Discovering India on the Maharajas' Express (Part 2)

NEW! Part Two of my full-length video all about the Maharajas' Express

This is just the teaser so click through to watch the full video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wYG_DhWy7qM

A silly, behind-the-scenes look at our #IndiaBlogTrain trip. With some seriously bad dancing, a few silly moments, and some giggles with XameliaX at the erotic-carving-covered Khajuraho temple complex!

Also starring Annika from @The Midnight Blue Elephant, Brent the Good Things Guy, and Jayne from @Girl Tweets World

#IncredibleIndia

India Video Outtake...

Just editing my second India video (FINALLY) and came across this utter utter gem that sadly won't make the final cut!

XameliaX and The Midnight Blue Elephant discussing the difference between concubines and mistresses ๐Ÿ˜‚

Avanti

Check out my latest freelance post for Avanti - all about one of my favourite parts of England!

Regal Princess Dining and Restaurant Guide (and Food Review)

NEW! My review of the food scene on board the Regal Princess!

If you were worried about getting bored of eating in the same place every night on a cruise ship - let me show you how wrong you are! There were so many dining options to choose from on the Regal Princess I couldn't even make it to all of them in 11 days ๐Ÿ˜‚

#DiscoverWithPrincess #ComeBackNew

Highlights of St Petersburg with Princess Cruises

NEW! Highlights of St Petersburg with Princess Cruises โค๏ธ

I'm so excited to bring you the first post from my recent cruise๐Ÿ›ณ๏ธ round Scandinavia and Russia - all about beautiful St Petersburg. This was definitely my cruise highlight and I've rammed the post full of all my favourite photos from the two days we spent there ๐Ÿ˜ So come check it out and discover St Petersburg with me!

Have you visited Russia? What did you think of it?

#DiscoverWithPrincess #ComeBackNew

100% Pure New Zealand

This is my new favourite advert ๐Ÿ˜‚ NZ has been on my wish list forever, need to.make it happen! #getnzonthemap

50 Things to do in Weymouth and Portland

NEW POST - 50 Unique Things to do in Weymouth and Portland

I've been working on this one for WEEKS and I'm so excited to finally bring you this mahooooosive guide to my hometown. This is everything you need to see, eat, and do in #Weymouth - from quirky festivals to epic seafood, and everything in between.

Any weymouth locals out there? Let me know if you think I missed something!

Thanks for the images VisitEngland and We Are Weymouth UK โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Annnnd goodbye Regal Princess ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ˜˜

Tallinn ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช ~ St Petersburg ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ~ Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ~ Stockholm ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ~ Copenhagen ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ~ Oslo ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด

It's been a pretty epic 11 days โค๏ธ My favourite stop was probably St Petersburg, which was amazing, although Stockholm is definitely a strong contender! I'm genuinely shattered now so need to go home and process all my thoughts/photos/memories before I turn them into blog posts. For now here's a random list of some of my trip highlights...

Watching the ballet in Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
The bar staff at Club 6 on the Regal Princess (especially Peter and Prakash) ๐Ÿฅ‚
Meeting Phillip Schofield in Oslo this morning ๐Ÿ˜‚
Riding a bike around Copenhagen ๐Ÿšฒ
The creme brulee in Symphony dining room (which I had 4 times in 11 days) ๐Ÿ˜‹
Our awesome waiter Edgar (absolute ledg)
Sitting in the hot tub watching the baltic sea glide by
Hanging out with an amazing group of bloggers exploring some brand new countries โค๏ธ

#DiscoverWithPrincess #ComeBackNew

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Such a sunny day in Copenhagen today. Its our penultimate stop and we made the most of the sunshine with a lovely bike tour โ˜€๐Ÿšฒ Saw the mermaid, swung by the queen's palace, and stopped for cake in Tivoli Gardens. Bit of a mad rush to cover everything - but it's such a pretty city. I'll definitely be back!

First photo by Maketimetoseetheworld (big old nose by me ๐Ÿ˜‚)!

#DiscoverWithPrincess #ComeBackNew

So if I ever release an album I think I've got the cover sleeve sorted ๐Ÿ˜‚ just mucking about with my self timer on the balcony trying to capture sunset and managed to get about 80+ truly awful photos of myself, and one album cover!

It's been such a lush day at sea on the Regal Princess โค๏ธ massive breakfast, cheeky sunbathe, massages in the spa, looooong old hot tub sesh on the top deck, and a super sexy steak dinner at the Crown Grill. I really could get used to all this indulgence ๐Ÿ˜„

#DiscoverWithPrincess #ComeBackNew

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It's been a pretty lush day in Stockholm ๐Ÿ˜ I am LOVING exploring Scandinavia and Russia with Princess Cruises. This part of the world is gorgeous ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

#DiscoverWithPrincess #ComeBackNew

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From St Petersburg to Helsinki, and now Stockholm, where we've just arrived. I am LOVING this cruise on the Regal Princess โค๏ธ any tips for Stockholm today?!

