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.
2807, 2016

Visiting Gorgeous Burano, Venice

By |July 28th, 2016|Travel Tales, Italy, Destinations|0 Comments

I’d wanted to visit Burano on a few of my previous trips to Venice but hadn’t managed to fit it in for whatever reason. On my trip to Venice last month I resolved that I *had* to get myself to Burano once and for all, to see the gorgeous colourful buildings for myself.

All of the houses in Burano are painted […]

2507, 2016

TV Shows that Make Me Want to Travel

By |July 25th, 2016|Travel Tales|3 Comments

I don’t think I’m the only person who’s ever watched a TV show and found themselves really wanting to travel to the location that it’s set in.

I’m not talking about fictional locations like Hogwarts (although for some people that might be rather appealing), but real places that exist beyond the realms of your TV, laptop or iPad screen. Real, exciting […]

2107, 2016

4 Great Restaurants in Marbella

By |July 21st, 2016|Spain, Destinations|0 Comments

During my visit to Marbella earlier this year one of the things I loved most was all of the amazing food we ate in our time there! Luckily my parents have visited a handful of times and so were able to recommend some really great restaurants in Marbella for us to try out.
La Taberna del Pintxo 
Av. Miguel Cano, 7, 29602 […]

1807, 2016

Villa Serena; an Incredible Villa to Rent in Sorrento

By |July 18th, 2016|Italy, Destinations|0 Comments

If you’re looking for an incredible villa to rent in Sorrento then you’ve come to the right place. I just recently returned from a week-long stay at Villa Serena, and I could not recommend the villa more highly. It’s pretty easy to see why…

Villa Serena has three bedrooms (two ensuite and a separate shower room for the third bedroom), […]

1407, 2016

Great Destinations for Solo Travel

By |July 14th, 2016|Travel Tales, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Deciding to travel solo can be a pretty big deal, especially if you’ve never done it before. You might feel like you’re stepping way outside of your comfort zone, or it might feel perfectly natural if you’re used to doing it. However solo travel makes you feel it’s always worth searching for destinations that are easy and fun to travel […]

1107, 2016

How to Get the Best Out of Any Destination in Two Days

By |July 11th, 2016|Travel Tips|0 Comments

If you only have a couple of days to travel you might be forgiven for thinking something along the lines of ‘there’s not much point I won’t be able to see lots of things’ or ‘I’ll hardly have any time to explore/relax/sightsee’,  and you might be (partially) right.

Of course it’s always preferable to travel somewhere for a longer period of […]

707, 2016

8 Things to do in The Italian Riviera

By |July 7th, 2016|Travel Tales, Italy, Destinations|1 Comment

As this scheduled post goes live I’m currently in Sorrento, another part of one of my favourite countries, Italy. That means you can expect lots of loving Italian travel tips and tales in the coming weeks!
The Italian Riviera is located in the north west of the country and includes pretty much all of the coastline within the Liguria region. There’s […]

407, 2016

What I’ve Learned About Being Self-Employed

By |July 4th, 2016|Life|0 Comments

If you usually visit Emma’s Travel Tales for travel-related goodness and aren’t interested in my self-employed life behind the scenes, then skip this post and head here instead for some of the usual travel fun stuff!
Being self-employed can be both jump-for-joy-amazing and pass-me-a-carton-of-ice-cream-crap at times (sometimes you can even experience both extremes in one day!). I still find it crazy, […]

3006, 2016

June Round-Up

By |June 30th, 2016|Travel Tales, Life|1 Comment

What’s been happening in June? 
June has been another busy but fun month!

The weather was incredible in Scotland at the end of May and up until around the middle of June so I made the most of it with plenty of BBQs, sunny walks with my pooch and copious amounts of al fresco working – one of the best parts of […]

2706, 2016

Italia con la famiglia!

By |June 27th, 2016|Italy, Destinations|2 Comments

Happy Monday everyone!

I’m feeling exceedingly chirpy and excited for a Monday morning, because it’s now less than 48 hours until I’m off to Italy!!

My dad is retiring from his job as an accountant and very generously announced last year that he wanted to celebrate by taking the family on a big Italian adventure! What a cool guy my dad is!

So, […]