Social Etiquette Abroad – Social Customs Around the World!

  • 07 Aug, 2018
  • 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?

  • 09 Mar, 2018
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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


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


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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