2015 Dream Travels

I spend a ridiculously large amount of time searching for flights, hotels and holidays online and often I end up looking at places that are WAY out of my budget. There's just something wonderfully Read more

Sunny Places I'd Rather Be Right Now

It's that time of year where it's cold, dark, dreary and (because it's Scotland) always raining. I know I should be more into the festive spirit but the depressing weather is seriously making me Read more

Places to Visit in 2015

I don't know about you guys but I've finished my Christmas shopping and have now moved onto the really exciting stuff - deciding where I want to travel to during 2015. I absolutely love travel Read more

What's in my Hand Luggage When I Travel?

I often get emails, tweets and Facebook messages asking what's in my hand luggage when I travel, so today I thought I'd give you all a little peek inside. I'm actually quite a low-maintenance traveller Read more

Best Places I've Stayed in 2014

Through my job as a travel writer and blogger I get to stay in some pretty amazing places. In the last few years I've stayed in a few different castles (just call me Princess Read more

2015 Goals

I'm not really one for making new year's resolutions and that's not what I'm going to call the things I'm about to list here. I'm describing them as 'goals' rather than resolutions. Why? Well, Read more

A Guide to Scottish Slang

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

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 we can sometimes be hard to understand for people who aren’t familiar with our accents and the fact that we talk at a rate of a million miles per hour, especially after a few drinks! To make things even more confusing for visitors different towns, sometimes only 30 miles apart, have completely different accents and slang words. SCOTTISH SLANG We have some pretty great Scottish slang words and if I tried to document them all for you I’d be here forever. So, I wanted to share a few of my favourites that you might want to know if you’re planning to visit my beautiful country, or you might just want to have a good giggle at. Try them out and you’ll impress the locals! Read more

Why You Should Visit Scotland in Autumn

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

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 by the wind. I love the fact it gets a little chilly outside so I can start wearing the cute ankle boots and cosy jumpers I’ve been keeping in the back of my wardrobe since March.

I also think that autumn is the perfect time to visit my beautiful home country of Scotland, here’s why…

The colours are amazing

The autumn colours are spectacular in Scotland and just add to the all round gorgeousness of the country. I’m a firm believer that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world!

Scotland is filled with so many evergreen trees, which means you get to enjoy the contrast of the fiery autumn leaves changing colour against the deep greens of the pine trees. It’s a stunning sight.
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My Favourite Travel Beauty Products

Posted on by Emma Gray in Travel Tales | 2 Comments

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.
TRAVEL BEAUTY PRODUCTS

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How to Alleviate Wanderlust Without Travelling

Posted on by Emma Gray in Travel Tales | 6 Comments

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.

WANDERLUST

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.

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