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Your Next Holiday Destination, Recommended By Travel Influencers
08 Aug 2018IDEASBY SweetEscape

We all need a little bit of holiday inspirations now and then to get us going. And who better to give the most amazing ideas than from people who globetrote for living? Yes, we’re talking about the people who are lucky enough to travel the corners of world and look good while they are at it too. We asked some of our most favorite influencers about their holiday recommendation and what makes it a visit-worthy destination. Check out their recommended destinations below:

Cindy Karmoko: Iceland

Her passion for fashion brought her to the spotlight, but it’s really her impeccable style that wins our hearts. Cindy Karmoko is a self-confessed shoe addict who chronicles her life journey, OOTDs, fashion inspirations and more in her visual diary since 2011.

As her style evolves through the years, so does her travelling adventure. From Bolzano to Taiwan and Sydney to Milan, Cindy’s love for beauty in the world continues through her next destination which she shared with us.

“There are many countries on my bucket list, but Iceland is at the top of it. I’ve personally never been there, but I’ve heard lots of great things about it, particularly about its beauty. I’m looking forward to hunting for the aurora lights!”

Kenny Santana: Iceland

With over 50K followers on his Instagram, Kenny is not a stranger in the world of instatravel. His account, @kartupostinsta, is a wanderlust-inducing gallery filled with exotic destinations, intense photographic proofs and dreamy colorful vibes, making him one of our most favorite travel influencers of all.

For his end-of-year holiday, Kenny chooses everyone’s favorite destination on earth - Iceland. The reason is none other than to experience again the surreal and phenomenal Aurora Borealis in the winter through his own eyes. To him, this otherworldly spot is one of the most unforgettable places he’s ever been in his life.

Some of photos taken in Iceland

by Michalina for SweetEscape in Reykjavik
by Rachel for SweetEscape in Monterey
by Rachel for SweetEscape in Monterey
by Michalina for SweetEscape in Reykjavik

Dara & Claudia Setyohadi: Positano

The Setyohadi sisters consists of the eldest Adindara Jelita and her younger sister, Ameralda Claudia. Dara takes on her role as a young entrepreneur and influencer while Claudia too is gaining her popularity through her social media platforms. Together, this dynamic duo presents a united front as sisters who conquer the world together.

When we asked them to name a destination for holiday inspiration, their pick goes to Positano. The beauties have had a chance to visit the coastal paradise of Italy one October and dreamed of reminiscing the breezy sunny days while frolicking in style. With a great pick like this, we can’t help but agree.

Some of photos taken in Positano

by Andrea for SweetEscape in Positano
by Piera for SweetEscape in Positano
by Piera for SweetEscape in Positano
by Andrea for SweetEscape in Positano

Jovita Ayu: London

Her profile says it all - a travel and lifestyle gypsy. Her love for life exploration includes a wide variety of things, but you can always count on her instagallery @jovitaayu for shots of vivid blue skies, endless waters, the greenest landscape and snippets of her interesting life.

She dished out her travel recommendation and it’s no surprise that this globetrotter picks London, UK for her year-end holiday. The Christmas spirit and full-on holiday vibes are the main reason for her selection, as she continued with more “ London is full with pretty lights that complement all the beautiful buildings! Plus the old and new experience at the Seine River bank was definitely amazing. The fireworks were one of the world’s best!”

Looking to relive her experience with her fiance, we wish this pretty lady happy travels!

Some of photos taken in London

by Alexandra for SweetEscape in London
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by Abi for SweetEscape in London
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Samuel Wongso: Melbourne

We don’t know how Samuel Wongso maintains a balance between his growing suit-designing business and his love for traveling. All we know is that he is doing an awesome job at both of them!

Always a person who is looking for inspirations and breakthroughs, Samuel has his own holiday pick for his next vacation. Going with Melbourne, Australia for its great food, nice weather and beautiful city sceneries, the freshly-engaged Samuel sure will be needing a relaxing trip for what’s more to come for him.

Some of photos taken in Melbourne

by Freddie for SweetEscape in Melbourne
by Dalvin for SweetEscape in Melbourne
by Wei for SweetEscape in Melbourne
by Felix for SweetEscape in Melbourne

Now that five of our favorite influencers have shared their own versions of the perfect holiday destination, it’s time to choose your own too! Where are you planning to go next?

