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.
2103, 2019

Introducing Poppy!

By |March 21st, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Last week something rather special happened. Thomas and I welcomed a new little member of our family. This is Poppy, a 10-week old Miniature Schnauzer pup.

Those of you who are regular readers here might remember that I had to say goodbye to my beloved dog Ben last month. He had a wonderful life for over 12 years but unfortunately had […]

1803, 2019

10 Beauty Products I Always Pack

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

I am a big fan of great skincare and beauty products. Taking care of my skin is something I love and really enjoy doing. It’s all about taking a little time for myself, especially at the beginning and end of a busy day.

I try to take just as good care of my skin when I’m travelling as I do […]

1403, 2019

TV Programmes That Will Make You Want to Travel

By |March 14th, 2019|Travel Tales|0 Comments

You know how it is. You’re scanning Netflix having already exhausted the TV guide and still can’t find anything to watch. There’s nothing catching your eye and you don’t want to rewatch something. Why not watch some travel related tv programmes?

Get cosied up on the couch, grab some snacks and some juice and get ready to see the world through some […]

1103, 2019

How To Make The Most of A Trip to Scotland

By |March 11th, 2019|Travel Tales|1 Comment

If you’ve been dreaming of a visit to Scotland for forever, then you’ll want to make the most of your time once you eventually get there. There’s so much to do and see in my gorgeous home country that it can be difficult for visitors to know where to begin.

In reality, Scotland is a pretty small country but it has […]

703, 2019

My Trip to Amsterdam, in Pictures

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

If you read my recent monthly round-up (click here if you missed it) you’ll know my trip to Amsterdam didn’t quite go as planned. I was supposed to be flying out with 13 other ladies for my future sister-in-law’s hen celebrations for 4 days in Amsterdam.

Unfortunately, my poor dog Ben was really unwell just before the trip, so I […]

403, 2019

Monthly Round-Up: February

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

What happened in February?

February was the month that can only be defined by the fact I had to say goodbye to my beloved little dog, Ben. My poor baby had a seizure in January which led to the vet discovering several tumours, including one in his mouth that was too big to be removed.

I knew my boy was in […]

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 […]