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.
1611, 2015

Things I Loved About Dubai

By |November 16th, 2015|Destinations, Travel Tales, United Arab Emirates|2 Comments

I’ve not long returned from my very first trip to Dubai and I absolutely loved it! Of course, I was expecting to enjoy it and have a great holiday with Thomas, but I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did.

I kind of expected it to be somewhere that I would visit once and then wouldn’t really have […]

1311, 2015

Radio Silence

By |November 13th, 2015|Life|2 Comments

It’s been a while. Sorry about that.

Things have been a little hectic recently in my life and the blog has taken a bit of a back seat.

I’ve been so incredibly busy with launching my new business and doing work for clients that I just haven’t had the time to get words down on the screen here for you guys.

I am […]

3010, 2015

Reflecting on October

By |October 30th, 2015|Life|0 Comments

October has been another incredibly busy month for me.

I’ve been working on starting my new media company, where I’ll be offering social media marketing and management, content marketing and management and copywriting. It’s due to launch at the beginning of November, so I’ve been working hard behind the scenes to get things going. This has inevitably meant that things have […]

2610, 2015

Dubai Here We Come!

By |October 26th, 2015|Destinations, United Arab Emirates|0 Comments

I’m super excited because tonight I’m jetting off to my next destination – Dubai!

I’ve been in the airport in Dubai countless times transiting between flights, so I can’t wait to finally leave the airport behind and spend some time exploring. We’re flying with Emirates, who are still my favourite airline having flown with them a few times before.

Thomas and I […]

1910, 2015

Photos to Make You Want to Visit Santa Margherita

By |October 19th, 2015|Destinations, Italy|0 Comments

I visited Santa Margherita in the so-called Italian Riviera area in the north west of Italy two weeks ago and although I’ve been before, this time I fell head over heels in love with it.

Santa Margherita is a small town with a population of around 10,000 people and is around 40 minutes from port city Genoa. It’s 15 minutes by […]

1310, 2015

Walking from Portofino to San Fruttuoso

By |October 13th, 2015|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales|0 Comments

During our trip to Italy we knew definitely wanted to visit Portofino, the next town along the coastline from where we were staying in Santa Margherita. We’d also heard that the small town just beyond Portofino was also beautiful, so we decided to visit both in one day.

My family and I hopped on the ferry boat in the morning and […]

510, 2015

Expecting More from Cinque Terre

By |October 5th, 2015|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales|4 Comments

‘Enchanting‘, ‘wonderful‘, ‘unique‘ – these are just some of the many words I’d heard used to describe the Cinque Terre before my visit there. After reading countless articles describing the incredible beauty of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre – which means five lands in Italian – I was unsurprisingly eager to visit the area. I’d looked […]

210, 2015

Photos from Liguria Italy

By |October 2nd, 2015|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales|0 Comments

I’ve just returned from spending a lovely five days in the Liguria region in the north west of Italy.

The trip was a celebration of my dad’s 60th birthday and my parents, brother and his girlfriend, Thomas and I all had a fabulous time. The weather was perfect, the sun was shining, the location is simply stunning, the food was delicious […]

3009, 2015

A September Catch Up

By |September 30th, 2015|Life|0 Comments

Where I’ve Been
Phew! September has been a busy month and I’ve loved every minute of it.

I enjoyed a wonderful trip to St Andrews with Thomas in the middle of the month and then headed to the Liguria region in the north west of Italy at the end of the month. As I write this I’ve been back in Scotland for […]

2509, 2015

A Special Giveaway and Links I’m Loving

By |September 25th, 2015|Life, Travel Tales|0 Comments

I’m writing this article in advance, and when it goes live I’ll be dragging my butt out of bed to get on two flights to Italy for a long weekend. YAY!

Since I’m busy exploring somewhere new, I’m delighted to be able to share a great giveaway with all of you and I thought I’d leave you all with some great […]