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

A Perfect Few Days in Venice

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Venice is a place that I absolutely adore, no matter how filled with tourists it is, and I’ve written here before about my unwavering love for the city. So, when my partner, Thomas, and I booked a cruise that departed from Venice we knew we needed to fly out a few days early and spend some time in this magical place. VENICE ITALY Read more

Amsterdam Again

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

I’ve visited Amsterdam before, back when I was just 14 years old on a long weekend with my parents and I remember having a really great time, so when I had a long layover at Schiphol Airport I decided that rather than sitting in the airport bored stiff I’d take the 20 minute train ride into the city centre. It was quick, easy and we stepped out of the train station into bright sunshine before 9:30am with a few hours to explore before we returned to the airport for our onwards flight.


My September Travel Blogging Round Up

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A random collection of pretty pictures from some of my September travel adventures. Read more

Why Everyone Should Travel Solo At Least Once

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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 reasons and firmly believe that solo travel has changed me as a person and definitely for the better.

Travelling solo presents endless opportunities for personal development and often people who take the leap and travel solo experience a change that is pretty indescribable. It’s a feeling of freedom, of discovery and of independence and it’s one that I haven’t experienced in any other situation in my life.


Here’s just some of the reasons why I think everyone should travel solo at least once in their lives… Read more

Best Places to Visit in Spain

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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 to visit in Spain and I’m lucky enough to  have explored many of them (but still have lots more to see!). Here’s my favourite places to visit in Spain… Read more

How to Successfully Master Visiting Markets When Travelling

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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 what is sold there. It can give you a great insight into the types of food and drink that local people eat and you can even discover new foods that you didn’t know existed!

I’ve visited markets all over the world from Vietnam to India and many more in between, and I’ve managed to perfect my skills for visiting markets and getting some bargains on the road.
Here’s some of the things you need to know in order to successfully master visiting markets when travelling… Read more