Umbrian wine

Wine Tasting in Umbria

As somebody who has long loved wine tasting a trip to Umbria was a real treat but I must admit that I wasn’t really sure what to expect. So, we all know about the super Tuscans but how often have you read about the so-called ‘super Umbrians’? A […]

Weather - summer in Newcastle

Weather hell for travellers

It’s a cliché that Brits are obsessed with the weather but right now there’s a good reason for the interminable moaning about our island’s awful climate. Everyone is heartily sick of the weather this summer – the floods, the unrelenting rain, the cold and the extreme storms. A […]

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Umbria – Seven Wonders

Umbria is sometimes called ‘the new Tuscany’ on account of its stunning landscapes, historic towns and superb architectural gems. But for the traveller, the coolest thing about a visit to Umbria is its lack of pretension and its easy-going ambience. You’ll hear me mention ‘authenticity’ quite a bit […]

Rome: Top Travellers’ Tips

A few travel tips on Rome from Tammy’s recent trips… Don’t head for the obvious tourist traps. Avoid restaurants and bars where waiters try to entice you in vigorously. Save money by staying in an apartment rather than a hotel even if it means a short Metro ride […]

Gallery – Imperial Rome

Whether it’s your first time in Rome or you’re a returning visitor it’s impossible not to be blown away by the Imperial Roman sites. Stepping back in time at the Forum and the Colosseum is mind-blowing such is the scale and size of these ruins. There are so […]

Postcards from the edge

I have a new dilemma on my holidays. Should I send postcards to my nearest and dearest when I’m away? Or are those glossy bits of card outdated and superfluous on the modern vacation?  And does anyone ever read them anyway? After all, virtually everybody is now on […]

Tammy’s welcome

Hello, I’m Tammy, the alter ego of a global traveller and UK wild wanderer from Newcastle in the UK. Long, long ago in a land before time, I discovered that having an imaginary friend called Tammy to help with my travel plans was a huge bonus and dramatically helped life […]

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