Hello, I’m Tamara!
I wasn’t ‘born’ to travel. In fact, travel was never even a part of my upbringing. Family holidays consisted of destinations within a four hour radius from home in England and I’d only once set foot on a plane, but I was so young I can’t remember it.
My incredible 93 year old grandmother however, gallivanted around the world in her youth. It’s her stories of high tea with Sultans in Brunei, nearly getting trampled by elephants camping in Africa and fleeing the Viet Cong in Vietnam, that stirred something in me, and made me dream of adventuring to foreign lands.
After university I took my first solo trip at 22 years old; a year backpacking through 12 countries and across 3 continents. I was meant to get travelling out of my system before I settled to the corporate career I had dreamed of since I was a child. But it didn’t quite go to plan…
Since that fateful trip, I’ve now visited over 35 countries and my life now completely revolves around organising my next adventure. So thanks for inspiring one of the most infectious, expensive and career-crushing hobbies out there Gran!
So, What's This All About?
Travelling Tam is my little corner of the internet to share travel tips, resources and inspiration in order to help you make adventure happen – especially if you’re thinking about going it solo.
I also occasionally rant about travel-related things that wind me up. But that’s probably more for personal therapeutic purposes than anything else…
So whether you’re wanting some home truths about whether Boracay is worth visiting, want to know about the best National Trusts in North Yorkshire from someone who has been to them all, or want a first-hand account about the world’s most dangerous border, I share anything I’ve experienced and thoroughly researched here, for the world to read.
Where Are you Now?
I’m in Melbourne and no international travel is possible. I hope to be back on the road as soon as it is safe to do so!
Dame Traveler: Exploring Local in North East England: A Photo Diary’
We Are Travel Girls: ‘5 Reasons To Visit Bucharest, Romania’
Passion Passport: ‘What Overtourism Is Doing to Remote Tasmania’
Women’s Radio Station Podcast: ‘Solo Ventures with Vicky: Vietnam’
Rebecca and the World: ‘Expat Series: Interview with Tammy Thurman’
Travel After Five: ‘St Kilda, Melbourne’
Global Grasshopper: ‘Five of the most beautiful villages in North Yorkshire‘
Travel 2 Next: ‘5 Day Trips from Melbourne
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