My Best Travel Destinations of 2014

In 2014 I've travelled to 14 different countries and more places than I can remember. Here's my round up of the best travel destinations 2014 showed me... Iceland I fell head over heels with Iceland on Read more

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

My Favourite Travel Beauty Products

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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 gotten my travel beauty game sorted and have whittled down the list of products I take with me. Now I only take the essentials and I’m giving you guys a sneak peak inside my make up bag.

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How to Alleviate Wanderlust Without Travelling

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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.


I was meant to be exploring this pretty city (Image source)

Why? Well, I was meant to be travelling with my Mum on one of our regular little trips we like to take together. Unfortunately we had to cancel due to my poor Mum being a bit under the weather and not fit to travel (everyone wish Mummy Travel Tales a speedy recovery!).

At first I was pretty sad because I was so looking forward to exploring Madrid, a city I’ve heard so many good things about. Then I felt frustrated because I wanted to get away, I wanted to travel and I wanted to be somewhere new and exciting.

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A Perfect Few Days in Venice

Posted on by Emma Gray in Italy, Travel Tales | 4 Comments

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