Relaxing in the Blue Lagoon Iceland


One of Iceland's most famous attractions is the relaxing, steamy waters of the Blue Lagoon and I sure as heck wasn't planning to miss an opportunity to get some pamper time during my trip! The Read more

Iceland's Golden Circle


One of the things I knew I just had to do whilst in Iceland was to tour the Golden Circle.  Why I hear you ask? Well, because I've been dreaming of Iceland for years now Read more

Discovering Dumfries and Galloway


Dumfries and Galloway is a region located in Scotland's western southern uplands and one I had the pleasure of discovering recently. Despite living less than two hours away from Galloway and Dumfries it is Read more

Quad Biking on the Hills Above Reykjavic, Iceland


I LOVE a little taste of adventure when I'm travelling and Iceland is certainly a destination where you can get adventurous with all those hills to climb, volcanic caves to explore (I'll be sharing Read more

Spring Has Sprung in Scotland


Spring is FINALLY here! Yay! I hate the dark nights, the biting wind and the never-ending rain, sleet and snow showers that go hand in hand with winter. I've been dreaming of the long days, Read more

What to Pack For A Trip To Iceland


The northerly position of Iceland means that it is cool all year round and temperatures peak at 13 degrees celsius in summer and drop to an average of -3 in winter (although the lowest Read more

Street Food Cartel Glasgow

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

Walking along the industrial street which was peppered with street art we weren’t quite sure what we were letting ourselves in for. It was an unusual venue for dinner to say the least. But then this wasn’t your typical candle-lit restaurant meal we were going to.

Street Food Cartel Glasgow

Spotting the sign which confirmed we were indeed in the right place was slightly reassuring. As we followed the direction of the sign’s arrow we came to an unmarked door. The only thing to give away that this was the right place was the sounds of funky soul music flitting through the walls. Read more

One Year as a Full Time Travel Blogger and Writer

Posted on by Emma Gray in Travel Tales | 42 Comments

As I write this from my bedroom office it’s a year to the day I put down my pen at the end of my last exam of my university career. A month and a half, a trip to Australia, and several exam passes later I graduated from The University of Glasgow with an honours degree in English Literature. 

That also means I’ve been a full time travel blogger and writer for a year!
Portofino, full time travel blogger

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Where to Stay in Brighton, Vine Street Studios

Posted on by Emma Gray in England, Travel Tales | 1 Comment

I’ve written previously about my penchant for finding an amazing apartment or house instead of a hotel in certain destinations, and sometimes that can be as tough as searching for a proverbial needle in a haystack. In Brighton though, we really cracked it and found what I would, without hesitation, refer to as the coolest apartment in Brighton – Vine Street Studios.
Vine Street Studios, Brighton

This old warehouse has been converted into a chic, New-York-loft-style apartment that simply exudes cool. It’s decorated in a modern, minimalist fashion, with exposed wires, beams and touches of metal all around. Read more

Brighton Street Art

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

Colourful, quirky, mysterious, creative, friendly, bright, eclectic. These are just a few words which immediately spring to mind when attempting to describe the city of Brighton, on England’s southern coastline.
Brighton Pier, Brighton Street Art

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Natural Scotland and Some Surprises

Posted on by Emma Gray in Scotland, Travel Tales | 18 Comments

Scotland, my mother land, is renowned for being home to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural scenery, and my recent trip has simply served to confirm that in my mind. I explored the south western regions of Dumfries, Galloway and Ayrshire and was struck by their raw beauty. Then, upon return to my home city of Glasgow I was surprised and delighted by some of the discoveries I made there.
Laggan Outdoors View, Natural Scotland

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Pretending to be a Princess at Glenapp Castle

Posted on by Emma Gray in Scotland, Travel Tales | 8 Comments

Every little girl dreams of being a princess at some stage don’t they? I know I certainly did (and sometimes still do!) so, when I was given the chance to stay in Glenapp Castle in the Scottish countryside and play pretend at being a princess, I jumped at it.
Glenapp Castle Review

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