Ashley Goldsmith

Contributing Writer, Via

Originally from New York, Ashley Goldsmith is always trying to explore the beauty of California when she's not traveling around the world. She loves to write about food and travel, and her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Bon Appétit, Lucky Peach, Munchies, and AFAR.


5 Summer Events in the West

5 Summer Events in the West

Don't miss out on one of these great events in your neck of the woods.
6 Great Holiday Markets in California

6 Great Holiday Markets in California

Get into seasonal spirit at one of these festive and fun holiday fairs.
Mardi Gras Events in the West

Mardi Gras Events in the West

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with some 'Nawlins flare at these Mardi Gras events.
8 Haunted Places in California

8 Haunted Places in California

Fixing for a good scare? Head to these California haunts.
A Visit to San Francisco's Changing Bayview District

A Visit to San Francisco's Changing Bayview District

Thanks to the neighborhood's passionate community, the Bayview's local business scene is booming.
San Francisco to Tahoe Without a Car

San Francisco to Tahoe Without a Car

A set of wheels isn’t required to reach Northern California’s top winter destination.
No-Car-Necessary Trips From San Francisco

No-Car-Necessary Trips From San Francisco

Leave your car at home and take other modes of transportation from San Francisco to see local sites.
The Best Breweries in SoMa, San Francisco

The Best Breweries in SoMa, San Francisco

Try the brews San Francisco locals love at these top spots in the South of Market district.
Visiting SFMOMA: A San Francisco Day Trip

Visiting SFMOMA: A San Francisco Day Trip

Try these hot spots and turn a visit to SFMOMA into a San Francisco day trip.