9 Things to Know Before Visiting Scotland

Are you thinking of visiting the best country in the world? Here's a few handy things to know before visiting Scotland... 1. Men don't always walk around in kilts I've met quite a few people Read more

A Few Days in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city is one of the most charming, historical and picturesque cities in the world. Fact. It's a city I never tire of visiting and I'm lucky that it's only around an hour Read more

Amazing Christmas Gifts for Travellers

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmaaaaas! It's getting colder outside, it's getting darker earlier and everyone is getting ready for Christmas whether they like it or not. Are you looking for the perfect Christmas Read more

Things I've Learnt from Travel

Recently I've been thinking a lot about the way in which travel has influenced my life. I think it's important to stop every so often and take stock of how much I've learnt, not only Read more

10 Photos to Make You Want to Visit Kotor, Montenegro

I didn't really know what to expect the first time I visited Kotor in Montenegro. I'd heard it was beautiful but I certainly wasn't prepared for just how beautiful it would be. The town Read more

Things That Will (Probably) Go Wrong When You Travel

No matter how often you travel things always manage to go wrong. They can be big things or little things but the way they affect your trip all depends on how you react to Read more

Top Road Trip Tips

Posted on by Emma Gray in Travel Tales | 4 Comments

Who doesn’t love a good road trip?! Getting in the car with a long drive planned and some new adventures ahead of you is exciting. I’ve just come to the end of a road trip of almost 1,000 miles from my home in Scotland down to the South Downs National Park at the bottom of England and back again and want to share my top road trip tips for a fun and safe experience!

Road Trip Tips

Yeah, I’d like to do a road trip in a Ferrari. Sigh.

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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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