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.
The Commonwealth Games installation in George Square
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
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!
When I meet new people and answer the inevitable ‘so what is it you do?’ question with the reply that I’m a travel blogger and writer, one of the next questions they ask is always where my favourite place is. I don’t just have one favourite place though, in-fact I have loads of favourites and I change my mind like the wind. I hate being put on the spot like that and usually tend to just give a vague answer and rhyme off a few places I’ve been recently and enjoyed or old favourites that I’ve visited and loved time and time again.
Now, while I have plenty of time to think about it, I’ve compiled my list of my favourite places that I’ve visited so far… Read more
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened”
I’ve always been an animal lover and my dog, Ben, is definitely my best buddy. I plagued the life out of my parents for TEN WHOLE YEARS until they finally gave in and I was allowed to get my little ball of fluff.
I absolutely adore flying and everything about it. Few things make me happier than knowing I’m getting on a plane to a new place. I love the feeling of travel, of movement, and everything else that goes with it.
I love getting to the airport, navigating through screaming children and an endless queue of people at security who leave it to the last possible moment to remove their belts, pick out their loose change, phone, keys and other paraphernalia out of their pockets then remember they need to remove their iPads and laptops from their carry on.
I love going through the scanner and inevitably bleeping because of the silver bangle I wear constantly that doesn’t come off my wrist without a fight. I love checking my gate, rechecking my gate, checking the time, and checking my gate again through some sort of irrational fear that I’ll not notice the gate has changed and miss my flight, or lose track of time despite the fact I’m checking every few minutes. Stupid, I know. Read more