A Date With The Dead Below Rome

To say I spent a pleasant, sunny, spring day beneath the city of Rome, surrounded by dirt, dust and history doesn’t sound particularly pleasing. You would assume that I, a first time tourist to the famous city, would have spent every moment above ground, soaking up the sights, wandering the Colosseum or climbing the Spanish … Read more

Handy Little Ecuador

Rhythms are resounding through the Otavalo Market, one of the largest and oldest indigenous markets in the world. There are handmade goods everywhere: hammocks and mantas, funky wool hats and gloves, brilliantly embroidered belts. A rainbow threaded into each piece. I look up and feel the drums pounding like cold sweats. We’re in the Ecuadorian … Read more

Dancing with the Devil – and His Marbles

The Devil’s Marbles are one of Australia’s most fascinating geological wonders. This incredible site is nestled in the Northern Territory, almost in the middle of nowhere, allowing tourists to bask in the wonder of nature in one of its purest forms. Where the Devil are those marbles? Technically speaking, the Devils Marbles are located in … Read more

The Golden Age of Travel – Quiz Answers

Question 1: With the dawn of the Twentieth Century and new technology such as oil fired engines and improved building techniques passenger liners became bigger and faster. The major trans-Atlantic shipping companies engaged in a ship-building war similar to that of the great navies with their focus on dreadnought battleships. The competition between the passenger … Read more

The Fair Food Movement

Know your farmer, Know your food “Wallets and words can change big business” was the message which emanated throughout the Fair Food Documentary, with the film aiming to highlight the need for a more ethical and ‘fair’ food system, screened at The National Victorian Gallery on Tuesday the 2nd of December 2014. Many of us … Read more

The Golden Age of Travel – Quiz

Question 1: With the dawn of the Twentieth Century and new technology such as oil fired engines and improved building techniques passenger liners became bigger and faster. The major trans-Atlantic shipping companies engaged in a ship-building war similar to that of the great navies with their focus on dreadnought battleships. The competition between the passenger … Read more

Welcome to the Boomers Club

It is our hope that this website has something of interest for all Boomers. So while this page contains our most recent posts it is a good idea to browse our menu to see what we have available, and what we have available is expanding all of the time. What interests some Boomers may not … Read more

BALI: Bogan Paradise or Misjudged?

Disclaimer; if you’re the type of holidaymaker who loves boozing in Kuta, yelling ACDC songs while wearing a Bintang singlet, the following is not for you. With trepidation I left for my second holiday to the Australian “Mecca of Boganality”, Bali (not the Gold Coast during Schoolies). It wasn’t for the cheap beer and mammoth … Read more