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

Emma On Board is Now Live!

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Some of my lovely followers on Twitter or Facebook might have noticed me mentioning my latest project – Emma On Board.

*Drum roll please*

Emma On Board is now well and truly LIVE!!

Emma Onboard Cruise Blog

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Looking Back on my Summer of Travel

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Now that autumn has well and truly arrived in Scotland, bringing some horrible weather with it, I thought I’d take the opportunity to reflect on my summer of travel. Summer 2012 has been a really busy and exciting one for me.

Sunset from plane

The sun setting on my first flight of the summer on the way to Australia…

It started way back in May when I finished my last ever exams at university and jetted off a few days later to Australia. Read more

Berlin in Pictures

Posted on by Emma Gray in Germany | 4 Comments

I fell pretty hard for the city of Berlin, it’s nightlife, and it’s utterly accepting atmosphere on my recent visit. I spent an amazing long weekend checking out the sights, street art, markets, nightlife, and soaking up the history of Berlin. So here’s a few pictures from my whirlwind weekend in the city…

Berlin sunset

The gorgeous sunset from our balcony

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Experiencing Cool Berlin

Posted on by Emma Gray in Germany | 20 Comments

I’d heard so much about Berlin recently that I literally jumped at the opportunity to spend a long weekend in Germany’s capital city and began researching immediately.

Hipster. Cool. Trendy. Funky. Colourful. Multi-cultural. Alternative. 

Berlin Kreuzberg Bars

This is the type of colourful place you stumble upon in Krezuberg…

These are just some of the words that repeatedly came up whenever I read or heard about Berlin. It’s safe to say I was intrigued, and longing to explore the city. However I couldn’t stop myself from paying attention to this niggling feeling: Read more

Photo Essay from the Cote d’Azur

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The Côte d’Azur, France is one area I never get tired of exploring. I spent a day there whilst on my recent cruise with Holland America.  Our ship, MS Ryndam, docked in Monte Carlo, after a beautiful, slow sail into the port.

Côte d'Azur France, Monaco

There’s something pretty special about a glittering sea…

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Don’t Forget Glasgow

Posted on by Emma Gray in Scotland | 6 Comments

I’m getting tired of the conversation I have with so many people when I’m travelling. It goes a little something like this…

New person: ‘So where are you from?’

Me: ‘Scotland’

New person: ‘Oh cool! I’ve been to Edinburgh, but that’s it.’

I literally grimace every time I go through this. Although Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital, it really shouldn’t be the only place that people visit. Although, I can see why people are drawn to the capital and I’ll gladly admit that Edinburgh is undeniably prettier than Glasgow. 

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