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.
1701, 2019

Dealing with Uncertainty as a Freelancer

By |January 17th, 2019|Life|0 Comments

As well as being a travel blogger, I’m also a freelance social media specialist and content creator (you can find my website here if you’re interested). That means I work mostly from my lovely home office for clients located around the world creating and managing their social media, blogs, email marketing and more.

I’ve been freelancing since June 2012, almost 7 […]

1401, 2019

My 2019 Goals

By |January 14th, 2019|Life|0 Comments

New year, not that different me!

I’m not a huge one for new years resolutions. I always find them difficult to stick to and I’m not a fan of going gung ho at several things at once only to find myself giving up after just a few weeks.

I also don’t really like the word resolution. It suggests needing to resolve something […]

1001, 2019

Monthly Round-Up: December

By |January 10th, 2019|Life|0 Comments

What happened in December? 
Well, December was a rather big month!

On the 1st December, Thomas made me so incredibly happy by asking me to marry him! Of course, I said yes and the next few days and weeks were a whirlwind of telling people and making wedding plans.

We’ve already got our wedding day booked (March 2020!) and we’ve decided to opt […]

701, 2019

All The Books I Read in 2018

By |January 7th, 2019|Life|0 Comments

Regular readers here will know that each year I set myself a challenge – to read 52 books in a year. But, lately, I’ve been finding reading 52 books fairly easy and I knew I could stretch myself further. Inevitably each year, as I reach my 52 book goal I slow down and don’t read as much. I guess it’s […]

301, 2019

My 2018 Travels

By |January 3rd, 2019|Life, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Happy New Year! 
I seriously can’t believe it’s 2019 already. Time seems to be going so quickly! It feels like hardly any time since the beginning of 2018. Is that sign I’m getting old? Eeek.

Whilst 2018 wasn’t my busiest or most exciting year of travel, it was still a really amazing year. I visited one new country, taking my total number […]

2712, 2018

My 2019 Travel Plans

By |December 27th, 2018|Life, Travel Tales|2 Comments

There are just a few days left of 2018 and I can’t quite believe it. This year has seemed to pass by in the blink of an eye. I’ve got a post coming in the next few days that looks back on all my travels and everything that’s happened in 2018, so stay tuned for that.

Onwards, now, to 2019! A […]

2012, 2018

Merry Christmas!

By |December 20th, 2018|Life|0 Comments

Eeek! There are just 5 days left until Christmas! And only 11 days until the start of 2019!

I just love Christmas time. I love getting together with family and friends, eating, drinking, laughing and having a great time.

This year I’m taking just shy of two weeks off from running my blog and business. I can’t wait to have some proper […]

1712, 2018

My 2019 Reading Challenge

By |December 17th, 2018|Life|0 Comments

If you’ve been a regular reader here over the past few years, you’ll know I’m a big fan of reading. I read a heck of a lot and each year I set myself a reading challenge.

For a few years, it was to read 52 books per year – 1 for each week.

Then, in 2018, I challenged myself to up it […]

1012, 2018

We’re Engaged!

By |December 10th, 2018|Life|0 Comments

I said yes! 
On Saturday 1st December Thomas asked me to marry him outside of the restaurant in Glasgow where we had our very first date five and a half years ago.

It was a complete shock and, if I’m completely honest, I don’t even really remember what he said or what I said in return!

He had told me we were going […]

312, 2018

Monthly Round-Up: November Edition

By |December 3rd, 2018|Life|0 Comments

What’s been happening in November? 
Eeeek it’s December already! My Christmas tree is up, I’ve bought most of the gifts on my list and I’m officially ready to enjoy all the festive good times.

November has been a fantastic month. I’ve been to two ice hockey matches supporting my local Glasgow team, cheered on the Scottish rugby team who were playing South […]