7 must visit spots in Toronto

  • 14 Mar, 2018
  • Franki Napolitano
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7 must visit spots in Toronto, Canada

Last month, I made the 8 hour journey from Gatwick to Toronto Pearson International in search of snowboarding, sights and snacks! I had 9 days in Toronto, Canada to do and see it all, and the trip certainly didn’t disappoint! Although Toronto is predominately a city, the beauty of the surrounding areas make up for the potholed jungle that it is. So if you’re heading there or ever wondered what there is to do in the area, below are my 7 must visit spots in Toronto to check out. Read More

Flying whilst Pregnant: What you need to know

  • 25 Jan, 2018
  • Franki Napolitano
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Flying whilst pregnant? Don't worry, it's perfectly safe to, but here a few things you should bear in mind

Should I fly when pregnant? When is it safest to? Will I cause any harm to my unborn baby? These are just some of the thoughts women may have when flying whilst pregnant, so we thought a quick guide to help put your mind at ease would be just what the doctor ordered. Read More

Doing 72 hours in New York the right way

  • 20 Oct, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano

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

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