beth asts writer

Bethan Ashmead-Latham - Writer

Hello, I’m Beth – a running addict, who despite my insatiable appetite for current affairs, left my London job as a Government Relations Manager to travel Central and South America…

…then discovered so much style inspiration en route, that I began devoting way too much time to day-dreams about my post travel dream home (there will be lots of plants and bare wood floors, and clusters of photos in mismatched frames). This is between all of the volcano hikes, jungle treks, and swimming with sharks. Naturally. (…and big mirrors, there will be vintage ceiling fans, oh and the subtle incorporation of Mayan weavings!)

A lover of competitive sport, I spend a good chunk of my life wearing activewear(!) and so I try to look as stylish as possible the rest of the time – even when occasion doesn’t demand it. This means I get through heels at an astonishing rate, and have packed far more than the recommended number of dresses. My 48-litre backpack is gradually pulling me in the direction of a macro wardrobe, while simultaneously squashing the Panama Jack I needlessly purchased at the start of the trip.

I was delighted to be asked to join the ASTS team, and am brimming with style ideas to share from Colombian coffee farms, Nicaraguan cowboy towns, Guatemalan markets and much more.  I'm always on the lookout for candidates to feature in PTDH (post-travelling-dream-home) from the site’s unique and elegant suppliers.

Discover more of Beth's writing at Notes From Long Runs.