girl Ashley hails from Austin Texas. Despite always having had a love
for travel and flying, she only realized she could make a career of it
after a chance conversation with another student in her accounting class
at university. Once her classmate had revealed that there was a
piloting course at their university Ashley decided to enroll. She took
the course like a duck to water and has been flying planes ever since.
Often people are surprised when Ashley tells them what she does for a living. Naturally she wishes more girls were in the business and hopes to inspire other young women by letting them know that it is possible to be a girly girl, love fashion, wearing high heels, pretty dresses and doing a male dominated job at the same time. In short: don’t judge a book by its cover because in this day and age, if a girl puts her mind to it, she can be whatever she wants to be.
Ashley is the proud owner of an impressive collection of shoes. When she travels she loves to find unique pieces from local artisans, designers and shoe makers. She is a firm believer fashion is a true representation of a country and its culture, history and traditions. Over time, she has created her own unique style by mixing and matching different cultures and trends.
is undoubtedly in Nimeet’s blood. Both his parents are musicians and
singers who for as long as he can remember encouraged him to listen and
appreciate different styles of music. Although never formally trained,
Nimeet can play many different instruments including the piano, guitar
and most of the percussion instruments.
Despite his shy personality, Nimeet loves to sing and perform. Music has helped him to communicate with others, even when he hasn’t been able to speak their local language. His plan is to travel the world with his instruments in tow and record local sounds and instruments. He hopes this will inspire him write and make new music once he’s back home in Mumbai, India.
Ideally, Nimeet plans to spend time with local musicians, taking the chance to soak up some of their knowledge. Once he finds out more about their local folk music and perhaps has even learned how to play their instruments, he sees himself joining them at their local hang out for a jam session.
Irish born Rahed grew up in Beirut, Lebanon after moving there with his Palestinian parents. Even as a boy, he was highly active and into extreme sports, constantly craving the adrenaline rush. He looks back on his childhood and remembers himself as ‘a crazy kid’ - the only one amongst his group of friends who dared to skateboard down the steepest and longest slope in the village. While all the other kids watched looked on, he took up the challenge: a helter-skelter ride that could quite easily have ended in disaster. Even though he made it to the bottom unscathed, the adult Rahed doubts he would be quite as daring now.
Skateboards, kite-surfing, surfing, skydiving, wakeboarding, bungee jumping, scuba diving: he’s done it all. But there is one thing this daredevil won’t do: base-jumping, not just because of the danger factor, but because his wife certainly wouldn't be happy. He hopes to inspire anyone out there to try something new and push their limits.
A self-proclaimed people-person, Rahed is not scared of chatting to new people and making great friends along the way - even when he doesn’t speak the language, they still manage to talk for hours.