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 […]
It’s actually pretty exciting, standing on the fresh grass waiting for the rolling drumbeat of the hooves hitting the ground as they come past you while you try to spy if your number is in the lead. Did we win? We won! Or, to be more accurate, we picked the winner. Actually, to be really […]
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 a wannabe 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.
The Mighty Murray Adelaide sits near the coast and has some beautiful beaches, so you could be forgiven for thinking that all of the city’s water-based activities were on the ocean. However, just over an hour from the city, you will also find the River Murray, a South Australian favourite for recreation and an important […]
I should probably explain that my fiancé has a special, weekend-drive vehicle. This means he belongs to a car club and from time to time they go on cruises. I’m not much of a car person myself, and I can’t really follow some of the conversations (much to his disappointment). But, I do love a […]
The Barossa Valley in winter is beautiful, and about as green as South Australia gets. On Sunday, we decided to go for a drive to the Barossa Valley. The Barossa is one of the world’s best wine regions. And, when you live in (or visit) Adelaide it’s one of many that are within a day’s […]