basic & boujee.
basic & boujee.
basic & boujee.

welcome to basic & boujee.

city guides. 

this site all started because i am annoyingly organized and do extensive amounts research before i travel to a new city….because, to me, there is nothing worse than a terrible meal whilst on holiday.

the city guides aren't meant to be a complete  itinerary of your trip or a step-by-step guide of what to see in a new city.   you can consult rick steves for that sh*t. basic & boujee is really just the basic and boujee stuff we like to do when we travel. like sipping on fancy drinks at instagram worthy bars or getting that boomerang shot of yourself eating your weight in cheese. because the whole world likes to know that you are doing cool sh*t.

about ashley: native californian who like most basic and boujee college students, studied abroad in florence, italy.  that semester sparked her desire for travel and adventure. after college she moved to portland, oregon where she began exploring the beautiful pacific northwest. ashley moved back to san francisco and begin working at google where she got the job opportunity to live in dublin, ireland for three months. for her 30th birthday she made the lifelong promise to herself that no matter where life takes her, she will travel to two new cities a year- one international city and one domestic city. she also recently began exploring the united states national parks and has added seeing all the national parks (59 of them) to her travel goals!

basic /ˈbeɪ·sɪk/

ADJECTIVE only interested in things mainstream, popular, and trending.


boujee /ˈbuː.ʒi/

ADJECTIVE n abbreviation of the french "bourgeois." a critical term used to describe people, things, and places that are definitively high-class.


please note the spelling of boujee is not bougie. the name was inspired by the migos song, bad & boujee.