Iceland's Golden Circle

One of the things I knew I just had to do whilst in Iceland was to tour the Golden Circle.  Why I hear you ask? Well, because I've been dreaming of Iceland for years now Read more

Discovering Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway is a region located in Scotland's western southern uplands and one I had the pleasure of discovering recently. Despite living less than two hours away from Galloway and Dumfries it is Read more

Quad Biking on the Hills Above Reykjavic, Iceland

I LOVE a little taste of adventure when I'm travelling and Iceland is certainly a destination where you can get adventurous with all those hills to climb, volcanic caves to explore (I'll be sharing Read more

Spring Has Sprung in Scotland

Spring is FINALLY here! Yay! I hate the dark nights, the biting wind and the never-ending rain, sleet and snow showers that go hand in hand with winter. I've been dreaming of the long days, Read more

What to Pack For A Trip To Iceland

The northerly position of Iceland means that it is cool all year round and temperatures peak at 13 degrees celsius in summer and drop to an average of -3 in winter (although the lowest Read more

I'd Rather Spend My Money on Travel Not Things

It was my 24th birthday last weekend (urgh I'm getting old!) and everyone asking me what I wanted for my birthday really got me thinking. Each time I heard the question I found myself saying Read more

My 2013 Travel Adventures

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2013 has been a pretty big travel year for me. I’ve visited fourteen different countries including six brand new ones taking my total number of countries to 33. Not bad!

I began the year watching fireworks light up the sky over Edinburgh Castle surrounded by other lovely travel bloggers. We were at the beginning of a whirlwind trip around Scotland seeing all that my beloved country has to offer. Everyone adored their time in Scotland and I was like a proud mother hen showing off the best parts of my country to everyone. Shockingly for Scotland the weather even behaved and we had warm temperatures, no snow and very little rain. Thanks, Mother Nature!

Sailing Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore with Silversea

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I’ve just returned from a fabulous cruise with Silversea, a luxury cruise company, in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. As many of you will know I also have a cruise blog, Emma On Board, and I’ll be sharing a full and detailed report of the entire cruise on there soon but here I thought I’d share some of my favourite photos from my trip.

The trip began with me flying to Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated places in the entire world. This was the incredible view of the city from my Verandah Suite on board Silver Shadow.

The Density of Hong Kong

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As I stood high on the deck of the ship its elevated position allowed me a spectacular view of the city. Hong Kong, home to 7 and a half million people, and growing.

Hong Kong for me is hard to comprehend. With a population that is more than a million higher than that of my entire home country of Scotland to me it just seems incredible.
Density of Hong Kong

As the ship, Silver Shadow, pushed back and began to sail away from the port in Hong Kong and out towards the South China Sea my eyes were just fixated upon the endless sea of skyscrapers before me. Read more

Autumn in Inverness, Scotland

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What could be better than a little autumn road trip around my favourite country in the world, Scotland?

Our drive north from Glasgow, through The Cairngorms National Park, and on to Inverness, the so-called capital of The Highlands, was an easy and beautiful one. The leaves were a multitude of yellows, burnt oranges and deep reds and were wonderfully framed by the bright blue sky that we rarely glimpse living in Scotland.

Jaipur: India’s Pink City

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It looks more terracotta than pink to me. 

Those were my first thoughts when I arrived in Jaipur, India’s so-called pink city, and looked at the oldest part which is contained within walls. Read more

Visiting Shimla in the Foothills of The Himalayas

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I’d had enough of Delhi. I had only been there a few short days but I had already had more than enough.

It was oppressively hot, humid, chaotic, noisy and busier than anywhere else I’d ever seen. I was definitely looking forward to getting out of the frenzied city and visiting Shimla in the foothills of The Himalayas. I could only imagine it would be less hectic there.