About Emma Gray

I’m Emma. I’m 25 years old and I was born and raised in a village just outside Glasgow in beautiful Scotland. Ever since I was just 6 months old, when my fabulous parents took me on my first flight, I’ve been filled with a deep and inescapable sense of wanderlust. Travelling is my passion. I love nothing more than packing a suitcase and travelling somewhere new and exciting whether it’s alone, with friends or with family. In early 2012, towards the end of studying for my English Literature degree at one of the most prestigious universities in the world, I couldn’t shake the feeling that working 9 to 5 in an office cubicle after graduation wasn’t going to be for me. So, I started Emma’s Travel Tales and begun my quest for a location independent lifestyle. What’s location independence I hear you ask? Well, it’s the ability to work from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet access. I can pack my bags tomorrow and fly to anywhere in the world and work from there using only my laptop and some other nifty little gadgets. Basically, I challenged myself to live life differently to what was expected of me. So far I have travelled to 36 different countries and have no intention of stopping anytime soon! When I’m not travelling abroad I love to explore everything that Scotland has to offer. Sometimes you don’t have to go too far to have an amazing experience and the best places are often on our own doorstep.
1102, 2016

Travel Moments I Love

By |February 11th, 2016|Travel Tales, Life|0 Comments

There are so many things about travel that I love and I could probably talk (or write, as the case may be) about it all day. In reality, there’s not that many things about travel that I don’t like, other than unpacking and doing all the washings when I get home!

Here’s my favourite travel moments that I love…
The anticipation 
One of […]

802, 2016

Luxury Experiences in London

By |February 8th, 2016|Travel Tales, England, Destinations|0 Comments

With a population in excess of eight million people, London is one of the world’s most iconic, exciting and intriguing cities. People travel from all corners of the globe to get a look at Big Ben, try and see the Queen chilling out in Buckingham Palace and walk the streets of the city.

Whilst London can be somewhat budget friendly, and […]

402, 2016

Why We Take Trips Instead of Buying Gifts

By |February 4th, 2016|Travel Tales, Life|1 Comment

You might be thinking the title of this post is a little strange, but it’s very literal. The ‘we’ in question is me and my boyfriend, Thomas and in the almost-three-years we’ve been together we’ve gotten into the habit of taking each other on trips for birthdays instead of spending our cash on gifts.
Experiences are better than things
I could sit […]

102, 2016

January Round-Up

By |February 1st, 2016|Travel Tales|1 Comment

January 2016 is over already. How the heck did that happen?!
Where I’ve Been 
2016 has started off with no travel in January. This has been partly due to the fact that I had to get my passport renewed (boo!) and wasn’t sure how long that would take, and partly because Thomas has been away working in the UAE since before Christmas […]

2801, 2016

Top February Travel Destinations

By |January 28th, 2016|Travel Tales, Travel Tips|1 Comment

Are you looking to plan a little last minute trip for February? Whether you’re looking for some Valentines day travel or just fancy a break, these are my top picks for February travel destinations if you’re in need of some inspiration…
Berlin, Germany

Berlin is a city that I absolutely adore and visiting in February means accommodation will be cheap, flights […]

2501, 2016

How to Spend 24 Hours in Edinburgh

By |January 25th, 2016|Travel Tales, Scotland, Destinations|0 Comments

So you’re thinking of visiting Edinburgh on a short trip and you’re wondering how much you can cram into one day? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s my pick of the top things to do, see and eat and where to stay if you’ve got 24 hours in Edinburgh.
Everyone knows that one of the best parts of visiting […]

2101, 2016

7 Reasons You Should Travel in 2016

By |January 21st, 2016|Travel Tales, Life|1 Comment

1. There’s so much to see
There are 196 recognised countries in the world and if you’re anything like me then you’ll have visions of visiting all of them throughout your lifetime. Even if you don’t plan to visit them all, them I’m sure you’ve got a pretty long list of places you do want to go. Start working your way […]

1801, 2016

Most Popular Posts of 2015

By |January 18th, 2016|Life|0 Comments

Who can believe it’s the middle of January 2016 already?! I feels like just two minutes ago it was Christmas!

Anyway, my popular posts round-up was rather well received by you lovely people last year, so I thought I’d do the same again this year. So, what were the most popular posts of 2015 here on Emma’s Travel Tales?
12 things to […]

1401, 2016

Travel Tips for 2016

By |January 14th, 2016|Travel Tales, Travel Tips|1 Comment

I was going to call this post ‘Travel Resolutions for 2016’ but I’m a firm believer than resolutions never actually last, so instead it’s travel tips for 2016. Hopefully that’ll make them easier to stick to and implement.

If you want to inject some travel into your life in 2016 then follow these tips to help you get there…
Visit (at least) […]

1101, 2016

15 best in 2015

By |January 11th, 2016|Travel Tales, Life|1 Comment

Looking back on 2015 it was a seriously good year filled with lots of travel, big business changes and fun times with Thomas, family and friends. Here’s my 15 best moments of 2015…
1. The best upgrade EVER 
If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that one of my favourite places for a weekend break is Archerfield Estate, […]