Hi, I’m Christine – writer, traveller, photographer, baby boomer, foodie, and lover of big dogs and fancy things – celebrating life and all it has to offer. Booming marvellous! And yes, I have to say it out loud – I’m also a social media junkie.

I live in fabulous Canberra and am a proud mum and grandma (we prefer ‘ Marsie’) to a growing and delightful tribe of munchkins. These days, after leaving behind a varied career of comms, education, small business and even government behind (well, it is Canberra), I’ve hung up those particular boots and am stepping into some more comfortable walking shoes. I’m delighting in the extra time and opportunities to travel and explore far and wide and deeply, even if it’s in my own backyard, and reinventing myself in another guise.

Wherever I go, I’m constantly seeking out the most interesting things to see and do. looking for fascinating stories, hunting down great food and chasing the best spots to catch a sunset. I take a ridiculous amount of notes and an even more ridiculous number of photos, so BoomingOnTravels is my way of putting all that information and pics in one place. That’s the theory but I suspect hubbie (aka Mr T) would proclaim I also leave them lying around the house as well – and he would be entirely correct.

Maybe some of my scribbles will inspire you to track down and visit some of these amazing places we have here on Planet Earth as well, or be helpful in planning your own adventures. A bit of pre-holiday plotting and planning can be a marvellously rewarding thing.

I’ll just be putting my fave bits up. The rubbish bits and businesses I’ll probably keep mum about  but I will give you warnings about potential disaster situations and things to watch out for.

This is not just all about travels, though they feature a lot. I also write about my home town, arts and entertainment, kids and family, and other stuff that takes my fancy or even infuriates me. The fun things and sometimes the serious things. I keep it real, and try to make it fun. Life’s too short not to have a giggle. And maybe a tear or two. I might even share some ways on how to tread lightly when we travel and other ways to be kinder to this amazing but suffering earth.

All the photos you see here, bar a few where noted, are mine. I have to do something with them!

I’d be delighted to have you along on the journey. Maybe we can share ideas and itineraries?

Please say hi and drop a comment, or six. That would really make my day.

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  1. Thanks so much for the follow on my travel blog. I’ll enjoy your explorations of Canberra too.

    1. Hi Peggy, We may meet up in Canberra some time!

      1. Petra helped me make the connection. One of these days we’ll meet for a coffee.

        1. That sounds like a great idea!

  2. Thanks for the hint about the follow button. I was having trouble finding it.

    1. It’s so tricky!!

  3. Lovely to meet you Christine 🙂

  4. Hi Christine,

    thank you for referring to our Greeter community on https://boomingon.wordpress.com/2019/08/06/free-walking-tours-of-brisbane-discovering-hidden-secrets-with-a-local/

    Recently we have changed our name and URL: following a decision by our members, we have now established the “International Greeter Association” and our website is now https://www.internationalgreeter.org.

    May we ask you to change the URLs on your blog? We would like to post a link to your blog on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/internationalgreeter afterwards.

    Thank you
    Klaus Bostelmann
    IGA Board Secretary

    1. Sorry for the delay in replying to this. Thanks for the advice – I have changed the name and url link as requested and checked the other links as well. I would be delighted for you to share the link to the post.

  5. Hi Christine, Nice to meet you through #MLSTL Initially I could not locate your blog site and then I found it through Firefox versus Safari. I have subscribed to your fun, interesting blog:) Erica

    1. Lovely to have to along, Erika! (which spelling do you prefer?). How strange you couldn’t find the blog on Safari. I always try to have fun!

      1. Hi Christine, I think it was a combination of things. When I click on your site from my Reader page, it shows an inactive site. So I went to Firefox and clicked on your site from Sue’s page. I had no issues. I usually go by Erica (although, both are correct – a separate story:)

        1. Hmmmm. Anyway, here I am!!

  6. Love your posts and blog and the whole concept! I totally agree about there being life after retirement. A great time to pursue something new or old that you’ve wanted to do all along 🙂 You’re doing great work! ~Kathy

    1. Kathy Rowland says:

      My new info 🙂

      1. My new favourite follower!

    2. Oh I so love this comment!!! Thank you so much. Really lovely to have you along!

  7. Go you! This is looking fantastic and I’m looking forward to drawing (even more) inspiration from your travels.

    1. Thanks so much, Cate! There will be lots to come.

  8. Very awesome and indeed great content .
    Hope we can partner up for the same cause.

    1. Thanks so much for dropping by. One day soon overseas may be back on the cards!

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