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 92 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 30 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!
I’m currently living in Melbourne, Australia. I work marketing contracts, offer virtual assistance to bloggers and do travel writing for various online publications. I’m also a core travel writer for the female-orientated travel blog Travelettes. You can find some of my popular posts below.
WHERE AM I NOW?
I’m in COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne but I hope to be back on the road as soon as it is safe to do so!
POPULAR TRAVELETTE POSTS:
other features & Collaborations:
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‘