Ashley & Arek
We are Ashley and Arek, a Canadian-Polish couple based in beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland!
Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Ashley packed up her life and moved halfway around the world to Edinburgh, Scotland in 2015 in search of a new adventure. Originally only planning to stay for the duration of her 2-year working holiday visa, she soon met, fell in love with, and married Arek!
Arek grew up in Slupsk, Poland, and moved to the UK in 2009. After some time in England, he decided to move to Edinburgh. He was pleasantly surprised when Ashley appeared in his life, and knew he couldn’t let her go!
Ashley has always been interested in capturing moments in time and considers herself an amateur photographer. She particularly likes capturing cityscapes and landscapes. So far, some of her photos have been featured on the Instagram pages of Visit Scotland and This is Edinburgh, of which she was featured on not one, but two occasions. This website serves to be a space where she can showcase her best collection of photographs.
On a similar spectrum, Arek has always been interested in videography. His latest venture has been dabbling with making short videos, wherever we may be, and sharing them on YouTube. Always keen to learn more about different cameras and secrets to editing videos, the dedicated YouTube channel serves to be a space for him to showcase his work.
Ever since moving to the UK, we have both had the incredible opportunity to travel endlessly around Europe and beyond, having visited 17 new countries. The Maldives, Greece, and Iceland are just some of the highlights. We hope to use this website to tell you about the future travels that we go on, including tips and tricks to ensure you have the most memorable holidays.
As we have a home base in Edinburgh and are not seeking to live a nomadic life, we do not travel constantly (though generous holiday entitlements do mean we still fit a lot in!). This website will also be a place where we talk about life in Scotland, how we try to live a mindful life, and other topics that interest us, and, hopefully, will interest you!