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Looking For Some Last-Minute Weekend Getaway Ideas? This Article is For You!
15 Jul 2019INSPIRATIONBY SweetEscape

Life as (most of us) we know it, is about us going to school then going to university to get a degree for a lifetime. For the most of us who don't end up like Steve Jobs, end up working the 9 to 5 work regime for a living. If it gets too much sometimes, or if you ever wish that life was a little bit more this or a bit more that... don't punish yourself! It's completely relatable and humanly to feel that way.

Since we wouldn't want our fellow escapists to feel down and bummed about this same old dull routine, we took upon the liberty to put a list of ideas for you to try out during any weekends between those busy working weekdays of yours. You won't have to worry a single bit about missing work, because these are all activities you can do in just a weekend period. Before we get too carried away, here are the list of ideas we've put together especially for you!

by Marcel for SweetEscape in Bali

1. Staycation, anyone?

Happiness comes often in the smaller and simpler things in life. Can't afford to go out of town? No problem! All you need to do is book a staycation with online services, and we guarantee you'll be offered a number of affordable and cozy places for you to choose from ranging from lavish to simple minimalistic style of places.

by Valeria for SweetEscape in Monaco
by Valeria for SweetEscape in Monaco

Bring your favorite books and items with you for your mini staycation, and all of your mandatory equipment and necessities for your weeekend needs. If you're not in the mood for some alone time, bring a friend or two for your staycation in case you feel a bit lonely. But in all honesty, our lovely escapists, some of the best moments in life are experienced when you're alone!

by Valeria for SweetEscape in Monaco

2. Or... Stay-in the whole entire weekend!

As a matter of fact, staying in at home is also considered to be one way to escape from your reality for a while. It's your home! Where you feel the most comfortable, safe and at peace. If you are used to going out with your pals every weekend, or running errands here and there... then dedicate this weekend to just your own self. Make the best out of this weekend by doing activities that relax you to the fullest.

by Aldo for SweetEscape in Bali
by Aldo for SweetEscape in Bali

A marathon of your favorite movies and tv shows, maybe? While you're at it, binge on your favorite delicacies at home and really feel that happiness seep in. A useful tip, turn off your mobile gadgets to prevent you from getting distracted by the outside world. Be in the present moment, and forget about the rest of the world just for a little while... it won't hurt a bit! If anything, you'll be more than thankful to be able to enjoy your own sweet serenity

by Aldo for SweetEscape in Bali

3. Get out of town - with your friends or with your significant other

If you never had the chance to see your own hometown to the maximum, then this is definitely the time to do it! Study your public transportation routes, and know how far they would take you. Are you more of a train person, or you prefer the bus more? There's no wrong choice... because they all can take you to so many places!

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo
by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

Don't be afraid to get a bit adventurous, because adventures lead us to so many places in life that we wouldn't have expected! So, pack your bags and go for that little trip.

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

4. Go on a cleaning spree - Marie Kondo style

Before you skip this one, we highly encourage you to take this tip into consideration because you will really thank yourself for the results. When you think about it, throughout your busy working life you hardly get a chance to really clean up your space and home for a better living. Even if you have the privilege of having a maid clean your house for you, the feeling is a whole lot different when you do the cleaning yourself.

by Sara for SweetEscape in Barcelona
by Sara for SweetEscape in Barcelona

"But would cleaning really take up a whole entire weekend?"... trust us when we say it can! So, our tip for you is to make use of this weekend to revamp your habitat according to your preferences. Throw away those unused and overworn items just lying around in the house serving no purpose.

by Sara for SweetEscape in Barcelona

5. Have a paw-some, purr-fect time with your furry friends

Besides your family, who is ALWAYS there for you when you get home from a tiring day at work? Who is always there to greet you ever so happily regardless of how long you were out for, how bad you smell from all the outdoor pollution, and how hungry you've left them? You guessed it... it's your own furry friends who have blessed you with such great loyalty and love! For those of you who can relate or own furry creatures of your own, this is hands-down a great way to spend your weekend.

by Aldo for SweetEscape in Bali
by Aldo for SweetEscape in Bali

For this escape idea, we assure you that both you and your pets can benefit from it. Allocate a weekend dedicated to just you and your pets for some quality time and bonding doing activities that will surely make you and your pet feel relieved and fulfilled. Go to pet-friendly areas where your pets can freely (and legally) roam and enjoy nature. Afterwards, you can it up some local cafes or restaurants that allow your furry visitors to come along! Your pets will adore you even more after this paw-fect experience, and will forget about all those days (for a while) that you've left them home alone.

by Aldo for SweetEscape in Bali

6. Instant escape through the art of reading

And finally, we've come to our last tip for you. Do you feel as if you rarely have time for yourself to go places and do things that you love and are passionate about? If you're not into it already, get yourself into the habit of reading. What genres are you into? Choose one, and pick a good book to read (remember, don't judge a book by its cover). Try Great Expectations by Charles Dickens or even Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice if you're into something heavier. These books will surely get you addicted and wanting to read further and further into the stories.

by Joy for SweetEscape in Seattle
by Joy for SweetEscape in Seattle

Other than the feeling of escape from your reality, indulging in books will also heighten your intelligence... that sounds beyond brilliant, and it's easy to do too! So, if you happen to be the kind of person who enjoys solitude and peace, then this is definitely an activity you can really get yourself into for the weekend. You get to see the world in the comfort of your own home... now that's a luxury you wouldn't want to pass!

by Ksenia S for SweetEscape in Venice

Whether you would like to capture special moments alone or with your closest friends, don't forget that SweetEscape is always ready capture the moment for you! We capture any occasion, any time, anywhere. We connect you to a growing network of photographers in 500+ cities around the world, and your photos will be ready for download in 48 hours after the session via the SweetEscape app and our website. Book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!