touch to discuss a partnership.

Hire Me

I work outside of this space too!

Freelance Travel Writing

As a travel blogger with 4 years of online writing experience under my belt, I am in the position to offer writing services to travel-related websites or publications, vegan websites and publications and sustainable/eco/”green” websites and publications.  I also have other areas of interest and expertise that I enjoy writing about – if you don’t see the topic listed here, please still reach out!

Whether you are looking for original content about somewhere I have traveled to, or you need a research-based piece written about a specific destination, I can provide you with a unique story — often with photos included – either of my own or through Creative Commons.

**To discuss rates for the above-mentioned services, please contact me at


Advertisers on A Southern Gypsy can reach a wide audience of travel-minded readers, who are interested in engaging stories and useful information about travel as a whole.  Due to my own personal and moral beliefs and that of my readers, content must always be vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and ethical in nature.  I will never promote animal products, products tested on animals, unethical animal tourism and/or anything that does not reflect sustainability.

Advertising Options

A Southern Gypsy is willing to discuss a variety of advertising options on this site. A few examples of available advertising options are:

  • Reviews – of products, services, attractions, tours, hotels, books, and more.
  • Branded content – for example, posts or links within a post.
  • Social media amplification – on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Ads – banner ads or text.

Rates are competitive but negotiable. Please contact for more information, or to discuss rates.

I do NOT accept sponsored posts written by third parties. Please do not send me pitches for posts. Everything on my site will be written by myself.

The Fine Print

Any sponsored content published on this blog will include a disclaimer and/or disclosure notice, identifying it as such, in line with FTC guidelines.