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

Doors Around The World

Posted on by Emma Gray in India, Ireland, Italy, Travel Tales | 4 Comments

Doors. They’re everywhere. They’re functioning, useful and there’s definitely more doors than people in every single place you visit. That doesn’t mean that they have to be drab and utilitarian though!

I love nothing more than a bright colour pop door, a rustic wooden door with the paint peeling and the wood crumbling slightly and don’t even get me started on big heavy door knockers. Love them!

I’ve discovered some truly beautiful doors around the world on my travels so lets take a look at some of my favourites…

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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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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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Three Countries in Six Days in Pictures

Posted on by Emma Gray in Croatia, Destinations, Italy | 10 Comments

So last week was an incredibly travel intensive one for me as I visited three beautiful countries – Italy, Croatia and Slovenia. It was exhausting, exhilarating, liberating and amazing all at the same time. Since it’s been such a whirlwind and I’m still recovering and getting my head around it all, here’s a little introduction to my week in pictures…

Pesaro, Italy, Three Countries in Six Days

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Views of Venice

Posted on by Emma Gray in Italy | 10 Comments

As I’ve written about before, Venice is the type of place you either love or hate and I’m definitely in the love camp so I wanted to share with you some of my favourite pictures taken in the city. Venice can be crowded with tourists, especially in the summer, but look beyond the clusters of people and admire the beauty of this charming city. It is definitely the less well known spots in the city that are the places I like the most.
Venice Gondola

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Pisa, The Leaning Tower and a Surprise

Posted on by Emma Gray in Italy | 7 Comments

I didn’t have a lot of time to spend in Pisa. I was in Tuscany as part of a Mediterranean cruise and had spent the majority of my time in enchanting Florence. I arrived in Pisa by train and took a taxi from here straight to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa to save precious time.

What I saw on the taxi ride to the tower was a pretty town, with a river running through it and some lovely architecture. I’d heard from a few people that there was nothing to Pisa other than the tower and the area immediately around it, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that this didn’t look to be the case.

When I stepped out of the taxi the first thing I could focus on was tourists. So many tourists. It was crowded, with everyone attempting various generic poses holding up the tower. It was a pretty comical scene to be honest.

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

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