Most Popular Posts of 2014

I know it's already the end of January (how the heck did that happen so quickly?) but I'm still reviewing 2014 and planning things for this year. Here's a look back at Emma's Travel Read more

15 Things to do in Bruges

1. Lizzie's Waffels If you're going to Belgium then of course you want to try some authentic Belgian waffels. In the name of research I tried lots of different waffels in Bruges but none Read more

Magical Melville Castle

January is traditionally the most depressing month of the year, so when I was invited to stay in a beautiful, 18th century castle on the outskirts of Edinburgh I literally jumped at the chance. Just Read more

Bruges In Pictures

Bruges (or Brugge in Flemish) is one of the most idyllic, fairytale-esque cities I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. I've just returned from a magical four days exploring the city and fell head Read more

20 Things to Do in Edinburgh

1. National Museum of Scotland  I visited the National Museum of Scotland for the first time earlier this year and absolutely loved it. It's full to the brim with fascinating exhibits on subjects ranging from Read more

10 Things I Believe About Travel

Travel is many things to many people. For me, travel is amazing, inspiring, educative and wonderful. I believe there are so many benefits to travelling the world and I think it's something everyone should Read more

I’m Going to Bruges

Posted on by Emma Gray in Belgium, Travel Tales | 6 Comments

I’m super excited for this weekend to hurry up and get here because I’m off to Bruges! It’ll be my first trip out of the country in 2015 (I’ve already been travelling within Scotland, of course!) and I can’t wait to grab my passport and get on that plane!


Image source

I’ll be travelling with Thomas and his parents as it’s a little celebratory trip for his father’s birthday. What a fantastic gift! We’re going for 4 days and I just can’t wait to start exploring. Read more

Alternative Cities to Visit in Europe

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

You know that feeling when you want to take a trip but aren’t sure where to go?

Sure, you could hit up some of Europe’s big-name cities like Paris, Rome, Barcelona or Madrid but, maybe you’ve already been there, or you just don’t feel like going somewhere that feels as though everyone visits. Or perhaps it’s that the inflated prices of the popular cities are simply not in your budget (yeah, I hate that). Either way, don’t let that stop you travelling.

In any country there’s always an alternative to the big, popular city where you can wander without fighting your way through those groups of Asian tourists fighting with each other to get the best photos on their gigantic cameras. There’s somewhere else you can visit that is less touched by tourism, doesn’t have the inflated prices and just feels more relaxed away from the crowds.

Check out my pick of amazing alternative cities in Europe to visit… Read more

20 Things to Do In Glasgow

Posted on by Emma Gray in Scotland, Travel Tales | Leave a comment

Things to do in Glasgow Read more

My December Travel Blogging Roundup

Posted on by Emma Gray in Travel Tales | 2 Comments


52 Books of 2014

Posted on by Emma Gray in Travel Tales | 5 Comments

At the beginning of 2014 I decided to set myself a little challenge (not a new years resolution because I don’t really believe they ever work). My challenge was to read one book a week for the entirety of 2014 and I’m happy to say I’ve stuck to it and have finished my 52 books a little before my December 31st deadline!
I’m a self-confessed book nerd anyway so this challenge wasn’t actually too taxing for me, although there were definitely times when I ended up a bit behind and had to race through a few books in order to catch up..

Here’s a list of the 52 books I read with my favourite ones in boldRead more

Why 2015 Should Be the Year You Travel

Posted on by Emma Gray in Travel Tales | Leave a comment

There are so many reasons why you should travel the world, but it’s something that a lot of people put off until later in life when they believe they’ll have more money, more time and fewer problems and responsibilities.

I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled to 36 different countries across 4 different continents so and I’m still only 24. I wouldn’t change anything about any of my travel experiences and I’m glad to have travelled from such a young age and I’d love to see many more people do the same.

Travel has influenced my life in a massive way and I’ve learnt so much while visiting new countries, meeting new people, trying new foods and learning about new cultures. Read more