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.
2509, 2017

The Problem with Wanting to Go Everywhere

By |September 25th, 2017|Life, Travel Tales|3 Comments

195 countries, 510.1 million kilometres squared and around 6909 languages make up the world around us. Those are some pretty incredible numbers.

I’ve always been fascinated with the world. I love the sheer number of countries and the diversity among them. This is partly what translates to my love of travel. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of exploring new places, […]

2109, 2017

Looking Back on Summer 2017

By |September 21st, 2017|Life|0 Comments

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but autumn officially begins here in the UK tomorrow (Friday 22nd). That means summer is all but over, and it definitely feels that way with the weather here in Scotland. The temperatures are creeping lower and the days are getting depressing shorter.

The good things about autumn are hauling out my cute […]

1809, 2017

India, Almost

By |September 18th, 2017|Destinations, India, Life|0 Comments

“Let’s go for it then. Let’s just book it,” I said decisively.

I was sitting with Thomas and my parents looking at trips to India. We’d been talking about it back and forth for ages and finally agreed to go for it.

My parents had been looking at trips to India for months after my mum fell in love with India during our […]

1409, 2017

Why I’m Unsure How I Feel About Being Able to Use Mobile Data in Europe

By |September 14th, 2017|Life, Travel Tales|1 Comment

“That’s a bit of a random title for a blog post”, I bet you’re thinking to yourself. I know, I know. I agree. It *is* a random title for a blog post, but I couldn’t think of anything more effective. I couldn’t think of a better way to title something I’m not sure exactly how I feel about. Yes, pretty […]

1109, 2017

Where to Travel in Autumn 2017

By |September 11th, 2017|Travel Tales, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Summer seems to have passed by in a flash and there’s now less than two weeks to go until the official beginning of autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere. If you want to get away somewhere special this autumn, then here are a few fantastic options…
The Canary Islands, Spain

 If you’re not yet ready to embrace autumn and you’d much […]

709, 2017

4 Places to Visit in The North East of Scotland

By |September 7th, 2017|Destinations, Scotland|2 Comments

My trip to the north of Scotland was one of my absolute favourite trips this year.
1. Thurso 

Thurso is the northernmost town on the British mainland and is the biggest town on the north east coastline. Within Thurso, there are a few restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and plenty of cute shops. This means it can be a great base to stay […]

409, 2017

Hiring a Car in the South of France

By |September 4th, 2017|Destinations, France, Travel Tales|0 Comments

Hiring a car in the south of France was absolutely one of the best things we did on our trip there.

Thomas was the one who came up with the idea, so I let him pick the car. After all, he was the one who would be doing the driving! We had just decided on the spur of the moment to […]

3108, 2017

August Round-Up

By |August 31st, 2017|Life|0 Comments

What’s been happening in August? 
Wow. August has been a seriously busy month.

At the beginning of the month Thomas’ parents got the keys to their brand new house! We spent over a week painting, stripping wallpaper, moving furniture and making everything perfect before they moved in. We were happy working like mad to get them in and knew we’d all have […]

2808, 2017

5 Things to do in Antibes

By |August 28th, 2017|Travel Tales|0 Comments

The adorable resort town of Antibes was one of my favourite places on my trip to the south of France. It’s located between Cannes and Nice and has a gorgeous location on the Cote d’Azur. Occupation here dates back to the Iron Age and it has been a Greek colony, a Roman settlement and more.

Today, it is an ideal place […]

2408, 2017

My Favourite Place

By |August 24th, 2017|Life, Travel Tales|2 Comments

The question I get asked the most as a travel blogger is definitely ‘where’s your favourite place?’. Whenever I meet anyone new who finds out I’m a travel blogger they’re almost certain to ask this. I can understand why, I’d probably do the same if it was the other way around.

It’s a question I dread though.

I dread it because I […]