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Driving Through the Adelaide Hills

Driving through the Adelaide Hills is both a thrilling and relaxing experience.  The tree-lined roads dip and climb, tracing the rolling hillsides and occasionally cutting into them around tight corners where the slope drops sharply away, exposing remarkable views.  When not closed in by the trees or sharp rise of a hillside, the views stretch […]

Ski Trip 2021

I don’t know if I should feel excited, nervous, guilty, sad, or angry. Normally about his time, I’m writing about how excited I am to be going skiing, and what we have planned for our upcoming trip. However, we are still living through a pandemic so all plans come loaded with a lot of fine […]

Back in Flight: Flying During COVID

There’s a small thrill of excitement in the middle of my chest as the as the dull drone of the engines gets louder and I feel a slight pressure pushing me into the back of my seat.  As the view out the window rushes by then drops away and I feel myself get pushed down […]

Throwing the Axe at Date Night

Throwing sharp objects certainly makes for an interesting date night, but that is exactly the point at MANIAX Axe Throwing. Located in Thebarton at the old Coca-Cola factory, MANIAX invites guests to hurl a hatchet for a bit of fun, and anyone can do it. It turns out, axe throwing requires more finesse and practice […]

Discover History at Innes National Park

There’s a surprising amount of history in and around Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park.  Known for its beaches, wildlife, and as a great place to camp, the national park also protects a variety of human and natural history. Human History Innes National Park, located on the southern tip of the Yorke Peninsula, has long been a […]

Inneston: The Historic Ghost Town Hiding in a National Park

When considering a visit to a national park, walking through a ghost town is not usually the first thing that comes to mind.  Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park is home to the historic village of Inneston.  Since the early 1900s, Inneston has been many things: a small settlement, a thriving company town supporting nearly 200 people, […]

Kangaroos up Close at Innes National Park

We had hoped to see plenty of wildlife while camping at Innes National Park during, but we never expected the wildlife to steal from us.  Home to more than 100 types of birds and 10 mammals, Innes (recently renamed Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park) is a sanctuary for native wildlife on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula.  It is bordered by the Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park which is rich with marine life, some of which […]

4 Great Beaches at Innes National Park

Sitting amongst dramatic cliffs that tower over the roughly 40 kilometres of coastline on Yorke Peninsula’s southern tip, the pristine beaches of Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park are full of surprises.  Each with a unique feel, the beaches are home to shipwrecks, rock pools and dolphins.  There are at least 12 accessible beaches in the park […]

Stunning Scenery at Innes National Park

There are a lot of great places around Adelaide to experience nature, but a visit to Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park is an opportunity to rejuvenate the soul.   Located just over three hours from the city on the tip of the Yorke Peninsula, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park (formerly known as Innes National Park) offers visitors […]

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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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