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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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...

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21st January 2022 by Emily Luxton

9 of the best places for walking holidays in Italy

With its diverse landscapes, world-famous cuisine, and enticing culture, Italy is full of wonderful settings for walking holidays. The only difficulty is choosing where to go! From the jagged peaks of the Dolomites to the gently rolling Tuscan countryside, there are endless possibilities for those seeking a more active holiday. It doesn’t matter what level you are, either, as there are walking trails and tours to suit all abilities....

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17th January 2022 by Emily Luxton

Sky Lagoon, Reykjavik – the hottest new thermal spa in Iceland!

The sun was setting at the end of the world. Golden light diffused through the steam rising off the thermal spa at Sky Lagoon Iceland, as I gazed out at the blanket white of the snowy Reykjavik shoreline. It was hard to tell where lagoon met sea met sky. The steam was so thick in the bitter winter air, and so full of golden light, that all the edges became blurred by that magical, drawn-out winter sunset....

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3rd January 2022 by Emily Luxton

Reykjavik in winter: Everything you need to know

Thinking of visiting Reykjavik in winter? With magical golden hour light and lunchtime sunrises, plenty of quirky indoor attractions, and some gorgeous geothermal spas to warm up in… this time of year is ideal for a frosty getaway in Iceland’s capital! Reykjavik never really struck me as a city break destination – I’ve always thought of it more as a jumping-off point for Iceland’s incredible outdoor attractions....