Shepherds Hill Recreation Park in Adelaide’s southern suburbs has a few short walks that are great for a quick escape into nature. There is a feeling of calm in the park among the tall gum trees. The hill bordering the northern part of the park keeps out the traffic sounds and you can hear plenty […]
If not for the change in speed limit most travellers would probably fly through the town of Uraidla, which sits in an Adelaide Hills valley on a two-lane road that dips and climbs around blind corners never more than 300 metres apart. Ten years ago, they definitely wouldn’t have stopped. Located 17 kilometres east of […]
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 […]
It has certainly been an interesting few days here in South Australia. A crack was exposed in the shell of our little safety bubble. For months we have experienced life very close to pre-covid normal: we’ve had no cases in the community, very few restrictions, no need to wear masks, and no worries. This week […]
I’ve been finding it really hard to find the motivation to write lately. While I love sharing interesting experiences in South Australia (and there’s certainly no shortage of adventures to write about), it seems that 2020 has finally gotten the better of me. For most of this year, I have managed to stay relatively positive […]
My best advice for visiting the South Australian Museum – don’t try to do it all in one day. Seriously, break it up into smaller chunks. It’s not a big building, so the amount of stuff crammed into this unassuming museum is pretty surprising. With just 5 floors of natural and cultural heritage exhibits permanently […]
Sometimes, you just want to get away and it doesn’t really matter where you go or what you do. After being cooped up in the house for three months during the peak of South Australia’s coronavirus restrictions, this was exactly how we felt. Luckily, SA’s restrictions were eased slightly, just in time for June long […]
The Adelaide Park Lands are full of surprises and activities, such as the recently installed 9-hole disc golf course in East Park Lands. Disc Golf is essentially golf played with a frisbee, or flying disc. So, basically, way more fun than regular golf. It is a fun outdoor activity that can be as casual or […]
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Hi! I’m Ashley. I’m 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 of South Australia, while we plan our next amazing ski trip.
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