Adelaide is known as Australia’s most liveable city, and because of that, it is also an easy one for travelers to visit and get to know better. It doesn’t take much for a visitor to get around, especially since it is also known as the 20 minute city. In other words: It’s not an overwhelming place to travel like Sydney […]

Things to Do in Adelaide

Adelaide is one of the unsung heros of Australia. In the central part of the country, it is often times not on the main tourist routes. If you have a bit of time and really like a city that has amazing markets, fantastic places to eat, unbelievable wineries, and phenominal natural attractions such as the Flinders close by, then Adelaide […]

Adelaide, South Australia: A Quick Guide to What’s On

A few months back I had a thoroughly enjoyable visit to South Australia. One of the places I stayed while on that trip was the lovely beachy little suburb of Glenelg. This is definately the “get away” location that isn’t really “away”. You can feel miles…or kiolmeters… away from home while still only being an old fashioned tram ride away […]

South Australia, Glenelg: the Manly of Adelaide

So you are travelling around Australia, or maybe you live here and are in desperate need of a unique get away. check out a few of these festivals in a State near you! Northern Territory Tiwi Islands Football and Art Sale April 1 Alice Springs Cup Carnival April 21- May 7 Queensland Ridley Polocrosse World Cup April 23-29 Australian Gospel […]

April in Oz, Festivals around the Country

A couple of months ago I flew to Adelaide for the U2 concert. Since I was headed to the area, I was on a mission to try and experience some of the local produce both in eaten and imbibed forms. I have to relay a funny but relevant story first. This past week a van full of girls went on […]

McLaren Vale, South Australia, d’Arenbergs Winery

Here’s a post for you seasonal job seekers, science, and ecotourism lovers. Kangaroo Island is an extremely special place as many of my other posts have pointed out, but another one of the outstanding examples of why it is special is Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery. Run by Larry and Bev Turner, Emu Ridge, is the only commercial Eucalyptus Distillery in […]

Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery

Major find! Tapas, Wine bar, and a super posh yet not expensive restaurant upstairs. I originally just stopped in for a glass of wine and was planning to go elsewhere for dinner. That plan went all wonderfully pear shaped (Aussie for “did not come to fruition” ). Thank goodness for that I might have missed some of the most amazing […]

Adelaide, Wine Bar and Tapas, The Apothecary

Tim Smith Grenache Mataro Shiraz 05′, Barossa Valley. Omigosh! Let me say that again. Omigosh! I realize that is not proper wine speak and I don’t claim to be a wine expert, however, it sums up the initial feeling that the wine created. Spicy, it completely coats the tongue with pepper and cinnamon. Make sure you get that nose in […]

Australian Wine Review- Tim Smith, Barossa Valley

The Central Markets of Adelaide….OH a foodies dream! People call Adelaide the City of Churches But it is soooo much more than that. Adelaide is right in the middle of a major agricultural area and 3 wine regions! The Central Market, located in the heart of town on Gouger Street, have sumptuous fresh local produce, cheeses, “glaced fruit” and baked […]

Adelaide, The Central Markets

If you are going to fly all the way to Australia, do try and make some time to see Kangaroo Island. It may not be on the main tourist path but it is well worth your hard earned Travel time and dollars. Everyone I know that has gone there completely agrees. The island is an amazing piece of the Australian […]

Kangaroo Island, South Australia. How to Get There