20 Things I Love About Glasgow

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 Read more

What Are Cruises Really Like?

I'm a fan of cruises and I'll happily admit that. I know there are people out there who absolutely hate cruises and that's fine, cruising isn't for everyone. I've been lucky enough to have Read more

A Guide to Scottish Slang

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 Read more

Why You Should Visit Scotland in Autumn

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 Read more

My Favourite Travel Beauty Products

As a travel blogger and writer, travel is an enormous part of my life and I spend a lot of time on the road away from home. In the last year or so I've Read more

How to Alleviate Wanderlust Without Travelling

This past weekend has been a little bit of a disappointment. I was supposed to be exploring a new city for me, Madrid, yet I ended up staying at home. Why? Well, I was meant Read more

The Bay of Kotor

Posted on by Emma Gray in Cruising, Destinations, Montenegro, Travel Tales | 5 Comments

I travelled to six different countries in June, and subsequently many of the places I visited were a bit of a blur. One of the places that stood out for all the right reasons was the Montenegrin city of Kotor, and the stunning bay which is sits at the head of.
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Malta: Ancient Mdina and Charming Valletta

Posted on by Emma Gray in Destinations, Malta | 7 Comments

I wasn’t really sure what to expect before visiting Malta. I knew that this little island was previously under the rule of the British and lies almost as close to Africa as it does to the rest of Europe and it gets ridiculously hot in the summer months. Other than that I didn’t really know much about it, so I didn’t really expect too much.

What I hadn’t counted on was friendly people, beautiful breathtaking views, fascinating ancient sites, British touches and an overwhelmingly relaxed pace of life.
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Natural Beauty at Loch Lomond

Posted on by Emma Gray in Scotland | 7 Comments

If you follow my blog on a regular basis then you’ll know that I’m a country girl at heart. I live in a little village and absolutely love being surrounded by natural beauty. I also have a penchant for being near water and both of these loves of mine were on my doorstep during a recent stay on the banks of Loch Lomond.
Loch Lomond Scotland

This was my stunning view from the patio of my beautiful luxury Loch Lomond Waterfront Lodge. The green trees, blue skies and the waters of the loch in the distance were absolutely perfect, and gazing at them from my private hot tub wasn’t bad either! Read more

Beautiful North Berwick

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

I’ve just returned from a dreamy, relaxing weekend at Archerfield Lodges near the picture perfect seaside town of North Berwick in the north east of Scotland.

Archerfield near North Berwick, Scotland

Not a bad place to spend a weekend…

Having never taken the time to explore North Berwick properly I was delighted that the sun was shining and we were blessed with a lovely Scottish summer weekend. It’s the perfect little town to stroll along the beachfront, or get down onto the beach and feel the sand between your toes. Read more

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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Why I Live This Travel Life

Posted on by Emma Gray in Travel Tales | 16 Comments

Why, when some people are perfectly content to travel two weeks of the year and sun themselves on a sandy beach somewhere with a cocktail in hand, do I persist in travelling as much as I possibly can? It’s a question I think a lot of people who know me have asked either me, or themselves at some stage. Last month for example, I travelled to six different countries within just 28 days and although I was exhausted by the end of it, it was so much fun.

Some people would probably surmise that people who travel as much as I do use it as a form of escapism, to distance ourselves from bad things in our lives. Well, the truth is, I don’t really have anything to escape from. I have a wonderful home in Scotland surrounded by great family and friends (and the best dog in the world!), beautiful, natural countryside over my garden fence and I’m just a short drive from the exciting city that is Glasgow. I don’t really need to escape from anything here.
Why I Travel I guess what I’m really escaping is Read more