Why 2015 Should Be the Year You Travel

There are so many reasons why you should travel the world, but it's something that a lot of people put off until later in life when they believe they'll have more money, more time Read more

2015 Dream Travels

I spend a ridiculously large amount of time searching for flights, hotels and holidays online and often I end up looking at places that are WAY out of my budget. There's just something wonderfully Read more

Sunny Places I'd Rather Be Right Now

It's that time of year where it's cold, dark, dreary and (because it's Scotland) always raining. I know I should be more into the festive spirit but the depressing weather is seriously making me Read more

Places to Visit in 2015

I don't know about you guys but I've finished my Christmas shopping and have now moved onto the really exciting stuff - deciding where I want to travel to during 2015. I absolutely love travel Read more

What's in my Hand Luggage When I Travel?

I often get emails, tweets and Facebook messages asking what's in my hand luggage when I travel, so today I thought I'd give you all a little peek inside. I'm actually quite a low-maintenance traveller Read more

Best Places I've Stayed in 2014

Through my job as a travel writer and blogger I get to stay in some pretty amazing places. In the last few years I've stayed in a few different castles (just call me Princess Read more

Why 2015 Should Be the Year You Travel

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There are so many reasons why you should travel the world, but it’s something that a lot of people put off until later in life when they believe they’ll have more money, more time and fewer problems and responsibilities.

I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled to 36 different countries across 4 different continents so and I’m still only 24. I wouldn’t change anything about any of my travel experiences and I’m glad to have travelled from such a young age and I’d love to see many more people do the same.
WHY TRAVEL

Travel has influenced my life in a massive way and I’ve learnt so much while visiting new countries, meeting new people, trying new foods and learning about new cultures. Read more

2015 Dream Travels

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I spend a ridiculously large amount of time searching for flights, hotels and holidays online and often I end up looking at places that are WAY out of my budget. There’s just something wonderfully wistful (but also slightly depressing) about thinking of all the places you’d go if money were no object.
TRAVEL DREAMS

I think if I ever was lucky enough to win the lottery I’d buy a lovely house in Scotland, give some money to family, friends and charity and then use the rest to travel. Travel really is that important to me!

Here’s where I’d go and where I’d stay in 2015 if I was lucky enough to win the lottery… Read more

Sunny Places I’d Rather Be Right Now

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It’s that time of year where it’s cold, dark, dreary and (because it’s Scotland) always raining. I know I should be more into the festive spirit but the depressing weather is seriously making me yearn for sunshine! If that makes me a Grinch then so be it, at least I’ll be a Grinch somewhere warm and sunny!

SUNNY PLACES I'D RATHER BE RIGHT NOW

So, although it’s less than a week until Christmas, here’s some of the sunny places I’d rather be right now…  Read more

Places to Visit in 2015

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I don’t know about you guys but I’ve finished my Christmas shopping and have now moved onto the really exciting stuff – deciding where I want to travel to during 2015.
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN 2015

I absolutely love travel planning and can literally spend hours searching for flights, looking at hotels, apartments, lodges, cottages and glamping spots and just generally dreaming of all the places I’ll go.

Here’s some places I think deserve your consideration as potential places to travel to during 2015…  Read more

What’s in my Hand Luggage When I Travel?

Posted on by Emma Gray in Travel Tales | 2 Comments

I often get emails, tweets and Facebook messages asking what’s in my hand luggage when I travel, so today I thought I’d give you all a little peek inside.

I’m actually quite a low-maintenance traveller and try to travel with hand luggage only, unless a hold bag is included with the airline. It saves me paying extra and that means I’ve got more money to spend on doing fabulous things in the place I’m travelling to. If I’m travelling with hand luggage only then my bag and contents usually look a little something like this…
HAND LUGGAGE CONTENTS

…and you can read more about what goes into my hand luggage only trips here.

However, if I am travelling with a piece of hold baggage and the majority of my belongings are safely packed in there, then there are usually surprisingly few items in the handbag I actually take with me on the plane. Here’s what I usually stash in my handbag… Read more

Best Places I’ve Stayed in 2014

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Through my job as a travel writer and blogger I get to stay in some pretty amazing places. In the last few years I’ve stayed in a few different castles (just call me Princess Emma!), luxury hotels, 6 star cruise ships, cosy lodges, modern cottages, city apartments and many more.
BEST ACCOMMODATION 2014
This year I’ve decided to take a look back at the many different places I’ve stayed during 2014 and share which ones were my favourites and why. These aren’t necessarily the fanciest, most expensive or the most luxurious places I’ve stayed in during 2014 because those aren’t my biggest driving factors, although it is undoubtedly a perk of the job! The places I’ve chosen are included for all sorts of reasons -perfect locations, the food in their restaurant or the service delivered by the staff. These are simply the places that I’ve enjoyed the most.  Read more

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