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.

Guests at the California Academy of Science's NightLife Holiday Bazaar event look at a vendor's wares, photo

5 Great Holiday Markets in California

Get into seasonal spirit at one of these festive and fun holiday fairs.
a selection of assorted bottles of beer at the Portland International Beerfest, picture

5 Summer Events in the West

Don't miss out on one of these great events in your neck of the woods.
a float passes down a crowded street in New Orleans during the Mardi Gras parade, picture

Mardi Gras Events in the West

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with some 'Nawlins flare at these Mardi Gras events.
Alcatraz prison cells in San Francisco, California, picture

8 Haunted Places in California

Fixing for a good scare? Head to these California haunts.
Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery in the Bayview, San Francisco, picture

A Visit to San Francisco's Changing Bayview District

Thanks to the neighborhood's passionate community, the Bayview's local business scene is booming.
two skiers riding downhill at Alpine Meadows resort with Lake Tahoe in the background, image

San Francisco to Tahoe Without a Car

A set of wheels isn’t required to reach Northern California’s top winter destination.
Downtown Sausalito on a sunny day, picture

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 21st Amendment pub in San Francisco's SoMa district full of diners, image

The Best Breweries in SoMa, San Francisco

Try the brews San Francisco locals love at these top spots in the South of Market district.
a group friends walks into the Yerba Buena Center entrance of SFMOMA

Visiting SFMOMA: A San Francisco Day Trip

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