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Social Etiquette Abroad: Customs Around the World!

  • 08 Oct, 2021
  • Franki Napolitano
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Know the different social etiquette abroad

We have all heard the horror stories; women attacked for showing too much flesh or couples being arrested and imprisoned for holding hands in public.

Whilst there is a lot of media hype around these stories, it is important to know that there really are some things that can cause great offence in religious countries, and even land you in trouble. When travelling to a country outside of regions such as Europe, North America or Australia, it can be very important to be aware of varying social etiquette to keep you safe.

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How far would you travel to see your mum?

  • 19 Jul, 2021
  • Franki Napolitano
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How far would you travel to see your mum?

Ah Mother’s Day, the one day a year we get to truly celebrate the great women of our lives for all they do or have done for us in the past. Whether it’s jumping in the car to visit her for a cuppa or planning a big family gathering with lots of cake and treats, we all have our own ways of showing our mum what she means to us.

With this in mind, we thought you may be interested in this latest article from airFair who recently published the below research on just how far people are willing to travel to see their beloved mums this weekend. Read More

How to spend 3 days in New York the right way

  • 18 Nov, 2021
  • Franki Napolitano

Your itinerary for 3 days in New York

Okay so what would you do with 3 days 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 on to discover my “what to see in NYC in 3 days” musts! Read More

Top Destinations for an Autumn Break

  • 20 Jul, 2021
  • Franki Napolitano
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Planning an Autumn break? Optima Villas have hand selected these 5 spots to whet your 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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Free things to do around the UK!

  • 13 Aug, 2021
  • Luc Horncastle
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Free things to do UK

As we are all aware, with Government guidelines and restrictions changing regularly, we are trying to keep all our information as up to date as possible. Please contact the attraction directly to confirm their operating procedures.

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

We’ve created a collection of free things to do in UK which includes 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