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.
812, 2016

A Festive Edinburgh Weekend

By |December 8th, 2016|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|4 Comments

I am a total lover of winter city breaks, especially just before Christmas. I love visiting places when they’re cold, crisp and decorated to the hilt for the festive period. Edinburgh just happens to be one of my absolute favourite cities to visit at Christmas time so last weekend Thomas and I, along with two of our friends headed for […]

512, 2016

5 Perfect Ingredients for a Winter City Break

By |December 5th, 2016|Life, Travel Tips|0 Comments

I love, love, love winter city breaks (okay, I love any kind of city break!). A winter city break is so different from a sunny, summer city break. It has a totally different feeling and you’ll do loads of different things that you wouldn’t on a summer city break.

I’m actually just back from a fantastic winter city break. I spent the weekend […]

112, 2016

November Round-Up

By |December 1st, 2016|Life|0 Comments

What’s been happening in November? 
November has been all about work, work, work after I took 2 and a half weeks off of blogging and my business last month. I’ve been working on a few nice client projects and planning blogging and client work for the run-up to Christmas.

I’ve also been working hard getting our brand new house into shape. We’re […]

2811, 2016

Give The Gift of Travel this Christmas

By |November 28th, 2016|Life, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Christmas is approaching so quickly this year! It feels like it’s crept up on us all of a sudden and if you’re anything like me you won’t have done all your Christmas shopping yet. Wondering what to get your mum/dad/brother/sister/boyfriend/girlfriend/whoever? I’ve got some ideas for you.
Travel! 

I truly believe that travel is one of the best gifts you can give someone. […]

2111, 2016

How to Pack Light

By |November 21st, 2016|Packing Lists & What to Wear In..., Travel Tips|0 Comments

Packing light is kind of like the holy grail. Everyone wants to be able to achieve it, but actually doing it can seem impossible. You want to fit everything into a carry on but just can’t figure out how.

I’d far rather carry a smaller bag when I travel as it just makes things so much easier. No dragging a big […]

2111, 2016

5 Best Things About Luxury Hotels

By |November 21st, 2016|Life, Travel Tales|0 Comments

There are few things in life better than checking into a luxury hotel. Staying in a fantastic hotel always makes me happy, as there are so many things to enjoy that you don’t have at home!

I always like to make the absolute most of my time when I’m staying somewhere fabulous, and these are the things I love the most…
1. […]

1711, 2016

Where I’d Like to Travel in 2017

By |November 17th, 2016|Life, Travel Tales|6 Comments

With the end of 2016 fast approaching (like, seriously fast. Time slow down, please!) I’ve started to think about the places I’d like to visit next year. Everyone else is thinking about Christmas and I’m busy thinking about where I can book flights to. Standard.

2016 has been a year with lots of travel, but still not as much as I’d […]

1411, 2016

Why Travel Doesn’t Have to be International

By |November 14th, 2016|Life, Travel Tales|4 Comments

When someone says travel you probably think of jumping on a plane and going to somewhere far-flung and different. You might think of somewhere you’ve never been before. Somewhere Other, challenging and thousands of miles from the comfort of home. Those experiences are great, trust me. I live for experiences like that. But recently I’ve been coming around more to […]

1011, 2016

How to Plan Your Dream Holiday

By |November 10th, 2016|Travel Tips|0 Comments

I am a planner. I always have been. It’s in my DNA to plan, plan and plan a little bit more. I love the feeling of being organised and that extends to when I travel. Before a trip I’ll always spend quite a bit of time researching what I want to see, do, eat and drink in a destination. So, […]

711, 2016

4 Christmas Markets to Visit This Year

By |November 7th, 2016|Travel Tales, Travel Tips|3 Comments

It’s officially November, which means it’s time to start getting excited about Christmas! Woohoo!

I absolutely adore Christmas and get to ridiculously excited about it every single year. I’m such a big kid and Christmas markets are my idea of heaven. I love strolling around the stands, seeing whats on offer, buying Christmas decorations, heating up with delicious hot chocolate and […]