A Few Days in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city is one of the most charming, historical and picturesque cities in the world. Fact. It's a city I never tire of visiting and I'm lucky that it's only around an hour Read more

Amazing Christmas Gifts for Travellers

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmaaaaas! It's getting colder outside, it's getting darker earlier and everyone is getting ready for Christmas whether they like it or not. Are you looking for the perfect Christmas Read more

Things I've Learnt from Travel

Recently I've been thinking a lot about the way in which travel has influenced my life. I think it's important to stop every so often and take stock of how much I've learnt, not only Read more

10 Photos to Make You Want to Visit Kotor, Montenegro

I didn't really know what to expect the first time I visited Kotor in Montenegro. I'd heard it was beautiful but I certainly wasn't prepared for just how beautiful it would be. The town Read more

Things That Will (Probably) Go Wrong When You Travel

No matter how often you travel things always manage to go wrong. They can be big things or little things but the way they affect your trip all depends on how you react to Read more

My October Travel Blogging Round Up

Where I've Been Well, October has been a little bit of a disappointing month travel wise. I was supposed to be going to Madrid for a long weekend break with my Mum as we like Read more

20 Things I Love About Glasgow

Posted on by Emma Gray in Scotland, Travel Tales | 2 Comments

I might be a little biased since it’s the nearest city to my countryside village home here in Scotland but I believe Glasgow is a truly underrated city. It’s all too often left forgotten and in the shadow of it’s prettier neighbour, Edinburgh, and I think people who don’t visit Glasgow are truly missing out.
THINGS I LOVE ABOUT GLASGOW, GLASGOW VIEW

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A Guide to Scottish Slang

Posted on by Emma Gray in Scotland, Travel Tales | 4 Comments

One of the things I love about being Scottish (and there are many) is that us Scots have our own little Scottish words, phrases, slang and accents. I know from travelling a lot that we can sometimes be hard to understand for people who aren’t familiar with our accents and the fact that we talk at a rate of a million miles per hour, especially after a few drinks! To make things even more confusing for visitors different towns, sometimes only 30 miles apart, have completely different accents and slang words. SCOTTISH SLANG We have some pretty great Scottish slang words and if I tried to document them all for you I’d be here forever. So, I wanted to share a few of my favourites that you might want to know if you’re planning to visit my beautiful country, or you might just want to have a good giggle at. Try them out and you’ll impress the locals! Read more

Why You Should Visit Scotland in Autumn

Posted on by Emma Gray in Scotland, Travel Tales | 2 Comments

Autumn is such a perfect season. I love the yellow, orange and red leaves as they transform from green through the colour spectrum. I love the piles of leaves sweeping around as they’re caught by the wind. I love the fact it gets a little chilly outside so I can start wearing the cute ankle boots and cosy jumpers I’ve been keeping in the back of my wardrobe since March.

I also think that autumn is the perfect time to visit my beautiful home country of Scotland, here’s why…

The colours are amazing

The autumn colours are spectacular in Scotland and just add to the all round gorgeousness of the country. I’m a firm believer that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world!

Scotland is filled with so many evergreen trees, which means you get to enjoy the contrast of the fiery autumn leaves changing colour against the deep greens of the pine trees. It’s a stunning sight.
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Top 5 Places to Visit in The UK

Posted on by Emma Gray in England, Scotland, Travel Tales | 2 Comments

I’m a firm believer that the UK is full of some incredible, interesting and beautiful places that are often overlooked in favour of more exotic destinations further afield. Here’s my pick of what I think are the best places to visit in the UK…

1. Edinburgh

EDINBURGH-VIEW, BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN UK

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Glasgow from Above; A Visit to Glasgow Tower

Posted on by Emma Gray in Scotland, Travel Tales | 2 Comments

I’ve written so many articles about my love for Glasgow on here and it’s a city I never tire of exploring and seeing from new angles. Imagine how excited I was when that angle was to be 127 metres off the ground overlooking the entire city!

GLASGOW TOWER

The view from the bottom…

Glasgow Tower, which stands right next to the Science Centre in the West of the city, is the only structure in the world that is capable of rotating 360 degrees. Read more

Glasgow 2014 and A Weekend in the City

Posted on by Emma Gray in Scotland, Travel Tales | 2 Comments

Glasgow, the nearest city to my little village, has always been somewhere I’ve loved exploring. I cringe when visitors to Scotland only go to Edinburgh and miss out on all the great things Glasgow has to offer.

With the Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow the spotlight has been firmly on the city and boy has it been shining.

GLASGOW 2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

The Commonwealth Games installation in George Square

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