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Tuesday Travels introduces us to Tammy Staley
This Tuesday Travels we are with Tammy Staley. She is sharing some of her many journeys with us. I look forward to getting to know her even better. Tammy & I met up in a couple of different blog groups. I really admired her love for travel. She shares a passion to help others find the best of any destination. Tammy visits and writes about many places, US and international. I hope you take time to read what she shares here; then venture on over to her sites. You will find the links to at the bottom of this post.
Please introduce yourself & tell us what you do.
“Hi,” my name is Tammy Staley. I own a travel agency, Milestone Travels. I also run a travel website called Midlife Milestones. In addition to those two major projects I have a full time job running a big box bakery. Plus the mother of two grown men and happily married for over 28 years.
How many trips do you average in a 24 month period?
US or International?
Favorite destination so far?
Ireland, it was my first trip out of the US and with my two sons.
Friendliest country / state on a whole?
Best food? Tell us about your favorite meal, type of new food you experienced, places to try and what not to eat?!?!?
I loved the Irish breakfast minus the black pudding. You might be okay if you do not look up the traditional ingredients. I thought it was a sausage patty that was gritty. My son searched it and told me what it was made of and I just about lost it. Something about a breakfast food made with blood just turned my stomach. It didn’t taste bad but it’s not something I will try again.
One place that holds a favorite memory?
Nashville Tennessee was my very first solo trip. It was a long time ago but it was the first time I drove by myself for over 9 hours and was away from home for over a week. That trip helped me understand how much I am capable of. I learned a lot about myself that week at the Grand Ole Opera hotel. I also realize how much I loved and missed my family. There is a reason they say “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” We all must wander to appreciate what we have at home.
Solo or with someone?
Either way I just want to travel
Prefer camera or just shoot pictures with phone?
I just use my phone, although when you are solo pictures a bit more challenging.
Funniest thing that happened here or while traveling to / from here?
I scared my husband on that first solo trip as I told him I was going to pick up another cake decorator along the way. This was almost 20 years ago, cell phones were just becoming a thing. He was not fond of me picking up a complete stranger. To me she was just another decorator that wanted to get to the convention what was she going to do beat me with a frosting bag!
Tips on traveling or navigating while you are there?
Pack light, take disposable clothes. I take things that do not fit me perfectly, items I can toss out to make room for new things to bring home!
If you picked anywhere else to live where & why?
Ireland I love the weather and the the people are so nice.
What is your best suggestion on what to pack? What time of year were you there?
For over seas a shower pouf, the commendations over there do not always supply washcloths.
#1 place to go you haven’t been; if you have been, why #1 for return?
Scotland, I want to see the northern lights, but I am saving that location to go with my oldest son.
Please share your website and social media so we can continue to follow your adventures:
Once again I want to thank Tammy for sharing with all of us!
Wishing your Rhapsodyville dreams & travels come true!
Be fearless & pack a bag!