Hello, Ciao, Hola,

My name is Ashlee Renz-Hotz, and thank you so much for having a wander through this site!

I am a writer and actor, in both film and theatre, who also splashes around in prose and journalism. Having studied and worked in Australia, Europe and the U.S., I like to think of myself as a bit of an explorer. I grew up in New Mexico surrounded by art and incredible landscape, so being slightly eclectic kind of goes with the territory. I started life with ambitions to change the world through business and politics, doing double degrees in Business and Psychology with a dissertation on Political Marketing. But, as you can now see, I did a grand jeté out the window when I was nibbled on by the art muse, then studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.

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For me, change comes with understanding, investigating all the wonders and beauty life has to offer and to let the imagination run free.

I am drawn to the luxurious, as much as the sometimes grimy - equally comfortable at home watching a film (or gaming!) with pizza and a bottle of wine, or heading to a dodgy diner with friends, as exploring an art gallery and some of the best restaurants in the world. I backpack, sometimes I splurge. Hopefully this site will reflect both sides of the Avventura coin.

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I am so very grateful for the privilege to do what I do, and for all of the incredible people I have met along the way. Hopefully this site will encourage you to explore a bit more, even if it's simply to a new place down the road.

Feel free to leave comments on posts, or contact me with questions, concerns or drink offers. Subscribe! I beg you to not be rude, crude or a generally mean dude(ette).

Hugs and kisses,
ARH