Travel Peeves 2017

  • 19 Nov, 2017
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We looked into what annoys you most when you travel

Admit it, you love a moan as much as the next person! And what better to moan about on today’s blog than the top travel peeves of this year?!

We surveyed a whole host of our followers to see what exactly grinds their gears when it comes to travel. Read More

Doing 72 hours in New York the right way

  • 20 Oct, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano
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72 hours in New York

Okay so what would you do with 72 hours in New York? With so many activities, sights and parks, not to mention the food and shopping available to you, it can seem rather hectic to cram in as much as everyone tells you “you have to do!”

I must admit, this was me; all of the bright lights of Time Square, the endless shopping opportunities and gastronomical food? How about all of the traffic you hear about and the ferry to catch to explore Ellis Island? It certainly seemed a daunting task, but I was up for the challenge. Read More

How much of this unBOOlievable Hallowe’en Trivia do you know?

  • 18 Oct, 2017
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Can you impress us with your Hallowe'en trivia knowledge!?

It’s that time of year again! People are getting ready to carve the pumpkins, make delicious pies, dress up in questionable costumes and consume way too many calories in sweets and chocolate.

That’s right, Hallowe’en is fast approaching!

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Top Destinations for an Autumn Break

  • 26 Sep, 2017
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Thinking of an Autumn break this year? Optima Villas have hand selected these 5 destinations to whet your travelling appetite!We’ve now got that lull between the end of the summer and Christmas; what do we do with ourselves? We feel cheated out of summer here in the UK so aren’t quite ready for the autumnal nights in the lead up to Christmas. So what shall we do? Did someone say Autumn break?! 

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21 phrases to master in different languages!

  • 19 Sep, 2017
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Make your trip a little easier by mastering these key phrases in another language!

When you go abroad, it’s always useful to know a little of the local language, don’t you think? Even if it’s just being able to say hello, goodbye, knowing your P&Qs or being able to order a drink, it makes you feel a little more polite than just expecting the locals to know English.

Given this, we thought it’d be helpful to bring you the 21 most useful phrases to learn before your next trip! Read More