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.
105, 2015

April in Review

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2904, 2015

How To Prepare Yourself to Travel Alone

By |April 29th, 2015|Travel Tales|0 Comments

The thought of travelling alone can be scary, confusing, overwhelming, exciting, amazing and daunting all at the same time, especially if you’ve never done it before. Many people find the idea of travelling alone pretty crazy, but I’ve done it plenty of times and have actually really enjoyed it.

If you’re thinking of taking the plunge and travelling alone then here’s […]

2704, 2015

Disneyland Resort Paris: Tips & Advice

By |April 27th, 2015|France, Travel Tales|0 Comments

When Thomas whisked me off to Paris for my 25th birthday the other week I had secret thoughts of having a day trip to Disneyland Resort Paris, but I thought maybe since I was turning 25 I shouldn’t bother. I should try being a grown-up for a change and have an extra day of sightseeing, exploring and eating in the […]

2404, 2015

5 Things I Don’t Like About Travel

By |April 24th, 2015|Travel Tales|0 Comments

I love travel. I love it so much I’ve created a career for myself based around writing about travel. This whole blog is about travel. I eat, sleep, live and breathe travel and get itchy feet after being home for longer than a couple of weeks.

Yet, believe it or not, there are still some things I don’t like about travel…
1. […]

2204, 2015

Travel Blogging: What People Think I Do and The Reality

By |April 22nd, 2015|Travel Tales|4 Comments

When people find out I’m a travel blogger they usually say something along the lines of ‘oh so you get paid to go on holiday then?’. I usually find myself cringing and stumbling over my words as I attempt to explain that this job isn’t all sunshine, cocktails, 5 star hotels and adventure. Sure, sometimes it is, but the majority […]

2004, 2015

10 Paris Facts You (Probably) Didn’t Know

By |April 20th, 2015|France, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Paris is one of the worlds most famous and visited cities, but on my recent visit there I learned some new and interesting facts about The City of Light whilst on our incredible food tour.
1. The Can-Can was originally a dance between men and women
When you hear Can-Can you probably think of a line full of gorgeous women, smiling, shining […]

1704, 2015

Road Trip Planning

By |April 17th, 2015|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Spring is finally here (I’m sitting in the sunshine as I write this. It’s glorious!), summer is just around the corner and you’re probably already dreaming of long sunny days spent outside exploring, relaxing and having fun. Summer always seems full of possibilities and it’s such a great time to go places you’ve never been before and discover new things.

One […]

1504, 2015

Travel: Save or Splurge?

By |April 15th, 2015|Travel Tales|0 Comments

I get asked quite a lot whether travel is something I like to splurge upon or whether I like to travel cheaply and save money where I can. The answer to that question is a bit of both!

There are some things I’ll happily spend a little extra on and other things I’d rather not spend all of my hard earned […]

1304, 2015

Questions To Ask To Help Plan Your Trip

By |April 13th, 2015|Travel Tales|0 Comments

So you’ve saved up enough of your hard earned cash and you’re excitedly trying to plan your trip abroad. Whether the trip you have in mind is a city break, a sunshine holiday, an adventure trip or more long-term travel, there’s some questions you should ask yourself before booking anything.
What’s my budget?
Don’t get too excited and see the amount in […]

1004, 2015

8 Free Things To Do in Paris

By |April 10th, 2015|France, Travel Tales|2 Comments

Paris can be an extremely expensive city to visit which can make it pretty unattractive to people who don’t have bucket loads of cash to spare.

However, there are actually loads of great things you can experience in Paris for free. Then you can spend your hard earned cash on the more important stuff like eating ALL of the delicious French […]