I’m Tammy Burns, a writer, editor and clumsy adventuress with a lust for travel and a taste for more red wine than I should probably admit to. (Other addictions: overpriced lattes, documentaries about Mount Everest, and plotting how I can move to Reykjavik, Iceland.)
Home is Toronto, Canada, but I have a bit of a nomadic heart—I’m happiest when I’m living out of a suitcase and not entirely sure of where I’m headed next. And this blog is a bit of a mixed bag: part musings from the road, part ramblings about life behind an editor’s desk, and part everything in between. For me, searching for the best cocktails abroad and crafting the perfect pitch are equally important blog post topics.
Travel and travel writing isn’t just a hobby; it’s my job. I’m the global marketing manager for Urban Adventures, as well as a freelance writer who has been published in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and the Hamilton Spectator newspapers, on websites such as EatDrinkTravel.com, blogTO.com and TheCircumference.org, and in magazines such as Taste & Travel, Travel + Escape and Dolce Vita. I have also appeared on CBC Radio, talking about why you should never venture out on a hike into the woods of Northern Ontario without a map, food supply or sufficient time to find your way back out before sundown (not that I was speaking from experience or anything).
Hope you stick around, find some things you like, and maybe even subscribe via one of those nifty buttons to the right. I promise to do my best to keep you entertained.
Iceland is magnificent! And Góðafoss was one of my favourite places, too. I visited it in the winter on an overcast day, and my fellow travellers were the only things in the entire landscape that were in colour. I was like walking into a phenomenal black-and-white photo.
I know! It’s an incredible place. I can’t get enough of it. Love your description of it being like a black-and-white photo! Even the bleakness of it is beautiful.
You have a very interesting blog here and you are a talented photographer. You got a new follower.
Sweet job! I grew up in Toronto and wrote for the Globe but moved to NY in 1989. I live to travel, so envy you a job that’s focused on that. Have made it (so far) to 37 countries, but not yet to Iceland. It’s near the top of my list — after Morocco, Croatia, Argentina….
Haha! Your list sounds like mine! Constantly growing, and a very varied mix. Cool that you used to work for the Globe! The publishing world is so small — feels like those of us in the Toronto media scene are always crossing paths somehow.
Are you a member of TFEW? I joined it and am now chatting with colleagues from the 80s. Too funny.
I am a member! Although, to be honest, I’m on digest and I haven’t been checking in at all for the past few months. I need to get back on there, in the mix of it all.
It’s too funny — Stephen Strauss and I worked together at the Globe in the mid-80s and he’s just as Stephen-ish as he was then.