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Tips for Traveling with a Big Group
29 Nov 2017IDEASBY SweetEscape

As we know when we are heading somewhere we have our own preferences. When reaching a certain destination everyone will have their own wants and needs. So, to make this a smooth holiday for you, we want to share a couple of tips on how to travel with a big group of people.

1. Discuss and Decide

Many groups of people fail to do this when they are going somewhere together. If we are going in a group we have to make sure that eveybody’s idea on where to go or how to get there is listened to. Ask and discuss it together with every individual in the group. Note them down and start discussing to see the best way to get to the destinations we desire.

2. Written Itinerary

I know this sounds like we are not having fun. But having a written itinerary and having everyone to follow this through can help us track our activities through out the holiday. Which is one of the biggest hassle when we are traveling together. Loss track of everything. Everyone wants to go to a certain place or eat at certain times or even wake up as late as they wany. But by having this itinerary help us track of time and places to go to.

3. Right Transport and Accomodation

If we are traveling with more than four people we might want to reconsider the type of accomodation that we want to book. You might want to try places like service apartments or houses for rent. This can actually lessen the cost. The same with transportation, if you know you will be on the move the whole time, public transportations may not be suitable. Try renting a car or a mini bus so that it will be easier for you to go from one place to another.

4. Book A Local Photographer

In this digitalized era we know that many of us have the best smartphones with great cameras on it but when you are traveling in groups you might need someone else to captured your valuable moments. Sweet Escape would be the perfect solution, we have many local photographers in many different cities all over the world. By having us there, we will make sure that festivity of your holiday are captured nicely.

We are hoping that your end of year holiday is as lit as the wishes and hopes for a great New Year!

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Sidney and Etha Mohede: Christmas Tradition in Our Family
12 Dec 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

Among the Indonesian Christian community, Sidney and Etha Mohede are extremely popular. Sidney is best known as an award-winning gospel singer-songwriter and one of the pastors of a Jakarta-based megachurch, while Etha is a social media influencer. This Christmas season, we had the opportunity to talk with The Mohedes about their Christmas tradition, how they're going to spend this year's Christmas, and the importance of photography for their family.

by Priscilla for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Priscilla for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

1. Tell us about Christmas in your family!

We think our family's Christmas is just like any other family's. When we're in Jakarta, on Christmas morning we'd wake up and open our Christmas presents. But, since these couple of years we spent our Christmases traveling overseas, we'd open the presents before we fly off.

Also, we like to think that the trip itself is the present for the entire family, and we are happy to enjoy the trip together, just us and our three children.

2. Any particular Christmas dinner tradition?

Our family's Christmas dinner usually happens on the Christmas Eve, with simple dishes and no special table decorations. We always like to finish up all the hassle before Christmas Day itself. On Christmas Day we'd usually just eat simple take outs and just enjoy our time together.

However, we think that our family's dinners–be it Christmas or not–is a tradition in itself. We want to make sure that every family member sit around the table at dinner time. We see nowadays in modern families, at dinner time everybody's still busy with their own things; the kids watching videos on their tables, the parents still busy with their gadgets... We don't want that in our family. We make sure that everyone sits around the table and really enjoy our time together, including on Christmas dinners.

by Donny for SweetEscape in Bali

3. Where will you be spending Christmas this year?

This year we'll be going to Europe, namely Italy and the Netherlands. This would be our first time in Italy, and it's a 3-families trip. We're flying off to Dusseldorf, then we'll travel to Milan and meet the other 2 families there. Then we'd spend 7 days in Italy and 7 days in Netherlands, so in total it would be a 14 days trip.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

As for the detailed itinerary, we honestly have no clue, but we've already booked a car to drive around. We want to try a road trip-style holiday this time around, and we think it would be fun! It's going to be an adventure!

4. We know you travel a lot, especially Sidney. Do you take photos of your trip?

Of course! For me (Sidney) personally, I love photography because it is a way I can express my passion easily. I was an art major in university, and my first passion was drawing and painting. But drawing something takes a lot of time. With a camera, I can capture the beauty of what I was seeing wherever I go with a single snap. I can still use my brain and eye for the compositions and colours, and I can express my visual arts passion in an easy way, without having to spend more than 30 minutes to draw one picture.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

Which is why, we also love SweetEscape very much, because the idea of not being the one who takes the photographs and actually being photographed once in a while is really fun! Honestly, I'm (Sidney) not a big fan of being photographed, like most guys, I believe. But for a family photo, it's always nice to have, since most of the times we'd have to take turns taking pictures with the kids, or resort to selfies. With SweetEscape, we don't have to worry about this, and all five of us can be in the picture together!

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

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!