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

An Idyllic Break at Inadown Farm and Stables

Posted on by Emma Gray in England, Travel Tales | 6 Comments

I took an epic road trip last week from my home in the west of Scotland all the way down to the South Downs National Park in Hampshire, almost at the very bottom of England. The purpose of this almost 1,000 mile round trip was for a short break at an adorable cottage in one of the most idyllic locations I’ve ever been lucky enough to experience.

Taking the exit from the motorway and finding ourselves quickly surrounded by rolling green hills and endless fields was a welcome break from the miles of grey motorway that we had endured to reach this point. As we began to drive past rustic cottages with thatched roofs and charming country pubs we quickly knew that the long drive had been more than worth it. And we hadn’t even reached Goldridge Cottage yet.
Goldridge Cottage South Downs National Park Read more

Top Road Trip Tips

Posted on by Emma Gray in Travel Tales | 4 Comments

Who doesn’t love a good road trip?! Getting in the car with a long drive planned and some new adventures ahead of you is exciting. I’ve just come to the end of a road trip of almost 1,000 miles from my home in Scotland down to the South Downs National Park at the bottom of England and back again and want to share my top road trip tips for a fun and safe experience!

Road Trip Tips

Yeah, I’d like to do a road trip in a Ferrari. Sigh.

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The Bay of Kotor

Posted on by Emma Gray in Cruising, Destinations, Montenegro, Travel Tales | 5 Comments

I travelled to six different countries in June, and subsequently many of the places I visited were a bit of a blur. One of the places that stood out for all the right reasons was the Montenegrin city of Kotor, and the stunning bay which is sits at the head of.
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Malta: Ancient Mdina and Charming Valletta

Posted on by Emma Gray in Destinations, Malta | 7 Comments

I wasn’t really sure what to expect before visiting Malta. I knew that this little island was previously under the rule of the British and lies almost as close to Africa as it does to the rest of Europe and it gets ridiculously hot in the summer months. Other than that I didn’t really know much about it, so I didn’t really expect too much.

What I hadn’t counted on was friendly people, beautiful breathtaking views, fascinating ancient sites, British touches and an overwhelmingly relaxed pace of life.
Mdina Malta Read more

Natural Beauty at Loch Lomond

Posted on by Emma Gray in Scotland | 7 Comments

If you follow my blog on a regular basis then you’ll know that I’m a country girl at heart. I live in a little village and absolutely love being surrounded by natural beauty. I also have a penchant for being near water and both of these loves of mine were on my doorstep during a recent stay on the banks of Loch Lomond.
Loch Lomond Scotland

This was my stunning view from the patio of my beautiful luxury Loch Lomond Waterfront Lodge. The green trees, blue skies and the waters of the loch in the distance were absolutely perfect, and gazing at them from my private hot tub wasn’t bad either! Read more

Beautiful North Berwick

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

I’ve just returned from a dreamy, relaxing weekend at Archerfield Lodges near the picture perfect seaside town of North Berwick in the north east of Scotland.

Archerfield near North Berwick, Scotland

Not a bad place to spend a weekend…

Having never taken the time to explore North Berwick properly I was delighted that the sun was shining and we were blessed with a lovely Scottish summer weekend. It’s the perfect little town to stroll along the beachfront, or get down onto the beach and feel the sand between your toes. Read more