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

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 Read more

Amsterdam Again

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 Read more

10 Reasons to Love the South of France

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The South of France, also known as the Côte d’Azur or French Riviera, is one of my absolute favourite regions in the world. I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled there many, many times and for me there are SO many reasons to love this stunning area. 

I’ve had a serious think about it and come up with my best 10 reasons to love the South of France…
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Top 5 Places to Visit in The UK

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I’m a firm believer that the UK is full of some incredible, interesting and beautiful places that are often overlooked in favour of more exotic destinations further afield. Here’s my pick of what I think are the best places to visit in the UK…

1. Edinburgh

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Glasgow from Above; A Visit to Glasgow Tower

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I’ve written so many articles about my love for Glasgow on here and it’s a city I never tire of exploring and seeing from new angles. Imagine how excited I was when that angle was to be 127 metres off the ground overlooking the entire city!

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The view from the bottom…

Glasgow Tower, which stands right next to the Science Centre in the West of the city, is the only structure in the world that is capable of rotating 360 degrees. Read more

Glasgow 2014 and A Weekend in the City

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Glasgow, the nearest city to my little village, has always been somewhere I’ve loved exploring. I cringe when visitors to Scotland only go to Edinburgh and miss out on all the great things Glasgow has to offer.

With the Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow the spotlight has been firmly on the city and boy has it been shining.

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The Commonwealth Games installation in George Square

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My July Travel Blogging Round Up

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You might have noticed a few small changes here on Emma’s Travel Tales this month. My fabulous web designer has been working hard making the site more responsive and taking care of some other behind the scenes internetty stuff that is far too technical for me. This meant the blog was offline for a few days (boo!) and there were a few less posts than normal this month. Apologies for that but I promise it’s back to blogging business now!  Read more

Exploring England’s Lake District

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I’ve always kind of wondered why everyone waits for the summer to arrive in the UK and then immediately leaves to go on holiday, meaning they miss all the best weather? Surely when the sun is shining in Britain (which admittedly doesn’t happen all that often!) you want to stick around and make the most of it! With this idea in mind, last week I indulged in a little summer staycation and took a road trip to England’s Lake District for a relaxing few days.

I was thoroughly regretting this decision about 45 minutes from arriving in our first destination, Ambleside, as the rain was coming down in sheets and we couldn’t see any of the striking scenery because of it. Summer…what summer?! Luckily for us the rain stopped half an hour after arrival and it was blue skies all the way from there. Lucky or what!
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