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.
2802, 2019

How to Prepare for a Cruise From Orlando

By |February 28th, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Port Canaveral, Orlando, Florida is one of the busiest cruise ports in the United States, with cruises departing from here to The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico and more.

It’s a pretty great place to start (or finish) a cruise, but there are a few things you can do before you go to ensure you’re really prepared for your cruise holiday. […]

2502, 2019

Planning a Foreign Hen Weekend

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

So, you’re planning a foreign hen weekend? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’ve taken on the challenge of planning your own hen weekend, or you’re planning on behalf of your bestie, I’m sharing some tips and tricks that I’ve learned over the years.

Within my friend group, I’ve always been the planner and organiser. I’m the one who plans […]

1902, 2019

Saying Goodbye

By |February 19th, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

The eagle-eyed among you will notice that things have been a bit quiet on my blog and social media recently.

Last month my beloved dog Ben was diagnosed as having a tumour in his liver after a particularly horrible seizure. He recovered well and extremely quickly (the vet was so shocked!) and was back to his usual self within just […]

702, 2019

The Dilema ​of Choosing Where to go on Honeymoon

By |February 7th, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Most of my regular readers will already know that Thomas popped the question and we got engaged at the beginning of December after being together for 5 and a half years.

Already, we’ve booked our wedding and all of the major parts that go with it. We kind of knew what we wanted, fell in love with a venue and […]

402, 2019

Monthly Round-Up: January

By |February 4th, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

What happened in January?

After the madness of the festive period, January was a somewhat quieter month. The good kind of quiet.

I got back into a routine with work and even managed to score myself a few new clients. All in all, a pretty great start to 2019 work-wise.

We also managed to get a lot of wedding planning […]

3101, 2019

Will I Make it to 40 Countries Before I Turn 30?

By |January 31st, 2019|Life|1 Comment

What do you think of travel goals? Of people setting goals to reach a certain amount of countries/cities or continents visited? Many people aren’t fans of travel goals like this, thinking it makes people rush through places all in the name of ticking them off their list, rather than really exploring and enjoying them.

For me, I’m not too sure how […]

2801, 2019

The Places I Probably Won’t Return to

By |January 28th, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

There are places I visit when I travel that I fall head over heels in love with. Places that I wander around feeling blissfully happy and am reluctant to leave. Destinations that I dream of when I’m home and spend a high amount of time searching flight prices so I can plan a return trip.

Then, there are places I […]

2401, 2019

What to Wear on a Princess Cruise

By |January 24th, 2019|Cruise Chat, Cruise Tips, Cruising, Travel Tales|0 Comments

I’ve been lucky enough to have embarked on 18 cruises in my 28 and three-quarter years. Naturally, I now get asked a lot of questions about what to wear on cruises by people who are new to cruise holidays. One line I’ve been asked a lot about recently is Princess, specifically, what to wear on a Princess Cruise.

Princess are […]

1701, 2019

Dealing with Uncertainty as a Freelancer

By |January 17th, 2019|Life|1 Comment

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 […]