15 Things to do in Bruges

1. Lizzie's Waffels If you're going to Belgium then of course you want to try some authentic Belgian waffels. In the name of research I tried lots of different waffels in Bruges but none Read more

Magical Melville Castle

January is traditionally the most depressing month of the year, so when I was invited to stay in a beautiful, 18th century castle on the outskirts of Edinburgh I literally jumped at the chance. Just Read more

Bruges In Pictures

Bruges (or Brugge in Flemish) is one of the most idyllic, fairytale-esque cities I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. I've just returned from a magical four days exploring the city and fell head Read more

20 Things to Do in Edinburgh

1. National Museum of Scotland  I visited the National Museum of Scotland for the first time earlier this year and absolutely loved it. It's full to the brim with fascinating exhibits on subjects ranging from Read more

10 Things I Believe About Travel

Travel is many things to many people. For me, travel is amazing, inspiring, educative and wonderful. I believe there are so many benefits to travelling the world and I think it's something everyone should Read more

I'm Going to Bruges

I'm super excited for this weekend to hurry up and get here because I'm off to Bruges! It'll be my first trip out of the country in 2015 (I've already been travelling within Scotland, Read more

Top 5 Places to Visit in The UK

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I’m a firm believer that the UK is full of some incredible, interesting and beautiful places that are often overlooked in favour of more exotic destinations further afield. Here’s my pick of what I think are the best places to visit in the UK…

1. Edinburgh

EDINBURGH-VIEW, BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN UK

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Glasgow from Above; A Visit to Glasgow Tower

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I’ve written so many articles about my love for Glasgow on here and it’s a city I never tire of exploring and seeing from new angles. Imagine how excited I was when that angle was to be 127 metres off the ground overlooking the entire city!

GLASGOW TOWER

The view from the bottom…

Glasgow Tower, which stands right next to the Science Centre in the West of the city, is the only structure in the world that is capable of rotating 360 degrees. Read more

Glasgow 2014 and A Weekend in the City

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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.

GLASGOW 2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

The Commonwealth Games installation in George Square

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My July Travel Blogging Round Up

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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

Exploring England’s Lake District

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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!
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My Favourite Places (So Far)

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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.
BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL

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