Our 2018 Travel Bucket List: Here to inspire your next adventure!

  • 11 Jan, 2018
  • Franki Napolitano
  • No Comments

Our 2018 travel bucket list is here to inspire your next adventure; can we tempt you with a trip to New York, Tokyo, Maldives or Amsterdam?

Ah January, the month in which we make our resolutions and goals for the year, set out a plan of where we want to go and what we want to see.

It seems only fitting then that we hit you with some travel inspo based on the Team’s own Travel Bucket List. Read More


Doing 72 hours in New York the right way

  • 20 Oct, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano
  • 2 Comments

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
  • Franki Napolitano
  • No Comments

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?! 

Read More


Free things to do around the UK 2017/2018!

  • 04 Aug, 2017
  • Luc Horncastle
  • No Comments

Everyone loves finding free things to do, right? No more so than in the Summer Holidays and half terms to keep the kids entertained and your bank account happy.

We’ve created a collection of free events, exhibitions and places of interest from around the UK that everyone of all ages can enjoy, ensuring you can really get the most out of your time off.

How many of these do you fancy ticking off of your summer to do list?! Read More


8 reasons why you should try a cruise

  • 09 Jun, 2017
  • Franki Napolitano
  • No Comments

Fancy a trip with a difference? One that allows you to see multiple countries, eat delicious food, face the elements and try new activities, yet still feel suave and sophisticated? This could be the year you book a cruise!

With more Gen Xs and millennials looking for a new way to holiday, cruise liners have really started to up their game to ensure they appeal to a wider range of prospective passengers. Just take a look at Royal Caribbean’s 2015 “Come Seek” promo video!  Read More