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.
510, 2015

Expecting More from Cinque Terre

By |October 5th, 2015|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales|2 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 […]

2309, 2015

Next Stop Italy!

By |September 23rd, 2015|Destinations, Italy, Life|0 Comments

Having stayed at home in Scotland for the past few months I’ve been suffering a serious case of itchy feet recently. Although I’ve travelled loads throughout Scotland and England and visited plenty of new places and old favourites in the last few months I absolutely can’t wait to get out of the country again for a little while.

On Friday morning […]

2109, 2015

Staying at The Old Course Hotel St Andrews

By |September 21st, 2015|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

I’ve been lucky enough to stay in many lovely hotels around the world, many of them thanks to this blog. This past weekend I stayed at one of the best ones yet – the Old Course Hotel in beautiful St Andrews, Scotland.

Thomas and I had a busy weekend ahead celebrating at a 2 year old’s birthday party, a 50th birthday […]

1809, 2015

On Being Busy and Switching Off

By |September 18th, 2015|Life|0 Comments

Usually I’m the type of blogger who has posts scheduled weeks, sometimes months in advance. I’m a pretty hyper organised person and this flows over into my business and blogging life.

Today, I didn’t have a post scheduled to go live as I do every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, like clockwork.

Sure, it’s not the end of the world and probably most […]

1609, 2015

10 Reasons to Visit Italy

By |September 16th, 2015|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales|2 Comments

Italy is one of my absolute favourite European countries and it’s somewhere I always love returning to. I’m actually heading to Italy at the end of next week, so I’m incredibly excited and can’t wait to be back there.
The food
It wouldn’t be right to write a list about reasons to visit Italy and not include the food. Italian food is […]

1409, 2015

Itchy Feet and The Urge to Travel

By |September 14th, 2015|Life, Travel Tales|0 Comments

I’ve got a confession to make.

I haven’t been out of the country since May.

What a terrible travel blogger I am!

Although I’ve taken numerous trips within the UK (like staying in the UK’s most haunted hotel and heading to the beach), I haven’t actually gotten on a plane and flown anywhere since my trip to Portugal in May.

A huge part of […]

1109, 2015

How to Look After Your Skin When Travelling

By |September 11th, 2015|Travel Tips|0 Comments

When travelling and being busy exploring new places it’s all too easy to fall into bed at the end of the day with your make up still on and fall asleep. It’s easy to think YOLO and not bother cleansing your skin in the morning or to get sunburnt in warmer climes. There’s loads of things we’re all guilty of […]