Currently: Freelancing for Lonely Planet and a bevy of other publications. Recently published books include include Lonely Planet’s Montenegro; Europe; Eastern Europe; and Secret Marvels of the World.
Countries visited (to the tune of Johnny Cash’s ‘I’ve Been Everywhere, Man'): American Samoa, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Laos, Moldova (including Transnistria), Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, USA, Vietnam
Languages: I can get around quite nicely in Serbia and other ex-Yugo countries, scrape by in Russian and swear in many tongues.
Whether the subject is travel, toddlers or trumpets, I offer clean, concise copy, impeccable research and quick turnaround. Need words? Let’s have a chinwag!
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"Tamara’s infectious personality came through in all her writing. She has certainly made the text her own, whether it was having a bit of fun with alliterative headings, or just making the text shine with a bit more personality. Tamara supplied an almost perfect set of manifests in terms of research. Tamara also has in-depth expertise regarding the needs of children, and her own inner child is never too far away."
"Tamara’s reviews are at once charming and authoritative."