#ComeBackNew #DiscoverWithPrincess

Just chilling on a boat in St Petersburg with some of my fave ladies ๐Ÿ˜„ XameliaX and VickyFlipFlopTravels ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

Back on the Regal Princess now and setting sail for the next destination ~ Helsinki โค๏ธ

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Today the Regal Princess docked in St Petersburg, which is definitely the stop I was most excited about ๐Ÿ˜

Spent the day exploring some of the city's most opulent buildings... so much gold and marble! I definitely felt underdressed in the Hermitage museum and the Yusupov Palace ๐Ÿ˜‚ So pretty!

#DiscoverWithPrincess #ComeBackNew

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The first few days on board the Regal Princess have been pretty flipping awesome ๐Ÿ’™

First stop was Tallinn today and it was absolutely gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜ Look at all those blue skies! Loved exploring the Old Town and poking around the trendy shops in the Kalamaja district. And last night's formal night on board was fab - I feel like I hardly ever get dressed up so it was fun to make an effort for a change ๐Ÿ˜‚

Tomorrow we arrive in St Petersburg and I'm so excited to explore a tiny bit of Russia for the next two days. Bring it on!

#DiscoverWithPrincess #ComeBackNew

See ya - I'm running away to sea ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽดโš“๐Ÿ›ณ๏ธ

I'm about to head off on an EPIC watery adventure with Princess Cruises and a few of my favourite blogger pals. We're heading to Russia and Scandinavia and it's going to be amazing. Stay tuned!

Surprise Trip - A Review of my Mystery Holiday with ATO Tours

NEW! My Surprise Trip with ATO-Tours Ltd.

What it's like to book a trip with NO IDEA where you're destination is! I headed to #Dusseldorf with my sister - and it was a total surprise. This is how I found the experience!

April Travel Round Up

NEW! My April Travel Round Up

Everything I got up to in the last month - with three trips and four countries, it's been a bit of a mad one! These are all my highlights from the last few weeks ๐Ÿ˜

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Couple more photos from an awesome few days in Langkawi with Wanderlust Chloe โค๏ธ

Please Stop Telling Me How Lucky I Am!

Why you should reconsider before telling bloggers (or anyone else successful) how lucky they are!

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Just landed back in the UK after an epic week in Singapore and Langkawi โค๏ธ

Currently state = near-fatal jetlag ๐Ÿ˜‚

One day when I'm more awake I'll come up with some more words and pictures all about it. But first, sleep!

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

When you take the Langkawi Cable Car & Sky Bridge you for epic views of #Langkawi... But the weather has other ideas ๐Ÿ˜‚

Being inside a cloud was still cool though!!

#MalaysiaTrulyAsia

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

I don't really have the words to explain what happened at 3D Art Langkawi this morning... Or how excited I got about posing for photos ๐Ÿ˜‚

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌโค๏ธ What a fun filled (and completely exhausting) couple of days! Loved exploring the colours around Kampong Glam and China Town on our last afternoon yesterday... so many cool discoveries ๐Ÿ˜„

Right now I'm sipping cocktails on a beach in Langkawi with Wanderlust Chloe, editing photos and attempting to digest everything that the last few days threw at us. Believe me, we have earned this chill time ๐Ÿ˜‚

Does anyone else find they almost kill themselves trying to see EVERYTHING when they explore a new city?!

#FlyNorwegian #passionmadepossible

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Think Singapore is all skyscrapers and city lights? Think again!

This morning I headed out to Pulau Ubin to discover a very different side to Singapore - it's a little island that only takes about ten minutes to reach by boat, and it's so beautiful ๐Ÿ’š

Spent the morning cycling across the island and exploring the mangrove forest. Knackering, humid, and very very sweaty - but genuinely a lot of fun too!

#FlyNorwegian #passionmadepossible

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

It's been a very very colourful day in #Singapore exploring Little India, cruising in the Marina Bay reservoir, and generally eating everything in sight ๐Ÿ˜‚

Having so much fun with these girls too ๐Ÿ˜

#FlyNorwegian #passionmadepossible

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Welcome to Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ ๐Ÿ˜„

Yesterday I hopped on a Norwegian flight to Singapore - enjoying all the extra legroom and other comforts that their premium class has to offer - and since then it's been a total whirlwind of exploring, eating, and getting the giggles!

Still found time to take a much needed dip in our amazing rooftop pool at Naumi Hotels ๐Ÿ˜

Tonight we headed to Gardens by the Bay to catch the lightshow in the giant trees (absolutely stunning), before exploring Satay Street for dinner and discovering a not-a-secret hidden cocktail bar!

