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.
1207, 2018

We’re Going Camping! | Any Tips for Novice Campers?

By |July 12th, 2018|Travel Tales|0 Comments

We’re going camping!

That’s a sentence I didn’t really think I’d be writing (typing).

I’ve been camping a couple of times before, but I was kind of put off by my last camping experience. Once was a week in the north of England at a massive Guide camp. The other was when Thomas and I went camping for a night a few years […]

907, 2018

What to do on Rainy Travel Days

By |July 9th, 2018|Travel Tales|0 Comments

You wake up in an unfamiliar bed to the sound of rain battering the window. The soothing, relaxing sound of rain.

But wait. You quickly remember you’re on holiday and the last thing you want is rain.

Bad weather can ruin all your holiday plans, especially if you’re in a typically sunny weather destination. After all, you can’t go to the beach […]

507, 2018

Monthly Round-Up: June Edition

By |July 5th, 2018|Life|0 Comments

What’s been happening in June? 
June has been a bit of a whirlwind and seemed to pass by in a blur. The weather has been absolutely stunning for the majority of the month and it’s made me love calling Scotland my home even more than I normally do. I’m so grateful to live here, especially when the sun makes an appearance!

The […]

207, 2018

Reading Challenge: Halfway Point Update

By |July 2nd, 2018|Travel Tales|0 Comments

I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but we’re already halfway through 2018. How the heck did that happen so quickly? It seems like just a month or two ago it was the beginning of the year. And, yes, I know it’s a sign I’m getting old that I start saying (writing) things like that.

Long time readers here might remember that […]

2806, 2018

Visiting The Kelpies and The Falkirk Wheel

By |June 28th, 2018|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Looking for a fun day out in central Scotland? Why not visit The Kelpies and The Falkirk Wheel? They’re around 20 miles from Glasgow and Edinburgh, so it’s easy to visit them from either city in a day. Plus, they’re just a few miles apart, so the perfect distance to visit both sites in just one day. You can easily […]

2506, 2018

Reclaiming My Weekends

By |June 25th, 2018|Life|2 Comments

As a freelancer, I have the ability and freedom to work whenever I want…to a point. Of course I have to meet deadlines for clients and extra things crop up occasionally that are urgent, but for the most part, I can work to my own schedule.

In the past, this has been both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because […]

2106, 2018

The Problem With Being A Travel Blogger

By |June 21st, 2018|Life|0 Comments

For the most part being a travel blogger is great. Like, really great. I get to visit some amazing places and see and do things I never really thought possible. Then, I get to write about the places I visit and the things I’ve done there. I truly love writing, so for me, that’s one of the best parts.

But, the […]

1806, 2018

Why is it So Hard to Choose Where to Travel?

By |June 18th, 2018|Life|0 Comments

At the moment I have very few upcoming trips planned. Usually, I like to have lots of trips booked to give me plenty to be excited about and look forward to. But, at the moment, that’s not the case. Why I hear you ask? Well, recently I’ve found myself really struggling to choose where to travel next.

This is a new […]

1406, 2018

A Two-Day Itinerary for Thurso and the Far North of Scotland

By |June 14th, 2018|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Despite several trips abroad, one of my most favourite trips of last year was spent exploring the north of Scotland. I enjoyed a week travelling around the northernmost tip of the country and was blown away by its beauty.

The weather during my time in this area was incredible, which I’m sure definitely contributed to my enjoyment, but I think it’s […]

706, 2018

Six Years Self-Employed

By |June 7th, 2018|Life|0 Comments

June is always a little bit of a special month for me – it marks the anniversary of me becoming self-employed. This year, I’m celebrating six years of self-employment! SIX YEARS! Wow!

I graduated from university six whole years ago. In some ways it feels like much longer than that and in others it feels like just a few months ago.

Something […]