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.
1804, 2019

Visiting Pretty Tavira, Portugal

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

Tavira is often talked about as being ‘overlooked’ by people in favour of the larger, more popular towns along the coast of The Algarve. Admittedly, after about 20 visits to The Algarve (this is an estimate as I coudln’t really begin to count!), I had never been to Tavira before, so I was excited to check out this pretty-looking little […]

1604, 2019

How Freelancing Can Create Anxiety

By |April 16th, 2019|Travel Tales|1 Comment

I’d just like to start this post by saying I don’t suffer from anxiety per se, or at least not in the way the term anxiety is used today. In reality, I’m a pretty chilled out person who tends to take life as it comes.

BUT, there are a few things about being a self-employed freelancer that can make me […]

404, 2019

Monthly Round-Up: March

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

What happened in March?

March was the busiest month I’ve had in ages! So many great things happened and I feel like I haven’t had a chance to catch my breath.

Thomas and I welcomed a new member to our family – little Poppy, a Miniature Schnauzer puppy. I travelled all the way to Essex (a 14 hour round trip!) to […]

2803, 2019

Turning 29; 29 Good Things

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

I celebrated my 29th birthday on Friday and instead of freaking out that this is the last year of my twenties, I’m focusing on the good things in my life.

There are so, so many great things in my life and so much to be thankful for. I’m at a pretty great stage in my life and there are […]

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 […]