It has been an awesome, but knackering, day - I don't think I've been this excited for bed in a long time ๐Ÿ˜‚

#FlyNorwegian #passionmadepossible

Please Stop Telling Me How Lucky I Am!

NEW POST!

Yep, I'm a travel blogger. Yep, it's an amazing job. Yes, I'm very lucky - but it's NOT just that!

Sticking up for bloggers in general (and myself in particular) on why it's not always fair to equate our success with good luck!

#travelblogging

The last couple of days have just reaffirmed all over again how happy I am that I chose to move back to England โ™ฅ๏ธ

Yesterday I passed my theory test, putting me one step closer to my goal of (finally) learning to drive this year ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŽ‰ Last night we lost spectacularly at a pub quiz and had lots of fun doing so, reminding me yet again of the perks of living in one place and having an actual social life ๐Ÿ˜Š And today the sun actually came out, with a vengeance, so I went for a two hour walk along the seafront, had a Twister (factually the best ice lolly in the world), then came home and smashed out nearly 4 blog posts whilst sitting in the sunshine in the garden.

Just treating myself to a raspberry G&T (Fordington Gin - thanks big sis) in the garden to celebrate ๐Ÿ˜ I think this is possibly what growing up feels like ๐Ÿ˜‚

13 Fearless Female Travel Bloggers to Follow in 2018 | The Travelista

LOVING this list of Fearless Female Travel Bloggers from The Travelista... and not just cos I'm on it ๐Ÿ˜‰ There are a few awesome ladies on here so make sure you check them all out!

A Night at Spitbank Fort - Britain's Most Unusual Hotel Experience

HUGE NEWS GUYS ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŒŸโ™ฅ

My post about Spitbank Fort in Portsmouth was shortlisted for the VisitEngland Travel Article of the Year Award ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

I found out last night that I'm in the final 3 - genuinely ecstatic!

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

This time last week I had no idea where I'd be spending the last two days ๐Ÿ˜„

I booked a surprise trip with ATO-Tours Ltd. and I had no clue where I'd wind up. The day before we flew, I opened up a secret envelope to reveal the destination... Dรผsseldorf ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

This city probably isn't somewhere I'd have chosen myself, but it was such a cool discovery and I had a lovely couple of days with my sister wandering around the Old Town, marvelling at the architecture in the Medien Hafen district, and stuffing our faces with local treats (like spaghetti ice cream from Eis-Cafe Pia ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ˜‹). The beauty of a surprise trip is exactly that - the element of surprise! Discovering somewhere you might never have considered visiting ๐Ÿ˜Š

Would you book a trip without knowing the destination? #visitdusseldorf #atotours

Mallorca Road Trip - Beyond the Resorts!

Last week, I booked a super lastminute holiday to Mallorca, rented a car with Pommie Travels, and headed out to explore the island. Outside the resort towns and tourist traps, there's a whole lot of beauty to discover. These are my highlights!

Watch the FULL video over on YouTube to see the full trip: https://youtu.be/b51HZvXpdfY

Who else has been to Mallorca? Did it surprise you as much as it did me?

Juat revealed the destination of my SURPRISE trip with ATO-Tours Ltd. tomorrow and it's Dรผsseldorf ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

A few weeks ago, I filled out a questionnaire about my likes and dislikes and what kind of things I'd like to do. Then ATO did the rest. They sent all my documents through in advance to reveal the surprise destination, so I've literally just found out that I'll be off to #Dusseldorf tomorrow! Such a fun idea and it takes all the decision making out of my hands (which is awesome for me as I suck at decisions ๐Ÿ˜‚).

Has anyone been? I'd love to hear any recommendations for stuff to get up to in the city. #surprisetrip

24 Greatest Travel Blogs to Follow This Year

Woohoo - I've been picked as one of the 24 Greatest Travel Blogs to Follow this Year ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks StagWeb!

More importantly - I'm in some AMAZING company. If you're not following the other 23 bloggers on this list, do so immediately. Especially The Travel Hack, An Adventurous World, Fresh And Fearless, Globalhelpswap, and VickyFlipFlopTravels โค๏ธ

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Mallorca has really surprised me!

When I booked my spontaneous trip last week with vouchercloud and TUI, I was expecting nothing more than a place to lie in the sun for a few days. I was expecting the tacky resorts full of Irish pubs and foam parties that I remember from my last trip here, WAY back when I was 18.

I wasn't expecting so much beauty, or such lush greenery. Pommie Travels and I rented a car yesterday to go discovering... and along the way we found winding mountain roads, idyllic vineyards (with tastings for just โ‚ฌ6), and honey coloured stone villages tucked amongst dramatic mountainscapes.

This was not the trip I expected at all - but it's been such a pleasant surprise ๐Ÿ˜

#VisitSpain #Mallorca

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Shout out to all my lovely followers!!

