Optional Stops are minor scenes or diversions in Fable: The Journey that add to the background story of the world and often lead to one of the Collectables. They are found during the carriage stages of the game and are identifiable by the Glowing Circle in the road. Some scenes also produce a pop-up window in the top corner of the screen to alert the player to their presence. To activate an optional stop, raise your hands above your head to stop the carriage within the circle. It is advisable to slow down as you approach a stop to ensure you do not drive past it. Since it is not possible to reverse, you will not be able to go back to an optional stop if you miss it.