Why Everyone Should Travel Solo At Least Once

I absolutely believe that everyone -male or female, young or old, single or married - should travel solo at least once in their lifetime. I've travelled solo to many different countries for many different Read more

Best Places to Visit in Spain

Spain is definitely one of my favourite countries in the world and I love being just a short plane ride away from the land of tapas, sangria and sunshine. There are so many fantastic places Read more

How to Successfully Master Visiting Markets When Travelling

Markets can be great places to visit when you're travelling. Often they'll be frequented by local people and you can really get a good sense of a place from visiting it's markets and seeing Read more

3 Months at Home; The Effects of Not Travelling

It's the beginning of September and I haven't left the United Kingdom since the end of May. Three whole months. That might seem like a short space of time for some people, but not Read more

My Travel Fiction Book Must Reads

I've been into books and reading for as long as I can remember and when I was a kid I even used to ask for books as gifts when it came to Christmas or Read more

My August Travel Blogging Round Up

A random collection of photos from my August including glamorous, delicious dinners on cruise ships, long walks in the last of the summer sunshine, homemade truffles and cute doggies. Perfect! Where I've Been August has been 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 | 43 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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