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.
2510, 2016

Back to Blogging and a Social Media Hiatus

By |October 25th, 2016|Life|1 Comment

If you’re a regular reader here then you’ll most likely know that today is my first day back to blogging and my business after 2 and a half weeks off. I took the time off to move into my first house with my boyfriend Thomas, and we couldn’t be happier with our new home.

The first week when we got the […]

2010, 2016

Bringing Hygge Home

By |October 20th, 2016|Life|1 Comment

I read a book earlier this year called The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell. Helen moves to Denmark with her husband and shares her hilarious, heart-warming, confusing and smile-inducing experiences there.

Throughout the novel Helen is curious about the fact that Danish people are consistently voted the happiest in the world, and Denmark itself is one of the happiest […]

1710, 2016

Travel Inspired Home Accessories

By |October 17th, 2016|Life|1 Comment

Now that I’m moving into my new house (I’m moving right now – this post was scheduled in advance because I’m taking a blogging break!) I’ve been searching for cute travel inspired home accessories to sprinkle Thomas and I’s love of travel throughout.

Both of us travel a lot for our jobs and we also love to travel together whenever we’re […]

1010, 2016

Travel and FOMO

By |October 10th, 2016|Travel Tales|0 Comments

I’m not usually a sufferer of FOMO (that’s Fear Of Missing Out if you’ve been living under a rock). When I’m home, if friends are on a night out that I’ve not been able to make I don’t find myself really badly wishing I was there. I don’t worry about what I’m missing out on if I have work to […]

610, 2016

Out of Office ON: I’m Moving!

By |October 6th, 2016|Life|0 Comments

Today is my last working day for just over two weeks as I take some time off to move into my new house, enjoy a weekend away and watch one of my best friends getting married!

Tomorrow morning Thomas and I get the keys for our first home together and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s something we’ve been working towards […]

310, 2016

Five Great Autumn City Break Ideas

By |October 3rd, 2016|Travel Tips|0 Comments

Autumn officially kicked off here last month and this is one of my favourite times of year for a city break. Not too cold like the middle of winter and not too hot like the sticky summer, but just right.

Although this autumn I won’t be doing any travelling because I’m busy moving house, I am still lusting after an autumn […]

2909, 2016

September Round-Up

By |September 29th, 2016|Travel Tales|0 Comments

What’s been happening in September?
Although I haven’t left Scotland this month it’s been a busy and travel-filled month. Just the way I like it!
Thomas and I embarked upon a mini Scottish road trip to picturesque Loch Earn and stayed in a hotel with the most incredible views right out onto the loch. The weather was mostly great during our trip […]

2609, 2016

Why Solo Travel Makes You More Independent

By |September 26th, 2016|Travel Tales, Travel Tips|1 Comment

Solo travel can be scary, but it can also be wonderful, life-changing, unforgettable and have a seriously good impact on your day-to-day life. I’m a firm believer that solo travel makes you more independent, and here are some of the reasons why…
You eat alone 
Lets face it, eating alone can be scary. There’s the awkward moment where you have to ask […]

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. […]

2009, 2016

The top 5 three star hotels in Asia

By |September 20th, 2016|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Asia is a quite simply incredible continent, with an almost unrivalled range and depth of attractions and things to do – but let’s face it, it’s not always cheap.

With the aim of establishing the best places to lay your head at a decent price, I therefore thought I’d pick out just five of the highest-regarded three-star hotels from across the […]