Andy Montgomery TOGETHER
Andy Montgomery

When the thrill of travel writing gripped her, there was no going back for Andy Montgomery of Buzz Trips...

At the end of 2003, Andy quit the fast lane of the north west of Britain and moved to the crawler lane of the Canary Islands. Closing the books on her lucrative, one-woman business consultancy, she packed her power-suits, glittering evening dresses and stilettos into a cardboard box and headed to the banana plantations of the north of Tenerife in the hope of making a living from her passions of travel, cooking, walking and writing.

After three years of researching and travelling the island full time in order to produce feature stories for a Tenerife lifestyle and travel magazine, Andy and hubby Jack acquired an unrivalled knowledge of the island's towns and villages, history, gastronomy, landscapes and culture.

Articles by Andy Montgomery

In support of Angels

While we love walking in Greece, the locals haven't always shared our passion. But on the little-known island of Andros, all that is starting to change...

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Impressions of the Minho

Inntravel routefinders Jack & Andy Montgomery spent some time meandering around the Minho recently, while helping to create our new walking holiday in north-westernmost Portugal. Here’s (some of) what they found…

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Pig Hunting in the Algarve

We recently entrusted Jack and Andy Montgomery with a very important mission. It was touch and go for a time, but Andy tells us here how they managed to bring home the bacon...

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Beyond Samaria - the gorges of western Crete

Pick up any travel guide to Crete and top of its ‘gorge-ous’ attractions will be stunning Samaria. However, this extremely popular gorge is far from the only one on the island. Here, Buzz Trips' Andy Montgomery reveals the best of the rest...

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Through the Labyrinth

In Alfama, life is lived in the shadows, as Andy Montgomery of Buzz Trips finds out on a walk round the back streets of Portugal's charismatic capital, Lisbon...

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Publishing their first Tenerife travel guide in 2006, they launched themselves into cyberspace, only to languish there in obscurity until they sussed the digital mysteries of search engine optimisation, keywords and social media.

Now ten years into her new life, Andy is the Tenerife expert for The Telegraph and Tenerife Insider for; she regularly writes for the in-flight magazines of Easyjet and Thomas Cook; owns several successful websites including the travel showcase Buzz Trips; has three published guides on the market and spends her time writing, walking, travelling, cooking and eating.

Mission accomplished.