Emma created her blog, Simply Emma, to share her life and travel experiences as a power wheelchair user and encourage others to see more of the world, whether that means international travel or being a little more adventurous in your hometown.
The blog, founded in 2014, has grown to become one of the UK’s leading travel and accessibility blogs. Emma shares useful resources and travel tips and reviews attractions, accessible walks, live events, transport and accommodation – all with a personal touch.
In her writing and photographs, she also shares some of the fantastic views that await fellow travellers, either abroad or in the great outdoors in Scotland. In her lifestyle posts, Emma also invites her readers to share the rest of her life: beauty, wheelchair fashion, and everyday good living, like nights in with partner Allan and cat Milo, or playing with her nephew.
Emma is also an ambassador for Euan’s Guide, a website and app for disabled access reviews, founded by entrepreneur Euan MacDonald. She has collaborated with a number of travel brands and tourism boards to promote accessibility for
Emma’s writing has been featured in a huge number of publications and websites, including Motability, Cosmopolitan, Rough Guide to Accessible Britain, Huffington Post, Travelettes and Trips100. She’s recently started working as a monthly columnist for the Falkirk Herald newspaper.
“Despite the challenges, I want to show others that it is possible to travel with a disability. My dream is for accessible travel to be fully inclusive and stress-free without any barriers, allowing for equal opportunities regardless of disability. The world is there to be explored so it’s important to get out there and enjoy it.”