Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Just a casual nine hours at the spa today 😂

The Balneario de Archena is absolutely massive, I was there all day and I still don't feel like I made the most of it all. After some amazing treatments, natural thermal waters, and one hell of a lunch, I'm feeling pretty relaxed right now!

I'm in Murcia with Spain.info for the #SpainCities project this weekend. So much to discover here!

#SpainCitiesMurcia #WeLoveMurcia #spon

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Day one in Murcia for the #SpainCities project. Ten bloggers in ten cities across the country - make sure you follow the hashtag to see us all.

I've been up the Murcia Cathedral tower to see the amazing views, explored the narrow streets, stuffed myself with pastries (thanks Confiteria Espinosa), visited a few museums, and popped into some of Murcia's best shops. Phew!

Just enjoying a well-earned rest in the aircon at NH Amistad Murcia before I head out again for tapas - YAY. Make sure you're following on my Insta-stories (today's cake-fail is pretty funny/embarrassing) to see it all live: https://www.instagram.com/em_luxton/

#SpainCitiesMurcia #WeLoveMurcia

With Turismo de Murcia and Spain.info 🇪🇸 #spon

Timeline Photos

I'm currently on board a train bound for Murcia for the #SpainCities project with Spain.info.

Ten travel bloggers are heading to ten cities across Spain, so make sure you follow along to see what we all get up to!

Find the other bloggers here: Wanderlust Chloe, along dusty roads, The Wandering Quinn, The Common Wanderer - Travel Blog, The Travel Tester, Polkadot Passport, The Travelista, backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk, and Girl vs Globe.

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

My Catalunya adventure is almost over and its been an absolute blast! I had no idea that there could be so much to learn about olive oil. In the past few days I've tried at least ten different varieties and visited a bunch of olive farms with Olea Soul, turisme gastronòmic autèntic. - and I now feel like a total expert (more or less!)

Here's me exploring Serraferran oli d'oliva verge extra DOP Empordà, Oli Migjorn, and Les Oliveres Mil Lenaries. So many pretty farms and tasty oils (plus some pretty amazing wines too)!

With Destination Makers and Catalunya Experience. Dress by Quiz Clothing (http://shopstyle.it/l/bgi1)

#BloggerxCatalunya #ad

Timeline Photos

Seriously epic lunch at Museu i Centre de la Cultura de l'Oli de Catalunya - with each course paired with a different local olive oil. So, so delicious. Especially that crema catalana (my favourite) with saffron 😍

Huge thanks to the incredible chef Montse from EL CASTELL RESTAURANT- SPAI WOODSTOCK for whipping up one hell of a feast. Also to the lovely folks at the museum for a great tour and tasting. Just when I thought there was nothing more I could learn about olive oil!! And now... Nap time!

Exploring Catalunya with Destination Makers and Olea Soul, turisme gastronòmic autèntic.

#BloggerxCatalunya #wellolive #ad

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Meet some of the oldest olive trees in the world! Some of the trees at Les Oliveres Mil Lenaries in Ulldecona are dated between 1000 and 2000 years old and they're still producing olives which can be used to make oil.

The big guy with the lens flare is over 1700 and its the oldest in the world that's been carbon dated. Amazingly, it's survived wars, wild fires, epidemics, climate changes, and all the various stages of Spain's history since it was planted by the ancient Romans. Not bad going I'd say!

With Turisme Ulldecona, Destination Makers, and Catalunya Experience. #BloggerxCatalunya #wellolive #ad

These Are The Top Foodie Spots You Have To Eat At In Edmonton, Canada - Wanderlust Chloe

In Edmonton we ate so much that I genuinely haven't been properly hungry since. Wanderlust Chloe has written up an amazing post about the best places we found - don't miss it. Especially if you want to be impressed at how much food two people can put away in less than five days!

#ExploreEdmonton #eatalberta150 Edmonton Tourism

The Only 6 Items You Ever Need In Your Travel Makeup Bag

NEW: The Only Six Items You'll Ever Need in Your Travel Makeup Bag

The Dime Travelers Janie and Christine share their top tips for reducing your travel makeup bag to the bare minimum. Could you travel with just these six items?

Important things I learned by taking a digital detox - The Hot Tub from Spabreaks.com

In my latest freelance article, I tell Spabreaks.com all about what I learnt from my digital detox.

