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

That Time I Almost Missed My Flight

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“YES we made it” I shrieked as we ran towards the crew who were still gathering tickets and letting the last passengers head down the steps towards the plane. I was sweaty, out of breath and felt like my heart was going to pound right out of my chest with the panic of potentially missing my flight.

ALMOST MISSED FLIGHT

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But how had I got here? I’m the girl who likes to be early for everything, especially flights. I even become irrationally flustered if I know I’m going to end up 5 minutes late for a lunch date with a friend. Read more

Where To Go in 2014? My Travel Wishlist

Posted on by Emma Gray in Destinations, France, Scotland, Travel Tales | 14 Comments

It’s the beginning of a brand new year and that means it’s time for some brand new travel adventures…yippee! 2013 disappeared *far* too quickly and saw me visiting fourteen different countries and countless cities and towns around the world. It’s so cliche, but I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun!
WHERE TO GO IN 2014 SHIMLA INDIA
I have only a handful of travels planned so far for 2014, but that doesn’t mean I’m not dreaming of far flung lands and constantly thinking of where I can go next. Here’s where I’m going and want to go to in 2014… Read more

My 2013 Travel Adventures

Posted on by Emma Gray in China, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Scotland, Singapore, Travel Tales, Vietnam | 10 Comments

2013 has been a pretty big travel year for me. I’ve visited fourteen different countries including six brand new ones taking my total number of countries to 33. Not bad!

I began the year watching fireworks light up the sky over Edinburgh Castle surrounded by other lovely travel bloggers. We were at the beginning of a whirlwind trip around Scotland seeing all that my beloved country has to offer. Everyone adored their time in Scotland and I was like a proud mother hen showing off the best parts of my country to everyone. Shockingly for Scotland the weather even behaved and we had warm temperatures, no snow and very little rain. Thanks, Mother Nature!
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Paris – Museums, Architecture and Cafe Culture

Posted on by Emma Gray in France, Travel Tales | 9 Comments

I’ve recently returned from my first ever trip to Paris and I’m still in awe of how much I loved it.  I know you’re sitting there thinking why hadn’t I been before now, and I’ve been wondering the same thing ever since I arrived and realised how much I’m suited to Paris.

Paris Museums, Architecture and Cafe Culture

I always thought that the most romantic city in the world was a city for lovers and couples and that as something of a cynic I’d be immune to it’s charms. How wrong I was. Read more

My Favourite Places

Posted on by Emma Gray in France, Germany, Russia, Scotland, Travel Tales | 10 Comments

Any traveller will know that when you’ve been lucky enough to have visited many different places often people love to ask where has been your favourite. I know some people absolutely hate when people ask this question, but I don’t have a problem with it. It’s kind of a natural question I’d say.

Anyway, I always answer it that I could never pick just one place, so here are a few of my favourite places I’ve visited so far…

St. Petersburg, Russia

I was absolutely blown away by the time I spent in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. Russian history is utterly fascinating, and there’s something I find so intriguing about the country, culture and Russian people. I was also taken aback by the opulent and exciting architecture of some of the buildings in St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas.

The Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, by far my favourite building in St. Petersburg

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Photo Essay from the Cote d’Azur

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The Côte d’Azur, France is one area I never get tired of exploring. I spent a day there whilst on my recent cruise with Holland America.  Our ship, MS Ryndam, docked in Monte Carlo, after a beautiful, slow sail into the port.

Côte d'Azur France, Monaco

There’s something pretty special about a glittering sea…

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