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Asher & Lyric - Travel & Family Journalism

We help hundreds of thousands of individuals every month stay safe, healthy, and happy while traveling!

Our writing, research, TV, radio, and podcast interviews have been featured all over the Internet and all over the world including on:

And we’ve been featured on 100s of other websites and publications around the world including (but not limited to):

CNN, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, The Guardian, Fox News, Daily Mail, National Geographic, Travel & Leisure, Business Insider, MarketWatch, Lonely Planet, AFAR, CBC Canada, The Independent, Psychology Today, House Beautiful, Chron, CTV News at Six, ABC Australia, MSN, The Daily Telegraph, Thrillist, NZ Herald, Global News Canada, Mental Floss, Stern Germany, Spiegel Germany, RTS Switzerland, Jerusalem Post, InfoMoney Brazil, Observer, AJC, Yahoo, and GOV.UK.

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Here is a sample TV interview on YouTube (which has over 1.2 million views) on the popular CBC consumer affairs show called, Marketplace. Asher was brought onto the show as one of the travel experts to talk about his Airbnb research study.

Our Passions

asher fergusson at beach with kingsley


We love traveling! Together we have visited and lived in almost 20 countries—Asher has been abroad for his entire adult life, and Lyric has resided in nine different US states. In other words, we are always on the go and our passion is sharing tips to help make your adventures as amazing, safe and smooth as possible.

asher lyric and kingsley fergusson in sardinia italy


In 2016, we welcomed an incredible baby boy named Kingsley into our lives. Kingsley has already been to Paris and Sardinia — he is a fantastic little traveler! In 2018, we had our second child, a girl named Aurora. We love sharing tips on how to maintain a healthy, happy, and balanced family lifestyle in addition to traveling with a baby.

Delicious fish in paris france


Exquisite food is the foundation of life! Every place we travel, we go in search of the most mouth watering meals available. Asher is a vegetarian and Lyric is paleo. We sample, photograph, and write about these meals so we can share them with you! We also love sharing our recipes and cooking tips for at-home delicacies.

Through our travels, we realized that there is a real need to help people travel smarter, safer, and be more informed about what to bring and what NOT to bring for various destinations all over the world. One major aspect of our website is, in a nutshell, all about being prepared and staying safe while traveling abroad. Therefore, one of our most-loved topics to write about (apart from our in-depth research studies) are detailed packing lists showing exactly what to pack for any trip.

We have a rigorous 5-step process for selecting the best items to recommend in our packing lists. See our selection criteria and guidelines here.

See some of our most popular guides below:

Africa | Alaska | Amsterdam | Aruba | Asia | Australia | Baby Travel Gear | Bahamas | Bali | Barcelona | Belize | Cabo San Lucas | Camping | Cancun | China | Colorado | Costa Rica | Cruise | Disney World | Dominican Republic | Dubai | Europe | Flight | Florida | Glacier NP | Grand Canyon NP | Greece | Hawaii | Iceland | India | Ireland | Israel | Italy | Jamaica | Japan | Kauai | Key West | Las Vegas | London | Maui | Mexico | Miami | Moab | Morocco | New York | New Zealand | Paris | Portugal | Puerto Rico | Puerto Vallarta | Punta Cana | Rome | RV Trip | Scotland | Spain | Two Week Trip | Yellowstone NP | Yosemite NP | Zion NP