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.
2605, 2016

4 Summer Events in Glasgow

By |May 26th, 2016|Scotland, Destinations|0 Comments

There’s always something going on in Glasgow and there’s even more happening in summer when the weather is a little bit better, the days are longer and everyone is happier. If you’re a local or are visiting Glasgow this summer then here’s some fantastic events that you won’t want to miss…
Merchant City Festival 
30th July to 7th August 2016 

Glasgow’s Merchant City […]

2305, 2016

Resolving to Travel More in The UK

By |May 23rd, 2016|Travel Tales, Life|1 Comment

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about this wonderful country I’m so lucky to live in. I have spent the last twenty six years of my life living in the UK and I haven’t seen as much of it as I would like.

I haven’t made it to Wales or Northern Ireland and, although I’ve visited England many times, I haven’t […]

1905, 2016

Travelling to Disconnect

By |May 19th, 2016|Travel Tales, Life|0 Comments

Do you ever stop to think how much of our lives we spend online and on our phones these days? We all know it’s a lot, but when you really stop to think about it it’s pretty mind blowing. And not in a good way.
Communications regulator Ofcom said UK adults spend an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a […]

1605, 2016

9 Things I LOVE About Living in Scotland

By |May 16th, 2016|Scotland, Destinations|2 Comments

Chances are if you’ve visited my blog more than a handful of times (thank you!) you’ll know that I’m fiercely proud of and passionate about my beloved Scotland. I adore the country I was born in and have lived in for the entirety of my twenty-six years on this planet and although I mention how much I love it often […]

1205, 2016

A Spontaneous Trip to Portugal

By |May 12th, 2016|Travel Tales, Portugal, Destinations, Life|1 Comment

If you read my April round up post you might have seen that on a whim I decided to book flights to Portugal for Thomas and I last week. I booked the flights as a surprise on Thursday night while Thomas was at the driving range and we left the following Tuesday, just 5 days later!

I booked the trip as […]

905, 2016

How to Ease the Pain of Returning from a Trip

By |May 9th, 2016|Travel Tips|1 Comment

Post-travel blues. We’ve all been there.

I’m sure all of us know the sinking feeling of returning home after an incredible trip feeling a little sad to be back to reality. You know you’re going to have to get back to your everyday routine, back to work, back to paying bills, running errands and cleaning your home. And, quite frankly, it […]

505, 2016

Simple Ways to Travel More

By |May 5th, 2016|Travel Tales, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Let’s face it, given the chance pretty much everyone would agree that they’d like to travel more, experience more and do more than their lives currently allow.

Maybe you don’t earn as much as you’d like to enable you to travel more, maybe you’re busy saving for a car or a house and don’t have the extra cash for jet-setting, or […]

205, 2016

April Round-Up

By |May 2nd, 2016|Travel Tales|0 Comments

What’s been happening in April?
April has been another busy one with some highs and one notable low.

My post On Life, Perspective and Getting Away from it All explained how the sudden and unexpected death of my aunt left me reevaluating life and just how fragile it is.

I spent a fantastic weekend at Archerfield, near North Berwick with my family where […]

2804, 2016

Luxury For Less: 8 Places Your Money Will Go Further

By |April 28th, 2016|Travel Tales, Travel Tips|2 Comments

I’m a big fan of luxury experiences and getaways, but I don’t always like paying a tonne of money to have an incredible experience. That’s part of the reason why I love to mix up my travel destinations and stay in some expensive places, as well as some cheaper ones, so that I can get more for my money and […]

2504, 2016

Life, Perspective and Getting Away from it All

By |April 25th, 2016|Travel Tales, Life|4 Comments

If you follow me on social media (I’d love to see you on Twitter and Facebook), then you may have noticed things were quiet over there for a week or so recently. Here’s why…

A few weeks ago my beloved aunt died suddenly and entirely unexpectedly. She’d been in hospital for a long awaited operation to deal with two aneurysms and […]