Switching off completely for a week with Time To Log Off was, weirdly, one of the highlights of last year for me. For someone who does everything online, it was so nice to put my phone away and re-connect with the world.

Discovering Hidden Gems in Ramsgate

I love discovering more of my home country, so my recent trip to Ramsgate in Kent was a fantastic experience. Southeastern challenged me to discover the seaside town's best hidden gems - so I went on a mission to find the absolute best food, shopping, and things to do in Ramsgate. Check out the video to see what I found, and check out my blog post for even more information: https://www.emilyluxton.co.uk/uk/hidden-gems-ramsgate

#SEhiddengems #ad

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

A few final highlights from my trip to Edmonton this weekend... Me and Wanderlust Chloe had a ton of fun discovering the city with Edmonton Tourism!

Camping at Elk Island National Park, discovering the plant filled pyramids at Muttart Conservatory, segwaying around the city with River Valley Adventure Co., and hitching a ride on the vintage Edmonton Highlevel Street Car! So many cool things to do in that city 😄

#ExploreEdmonton

Timeline Photos

Last day in Edmonton today! The sun is shining and we're off to make the most of our last few hours in the city. It's been such a blast exploring (and eating) our way around for the past few days and I can't wait to share more on my blog soon. Stay tuned! #ExploreEdmonton

📸 by Wanderlust Chloe

Timeline Photos

Super fun morning exploring Edmonton by Segway with River Valley Adventure Co. Turns out Wanderlust Chloe is a bit of a pro! Me... Not so much!! Mastered it by the end though 😄

So much fun and what a cool way to #ExploreEdmonton 😄 Watch the whole thing on our Instagram stories to see how I did: https://instagram.com/em_luxton

Timeline Photos

We spent yesterday morning exploring the amazing vendors at Edmonton's 104th Street farmers market with Alberta Food Tours Inc. But not before an epic brunch of traditional local goodies at Kitchen by Brad Smoliak!! I'm still full 😂

Featuring Confetti Sweets, Meat Street Pies, DeVine Wines and Spirits, Honest Dumplings, JACEK Chocolate Couture, Caramia Caramels, and so many more!

#ExploreEdmonton #eatalberta150

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Did you know that Alberta in Canada has a huge Ukrainian population? Back in the founding days of the country Ukrainians were offered acres of free land if they came here to settle - which they did in huge numbers.

At the Ukrainian Heritage Village Museum they have restored original buildings and artefacts, and filled them with talented actors and interpreters, to bring that history to life. Exploring the working farmlands and homesteads was like stepping back in time! We got to try our hands at pyrohy (perogi) pinching, meet some of the characters, and see how the very first early settlers would have lived from about 1907 to the late 1930s.

Edmonton Tourism #ExploreEdmonton

Timeline Photos

Last night we popped out in the hopes of seeing the Northern Lights from Elk Island National Park, as apparently they've been visible a few times lately. Sadly, no aurora (despite Wanderlust Chloe getting excited about blue lights on her camera)... So instead we just played with long exposures! Here's my attempt at writing my name in lights #ExploreEdmonton

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Touched down in Edmonton Canada less than 24 hours ago and we've already done so much!

From jet lag curing cocktails (and shots) plus an epic dinner at uber trendy Baijiu in downtown Edmonton... to a morning spotting bison in Elk Island National Park just outside the city. So many contrasts!!

We're camping tonight at the national park so be sure to follow the adventure on my Instagram stories: https://instagram.com/em_luxton

Edmonton Tourism #ExploreEdmonton

Best Momos in Kathmandu

NEW: Best Momos in Kathmandu

I ate SO MANY MOMOS in Nepal that I had no choice but to turn it into a blog post, otherwise it would just have been greed. This way, it's research! These are the absolute best places I found in Kathmandu to eat momos!

Thanks to Foodie Flashpacker for his help with finding and eating some of these! #htm2017

LP Pathfinders: top posts from May 2017 – Lonely Planet blog

Waaahooo!!! I've been featured in Lonely Planet's round up of the best blog posts from last month. SO happy right now - thanks guys 😁

Falling for Nepal (a Love Letter)

NEW: Falling for Nepal

A short little post trying to share exactly why I fell so badly in love with #Nepal during my short time there. Plus a few of my favourite photos from the trip.

