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

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

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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How To Save Money When Booking Travel

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We’ve all been there before – we’re desperate to get away but just not sure how we can afford it. If the grey skies and falling leaves of autumn are beginning to get to you and you fancy a break from the monotony of everyday life then here are my best tips on how to save money when booking fights, hotels and everything else.
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A Snapshot of Dublin

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I’ve just returned from almost a week in Ireland’s capital city, Dublin. It was my first ever visit to the Emerald Isle (ridiculous I know, since it’s less than an hour flight from Glasgow. I have no excuse!) and it was a bit of a whirlwind.

Trinity College, Dublin

Whilst I was in Dublin I attended popular travel blogging conference TBEX, and then extended my time in the city to go sightseeing and soak up the atmosphere. It’s a city that has so much going on (I mean where else can you listen to live music and see Irish dancers in a pub on a casual Monday night?!) and it has so much history running through it. Here’s a small snapshot of my time in Dublin…  Read more