Hi, I’m Tam Warner Minton! I’m an empty nester, mom to two grown children, and I’m even a grandma now! As an #over50 traveler, diver, destination expert, and explorer with endless curiosity, I have quite a lot to offer you.
I travel the way I live, by experiencing new things, new ideas, new places, new cultures and new people.
I believe in getting out of my comfort zone! I encourage others to do the same.
I inspire others to get out and see the world, to expand their knowledge and enlarge their perspective. I want my audience to be breathless with excitement, and overwhelmed by sights and sounds!
I believe we can travel and “do good” for ourselves, others and our planet at the same time!
I want to continue to see and experience a broad range of travel, from Scuba Diving trips to Luxury Vacations, from Eco Camping to Cruises, from Wildlife Travel to Citizen Science…. I don’t have a particular niche, I’m open to experiencing it all!
I’m up for Solo Travel, Small Group Travel, Family Travel, Multi-generational Travel, Couple Travel, Adventure Travel, Wildlife Travel, Luxury Travel and Dive Travel! You name it, I’m up for it.
Whether you are a sponsor, brand, public relations firm, destination, or advertiser I will represent you with enthusiasm and expertise, and would be happy to represent your product or destination on my blog. I love to travel, review hotels, dive, perform volunteer tourism and citizen science, eat fabulous food, and rave about products I love. My writing also includes stories of empty nest renewal, overcoming obstacles, and how traveling solo can benefit your life. Photography plays a key role in all of my blog posts, and I have won and participated in photography contests.
- As an Ambassador I am an exuberant supporter of your product/destination, and handle each event/promotion with expertise.
- I am a Destination Expert for Travel the South Bloggers at www.travelthesouthbloggers.com with an emphasis on Texas.
- As a Freelance Writer, I am available to write for you, your destination, your product, or your service!
- Please contact me about sponsored posts, brand ambassadorships, press trips, press events, advertising, public relations and/or video/radio hosting.
- I am happy to support your campaign on all of my social media channels: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube.
- Contact me for Speaking Engagements at email@example.com!
Questions about my blog, my travel, or me? I’d love to connect. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
BRANDS and COMPANIES I’VE WORKED WITH:
Hyatt Regency Hotels // Park Hyatt // Coca Cola // Georgetown Texas CVB // Nestle // Maya Sanur, Bali // Pro Dive Mexico // Occidental Allegra Hotel and Resort // Travel Bahamas // Casa de Suenos, St Petersburg. FL // Spirit of Freedom Cairns// AT&T // Dove // OneSole Shoes // Four Seasons Resorts // Chico’s Clothing Line // Maria Corbalan Bespoke Tours, Buenos Aires // Ray of Hope Expeditions // Marine Megafauna Foundation // The Arenui Boutique Liveaboard, Indonesia // Backscatter Photography // Expedia // Hotels.com // Avis // Allianz Travel Insurance // City Pass // Skyscanner.com // Travelocity // Adorama // Mrs. Fields // Fall Creek Vineyard a Texas Winery// Bandaid // IHG Hotel Group // Travel Local Box // MINT Asian Fusion Dallas // La Cocay Restaurant, Cozumel, Mexico // Guidos Restaurant, Cozumel, Mexico // Buccanos at Night, Cozumel Mexico // Marine Megafauna Foundation // City of Georgetown, Tx // Westin // Los Cabos Tourism // Harrahs Lake Tahoe // Caesar’s Group // Campaign Monitor // Cozumel Pearl Farm // Viking Cruises // Ritz Carlton Budapest // Play in New Braunfels // King and Prince Spa and Resort // LeBlanc Spa and Resort Los Cabos // Red Travel Mexico // Nikon // Olympus // Leica // Ritz Carlton // Four Seasons Resorts // Jord Watches // We-b-divin-cozumel // Searobin Divers Cozumel // Salty Endeavors Cozumel // Krause Springs in Spicewood Texas // Casa de Suenos St Augustine // Red Travel Mexico // Palace Resorts // LeBlanc Spa Resorts // Jellystone Parks // In New Braunfels // Maya Sanur Bali // St Simons Island, GA // St Augustine, FL // REEF Expedition St Lucia // TripAdvisor // Book VIP // Expedia // Cheap Flights // Vayama // Garuda Indonesia // Omni Hotels // Dallas Arboretum // Visit Dallas // National Geographic // and many others!
HONORS AND AWARDS
I am a top 2% Trip Advisor Reviewer.
