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.
2707, 2015

Best Scottish Islands to Visit

By |July 27th, 2015|Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Scotland is lucky enough to have islands dotted all around it’s beautiful coastline, in-fact there’s almost 800 of them! If you’re a visitor to Scotland, or a local who’s planning some island hopping, or just wondering which island to visit next then it can be know where to start.

Each of the 790 islands are different, some are easy to get […]

2407, 2015

My Ultimate Glasgow Guide

By |July 24th, 2015|Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

So, you’re visiting Scotland’s largest city soon and looking for some fun things to do, great places to stay and delicious places to eat in Glasgow, well I’ve got you covered.

Having been lucky enough to have lived just outside Glasgow for all of my 25 years it’s safe to say I know the city rather well and think I’m quite […]

2207, 2015

Things to Do Before Going On Holiday

By |July 22nd, 2015|Travel Tales|1 Comment

Everyone knows that wonderful countdown to heading off on holiday. Counting the sleeps till it’s time to jump on a plane and leave your everyday reality behind, even if just for a little while. Crossing off the numbers on your calendar, or just, you know, using the countdown app on your iPhone is so fricking exciting and then there’s packing […]

2007, 2015

6 Of My Favourite Places To Visit in Greece

By |July 20th, 2015|Greece, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Poor Greece is getting some seriously bad press at the moment thanks to its dire economic situation. It’s in the news for all the wrong reasons and people are beginning to forget what an absolutely amazing country it is.

Tourists are still being urged to travel there, despite what some media outlets are publishing, and I absolutely think you should still […]

1707, 2015

Why Summer 2016 Will Be Amazing

By |July 17th, 2015|Italy, Travel Tales|1 Comment

I know it’s only summer 2015 but I’m already planning ahead to summer 2016, and for good reason. My parents, brother, his girlfriend, Thomas and I are planning a fabulous Italian getaway and I’ve been busy organising things for weeks.

We’re flying first to Venice, a city I love and am always excited to return to. My brother Iain and his girlfriend […]

1507, 2015

Websites I Use When Planning and Booking Travel

By |July 15th, 2015|Travel Tales|0 Comments

I spend a heck of a lot of time online looking for places I can go, dreaming of places I want to visit and planning and booking my travel adventures. I can happily spend a few hours searching cheap flights, hotels and travel experiences around the world and love it when I find amazing deals.

I book almost all of my […]

1307, 2015

Best Restaurants in Glasgow (An update)

By |July 13th, 2015|Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Living just outside Glasgow I’m totally spoilt by the fantastic choice of restaurants that there are in and around the city centre.

If you’re a long time reader here (thanks!) you might remember I posted a couple of years ago about the best restaurants in Glasgow, but things change and there’s been loads of new additions to the restaurant scene, so […]

1007, 2015

Reflecting on 400 Blog Posts…

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

I got a little surprise last week when I was busy blogging away when I saw my WordPress dashboard saying ‘posts 396′ and couldn’t believe I had almost published 400 blog posts on Emma’s Travel Tales. FOUR HUNDRED POSTS. WOW!

I can’t actually believe I’ve written that many posts within the last 3 and a half years and I’m sort of […]

807, 2015

10 Amazing Places I Want To Return To

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

Having travelled to 36 countries so far it’s safe to say I’ve left my heart in quite a few places around the world.

I’m the type of person that will visit a place, fall in love and return home only to spend hours upon hours thinking about the place, looking at cheap flights to get back to that place and just […]

607, 2015

8 Things To Do in Scotland in Summer

By |July 6th, 2015|Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

It’s no secret that no matter where I travel in the world I’ll always absolutely adore my home country of Scotland. I truly believe it’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world and summer is my favourite time of year here. I love the long days, light summer nights, warmer temperatures and occasional (it’s still Scotland after all!) […]