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.