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.
2705, 2015

Things To Do In Vilamoura Portugal

By |May 27th, 2015|Portugal, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Vilamoura, in Portugal’s Algarve region, has long been known as a golf resort thanks to the multitude of golf courses within the area. However, there are many more things to do and see in the area than simply playing golf. Perfect if your other half is playing golf and you want to combine this with a sunshine break or if […]

2505, 2015

Road Trip Europe Tips & Advice

By |May 25th, 2015|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Road trips are one of my absolute favourite ways to travel. There’s just something about driving along new, unfamiliar roads towards new places you’re going to explore that makes me giddy with excitement. Throw in some great snacks, even better company and killer road-trip songs and you’ve got all the ingredients for a fabulous road trip.

If you’re planning a road-trip […]

2205, 2015

Pictures from Portugal

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

Last week I returned from a blissful week in Portugal’s Algarve region so today I’m sharing with you all a little teaser of some of the photos from the trip. Stay tuned over the next few weeks for more posts coming up…

This was the killer view form our balcony in Vilamoura. As you can see we overlooked the pool and […]

2005, 2015

7 Free Things to do In Glasgow

By |May 20th, 2015|Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Visiting Glasgow on a budget and looking for some fun free things to do? There’s loads of free things to do and see in my favourite Scottish city.
Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum 
The great thing about Glasgow is that it has a multitude of free museums that visitors and locals can visit. Kelvingrove, in the West End of the city, […]

1805, 2015

10 Photos to Make You Want To Visit Scotland

By |May 18th, 2015|Travel Tales|11 Comments

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog then you’ll known that I’m absolutely head over heels in love with my beautiful country, Scotland.

Whenever I meet people who haven’t explored Scotland yet I always try to convince them that they need to visit. I tell them about how friendly Scottish people are, our breathtaking landscapes, delicious food, great culture and […]

1505, 2015

Best Things About Spring

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

Spring is in full swing and it feels amazing after a long, cold winter that felt like it would pretty much never end here in Scotland. The spring weather has been kind here recently and I’ve been able to work outside in the sunshine, have BBQ’s and generally get really excited for summer.

Here’s my favourite things about spring:

1. Lighter nights

2. […]

1305, 2015

A DIY Camera Strap

By |May 13th, 2015|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Although I take the majority of my travel photos with my trusty iPhone 5S, I still love using my camera for those extra special places that I know I want to get really high quality images of.

My camera, an Olympus bridge camera, is perfect for me when I’m travelling as it’s fairly light and compact. The only thing I wasn’t […]

1105, 2015

Happy Monday! Links I Love

By |May 11th, 2015|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Happy Monday guys!

As I’m currently in Portugal relaxing, exploring and enjoying some much needed sunshine, I thought for today’s post I would share some great content I’ve seen around the internet lately.

Here’s some of the links I’ve been loving of late:

I don’t have a bucket list but if I did I’d want it to be more of a moral bucket […]

805, 2015

How to Plan Group Travel

By |May 8th, 2015|Travel Tales|1 Comment

So you and a bunch of your friends or family have decided that you’d like to take a trip as a group and you’ve been nominated as the person to research and book it all? Lucky you!

Planning a trip for a group of people can be tough as it’s often difficult to please everyone and the person who does the […]

605, 2015

Travelling With Expectation

By |May 6th, 2015|Travel Tales|0 Comments

“I’ve been many places and it’s always different from what you expect…it never is the way you imagine”
I recently read these words in a book (this one if you’re wondering) and it got me thinking a lot about travel and the expectations we have about places.

Whenever we travel we have expectations. It’s human nature to have ideas of what a place […]