Jack Montgomery TOGETHER
Jack Montgomery

The other worldly landscapes of Tenerife made Jack Montgomery of Buzz Trips realise what was really important in life...

In 2003 Jack swapped writing government reports about skill shortages and socially disadvantaged sections of society from an office overlooking Old Trafford for writing about other worldly landscapes and men in fishnet stockings and stilettos at carnivals from a banana plantation in the Canary Islands.

Over the last decade Jack has jumped from a plane (not his idea), finger sword fenced a cuttlefish beneath the waves, explored historic cities on a Segway and partied till dawn at a number of bizarre fiestas.

Articles by Jack Montgomery

Crete's culinary & distilled delights

Last year, routefinders Jack & Andy Montgomery travelled to western Crete to revamp our walks in the region. It seems it was thirsty (and hungry!) work, as they have returned quite the experts on Cretan food and drink…

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Toasting the grape harvest

The Minho is famous for being a particularly green area of Portugal, but the lively processions and vibrant floral displays of the vindima celebrations turn this usually serene land into a riot of sound and colour...

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The Algarve's quiet coast

Talking about the Algarve’s ‘quiet coast’ might sound like wishful thinking, but not if you know where to look. Here, Jack Montgomery shares some of what he has found while walking in the region this week...

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Across the river from Porto

Jack Montgomery explores Vila Nova de Gaia, across the river from Porto and home to the Douro’s world-famous wine lodges, scattered among a warren of atmospheric streets...

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Bavaria's grand old dames

Jack Montgomery recalls his encounters with two of Germany’s oldest and most characterful cable cars while route-finding for us in southern Bavaria.

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When it comes to gastronomy, Jack happily wolfs down every local speciality put in front of him; from rabbits and ponies to snails and sheeps' trotters. He's at his happiest pulling on the walking boots and heading into the hills to explore some of the most beautiful countrysides in Europe.

His experiences have been documented on the websites he runs with travel writer wife Andy (Buzz Trips, The Real Tenerife) as well as in guidebooks and travel articles/photographs for The Huffington Post, Monarch, Cosmos, Thomas Cook, Sunshine.co.uk, Spain-Holiday.com and, of course, Inntravel.