An avid skier’s guide to adventures in her adopted home of Adelaide, South Australia and mountains abroad.
Walking along the winding paths of the Adelaide Zoo shaded by bamboo and palms, with the whistles and chirps of birds overhead and the occasional soft hoot of a monkey in the background, it’s easy to forget that you are in the City of Adelaide. The landscaping at the zoo includes plants carefully chosen from […]
The last thing I expected to see crossing our quiet street as I drove towards the gym at a quarter to six in the morning was a small dog. As it trotted across in front of my car it turned its head towards me, tongue out in a small smile, with its ears perked up […]
I don’t think I’ll ever forget my astonishment the first time I saw them. It was the shock of seeing something that seemed unnatural. Throughout my childhood in North America I had only ever seen trees with green leaves or the vibrant red, orange and yellows of autumn, followed by brown as the leaves began […]
Two years before moving to Adelaide, South Australia I had never even heard of it. In 2005, I was working my second ski season at Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado. I spent my days outside skiing, shoveling snow and working on my goggle tan. It was far from the career I had planned while in […]
Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the routine of the day-to-day. We get blinders on – focused on work and chores around the house – and forget to pay attention to the interesting things there are to do where we live. Until something, like, say a pandemic, forces you out of your routine […]
On Sunday, I took part in the Joggers World Half Marathon, part of the 41st Adelaide Marathon Festival. The Festival includes the Adelaide Marathon, Joggers World Half Marathon, Physio Smart 10km, Embrace 5km, and Race the Popeye Kids Fun Run. Overall, the event seemed well-run with only a few areas for improvement. The Half Marathon […]
Hi! I’m Ashley,
I am an ex-ski bum from America who lives in Adelaide, Australia – a place that gets no snow. I was working at a Colorado ski resort when I fell in love with an Aussie boy and I have since fallen in love with his hometown.
I explore my wonderful adopted home state of South Australia, while we plan our next amazing ski trip.