Exploring England's Lake District

I've always kind of wondered why everyone waits for the summer to arrive in the UK and then immediately leaves to go on holiday, meaning they miss all the best weather? Surely when the Read more

My Favourite Places (So Far)

When I meet new people and answer the inevitable 'so what is it you do?' question with the reply that I'm a travel blogger and writer, one of the next questions they ask is Read more

Why I Love Travelling with my Dog

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened"  Anatole France I've always been an animal lover and my dog, Ben, is definitely my best buddy. I plagued the life out of Read more

Why I Love Flying

I absolutely adore flying and everything about it. Few things make me happier than knowing I'm getting on a plane to a new place. I love the feeling of travel, of movement, and everything Read more

Travel Inspired Decor

I absolutely love beautiful home decor and having just recently redecorated my bedroom and home office (where I bring you guys lots of blogging loveliness from!) I've been busy scouring the internet for travel Read more

Things to do in a New Destination

I absolutely adore the mixture of feelings of freedom, mystery, intrigue and expectation that inevitably come tumbling upon me when arriving in a new place. Somewhere you've never visited before can hold such promise and Read more

Sailing Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore with Silversea

Posted on by Emma Gray in China, Cruising, Travel Tales, Vietnam | 2 Comments

I’ve just returned from a fabulous cruise with Silversea, a luxury cruise company, in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. As many of you will know I also have a cruise blog, Emma On Board, and I’ll be sharing a full and detailed report of the entire cruise on there soon but here I thought I’d share some of my favourite photos from my trip.

The trip began with me flying to Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated places in the entire world. This was the incredible view of the city from my Verandah Suite on board Silver Shadow.
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I’m Going on a Cruise with Silversea

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Today I’m beyond excited to be able to announce that I’m going on a cruise with Silversea to China, Vietnam and Singapore!
CRUISE WITH SILVERSEA, SILVER SHADOW
If you’re a regular reader here then you’ll probably know that I also have a cruise blog, Emma On Board, which focuses specifically on cruise holidays for the younger passenger and aims to prove cruising isn’t just for grandparents! I’ve been lucky enough to have sailed on 14 cruises in my 23 years and I’m delighted that Silversea and this AMAZING cruise are going to be my fifteenth cruise. Read more

The Bay of Kotor

Posted on by Emma Gray in Cruising, Destinations, Montenegro, Travel Tales | 5 Comments

I travelled to six different countries in June, and subsequently many of the places I visited were a bit of a blur. One of the places that stood out for all the right reasons was the Montenegrin city of Kotor, and the stunning bay which is sits at the head of.
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Visiting Positano and the Amalfi Coast

Posted on by Emma Gray in Cruising, Italy | 6 Comments

I’d always wanted to visit Italy’s Amalfi Coast, and particularly the town of Positano which I’d heard was one of the most picture perfect towns along what is a devastatingly beautiful stretch of coast. So when I found myself in nearby Naples whilst sailing on board Celebrity Silhouette, I jumped at the opportunity to finally set foot in Positano.

I arrived in Positano by hydrofoil from Sorrento, a popular seaside town just 10 miles away. Stepping off the hydrofoil and onto dry land I looked up at the town before me. It rose dramatically up out of the sparkling turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea and there were hundreds of colourful buildings clinging to the hillside. It was beautiful.

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In Defense of the Cruise

Posted on by Emma Gray in Cruising, Travel Tales | 17 Comments

The subject of cruise holidays seems to be a bit like marmite- you either love them or you hate them. Everyone seems to have an opinion on cruises, and many people aren’t afraid to let their thoughts be heard. The latest Huffington Post article by Adrian Brijbassi entitled ‘Why You Should Never Go On a Cruise‘ is no exception.

The title immediately had my hackles up. I recently wrote about how I hate being told the proposed ‘right’ way to travel, and this article tells me what I shouldn’t be doing before I’ve even read the first sentence. However, I read it in it’s entirety and by the end I couldn’t agree with a single point the author had made. By far the most baffling point made in the article is Brijbassi saying that a cruise to the Galapagos is one of the few reasons he is glad cruises exist, which seems to be contradicting the whole point of his article.
In Defense of the Cruise

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Emma On Board is Now Live!

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Some of my lovely followers on Twitter or Facebook might have noticed me mentioning my latest project – Emma On Board.

*Drum roll please*

Emma On Board is now well and truly LIVE!!

Emma Onboard Cruise Blog

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