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Where To Travel This Year? Five Favourite Up-and-Coming Travel Destinations for Filipinos!
04 Apr 2019PLACESBY SweetEscape

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.

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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.

by Helena for SweetEscape in Cape Town

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!

1. Cape Town, South Africa

by Helena for SweetEscape in Cape Town

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.

2. Cappadocia, Turkey

by Kursat for SweetEscape in Cappadocia

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!

3. Maldives

by Mohamed for SweetEscape in Maldives
by Mohamed for SweetEscape in Maldives

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.

4. Tuscany and Florence, Italy

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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.

5. Shanghai, China

by Kevin for SweetEscape in Shanghai

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.

by Kursat for SweetEscape in Cappadocia
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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!

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6 Places To Bring Your Children This Holiday!
17 Nov 2019PLACESBY SweetEscape

SweetEscape is an on demand photography platform that can capture any moment, any time and any where you would like. At last, the school bells will ring their final bell before the big and long-awaited school break. There's no better sound than that in a kid's life, because as we all know and have certainly been through... school can totally be a drag. Whether it be the spring, summer, fall or winter break, your kid is bound to be in their greatest mood ever during their school break - and yes, it's understandable! Perhaps it's been a long while since you've taken your kid(s) somewhere special, and maybe you've gotten them so used to visiting their grandparents up in the suburbs or countryside. Or maybe, your kid has been constantly on a roll in school, and deserve a fun little getaway to make them even more motivated. Wondering where to take your kid for the holidays? Here are 6 great child-friendly places for you to consider!

by Laura for SweetEscape in Barcelona
by Laura for SweetEscape in Barcelona

1. National Zoological Gardens Of Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

As a natural habitat that covers a land area of approximately 210 acres, the National Zoological Gardens of Africa is indeed considered the largest zoo in the world, and is home to estimably 9,000 animals of various different species. If your kids are all about The Lion King or Madagascar, then this zoo located in Pretoria of South Africa is definitely a great place to bring them to for an unforgettable experience. From exotic wildlife animals to interactive attractions within the zoos’ natural habitat premises, a trip to the place is guaranteed to make your children the happiest ever. Have your kids create their own version of their favorite movies with of the exotic animals that the zoo has in store, and you'll put more than just a smile on their faces!

by George for SweetEscape in Johannesburg
by George for SweetEscape in Johannesburg

2. Disney's Animal Kingdom, Buena Vista, FL

If you ask just about any kid whether or not they enjoy going to theme parks... you would probably already know that no would never be an answer. Located in the Walt Disney World Resort is Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, home to various different amusement rides ranging from thrill coasters to adventure rides for your kids' enjoyment. Designed perfectly following a natural type setting, the ambience throughout the theme park can definitely make any kid's dreams come to life. What makes it even better is the fact that the park is a fusion of all its modern attractions as well as the South African culture and heritage, balancing everything perfectly.

by Elle for SweetEscape in Orlando
by Elle for SweetEscape in Orlando

3. Siam Park, Tenerife, Spain

Considered as the world's most popular water park that to date, Spain's Siam Park has been awarded by TripAdvisor as the best waterpark in the world. First began construction in 2004, over 52 million Euros was spent to build the what has become the most successful water amusement park in the world. So what made the park become well-known internationally? The fact that it was built with commitment to sustainability, and passion in building it step by step indeed bloomed in such great results. If your children are a big fan of waterparks and adventures, then we guarantee this place will not let them down a single bit! Covering around 18 hectares of land, exploring the entire park is certainly like an a real life adventure amongst the natural forest-like setting, with all of its attractions beautifully structured to make it blend it so well with everything within the park.

by Lena for SweetEscape in Barcelona
by Lena for SweetEscape in Barcelona

4. Tropenmuseum Junior, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kids are actually quite easy to please. As long as they've got means to interact with, colorful sights to see as well as a hands-on experience opportunity, they're basically good to go. The Europeans really do know this well, which is why they are home to various great museums that are actually favorite destinations for children. In the city of Amsterdam, kids can visit the Tropenmuseum Junior for the ultimate experience. With its appealing interior and exterior architecture, children who visit this museum can have a chance to grasp various different cultures and histories of the world supported by their interactive exhibitions and showcases throughout the museum.

by Andy for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Andy for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

5. Science Museum, London, UK

When it comes to children, museums can actually be an awesome experience for them... depending on the type, of course. Located in the city of London lies the all-time famous Science Museum known to educate children on everything-science using interactive and fun methods to keep their attention going. Home to award-winning scientific exhibitions, showcases and objects, the museum that opened since 1857 has never failed to amaze its visitors. You know what they say, everything is better experienced first-hand, especially for when it comes to learning new things. Now, science isn't such an easy subject to cover - which is the reason why the museum was established in the first place. Who says learning has to be boring all the time? If you happen to have a kid who can't seem to get the idea of science, bring them here and you'll see how much of a great difference the place will make for them!

by Abi for SweetEscape in London
by Abi for SweetEscape in London

6. The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden, Melbourne, AU

If you're looking for a place where your kids can play, explore discover and learn at the same time, then Melbourne's Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden is a great choice for you. You're probably thinking, "What would children do at a garden?". Our answer to you is: lots! Despite its name, it's not just any garden. The attraction provides a heavenly gateway for children to learn to love nature in a fun and exciting way. The garden is divided into several sections in which all serve different purposes and sights to explore. For a bigger picture, the garden takes form of a playground that is generally plant and garden themed. Constructed in a manner that engages the children's attention and playtime needs, your kids will most certainly enjoy exploring the wide range of activities throughout this garden for a remarkable experience.

by Andrew for SweetEscape in Melbourne
by Andrew for SweetEscape in Melbourne

Thinking of bringing your children somewhere exciting and kid-friendly for a change? Don't forget to book a session with SweetEscape for great photos to capture those beautiful moments for you. With SweetEscape, we guarantee you will have a great time with our photographers. We're here #ForEvery moment, so book your session today and let's #makelifememorable!