Planet-Boomer was first publicly exposed at the iconic Byron Bay Writers Festival
August 1-3, 2014
Colleen Ryan, one of the authors of the book ‘Sell Up, Pack Up and Take Off’, was on various panels at the Festival - one was on investigative reporting, one on the implications of the failure of media empires and another on the uncertain workplace. While none of these panels related specifically to 'Sell Up, Pack Up and Take Off' nor 'planet-boomer.com', they were both discussed.
And the interest from the crowd, which was mostly boomers (50 plus year olds) was exceptional. They were searching for ways to make retirement income go further and ways to enrich their lives.
The concept of moving to Southeast Asia, whether, for several months, several years or forever, really captured the imagination of many. After all, 60 is the new 40. These people want to live life to the full.