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.
808, 2019

Port Grimaud; The ‘Little Venice’ of France

By |August 8th, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

On our recent trip to the south of France there was one place I knew I wanted to return to; Port Grimaud. I’d visited about 14 years previously with my parents and brother as part of a cruise and we all had fond memories of this cute little town.

If I told you Port Grimaud is often nicknamed ‘Little Venice’, […]

108, 2019

Monthly Round-Up: July 2019

By |August 1st, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

What’s been happening in July?

July has been a month of highs and lows. The first half of the month was my amazing trip to France with Thomas and my family. I had the absolute best time and can’t wait to share more about it with you all. The second half of the month was much more low key as […]

1807, 2019

Introducing The Gorgeous Hilltop Village of Èze

By |July 18th, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

If you’re looking for somewhere to visit to take advantage of the stunning views along the French Riviera then I have the perfect suggestion. The gorgeous hilltop village of Èze offers amazing views out over the stunning Côte d’Azur and it just happens to be incredibly pretty too.

Èze sits proudly at the top of a hill, looking down on […]

107, 2019

Monthly Round-Up: June 2019

By |July 1st, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

What’s been happening in June?

June has seemed to fly past in some ways but absolutely drag in others. Probably because I’m heading off on holiday in a couple of days and the countdown to the trip has been on for a while!

June has seen weddings (actually a double wedding!), two wine tasting events, sunshine, BBQs, family dinners, get-togethers with […]

606, 2019

Falling (Way) Behind With My 2019 Reading Challenge

By |June 6th, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Any regular readers here will know that each year I set myself a challenge to read a certain number of books each year. For 3-4 years I read 52 books each year, one for every week. Then, last year, I decided to up that number to 60 books in a year as I was finding 52 books wasn’t stretching me […]

306, 2019

Monthly Round-Up: May 2019

By |June 3rd, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

What’s been happening in May?

A long weekend away at my favourite place was the highlight of May. I headed through to Archerfield, just outside of the pretty seaside town of North Berwick on the east coast for 4 lovely days with my family. We enjoyed some sunshine, al fresco dining and drinks, a trip to Edinburgh for shopping and […]

905, 2019

My Favourite New Netflix Show

By |May 9th, 2019|Travel Tales|1 Comment

Yes, you’re right, this does seem like a strange blog post from a travel blogger. I’m not a TV blogger (if such a thing even exists?), but this brilliant new Netflix show is travel related, and it’s so good I had to share it with you all.

Street Food is one of the very best travel-related TV programmes that I’ve […]

105, 2019

Monthly Round-Up: April

By |May 1st, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

What happened in April?

So, you might remember in my last monthly round-up I said my planned trip to Portugal was cancelled due to getting our new puppy, Poppy. Thomas was expected to be away with work and I was due to go to Portugal to our new timeshare with my family. We then found out Thomas wouldn’t be away with […]

2504, 2019

Why I Need to Get Better at Taking Time Off (And Ignore Freelancer Guilt!)

By |April 25th, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Fellow freelancers, who has ever felt freelancer guilt? What’s freelancer guilt I hear you ask? It’s that feeling where you’re at home and you’re not working but you feel guilty because you could be working. I know it’s not just me who feels it. I know there are loads of other people out there who work for themselves that must […]

2304, 2019

Staying at Four Seasons Fairways Quinta do Lago

By |April 23rd, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

The Algarve region of Portugal is somewhere that I’ve been lucky enough to visit dozens of times. I’ve visited loads with my family, I’ve been with friends and I’ve spent a lot of time there with Thomas too. I feel like it’s an area that has so much to offer visitors and

Last year my dad announced that he wanted […]