Go55s - For the active over 55s
Great ways to get involved in your local community

Great ways to get involved in your local community

A sense of belonging doesn’t just come out of nowhere. If you’re looking to feel the community pulse and expand your social network, you...
Leave the pace of modern life behind….

Leave the pace of modern life behind….

When you visit World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island (LHI), a lush natural paradise less than two hours by plane from Sydney.
MELBOURNE’S STAR SHINES AGAIN

MELBOURNE’S STAR SHINES AGAIN

Have you ever thought of Melbourne’s Docklands area as a must-see tourist destination…somewhere you’d choose to stay, play and eat rig...
Touring South-Western Queensland

Touring South-Western Queensland

In 1868, Patsy Durack and his brother-in-law, John Costello, left their homes in the Goulburn area, and headed up into Western Queensland, l...
Women’s Health Issues After 55 & How to Prevent Them

Women’s Health Issues After 55 & How to Prevent Them

Women spend a lifetime looking after others and often ignore their own wellbeing. Below we look at women’s health issues after 55 and how...
Five Classic Australian Novels

Five Classic Australian Novels

Given the thousands of Australian novels in print, hundreds of which deserve to be called “classics,” it’s not easy to choose just fiv...
Winter warmers! Three simple, healthy and hearty meals to enjoy this season …

Winter warmers! Three simple, healthy and hearty meals to enjoy this season …

One of the things that stood out after a recent trip to Hobart was the great winter warming food available all across the city.
IT’S A FLAMIN’ CRIME…

IT’S A FLAMIN’ CRIME…

THEY’VE TAKEN THE SIZZLE OUT OF THE BACKYARD BARBY! JOHN McNAMEE LAMENTS THE PASSING OF THE CHARRED CHOP AND THE BURNT SNAG… Dad used to...
HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS!

HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS!

WHY THE WORLD OF SCIENCE OWES A MAJOR DEBT TO OUR ORIGINAL INDIGENOUS ZOOLOGISTS JOHN McNAMEE REPORTS A major new book has chronicled for th...
More information please! Five alternative sources to get your news fix …

More information please! Five alternative sources to get your news fix …

We’re firmly in the age of ‘fake news’, information overload and its associated information anxiety, and frankly it’s exhausting.
Women’s Health Issues After 55 & How to Prevent Them

Women’s Health Issues After 55 & How to Prevent Them

Women spend a lifetime looking after others and often ignore their own well being. Below we look at women’s health issues after 55 and how...
Bringing Bonfire Night Back, With a Twist

Bringing Bonfire Night Back, With a Twist

Forbes is set to recreate the quintessential Aussie bonfire night, but with a twist. On June 22, Forbes Shire Council is coordinating an ama...
Five great new Australian books to read …

Five great new Australian books to read …

With winter officially upon us, it’s time to indulge in one of life’s simplest yet greatest pleasures – getting lost in a good book!
Three websites to get lost in …

Three websites to get lost in …

We all know how easy it is to “go down the rabbit hole” when it comes to the Internet.
THE OVEN TIMER IS SET – 30 DAYS & COUNTING UNTIL PIE TIME 2019

THE OVEN TIMER IS SET – 30 DAYS & COUNTING UNTIL PIE TIME 2019

The ingredients are prepped, organisers have added some extra ‘spice’ to this year’s recipe and the oven timer is set – it’s just...
Dark Mofo: the festival that makes the most of winter in Hobart

Dark Mofo: the festival that makes the most of winter in Hobart

Winter is coming! No, that’s not a Game of Thrones reference, but rather a call to crack out your thermal underwear and embrace the cold t...
Take a break on the Tweed Coast – there’s something for everyone!

Take a break on the Tweed Coast – there’s something for everyone!

As far as travel destinations go, Byron Bay has been big for a couple of decades, while further north the Gold Coast still has the razzle da...
Six months in the south of France – a dream within reach?

Six months in the south of France – a dream within reach?

It’s the stuff of movies and best-selling novels – the sublime lifestyle change to take up temporary residence in a foreign country.
How to find a volunteer opportunity overseas

How to find a volunteer opportunity overseas

Volunteering offers so many benefits beyond the obvious one of helping people and communities in need.
WARTIME MEMORIES BUT I’S ALWAYS “ISLAND TIME” IN THE HAPI ISLES!

WARTIME MEMORIES BUT I’S ALWAYS “ISLAND TIME” IN THE HAPI ISLES!

JOHN McNAMEE continues on his journey through an enchanting South Pacific archipelago   It’s probably the most famous coconut shell i...

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