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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29th July 2022 by Emily Luxton

12 fun & unique things to do in Puerto Rico

Looking for some fun things to do in Puerto Rico to add a unique twist to your Caribbean getaway? Think of Puerto Rico and you may be thinking of palm-tree-lined beaches, piña coladas, and luxurious resorts. And those are some pretty good reasons to book a holiday to the USA’s most tropical territory! But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of fun things to keep you busy in between all that chilling out! This is an island that’s brimming with rich and colourful culture, fascinating...

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20th July 2022 by Emily Luxton

How to do Universal Orlando on a budget

If you think your dream trip to the Florida theme parks is guaranteed to break the bank, think again! Although it’s no secret that an adrenaline-fuelled holiday in Orlando can be pretty expensive, there are plenty of ways to keep costs down. I first visited Universal Studios Orlando as a kid, wayyyy back when there were just two parks and the truly terrifying JAWS ride was still around!...

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13th July 2022 by Emily Luxton

How to spend a weekend in Gloucester and Cheltenham

Escape the Everyday with a weekend away in Gloucester and Cheltenham this summer! Looking for a getaway in England that offers a wider range of things to do? One with culture, history, countryside, and tons of fun activities to try? Then a weekend away exploring the neighbouring cities of Gloucester and Cheltenham could be ideal! Enjoy the Regency-era grandeur of Cheltenham, with its huge parks and packed schedule of events. There’s a reason they call this “The Festival Town”!...

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24th May 2022 by Emily Luxton

How to spend 2 days driving in the Cotswolds – Itinerary

Dreaming of a countryside escape in England? This relaxed two- or three-day itinerary for driving in the Cotswolds will show you the best of the area. A couple of years ago, I headed off to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) for an overnight countryside getaway....

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19th May 2022 by Emily Luxton

7 brilliantly unique places to stay in Devon

Fancy an English holiday with a difference this year? There are some fabulously unique places to stay in Devon to add an unusual twist to your next getaway. Whether you’re looking for adventure amidst the wild moors and towering tors of Dartmoor, bucket-and-spade beach days on the English Riviera, or a restful countryside escape… Devon truly has something for everyone....

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26th April 2022 by Emily Luxton

10 top reasons to take a working holiday in Adelaide

Adelaide could be the ideal location for your working holiday in Australia. It’s small, green, and ideally poised to explore some of the best destinations in South Australia. It also just happens to be the world’s third most liveable city, so it’s a great place to set up for your first time living abroad. And right now there’s a chance to bag a £10 flight fare to kick off your working holiday in Adelaide. TEN POUNDS! More on that in a sec – but WHAT a way to make a start on a huge...

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19th April 2022 by Emily Luxton

Bologna Italy Food Guide: 19 dishes you need to try

When it comes to Bologna, the question isn’t so much what to do there as what to EAT! So this Bologna Italy food guide should come in pretty handy for visiting the city! Along with the surrounding Emilia-Romagna region, Bologna is considered to be the culinary capital of Italy....

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6th April 2022 by Emily Luxton

6 of the best food cities in Southern Europe

Calling all foodies! This is my round up of the best food cities in Southern Europe! These destinations are known as foodie hotspots, so they’re all must-visits for anyone who loves to eat. Also known as Meditteranean Europe, this part of the continent has a rich culture and some seriously amazing cuisines. After all, this region is home to Italy, Spain, and Greece – three countries loved for their incredible food!...

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24th March 2022 by Emily Luxton

Wild Glamping Knuckles - Glamping in Sri Lanka

A video review and tent tour of Wild Glamping Knuckles, Sri Lanka. This gorgeously remote glamping site in the Knuckles Mountain Range was one of the highlights of my recent trip - a must for anyone who wants to get a little "off the beaten path" in Sri Lanka. The glamping site is near the remote village of Rangala, around 1,050m above sea level, at the foot of a towering mountain peak. There's no WiFi and very little signal, so it's ideal for a digital detox. And the solar-powered......

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17th March 2022 by Emily Luxton

13 awesome adventures in Sri Lanka for your bucket list

Get ready to fill your bucket list with these epic adventures in Sri Lanka! This small and stunning island in the Indian Ocean is the perfect setting for adventure. What makes Sri Lanka so special is its diverse mix of landscapes. From the wild and rugged mountains, to the misty hills and plunging waterfalls of the central highlands, to the tropical coastline with its awesome surf and exceptional dive sites… there are so many places to explore for such a small country. Get ready for amazing...

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17th March 2022 by Emily Luxton

Sri Lanka Itinerary: How to see Sri Lanka in 2 weeks

If you want to see as much of Sri Lanka as possible in 2 weeks, this itinerary has you covered… Sri Lanka has been on my travel “bucket list” for years. On my very first trip to Asia, I had a one-night layover in Colombo on my return from Malaysia, and ended up in a beachfront hotel for almost 24 hours thanks to a delay. Walking on the golden sands of an unknown beach near Negombo in the early morning, I promised myself I’d come back someday....

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7th March 2022 by Emily Luxton

A Brit’s guide to shopping in France

If you fancy doing a bit of shopping on your next trip to France, you’re in the right place! This guide lists the best shopping cities – and what to buy in each – along with recommendations for the best shopping streets, markets, or shopping centres. There’s also a whole section on the best shopping streets and markets in Paris. Plus tips, money-saving hacks, and some handy French phrases to help you shop like a pro. Whether you’re loading up on wine in Calais, hitting the high-end...