NATJA 2018 Award (North American Travel Journalists Association)
Category 149: Eco, Environmental or Volunteer Travel – Online Publication
Bronze: Tam Warner Minton “Here are 5 Penguin Species You won’t want to miss when you Travel!,” Travels with Tam
NATJA 2018 Award (North American Travel Journalists Association)
Category 180: Featured Photo, Illustration, Online
Honorable Mention “What Diving the Revillagigedos Archipelago Really Looks Like!,” Travels with Tam
Named as one of the 2018 Ultimate Top Boomer Travel Bloggers by Getting On Travel
- 250K plus Pinterest Views Monthly
- 1M+ Pinterest Reach with Group Boards
- 2K Monthly Blog Views on Travels with Tam
- Destination Expert for Travel the South Bloggers
- 5.7K Facebook Page Members
- 1000 Facebook Personal Friends
- 1M + Facebook Group Members
- 4000+ Twitter Followers
- 3600+ Instagram Followers @TravelswithTam and @tamsanimals
- 950K+ Linkedin Group Members
Published on several online newspapers and magazines, including The Huffington Post, Tour Radar, Scubaverse, Travel Post Monthly, Matador Network, Midlife Boulevard, Boomer Cafe, Adventures of Empty Nesters, Making Midlife Matter, Confetti Travel Cafe, Tourism on the Edge, The Three Tomatoes, Wandering Educators, Dame Traveler and Better After 50. I have been featured on Bloglovin’, Blogher, and The Huffington Post.
INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES ABOUT and by TAM:
TRAVEL THE SOUTH BLOGGERS, Destination Expert on Texas
TOURISM ON THE EDGE
THE THREE TOMATOES: An Insiders Guide for Women Who Aren’t Kids
CONFETTI TRAVEL CAFE: https://www.confettitravelcafe.com/beyond-tourist-sites-indonesia/
DOREEN MCGETTIGAN BLOG http://doreenmcgettigan.com/2017/08/im-going-underwater-today-and-its-a-lot-fishy/
HOMESCHOOL SCIENCE FOR KIDS http://homeschool.scienceprojectideasforkids.com/2017/fish-faces/
TOURISM ON THE EDGE https://www.tourismontheedge.com/travel-inspired/travel-journals/travel-story
DIGITAL NOMADS MASTERY INTERVIEW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oIZ7iAGRA8
THE THREE TOMATOES: An Insiders Guide for Women Who Aren’t Kids http://thethreetomatoes.com/now-is-the-time-to-do-something-extraordinary
KELLY’S THOUGHTS ON THINGS http://kellysthoughtsonthings.com/perfect-gift-little-fishes-list/
THAT BALD CHICK https://www.instagram.com/p/BZyt5UfDEml/
Interview by Doreen McGettigan
Small Planet Studio Interview at http://smallplanetstudio.com/my-global-career-tam-warner-minton/,
Human Kindness How to Travel Solo and Help Save the World https://hellohumankindness.org/story/how-to-travel-solo-and-help-save-the-world-tam-warner-mintons-story/, a feature on
September 26, 2017 Channel 4 San Antonio Living 10a http://news4sanantonio.com/sa-living/new-book-invites-you-to-explore-the-world
October 5 2017 11a Digital Nomads Mastery, Google Hangout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oIZ7iAGRA8
October 9, 2017 CBS19 in Tyler, Texas Time 630P – 7P http://bit.ly/2xByhzw
October 16, 2017 Good Morning Texas! WFAA Channel 8 Dallas, Texas
November 5, 2017 Book Signing at The Mat Yoga Studio Signing at 3p and 430p, at 330p take a yoga class! There are two classes, one for adults and one for kids! Be sure and sign up for your space! 18484 Preston Road, Suite 201, Dallas, TX 75252 (972) 497-YOGA (9642) email@example.com
GENERATION BOLD RADIO! November 5, here is the link to listen!http://www.generationboldradio.com/ct-menu-item-5
November 7, 2017 11a 2Questions.tv https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaIoZd9yOZqDR8uZXzzFoOw
December 2, 2017 on Animals Today Radio! http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/AT+2017+shows/AT12.1.17fin.mp3December 2, 2017
Donna Seebo Show, Dec 13, 2017 Traveling with Chronic Pain and my book, All Fish Faces!
KTALKmedia 630p CST Dec 30, 2017 LINK COMING
Animals Today with Dr Lori Kirchner http://www.animalstodayradio.com/2017/12/04/animals-today-december-3-2017-reining-animal-services-chris-delforces-upcoming-film-dominion-legal-status-pets-continues-expand-international-cheetah-day-photog/
May 1, 2018: GO SOLO LIVE with Jennifer Buchholz of Transform via Travel https://www.transformviatravel.com/podcast/