About Ashley

I grew up in Long Beach, California (and went to the same high school as Cameron Diaz and Snoop Dogg—though not at the same time), before heading north to UC Davis for my undergraduate degree. I met my husband Aron there, and we both spent the next five years in Los Angeles getting our advanced degrees. Then, just weeks after our wedding and honeymoon, we moved across the country to Manhattan. Aron completed his Urology residency at NYU and I worked as a book editor at a publishing house, and in our spare time we started writing Hither & Thither together about our adventures (that often felt as exotic as any) in a new city we had come to love.

Today our home is in Northern California, in the very same university town of Davis where we first met and fell in love, with our two children—Hudson and Skyler, ages 7 and 4—and our affectionate cocker spaniel, Sawyer.

Aron is a practicing Urologist and I am a blogger—telling stories and taking photographs—and a stay-at-home parent. I’ve written a bit about my career path and what I’m proud of.

About Hither & Thither

About Hither & Thither

Hither & Thither is a leading lifestyle and travel site created and written by Ashley Muir Bruhn. With thoughtful discussions on modern parenting, family-friendly travel, home design, food, and more, Hither & Thither captivates a loyal community of engaged readers. Nearly every post is accompanied by original photography.

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Accolades and Awards

  • Named a top-5 family travel blog by Orbitz

  • “Ashley and Aron lead the life of adventurers.”

  • “This travel and lifestyle blog has it all.”

  • Named a top-20 photography blogger of 2015 by TripAdvisor

“She covers a little bit of everything: travel, her home in California, fashion, parties, decor, recipes, kids, lifehacks, all woven together with the most beautiful photos, inspiring her readers to recreate similar experiences in their own lives.”

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“Just about the perfect blog, full of musings about far-flung travels, delicious food, and tasteful design. ...Seek inspiration here.”

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