I need to reach 100 YouTube subscribers to be able to change my channel URL. So PLEASE go hit subscribe and help a blogger out.

That way you'll be among the first to see my video of Mallorca, which is coming this weekend. And who doesn't want that?!

Pretty please, with sugar on top?!

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Ohhhh sunshine, I missed you ๐Ÿ˜โ˜€๏ธ

Grabbed myself a VERY last minute trip to Mallorca with vouchercloud and TUI and I'm so happy to be back in the sun. Even managed to hop into the sea for about 2 minutes - but it's still a bit nippy at this time of year.

I love a random, impromptu trip like this. Spontaneity is good for the soul ๐Ÿ˜‚ #ad #Mallorca

March Travel Round Up

NEW POST! My March #Travel Round Up

From rainy Berlin to the snowy New Forest - this is everything I got up to last month. With lots of very British moaning about the weather and a catch up on how I'm feeling two months after quitting the digital nomad life (again).

PLUS - everything I have planned for April, and some requests for tips and feedback.

Discovering India on the Maharajas' Express

NEW! Part One of my full-length video all about the Maharajas' Express!

This is just the teaser so click through to watch the full video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hwdATZXWkaE

A silly, behind-the-scenes look at our #IndiaBlogTrain trip. With LOTS of bad dancing from my blogger buddies, some terrible accents and impressions, and spurious history lessons with the lovely Girl Tweets World!

Also starring my glamorous roomie XameliaX, Annika from The Midnight Blue Elephant, Brent the Good Things Guy, and (briefly) Nikki from The Pin the Map Project who is clearly too talented at avoiding my camera!

This is the longest video I've made so far so to be honest it's not great! But I'm trying to get better - so I'd love to hear what you think :)

#IncredibleIndia

Berlin Weekend Guide on a Budget - for Fun Lovers and Foodies

NEW! Berlin on a Budget

My absolutely humongous fun and foodie guide to a weekend in Berlin that won't break the bank! All the best cheap eats, free things to do, and where to find the best currywurst in the city!

After The Post Office published their City Costs Barometer, showing Berlin ranking 25th most expensive out of 36 cities, I wanted to see if it's possible to enjoy this city on a budget. These are all my discoveries!

Big thanks to Berlin local Marcela from Fotostrasse for her help discovering the best places to eat in the city.

#TravelSorted #ad

Money saving city break tips | Post Officeยฎ

Over the last couple of weeks, The Post Office sent 6 bloggers to different cities around Europe to put their annual City Costs Barometer to the test. And I was one of them! Check out our discoveries...

#travelsorted

7 Reasons to Visit Malta this Spring

NEW! 7 Reasons to Visit #Malta this Spring

Discover Relaxation Techniques from Around the World with Rennie | Ad

NEW! Relax with Rennie

Rennie have put together a round up of different techniques around the world - and I've put a few of them to the test over the last couple of weeks!!

But I want to know - what's YOUR favourite way to de-stress?

#relaxwithrennie #spon

Incredible India

Loving this new video from Incredible India ๐Ÿ˜ Makes me want to go back right now! #incredibleindia

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Randomly weird and wonderful afternoon on the Thames playing Holi with some of my favourite bloggers!! The mini festival of colour was thrown by Incredible India to celebrate the start of spring, and it was the perfect way to perk up a grey day.

Starring VickyFlipFlopTravels, Globalhelpswap and Elle Croft. Pinched a couple of photos off Vicky and Paul too - cheers kids!

#IncredibleIndia #HappyHoli

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Just spent a lovely couple of days in The New Forest UK and it's been absolutely gorgeous โค๏ธ

We were staying at The Pig Hotel, a beautiful boutique hotel with amaaaazing food. Spent two days walking in the snow, soaking up the forest views, and stuffing our faces with tasty local produce ๐Ÿ˜‹ Loved visiting Beaulieu, National Motor Museum again for the first time in years, and having lunch at The Montagu Arms Hotel ๐Ÿ˜

I love exploring more of VisitEngland, and I feel so lucky to have such incredible spots right on my doorstep!

#visitengland #lovegreatbritain

In the New Forest today with one of my blogger besties, Wanderlust Chloe ๐Ÿ˜Š Trying to explore more of beautiful VisitEngland this year and this is the perfect place to start!

Used to come to Beaulieu, National Motor Museum and the Palace House allllllll the time when I was a kid, but I've not been back for years. Love love love this place ๐Ÿ˜

#visitengland #lovegreatbritain

Is Travel Blogging going to be your next job?

Thinking about a career in travel blogging? These are a few things to consider first!

#spon with IQPlanner

7 Reasons to Take the Train from New York to New Orleans

NEW! Why you should take the train from New York to New Orleans

Would you take a 30 hour train ride? I took the Amtrak from NYC to NOLA in December last year and absolutely loved it! Here's why...

#amtrak #traintravel

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