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.
107, 2015

Looking Back At June…

By |July 1st, 2015|Travel Tales|0 Comments

2906, 2015

A Visit To Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery

By |June 29th, 2015|Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

One thing Glasgow is absolutely full of is wonderful museums, so last week Thomas and I decided to check out one we’ve been meaning to explore for a while – Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

It’s located at the heart of the west end, an area I absolutely love having gone to University there. This area has a definite cosmopolitan feel […]

2606, 2015

Staying In The UK’s Most Haunted Hotel

By |June 26th, 2015|England, Travel Tales|2 Comments

You may or may not remember my previous post on staying at Dalston Hall Hotel, a rather beautiful property dating back to 1507 near Carlisle in the Northern Lake District. What I didn’t tell you at the time was that Dalston Hall is said to be the UK’s most haunted hotel!

I’d done a little research before my stay at Dalston […]

2206, 2015

5 Money Saving Tips for Travel

By |June 22nd, 2015|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Travel can be expensive what with paying for flights, accommodation, transportation, food, experiences and more – it all adds up. When I’m travelling I like to save money on the boring stuff like flights and transportation in order to splash out on more important things like incredible experiences, delicious food and luxe accommodation. I’d always rather make some savings in […]

1906, 2015

How to Get Over Bad Travel Days

By |June 19th, 2015|Travel Tales|4 Comments

No matter how much a person loves to travel, there are always bound to be good days and bad days on the road, just like in everyday life.

Things such as transport delays, bad weather, changed plans, feeling ill, culture shock and much more can make you feel overwhelmed and generally rubbish when you’re away from home.

Bad days on the road […]

1706, 2015

Things to Know Before Travelling To A New Country

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

The recent media furore over the British girl who was jailed and accused of causing a killer earthquake in Malaysia after flashing her boobs really got me thinking about the things you should know before travelling to a new country. In this case, I don’t personally believe the girl’s prank ‘angered the gods’ and caused the earthquake, but many people […]

1506, 2015

Bruges Travel Guide

By |June 15th, 2015|Belgium, Travel Tales|0 Comments

I absolutely loved Bruges when I visited for the second time back in January for a mini-break. The previous time I’d visited was only for a few short hours as part of a Baltic Cruise back in 2011 and Bruges quickly became one of my favourite city break destinations on my latest trip.

Where we stayed
I did a lot of research […]

1206, 2015

Open-Jaw Flights and How They Can Save You Money

By |June 12th, 2015|Travel Tales|2 Comments

One of the major things travellers are looking for is value for money, so cheap flights are always a bonus. Next time you’re booking flights, whether for a little mini-break, or a long-haul trip, consider looking at open-jaw flights to see if they could save you money.
What are open-jaw flights?
I actually only recently found out about open-jaw flights (shocking, I […]

1006, 2015

10 Photos To Make You Want To Go Travelling NOW

By |June 10th, 2015|Travel Tales|0 Comments

If you’re the type of person who always says they’d love to travel more and visit many of the beautiful places that exist on earth but keep putting it off because you don’t have enough money/anyone to go with/ enough confidence etc then start packing your bags! I’ve got ten beautiful photos from my travels around the world to share […]

806, 2015

Golf in Vilamoura, Portugal

By |June 8th, 2015|Travel Tales|0 Comments

My boyfriend Thomas is a massive golf fan and I’ve recently taken up playing too, so for his birthday last month I decided a little sunshine break with some golf would be the perfect present for him.

I decided on Vilamoura in Portugal, a place I’d been to previously with my golf-mad father. It’s located in the beautiful Algarve region of […]