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.
1204, 2018

The Highs and Lows of My First Ski Trip

By |April 12th, 2018|Bulgaria, Destinations, Travel Tales|3 Comments

If you’re a regular reader around here you’ll know I went on my first ever ski trip last month. I travelled to Pamporovo in Bulgaria for a week with Thomas, his sister and her partner. We had an absolute blast and I can’t wait to go on another ski holiday again next ski season.

But, a ski holiday is a very […]

904, 2018

What to Pack for Your First Ski Trip

By |April 9th, 2018|Bulgaria, Destinations, Packing Lists & What to Wear In...|2 Comments

So you’ve booked your first ski trip and you’re wondering what on earth to pack. I feel you. I was the exact same before my first ski trip too. I read tonnes and tonnes of online articles on what to pack but found conflicting information everywhere.

To make it easier for you, I thought I’d put together my very own list […]

504, 2018

Why I Went Skiing in Bulgaria

By |April 5th, 2018|Bulgaria, Destinations, Travel Tales|0 Comments

I’m sure Bulgaria isn’t the first destination that springs to mind when I mention skiing in Europe, right? It definitely wasn’t a ski destination on my radar before either. You’d be forgiven for wondering why I went all the way to Bulgaria for a ski trip.

When I think of skiing in Europe I immediately think of the big resorts, like […]

204, 2018

Monthly Round-Up: March Edition

By |April 2nd, 2018|Life|0 Comments

What happened in March? 
March has been such a fantastic month, with so many good things happening.

I celebrated my parent’s 40th wedding anniversary. My amazing dad surprised my mum with a private dining experience with all the family and a trip to Marrakech (I know, my dad is #HusbandGoals!). Our private dining experience in Glasgow was superb and it was pretty […]

2903, 2018

Newcastle Gateshead; The Perfect Spring Getaway Location

By |March 29th, 2018|Destinations, England|0 Comments

Spring has officially sprung! And there’s nothing better than a little spring getaway to make the most of better weather, warmer temperatures and the exciting anticipation of summer.

One of my favourite spots in the UK for a city break is undoubtedly Newcastle. I’ve been lucky enough to have visited the city a handful of times and have always loved it. […]

2703, 2018

Pictures from Pamporovo – My First Ski Trip

By |March 27th, 2018|Bulgaria, Destinations, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Just over a week ago I was in Pamporovo, Bulgaria enjoying my first ever ski trip. I was there for a week with Thomas, his sister Andrea and her partner Richard.

There were highs and lows, some seriously gorgeous scenery, tough ski days, sore limbs, great food, friendly people and plenty of laughs. As it was my first ever ski trip […]

2203, 2018

Thoughts on Turning Twenty Eight

By |March 22nd, 2018|Life|0 Comments

Hello, Twenty Eight!

Today it’s my birthday and I’m now officially (mortifyingly) in my late twenties. Edging closer and closer to thirty every day. Someone pass me some wine, quick!

I’m mostly kidding (although not about the wine part!). I’m not too bothered about getting older. It’s a privilege that many people don’t get to experience, so I want to make the […]

1503, 2018

16 Days Without Work (Kind Of)

By |March 15th, 2018|Travel Tales|0 Comments

Right now, as this post goes live, I’m six glorious days into my time off work. I’m currently in Bulgaria on a ski trip and (hopefully!) having an amazing time and haven’t broken any limbs yet! I wrote and scheduled this post prior to finishing work, so these are my thoughts prior to beginning my holiday time. 
Yes, taking 16 days […]

1203, 2018

Out of Office: I’m Going Skiing!

By |March 12th, 2018|Travel Tales|1 Comment

The time has come – I’m finally off on my first ever ski trip! We booked the trip a while ago and it seems like it’s taken forever to get here.

Myself, Thomas, his sister Andrea and her partner Richard are heading to Bulgaria tomorrow for a week of skiing fun! We’re flying into Sofia and then taking a private transfer […]

803, 2018

What I Miss About Cruise Holidays

By |March 8th, 2018|Cruise Chat|0 Comments

I’ve been lucky enough to have been on 18 cruise holidays in my lifetime. Eighteen. That’s a lot for someone who’s only 27 years old. I didn’t go on my first cruise until I was 13, so that means I’ve done 18 cruises in the last 14 years. It sounds like a lot when I put it like that!

I’ve written […]