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

The Density of Hong Kong

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As I stood high on the deck of the ship its elevated position allowed me a spectacular view of the city. Hong Kong, home to 7 and a half million people, and growing.

Hong Kong for me is hard to comprehend. With a population that is more than a million higher than that of my entire home country of Scotland to me it just seems incredible.
Density of Hong Kong

As the ship, Silver Shadow, pushed back and began to sail away from the port in Hong Kong and out towards the South China Sea my eyes were just fixated upon the endless sea of skyscrapers before me. Read more

Autumn in Inverness, Scotland

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What could be better than a little autumn road trip around my favourite country in the world, Scotland?

Our drive north from Glasgow, through The Cairngorms National Park, and on to Inverness, the so-called capital of The Highlands, was an easy and beautiful one. The leaves were a multitude of yellows, burnt oranges and deep reds and were wonderfully framed by the bright blue sky that we rarely glimpse living in Scotland.
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Jaipur: India’s Pink City

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It looks more terracotta than pink to me. 
JAIPUR INDIA'S PINK CITY

Those were my first thoughts when I arrived in Jaipur, India’s so-called pink city, and looked at the oldest part which is contained within walls. Read more

Visiting Shimla in the Foothills of The Himalayas

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I’d had enough of Delhi. I had only been there a few short days but I had already had more than enough.

It was oppressively hot, humid, chaotic, noisy and busier than anywhere else I’d ever seen. I was definitely looking forward to getting out of the frenzied city and visiting Shimla in the foothills of The Himalayas. I could only imagine it would be less hectic there.

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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

Riding the Toy Train in India

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Whilst in India I travelled all the way from Delhi to Shimla in one day via train. The day started far earlier than I usually care to be awake and began with a train ride from New Delhi train station to Kalka, where we boarded The Toy Train to take the last leg of our journey from Kalka to Shimla.
KALKA TO SHIMLA TOY TRAIN IN INDIA Read more

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