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.
2209, 2016

Looking Back at Summer

By |September 22nd, 2016|Life|0 Comments

As sad as it is, today marks the beginning of autumn here in Scotland (and, you know, in the rest of the Northern Hemisphere), and to mark the occasion I’m taking a look back at what I got up to during summer.

At the beginning of summer Thomas and I signed on the dotted line to buy our first home together. […]

1909, 2016

A Serene Scottish Getaway

By |September 19th, 2016|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

I make no secret of the fact that, as much as I love travelling abroad, I also love travelling in my beloved Scotland. Road trips are pretty much the perfect way to do that, and so a couple of weeks ago Thomas and I jumped in the car ready for a much-needed Scottish getaway.

Our destination was the Four Seasons Hotel, […]

1509, 2016

My Most Visited Destinations

By |September 15th, 2016|Life, Travel Tales|0 Comments

As a travel blogger and self-confessed travel addict it’s no surprise that I love going to new places as often as possible. There are some places I’m happy to return to though, and there are quite a few destinations I’ve been to 10 or more times!

Without further ado, these are some of my most visited destinations…

I’ve been to Barcelona […]

1209, 2016

Charming, Beautiful Ravello

By |September 12th, 2016|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales|0 Comments

During my amazing trip to Sorrento this summer I had the opportunity to visit Ravello, an Italian resort town that’s home to some of the most incredible views of the Amalfi Coast.

The town itself is small and incredibly charming, and lies high above the glittering waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea below. Although the real killer views are the ones out over […]

1209, 2016

4 Day Trips to Take from Glasgow

By |September 12th, 2016|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tips|1 Comment

I often get comments and emails from readers who are coming to Scotland and staying in Glasgow but want to get out of the city for at least a day to see some more of what the country has to offer. Although Glasgow is great and will always be one of my favourite cities in the world, I couldn’t agree […]

809, 2016

Things to do Near Sorrento, Italy

By |September 8th, 2016|Destinations, Italy, Travel Tales, Travel Tips|0 Comments

This summer I was lucky enough to spend a week in a gorgeous villa in Sorrento (read more about the villa and how amazing it was here!) and have visited a number of times previously too. No matter how many times I visit here I always find so many new and exciting things to do and see. Italy is a […]

509, 2016

Hotel or Villa?

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

I’m incredibly lucky that I have plenty of experience in staying in gorgeous hotels AND beautiful villas around the world.

I’ve stayed in a sprawling villa in Sorrento (one of the best ever!), a quirky, contemporary villa in Costa Brava and have already booked a gorgeous-looking villa for next year in Portugal.

I’ve also rested my head in a 5-star resort in […]

109, 2016

August Round-Up

By |September 1st, 2016|Life|0 Comments

What’s been happening in August? 
Well, as I recently revealed, Thomas and I are buying a house that’s currently being built for us. We’re set to move in at the beginning of October so August has been filled with lots of shopping for home furniture, accessories, appliances and everything else that you need.

I’ve been loving shopping for the new house and […]

2908, 2016

A Fun Glasgow Mini-Break

By |August 29th, 2016|Destinations, Life, Scotland|0 Comments

Last month Thomas and I indulged in a little mini-break in Glasgow to celebrate our three year anniversary and it was so much fun!

Glasgow is such an exciting city to visit and I always enjoy spending time there, even although I’ve stayed just 20 minutes from the city my entire life. There’s always something new going on, an event happening […]

2508, 2016

Why I Love Booking Travel in Advance

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

Less than 48 hours after I touched down home after my trip to Italy in July I was already booking flights for another trip. That’s not unusual for me, you see. I always like to have at least one trip booked in advance, whether it’s for next month, six months or next year.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t book all […]