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.
2808, 2015

5 Cool Gadgets for Travel

By |August 28th, 2015|Travel Tales|0 Comments

I love a good gadget and although when I’m travelling I like to keep it simple and pack super light, there are some gadgets I just don’t like leaving home without.
Headphone splitter
This is one thing you won’t want to be without if you’re travelling with friends or your partner.

Thomas and I like to whittle away the hours on flights or […]

2608, 2015

10 Places I Want to Visit in Europe

By |August 26th, 2015|Travel Tales|1 Comment

I love Europe. It’s a fascinating continent with thousands of years of incredible history, landscapes that will take your breath away, a wonderful jumble of languages, cultures and ways of life and best of all it’s all on my proverbial doorstep from my home in Scotland.

I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled pretty extensively throughout Europe and yet there are […]

2408, 2015

Social Media, Travel and Me

By |August 24th, 2015|Travel Tales|2 Comments

I read a post this morning on a blog I read regularly and I have to admit it made me a little sad. Not because the writing was poor (it wasn’t), or the article was boring (it wasn’t), but because of the blogger’s reasons for wanting to visit a specific place that they were writing about.

I’m not going to name […]

2108, 2015

Don’t Over Plan Your Travels

By |August 21st, 2015|Travel Tales|2 Comments

I am a planner. I like to be organised. I have a big diary with one page for each day and I love filling it up with the things I have to do each day, things not to forget and any random musings or ideas I come up with.

Travel is no different. I like to be organised when I travel […]

1908, 2015

Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens Glasgow

By |August 19th, 2015|Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

After staying in Hotel du Vin in St Andrews and absolutely loving it, when I wanted to book a little mini-break for Thomas and I in Glasgow, Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens seemed like the perfect choice.

We both love the West End of the city so staying at a hotel just five minutes walk from the Botanic Gardens […]

1708, 2015

Best and Worst Things About Being A Travel Blogger

By |August 17th, 2015|Travel Tales|1 Comment

I love being a travel blogger about 90% of the time, but there are some times when I don’t enjoy it and like everything else in life there are always ups and downs.

Here are my best and worst things about being a travel blogger…
Best things 
Doing a job I love
I started travel blogging for the simple fact that I love writing […]

1408, 2015

Why I Think Walking Is The Best Way to Explore A New Place

By |August 14th, 2015|Travel Tales|1 Comment

I love walking, it’s something I really enjoy and I walk a reasonable amount at home with my dog. We love getting out in the fresh air, away from my MacBook and work and just strolling along. I find it always clears my mind and makes me feel more relaxed and it always manages to tire out little Ben too!

I […]

1208, 2015

5 Great Hotels in Glasgow

By |August 12th, 2015|Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Although Glasgow is only a 20 minute drive from the little village that I live in I’ve stayed in quite a few hotels in the city. I love a little staycation, so I’ve stayed in a few different hotels on little mini breaks in the city and also stayed in a few during press trips and for various events in […]

1008, 2015

My Favourite European Capitals To Visit

By |August 10th, 2015|Travel Tales|1 Comment

Europe is probably the best continent in the world in terms of being able to easily hop between cities for short breaks, long weekends and to visit a few different places on an extended trip. Everything is close together, flights are cheap and readily available, trains are often just as cheap and reliable and it’s easy to get from one […]

708, 2015

Best Glasgow Museums

By |August 7th, 2015|Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Glasgow is such a cultural city and there are so many great museums dotted all over the city that you could spend weeks visiting them all. Best of all, the vast majority of them are all completely free, making for loads of cheap and fun days out.

These are my picks of the best Glasgow museums…
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 
I loved […]