Lot's of heart and soul in this one, so I'd love to hear your thoughts on the post...

Camping Recipes Cookbook | Barbecue Recipes | Free Download

I've been featured in a fab new FREE ebook by GO Outdoors with two of my favourite #camping recipes! Download your free copy now and get cooking :)

Timeline Photos

Pretty special final view of Nepal and the stunning himalayas as I flew out of Kathmandu this morning with Turkish Airlines... Just touched down safe and sound in the UK and looking forward to bed! So many exciting stories and photos to share over the coming weeks! #htm2017 #turkishairlines

Timeline Photos

The way Nepalese people carry huge loads on their foreheads like this completely awes me. I have no idea how they do it! Shot on the streets of Panauti...

While I'm Young

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

Tomorrow is my last full day in Nepal, so I'm going to take a bit of a social media break to really enjoy it! I'm handing the reigns of my Twitter and Instagram stories over to a fellow blogger for a few days while she explores a less visited part of Puglia in #Italy.

Dannielle is the girl behind While I'm Young, a UK based travel and lifestyle blog that encourages people to fit adventure into their lives.

Make sure you follow along to see what she gets up to!

Twitter - https://twitter.com/em_luxton
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/em_luxton/

Random Facts You (Probably) Didn't Know About Me

"I once saw a dog riding a horse in Colombia and it was the all-time highlight of my life."

May Travel Round Up

May Travel Round Up

Curious about what I got up to this month? Come check it out in this mini round up - with all the highlights from #Nepal!

PLUS find out where I'm going next - and who with. Hint, she's one of my favourite blogging buddies, and she likes mojitos even more than I do! I'm SO excited to spend a few days hanging out her next month, and that makes the pain of leaving Nepal on Saturday a little bit more bearable!

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Exploring the birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini. I've never seen so many gorgeous temples in one place! #htm2017

A Dream Trip to the Maldives

NEW: A Dream Trip to the Maldives

Emirates Holidays asked me to share a few ideas for my dream trip to the Maldives. This is what I came up with! (#spon)

Why I Don't Count Countries

An oldie but a goodie. This is still one of my favourite posts, and although I've visited more countries now, I still think that slow travel is the best way.

What do you guys think?

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Oh my gosh, what an incredible couple of days at Meghauli Serai - Chitwan National Park - A Taj Safaris Lodge 😍

My villa was gorgeous - complete with outdoor shower and a private pool overlooking the jungle. The food was amazing, especially last night's traditional Tharo (the indigenous culture) dinner, with dance performances from the local community. And yesterday we took a jeep safari into the jungle.

Deer, wild boar, monkeys, a couple of elephants, and loads of white rhinos. We even got out the jeep to stand about 15 feet from a bathing rhino! All finished off with an evening boat rise under a dramatic thunder storm, and sundowners served on our jeep bonnet!

What an unforgettable experience 😊

Thank you so much to our hosts Taj Safaris. We have had the most wonderful stay! #Nepal

Timeline Photos

So far today, I have been mostly hanging out with rhinos in Chitwan National Park. Every day in #Nepal just gets better and better!

With Meghauli Serai - Chitwan National Park - A Taj Safaris Lodge. This place is so beautiful!

Timeline Photos

Ladies watching a cremation at Pashupatinath temple in #Kathmandu.

Giveaway Time! Win a Pair of Tickets to Common People

There's still time to enter my #giveaway. You could win a pair of tickets to Common People Festival in Southampton this weekend - don't miss it.

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Today has been absolutely unforgettable! I'm staying in a homestay with a local family in Panauti with Panauti Community Homestay.

Our host Anjana took us to some of the local temples (without being charged a tourist fee!) and inside one we sat with some guys who were playing music. We explored the town and met locals (so many cute kids)! And our hosts made us the most delicious meals - all home cooked and 100% authentic. This is my favourite way to travel!

Can't wait to share my video footage with you all soon. Meanwhile, follow my Instagram stories (em_luxton) to see more. Tomorrow we're off to the jungle 😄

Giveaway Time! Win a Pair of Tickets to Common People

Don't miss my AWESOME new #giveaway to be in with a chance of winning two tickets to Common People Southampton this weekend!

