Travelling is one of the most favourite ways to spend a holiday. While we used to go on holidays simply to take some rest, spending time with our family, or exploring new destinations, with the social media culture we currently live in, many people take 'instagram-worthy' spots into consideration when planning their holidays, and Filipinos are no different.
SweetEscape recently conducted a survey with 2,000 participants, which found that over 90% of millennials share photos on their social media while travelling. This shows only one thing--the importance of great photos during travels. Travelling milennials like to bring cameras, laptops, or even drones to create and post beautiful contents from their holiday directly to their social media platforms.
According to the study, 6 out of 10 Filipinos travel at least twice a year for leisure, while 77% of Filipinos prioritize on visiting instagram-worthy destinations. Many consider Siargao as the go-to local destination for holiday, while Hong Kong and Seoul still rank high on the list of foreign Asian countries to visit during holidays, mainly because it offers considerably affordable entertainment, great food, and tourist spots. As for Western destinations, New York and Paris are also among the most popular cities for many Filipinos. New York boasts a number of world-famous, instagram-worthy spots, while Paris, well... is beautiful in itself.
Many are familiar with these aforementioned destinations, but do you know that there are several other instagram-worthy places? Before they got too famous and touristy, you might want to check this list of up-and-coming popular and beautiful destinations we've compiled for you!
Hearing the word Africa surely makes you think about safari trips with elephants, giraffes or lions casually walking around. We know how picture-perfect that moment would be, but when in Cape Town–also known as South Africa's "Mother City"–don't miss destinations such as Signal Hill, Chapmans Peak and Camps Bay. Table Mountain, which can be conveniently accessed via a cable car, the bike and hike trails of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, and the breathtaking Cape Point must also be on your list.
Once you step out at Cappadocia, you'll surely have your jaws dropping with the stunning views of mushroom-capped fairy chimneys and towering carved stones. Among the tourist spots that you should visit to get the best photos is the Love Valley, Lover's Hill, Urgup Old Town and Ihlara Valley to get great photos. Of course don't forget to soar above the beautiful mountains in one of the hundreds of colourful hot air balloons decorating the skies of Cappadocia!
Maldives is a beach lover's paradise. In Hulhumale, you can find most of the city spots and restaurants mostly run by the locals. Maafushi is one of the biggest islands in Maldives, and is also one of the most popular destination. But if you're looking for a really stunning view, visit Villingili and book a tropical villa in the middle of its turquoise waters.
Italy is known for its stunning landscapes. When in Italy, we suggest visiting Chianti in Tuscany, where you can walk along the vineyards and olive groves, and Val D'Orcia, a UNESCO heritage site with a picturesque view of low rolling hills. In Florence, walk along the Uffizi Gallery, across the bridge at Ponte Vecchio, and visit Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore to marvel at its' amazing architecture.
Aside from being a haven for retail therapy, Shanghai boasts numerous tourist spots like the Bund, a Instagram-worthy waterfront area in central Shanghai. In Tianzifang, you can find traditional lanehouses and artsy areas with craft shops, cafes, galleries and boutiques, while sycamore tree-lined walkways, cozy restaurants and French bistros can be found in the Shanghai French Concession.
SweetEscape wants to make sure that you'll only have the best shots of your travels to post on your social media! Selfies may look good, but wouldn't you want someone to tell you which pose looks good, or which angle suits the lighting for a photo? You deserve to have those memories taken and saved beautifully! SweetEscape connects you with 2000+ photographers in more than 400 cities around the world, so all you have to do is create memories, while our photographers capture great photos of your every moment! Download our mobile app today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!
Congratulations, Graduants! After years of grueling work and many sleepless nights studying, you're finally graduated! Taking photos to immortalize one of your biggest achievements in life is a necessity, but sometimes you might feel that taking the same old poses at the same old locations might be boring. Worry not, for we have compiled five ideas for your graduation shoots this year!
You spent days, nights, months and years in this space studying and working, but (most-importantly) you made new friends in the campus that would last forever. What better way to make the memories last forever than to capture your graduation shots right there at the place where very corner holds a special memory of your journey together.
As much as you spent your days in the campus, there must be nights and days where you walk and explore the city where you study, especially if you're studying overseas or in a different city. Walk down memory lane through your favourite shopping streets or the city's famous restaurant alley and capture your graduation photos in those spots.
Especially for you who go to school in world-famous or historic cities, you might want to take your graduation shots at the city's famous landmark. A picture speaks a thousand words and nothing tells a better university-life story than a picture (or lots of it) in London's Tower Bridge and Big Ben, NYC's Brooklyn Bridge and Liberty Island, or Tokyo Tower. Trust us, the picture will turn into a treasure to show your children in the future!
Friends are always needed to help you go through the rougher times of your college life, and capturing your graduation together with great photos is always a great way to make your friendship more memorable. However, as much as you enjoyed your time with your squad, there are always times when you had to fight your way through classes and lectures on your own. Celebrating your success in going through that and coming out on top with a solo photoshoot is not a bad idea!
By the time we graduated, we must have realized that our journey through college would never be possible without the support and love of our loved ones, be it our parents back home, or our significant others that supported us day to day, near or far. Celebrate your graduation by taking great photos with these most important people in your lives!
Wherever and whomever you want to take your graduation photos with, let SweetEscape capture the moment for you! We capture any occasion, any time, anywhere by connecting 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!