Emily Luxton

Emily's travel blog focuses on solo female travel, but anyone with a spirit of adventure will love her fun style and "deep travel" philosophy. She's visited over 50 countries, documenting her travels in posts, pics and videos. A definite Travelscoop favourite!

Emily Luxton

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21st January 2021 by Emily Luxton

11 of the best things to do in Inverness – A Local’s Guide

If you’re thinking of visiting the Scottish Highlands, you’re probably thinking of mountains, lochs, and amazing views. And it’s true, all those things are guaranteed with a Highland break. Yet you shouldn’t miss the chance to head to Inverness – popularly thought of as the capital of the Scottish Highlands. You may well be surprised by the range of activities and attractions it has tucked away....

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21st January 2021 by Emily Luxton

7 reasons Murcia is the perfect city break for 2021

A few years ago, I visited Murcia – a gorgeous city in the south-east of Spain – and instantly fell for its peaceful, leafy streets and eclectic old town centre. Murcia is a perfect city break destination for people who don’t usually enjoy cities. The historic centre, with its tranquil streets and incredible architecture, has the feel of a small town. And the surrounding landscapes make for some brilliant day trips to enjoy the region’s coast or countryside....

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21st January 2021 by Emily Luxton

18+ things to do in Westminster, London – A Local’s Guide

Westminster is the iconic seat of power in London, serving the UK as a whole. With snapshot images of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, it’s easy to feel you know it, even if you haven’t been here. Whilst the infamous Westminster sights undoubtedly dominate Westminster’s character, what they don’t do is take you deeper into this borough of London....

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21st January 2021 by Emily Luxton

9 of the best day trips from Murcia

Colourful, beautiful, and surprisingly tranquil… the city of Murcia in the south-east of Spain is ideal for anyone looking to escape the crowds of cities like Barcelona and Madrid. And with dozens of excellent day trips nearby, Murcia is great for combining the culture of a city break with a trip to the coast or countryside....

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21st January 2021 by Emily Luxton

Day of the Dead at Patzcuaro Lake Mexico - Dia de Muertos Michoacan

Last year I headed to Day of the Dead at Patzcuaro Lake in Michoacan State, Mexico 💀🕯️ and accidentally stayed out ALL NIGHT enjoying the celebrations! I was with a big group of local, expat, and traveller friends. Having a Michoacan local with us was such an amazing experience! Mauro took us to all his favourite towns and cemeteries in the area, to give us the full Dia de Muertos experience. It was a night of street parties, hot ponche, candlelit cemeteries, and 4am ferries......

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26th January 2021 by Emily Luxton

Spotlight on Bournemouth: Holiday by the beach and beyond

Waking up to the soft shushing of the waves and the smell of the sand, already warmed by a September sun, I find myself drawn irresistibly outside. It is the first morning of my Bournemouth holiday, and the unexpected warmth is too tempting. In a mad dash, I pull on a swimsuit and race to the sea before I can change my mind. It’s 8am, no one but joggers and dogwalkers insight. ...

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26th January 2021 by Emily Luxton

6 unique experiences in Kerala to help you connect with locals

Known as “God’s Own Country”, Kerala is a verdant corner of India, known for its sleepy backwaters and rich wildlife. Although part of India, the state has developed its own unique way of life and vibrant traditions. Kerala is filled dense jungles, river networks, and mountains – so it’s the perfect place for relaxing experiences and getting close to nature. ...

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26th January 2021 by Emily Luxton

What to eat in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi’s food scene is arguably one of the richest ones in Asia. There are so many world-class dishes from Hanoi like Pho, Banh Mi. However, the city has more than that to offer for any foodie. If you fancy experience the authentic Vietnamese cuisine in Hanoi, these are the top Hanoi foods you must try....

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26th January 2021 by Emily Luxton

Romantic things to do in Samoa for Couples

Samoa is a fantastic romantic destination for couples. From incredible proposals, to memorable honeymoons; anniversary celebrations to babymoons, these Pacific Islands provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway. Samoa is known for its incredible white-sand beaches, crystal-clear water, fresh island fare and incredible hospitality. Combine its unmatched natural beauty, culture and warmth and couples really are left with a once-in-a-lifetime holiday destination....

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26th January 2021 by Emily Luxton

Things to do in Manchester – A Local’s Guide to the City

Manchester was at the heart of Britain’s industrial revolution. But where there were once cotton mills and factories, now lie museums, bars and restaurants. Manchester has experienced a rejuvenation in recent decades, now featuring luxury hotels and best-in-class shopping centres. The city is known across the world for its football and music culture. But no matter what your tastes, you’re sure to find many things to do in Manchester....

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26th January 2021 by Emily Luxton

13 things to do in Glasgow – A Local’s Guide

Glasgow is one of those cities where just one visit will leave you yearning for more. One where the only thing better than the beautiful sights and fascinating history, is the welcome you receive when you step in the door. A welcome that leaves no doubt in your mind that you’re now a member of the family. Born and raised in Glasgow, we have plenty of places to share with you that we believe to be the best things to do in Glasgow. From activities and sights to bars and restaurants, Glasgow is...

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26th January 2021 by Emily Luxton

Untold Stories: Staying in a Favela in Rio

It was three in the morning. I was lying awake in my bunk in a tiny hostel room that still smelled of fresh paint. The hammering and shouting outside the door that had pulled me violently from sleep took a momentary lull. Then, another shout in Portuguese – I assume a warning – and the door flew off its hinges with a bang.  In hindsight, staying in a favela in Rio de Janeiro was probably not the best idea I’ve ever had. But we were desperate, the rates were cheap, and I had it on...