Photos from Emily Luxton Travels's post

Another incredible day in Nepal 😄 Exploring Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu

Giveaway Time! Win a Pair of Tickets to Common People

NEW! Flash competition. I have a pair of tickets for Common People Southampton this weekend to giveaway. Prize is going to be drawn on Thursday so there's not long to enter!

Click below if you fancy going!

Seven Fun Things to do in Southampton

NEW: Seven Fun Things to do in Southampton

Last week, I headed to my old uni town of #Southampton and was surprised to discover how much has changed since I left! So many awesome new things to discover. Check out my mini-guide to exploring this underrated city!

Timeline Photos

Welcome to Nepal 🇳🇵

I'm so happy to be back in Asia, it's been too long! Spent the last two days soaking up the Kathmandu craziness. Insane traffic, busy markets, cheeky monkeys and gorgeous hindu temples. Loving life 😊

See more on my Insta stories: https://instagram.com/em_luxton

Travel Fashion - Holiday Glam on a Budget

NEW: Holiday Glam in a Budget

I've teamed you with Quiz Clothing to prove that looking good while you travel needn't break the banking!

Some fab outfits for less than £50 - including the best hat in the world! I can't wait for a beach trip so I can crack that bad boy out 😄

#travelfashion

Timeline Photos

Fun couple of days in my old uni town of Southampton, seeing a totally different side of the city. It's gotten a lot cooler since I left!!

History walk with SEE Southampton, lunch (and amazing cakes) at The Pig Hotel, exploring the Tudor house Southampton and the Titanic exhibition at Sea City Museum Southampton, and beer tasting at the fab Dancing Man Brewery. Plus last night I finally got to watch the absolutely terrifying Woman in Black at Nuffield Southampton Theatres!

Lots of rain. Lots of culture. Lots of yummy food!

Local's Guide to Bermondsey and South East London

NEW: Local's Guide to South East London

A bit of a bumper-guide packed full of insider tips from my favourite bloggers and Londoner friends. The best places to stay, eat, and drink around Bermondsey and South East #London.

Thanks to The Bermondsey Square Hotel for hosting me (spon) and to the following bloggers: A Brit and a Broad, Wanderlust Chloe, A Pair of Passports, 2foodtrippers, SilverSpoon London, The TRVL Blog, The Curious Explorers, The Discoveries Of, The Lifestyle Enthusiast.

Timeline Photos

Currently working on a top secret project and can't tell you where I am. But I feel like I can get away with sharing a sneak peak of tonight's dessert. Because, well, look at it!

Full details to be revealed soon...

Emily Luxton Travels

Sharing this again. Because THOSE LAKES ARE PINK! Still not over it 😄 #Mexico

How to Ease Yourself into Longterm Travel - Tips for First Time Backpackers

NEW: How to Ease Yourself into Long Term Travel

Your first time backpacking or travelling long term can be pretty daunting. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make life easier. These are a few of my top tips for easing yourself into long-term travel and life on the road…

#travel #rtw

Win a 21 Day USA Tour with TrekAmerica

Explore four of America's best national parks without ever leaving your home thanks to Trek America Travel's awesome new 360 videos.

PLUS - be in with a chance to #win a three week adventure in western USA! Click below to find out how - and to see the videos in all their 360-degree glory!

#trekamerica360 #trekamerica

Simple Spring City Break Packing List

NEW: Spring City Break Packing List

How to create four looks from just 12 items! This is my guide to packing light for your next mini break by making your clothes go as far as possible. Perfect if you only have hand luggage.

Big thanks to MandM Direct for sponsoring this post - and bumping up my travel wardrobe!

#packing #travel

LP Pathfinders: top posts from April 2017 – Lonely Planet blog

WAHOOO!!!! My Dorset blog post was one of the Lonely Planet's Top Posts for last month ☺️☺️☺️

Thanks so much you guys! #lp

How I Make Money Travel Blogging

NEW: How I Make Money Travel Blogging

Everyone I ever meet asks me the same question these days - "how do you make money"?

Frankly, I was getting tired of answering. So I wrote it all down - along with some handy hints on how to do the same. Enjoy...

#travelblogging #blogging

Travel Blog Awards | Flight Centre UK

Voting closes tomorrow for the Flight Centre UK blog awards.

If you haven't already, pleeeeeeaaaaase vote for me as your favourite established travel blog!

Talk Touring