Spelunking aka Caving in Iceland


"You know in the US this caving thing is known as spelunking" said the chatty American girl with the dazzling white teeth and waterproof jacket to match. Spelunking. What?! As a Brit I'd never heard this Read more

50 Best Road Trip Songs


I LOVE a good road trip and one of my essential items is a playlist full of amazingly good road trip songs. Good music always makes a journey better and there's few things better Read more

Relaxing in the Blue Lagoon Iceland


One of Iceland's most famous attractions is the relaxing, steamy waters of the Blue Lagoon and I sure as heck wasn't planning to miss an opportunity to get some pamper time during my trip! The Read more

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

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.
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Jaipur: India’s Pink City

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It looks more terracotta than pink to me. 
JAIPUR INDIA'S PINK CITY

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.

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I’m Going on a Cruise with Silversea

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Today I’m beyond excited to be able to announce that I’m going on a cruise with Silversea to China, Vietnam and Singapore!
CRUISE WITH SILVERSEA, SILVER SHADOW
If you’re a regular reader here then you’ll probably know that I also have a cruise blog, Emma On Board, which focuses specifically on cruise holidays for the younger passenger and aims to prove cruising isn’t just for grandparents! I’ve been lucky enough to have sailed on 14 cruises in my 23 years and I’m delighted that Silversea and this AMAZING cruise are going to be my fifteenth cruise. Read more

Riding the Toy Train in India

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Whilst in India I travelled all the way from Delhi to Shimla in one day via train. The day started far earlier than I usually care to be awake and began with a train ride from New Delhi train station to Kalka, where we boarded The Toy Train to take the last leg of our journey from Kalka to Shimla.
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What to Wear in India

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The issue of what to wear as a woman travelling to India was something that I struggled to find a lot of information on before my trip. Most websites and guide books I read had conflicting accounts of what to wear – some saying that most western clothes were fine everywhere and others saying the opposite. I had no idea what to wear!
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