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Can Traveling Together Ruin Your Relationship?
31 Jan 2018IDEASBY SweetEscape

When we mention the word ‘travel’, cool ideas immediately come to mind. Things like romantic strolls on the beach, warm sunny days with the sea breeze on your faces, and candlelit dinner for two. Basically, your mind drifts to everything that will make your relationship bloom.

But travel can be a stressful experience too, from determining where to go and what to do, budget planning to other uncontrollable circumstances that can affect romantic relationships.

Like all types of stress, including job pressure, financial concerns, and family demands , traveling stress can have a negative influence on romantic relationships. If not handled properly, stress can result in couples being less responsive, communicating less effectively or even being less forgiving of each other’s mistakes. Over time, these unpleasant patterns can erode relationship happiness, exposing it to the risk of an ended relationship.

The good news is that stress can actually be good to your relationship too! When a couple successfully manages stress together, the impact can be immensely great. They become more protective of each other, more understanding and more attuned to one another. They’ll even be more likely to tackle bigger stressors and be more prepared to deal with problems.

So, can traveling ruin a relationship? The answer to the million dollar question is yes and no. But if you ask us if it’s worth it, then our answer is “Yes, absolutely!”. Just remember some of the key factors that can make traveling work in your favor :

1. Manage Your Expectation

Understand that there will be hiccups during your traveling time, be it from external factors, such as bad weather, cancelled flights, uncooperative hotel staff, or from your partner, like bad sleeper or slow riser, perhaps. Don’t expect your travel to be all rainbows but be ready for the rain and the storm too.

2. Set Your Limit

It’s important to be aware of the unpleasantries that you might discover and be ready to ask yourself, “Can I tolerate this?” Whatever the answer is, be sure to follow up with the necessary steps to adjust to the reality of the relationship when you have returned from the trip.

3. Practice Makes Perfect

Traveling is a great time to practice on coming together and teamwork. Learn and practice the coping skills to handle each other without it negatively impacting your connection. If you can survive this, it’s likely that he or she is a keeper!

Think you are ready for your next romantic traveling together? SweetEscape wishes you good luck and may your journey be filled with the happiest (and craziest!) memories.

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Real Stories from Real Clients: What Makes You Love SweetEscape?
28 Nov 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

The idea of getting someone professional to take your photos might not appeal to everyone, but here in SweetEscape we firmly believe that once you tried a SweetEscape session, you'd immediately fall in love with it and would want to book more. No, this is not a marketing campaign, it's a fact! Don't believe us? Check out these real stories from our real clients on why they love SweetEscape so much!

1. The First Timer

Our very own Creative Director, Jalu, wasn't really a big fan of being photographed. However, after 8 months of working in SweetEscape and (naturally) getting exposed to SweetEscape's beautiful photos in a lot of beautiful locations around the world, Jalu started to feel that maybe being photographed isn't such a bad idea after all.

by Grece for SweetEscape in Tokyo

So, for his family holiday in Tokyo this year-end, Jalu booked his first-ever session. What impressed him the most is how easy the booking process turned out to be–just through the app. His interesed was piqued even higher when he met the photographer who was very friendly and easy to converse with.

"I also noticed how professional their cameras and gears were! So it made me even more convinced that my photos would turn out to be great!" said Jalu.

by Mizuki for SweetEscape in Tokyo

When Jalu received the photos, he was surprised at how beautiful the photos turned out to be. His wife loved the session and the photos, his young daughter–which he feared wouldn't enjoy the shoot–also absolutely loved it, even he himself looked good in the photos!

"The photographers really know how to find the perfect angle for you, I never thought my photos would turn out these great!" said Jalu. "I absolutely love it, and I'd definitely book more sessions when I travel to other interesting locations in the future."

2. The 'Seasoned' Lovers

Sheena Buraga and her husband Daniel are truly one of the most unique clients SweetEscape had recently. Their 'Seasons of Love' pre-nup concept is really inspiring, and SweetEscape is proud and honoured to be a part of their love journey from the very start when Daniel first proposed to Sheena in Tokyo (spring), to their pre-nup shots in Nami Island (autumn) and Niseko (winter), and finally to their final pre-nup shot in Siargao (summer).

by Bren for SweetEscape in Siargao
by Bren for SweetEscape in Siargao

"Between May and June 2018 after the proposal, we started planning for our wedding. At first we thought that the photos in Tokyo would be our proposal / engagement photos, and we wanted to capture another pre-nup photoshoot, not with SweetEscape. But when seeing our proposal photos shot by SweetEscape, everybody said that our pre-nup shoots will look less beautiful compared to the super-beautiful photos of our proposal taken by SweetEscape! Considering this, and since we were travelling to Nami Island, South Korea in the autumn, we decided to create this 'Four Seasons of Love' pre-nup concept with SweetEscape!" said Sheena when asked about what made them keep taking their pre-nup shots with us.

3. The Reporter

TV reporter Najla Hilabi always puts an extra care for her Instagram feed; she wants it to look extra neat and beautiful, and this was her initial reason to use SweetEscape. After knowing about us from an Instagram ad, she decided to book her first session for her trip to Prague.

"I don't know if I'd ever go back to Prague again, so I thought it was important to capture my moments there with a proper photography service," said Najla.

by Michael for SweetEscape in Tokyo
by Michael for SweetEscape in Tokyo

What impressed her was eventhough there were some language barrier with the photographer, the photos still turned out beautiful, and the photographer brought her to the hidden gems of the already enchanting city. This, in addition to the beautiful photos she received afterwards, made her book another session for her recent trip to Tokyo.

"I feel that SweetEscape always maintains their standard of quality. You don't just get your raw photos, you get perfectly curated and professionally edited photos, and this careful production process really makes me love SweetEscape!"

by Michael for SweetEscape in Tokyo

So, don't let anything make you doubt us! SweetEscape connects you to thousands of local professional photographers in more than 500 cities around the world, so you can capture every moment and get beautiful photos directly to your devices in just 48 hours after your session. This holiday season, capture more with SweetEscape's JINGLE DEALS, where you can get sessions starting as low as USD 50! Download our app, book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!