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 November 2021 by Emily Luxton

6 beautiful glamping spots to escape it all in Somerset

Looking for a countryside getaway with a difference? Glamping in Somerset could be the perfect escape! This small county in the south of England is all too often overlooked, but it has so much to offer. Think idyllic rolling countryside, picturesque villages, and epic views – often all to yourself. Glamping is the perfect way to immerse yourself in all the natural beauty this lovely corner of England has to offer. So, I’ve teamed up with Unique hideaways to showcase some of their most...

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8th November 2021 by Emily Luxton

9 of the best hotels for a spa break in Wales

Need to get away from it all? A spa break in Wales could be JUST what the doctor ordered! With its incredible diversity of rugged and wild landscapes, Wales offers natural healing like nowhere else. Indulge in some outdoor time, reconnect with nature and relax with a slower pace of life. Delve into the fascinating history and heritage of this glorious corner of Britain, hit the beaches along the 1680 miles of coastline, lose yourself amidst the mountains and lakes of the national parks...

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18th October 2021 by Emily Luxton

How to spend 4-5 days on holiday in St Agnes, Cornwall

Planning a holiday in St Agnes, Cornwall? Let me help! This lovely village on the north coast of Cornwall is the PERFECT place to explore the county. St Agnes is exactly what you want from a holiday in Cornwall. A beautiful beach, a wild and rugged coastline, and an unbearably cute village full of historic cottages, galleries, and independent shops. Then there’s the nearby St Agnes Heritage Coast, which is great for scenic cliff walks, surfing, exploring hidden coves, and wildlife spotting....

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12th October 2021 by Emily Luxton

Guernsey travel tips: Everything you need to know

Planning a holiday in Guernsey? My Guernsey travel guide contains everything you need to know about visiting this stunning little island in the English Channel. From how to get there, to where to stay – to everything you need to know about driving in Guernsey – this post is packed with tips to help you plan your getaway! Although part of the British Isles and pretty similar to home, Guernsey isn’t part of the UK and it does have quite a few differences. So if you’re heading over for a...

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18th October 2021 by Emily Luxton

8 amazing adventures for your short break in Guernsey

Guernsey is the perfect place for a micro-adventure. It’s part of the British Isles and can be reached in about an hour from London, so a short break in Guernsey has all the conveniences of a staycation. But the island is NOT part of the UK, and it’s so unique that a trip here truly feels like escaping. Especially when you get a glimpse of some of those beaches! With a stunning and varied coastline, ranging from rugged cliffs to white-sand beaches you can hardly believe are in the British...

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13th September 2021 by Emily Luxton

19 of the very best things to do in Oxford

Oxford feels like the quintessential British city. A beautiful, historic town known for its world-famous colleges, Oxford is full of amazing things to do. The stunning architecture and rich history are blended with a contemporary town centre and dozens of amazing bars and eateries. Making Oxford the perfect place for a day trip, city break, or a stopover on a road trip in England! This in-depth list of the very best things to do in Oxford was created with genuine recommendations from locals and...

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31st August 2021 by Emily Luxton

Escaping it all with Princess Cruises UK Seacations

Last week, I set sail for a much-needed escape onboard the Regal Princess, on one of the new Princess Cruises Summer Seacations. Four nights at sea on a round trip from Southampton, with an all-inclusive package, three pools to choose from, hot tubs to unwind in, multiple bars to try, and more restaurants than I had time to visit… It felt like a “proper” holiday, and one that was very much needed after so long stuck at home!...

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22nd July 2021 by Emily Luxton

9 fun and unusual things to do in Mallorca

Many people think of Mallorca as simply a sun, sea, and all-inclusive-resort kind of destination. But there is so much more to this Balearic beauty – so it’s well worth seeking out some of the more unusual things to do in Mallorca while you’re there. With the Balearic Islands looking like one of the safest candidates for travel later this year, you might be thinking of planning a trip to Mallorca. Obviously, keep an eye on all the rules and check the latest updates before booking...

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6th July 2021 by Emily Luxton

Wild Wellness Retreat in Wales with Adventure Tours UK

Are you as bad as I am at slowing down and just relaxing? Life has been pretty chaotic lately, and stress has been building up. So the thought of doing a wellness retreat in the UK was really appealing. And the Wild Wellness Retreat from Adventure Tours UK sounded PERFECT for me. Four days of glamping in North Wales, on a small group tour packed with gentle activities like yoga and paddlebarding… yes please!...

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18th June 2021 by Emily Luxton

Jacobite Express: Riding the Harry Potter Train in Scotland

Did you know you can ride the REAL-LIFE Hogwarts Express in Scotland? Well, almost. The Jacobite Express is often known as the Harry Potter train, because it runs on the railway which was used to film the train scenes in the movies. Plus the first-class compartment carriages were used to film the interior train scenes, so it really is just like riding the Hogwarts Express. AND the train crosses the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, which was used in an iconic scene when Ron almost crashes...

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25th June 2021 by Emily Luxton

Harry Potter train in Scotland: How to see + ride the Hogwarts Express!

Did you know that you can see the train from the Harry Potter movies in Scotland? The REAL LIFE Hogwarts Express! You’ll find it up in the West Highlands, running from Fort William to Mallaig and back. This is a blog post that combines three of my biggest passions. Travel, train rides, and Harry Potter! I am such an unbelievable Potter nerd, so when I realised I was just down the road from the railway used in the movies on my recent trip to Scotland, I HAD to pay a visit....

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14th May 2021 by Emily Luxton

Why Wales’ beautiful sacred spots should be next on your travel list

With all the restrictions and uncertainty, it feels like overseas travel might still be off the cards for a while. Which means many of us are likely to spend this spring and summer exploring more of the UK instead. But if this pandemic has taught me anything, it’s to appreciate the beauty of my home country a whole lot more! So, I’m planning all kinds of exciting adventures across the UK for the next few months. One place I can’t wait to explore a bit more of is Wales, somewhere I really...