Don’t miss out on 2018 SQ Travel Fair this month where a lot of exciting destinations await, along with heavily-discounted airfare prices, special promos and more! And the best news of all is SweetEscape is going to be there with a deal you don’t want to miss. We’ll be at SQ Travel Fairs in Gandaria City Jakarta (10-12 August 2018), Pakuwon Mall, Surabaya (9-12 August 2018) and Lippo Mall Kuta, Bali (10-12 August 2018). Come by and say hi!

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Exciting Spring Festivals Around The World
19 Mar 2019IDEASBY SweetEscape

Winter has passed, flowers are blooming, and a new season has come! Spring is celebrated extensively in most part of the world with joy and excitement, and more-often-than-not with unique and colourful festivals! Take a look at some that we've complied to inspire you for choosing your next spring-break holiday destination!

1. Songkran Water Festival (Thailand)

by Kann for SweetEscape in Bangkok

Our first spring festival is Songkran, also known as the Thai New Year. You will definitely love Songkran, because this festival is a good excuse for adults and kids alike to sprinkle, spray or even flush others with water in a kingdom-wide water fight, from the streets of Bangkok, to mountainous Chiang Mai, all the way to the sandy beaches of Phuket! The Thai people believe that water is spiritually purifying, cleansing us from any bad luck or grievances for the past year, and blessing us with renewed fortune and happiness for the coming year. This extremely fun festival is fittingly held every April, which is Thailand's hottest month of the year!

2. White House Easter Egg Roll (USA)

by Feldy for SweetEscape in Washington DC

The White House Easter Egg Roll is a timeless tradition that dates back to 1878 under President Rutherford B. Hayes, held on the White House South Lawn in Washington D.C. each Easter Monday for children aged 13 and younger and their parents, hosted by the current President and the First Lady. The Egg Roll is basically a race, where children push an egg through the grass with a long-handled spoon, while other activities such as live music and decorated Easter eggs exhibition happen around the lawn, encouraging kids and young people to live healthy and active lives.

3. Holi Festival (India)

by Raghav for SweetEscape in Agra
by Raghav for SweetEscape in Agra

If you plan to visit the beautiful New Delhi, Jaipur, or Agra for holiday, why not come in late March to join the explosion of colours in the Holi festival! Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, and is super-popular among tourists as well. Also known as the Festival of Colours, participants splash each other with multi-coloured powders, signifying the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and thanksgiving for good harvest. It is also a great occasion for locals to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. Get ready to be fully covered with colours!

4. Ching Ming Festival (China)

by Daniel for SweetEscape in Beijing

Also known as the Tomb-Sweeping Day, Ching Ming Festival has been celebrated by Chinese people for over 2500 years. During Ching Ming, celebrated every April 5th, Chinese families all over china--from big cities like Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou to small vilages across the vast land--make a trip to visit the tombs of their ancestors to clean the gravesites, pray to their ancestors, and make ritual offerings such as flowers, food dishes or burning joss sticks and joss papers, showing the reference Chinese people have towards their ancestors. Other popular thing to do during Ching Ming is to fly kites in the shapes of animals or characters from Chinese opera.

5. Bloemencorso Bollenstreek (Netherlands)

by Danny for SweetEscape in Lisse (Keukenhof)

The Bloemencorso Bollenstreek is an annual festive flower parade held every mid April in the Netherlands, showcasing colourful floats decorated with tulips and other locally-grown flowers. The 40 kilometre-long parade attracts hudreds of thousands of spectators along the way, both locals and tourists from overseas.

by Daniel for SweetEscape in Beijing
by Daniel for SweetEscape in Beijing

Wherever you plan to go, don't forget to make your spring memorable with SweetEscape! We connect you to 2000+ professional photographers in more than 400 cities around the world, so all you have to do is to join in on the fun of these amazing spring festivals and create beautiful memories, while we take great photos of your every moment! Use the code FIRSTESCAPE on your first SweetEscape booking to get USD50 off and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!

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