WelcomeHither & Thither is a lifestyle and travel blog I write from my home in Northern California. Since it was created, over six years ago, Hither & Thither has grown to feature family, food, fashion, design, New York and California and everything (and everywhere) in between. I hope you’ll stay and look around—and join the conversation!


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A leading lifestyle and travel blog with a loyal readership, Hither & Thither reaches an average of 60,000 unique viewers every month, in addition to those subscribed to RSS feeds. The site is a daily read for creative people around the world, including many in the media and blogging industry.

Hither & Thither features family-friendly travel tips, discussions on modern parenting, style inspiration, outstanding recipes, product reviews, and personal stories. Nearly every post is accompanied by original photography. Many of the site’s images are shared on Pinterest, where Ashley has over 10,000 followers, and where pins from Hither & Thither have an average daily reach of over 50,000 viewers.


profile photo 1My husband Aron and I met as undergraduates at UC Davis, and pursued our graduate and professional studies together in Los Angeles; five years later, weeks after our wedding, we moved across the country to Manhattan. There, while Aron completed his Urologic Surgery residency at NYU and I worked as a book editor at a publishing house, we wrote Hither & Thither together about our adventures (that often felt as exotic as any) in a city we had come to love.

In July of 2011, we welcomed our son Hudson into our 500-square-foot studio. The following year, we flew literally around the world (stopping to stay in Bali for one month) before relocating to our home in Northern California, to the very same university town of Davis where we first met and fell in love.

Aron is a practicing Urologist and I am a freelance writer, blogger, and stay-at-home parent. We welcomed our daughter, Skyler, in February 2014. We also have a very affectionate cocker spaniel, Sawyer.




“This is just about the perfect blog, full of musings about far-flung travels, delicious food, and tasteful design. The Bruhns share their observations on places as diverse as Mumbai and Bucks County, PA – always with an eye toward great eats and local color. Their photographs personalize each story and after clicking on a “past trip” – Sardinia or Southern Vermont, for example – you’ll feel like you’ve gone out of town yourself. Though not kid-specific, many of their destinations will work for all ages, so seek inspiration here.” – Babble, on putting Hither & Thither at #1 for travel blogs for families

“Hither and Thither isn’t just a mom blog … Informative, personal, and charming—this travel and lifestyle blog has it all” – Elizabeth Street

“A gorgeous lifestyle and travel blog, Hither and Thither was started by a newlywed couple to chronicle their life together in New York City. It’s grown to include life with their toddler (now in California) and their travels, from local day trips to treks across the globe.” – Orbitz Blog, upon naming Hither & Thither one of their top 5 family travel blogs

“Ashley and Aron live the life of adventurers.”  – Apartment Therapy

“My favorite website is hitherandthither.net. It’s a stylish travel and lifestyle blog by New York couple Ashley and Aron Bruhn, who write brilliant travelogues and take lust-worthy photographs.”  – Hannah Shuckburgh, Commissioning Editor, Conde Nast Easy Living UK



Hither & Thither has been featured in Conde Nast’s Easy Living Magazine (UK July 2011), and has been quoted multiple times in Fodor’s travel guides (Mexico, 26th Edition; Cancun & the Riviera Maya 2012; and Cancun, Cozumel & The Yucatan Peninsula 2011).

In addition, Ashley’s writing has appeared in TimeOut NYManhattan MagazineAngeleno magazine, The Equals Record (“Being ‘Camera-ready’”), and the inaugural print editions of Wayfare and Kinfolk magazines.


Hither & Thither has appeared on many sites of note, including multiple features on the following: MarthaStewart.com, Apartment Therapy, A Cup of Jo, Elle Decor, and Babble. And the site has been highlighted and picked-up by Brooklyn Bride, Daily Candy, Elizabeth Street, Fodor’s, Front & Main (the West Elm Blog), iVillage, and About.com.

Guest contributions have appeared on New York’s The High Line Blog, in Rue Magazine (no.3), on Ebay’s The Inside Source, and on the Etsy blog, to name a few. In addition, Ashley has been a regular contributor to Serious Eats New York (Breakfast column, click tab “posts”), and Babble Travel (Contributor). Her work was featured on the Condé Nast Traveler blog.

A sample of additional guest posts and interviews
can be found on the following:

DailyCandy (Baby Registry on Board: Sixteen Must-haves from Parents-In-the-Know, page 11)
Elizabeth Street (Interview, 4/28/12)
Etsy: The Etsy Blog (Guest Curator Post, 5/2/12)
Pia Jane Bijkerk (Guest Quarters series, Parts IIIIII, and IV)
Old Sweet Song (Blogger Crush Interview)
101 Things I Love (Mommy Morsels)
Luster (Wanderlust: Vietnam)

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