To skydive, bungee jump, ride a helicopter or hot air balloon, or to swim with whale sharks — these are the usual things included on an adrenaline junkie's bucket list. These really are exciting activities to try, but if you're down for a unique experience this holiday season why don't you try dogsledding?
Dogsledding is a thrilling ride that lets dogs pull a sled across the snow. It is surely a fun way to experience a winter holiday, so, here are 4 destinations where you could best do it:
Whether you're in it to see reindeers and moose out in the wild, to catch the Northern Lights in person, or to simple have a fun ride with 12 Alaskan huskies, Lapland could be a good option for dogsledding in the Arctic wilderness. It may be a challenge to control the sled if you intend to, but rest assured that the dogs are well-trained enough. There are tours here that offer accommodations in cabins where you could stay or stop by.
As a common means of transportation, dogsledding or dog mushing has become both an attraction and sport in Alaska. After the Trail Sled Dog Race every March, you could avail of dogsledding tours in Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Skagway.
Dubbed as the "Sled Dog Capital of the U.S.", Minnesota is home to a stunning scenery that makes a dogsledding experience even better. There, you could find a lodge that caters to visitors who would like to try this activity. Even as a first-timer, you will surely enjoy the ride because the well-trained dogs, together with a sled dog guide, would tell you what to do and could even let you maneuver your sled.
Going through snow-covered trails in sleds pulled by mighty Alaskan dogs may not be the usual extreme activity that everyone hopes to experience, but it is definitely an adventure worth remembering. If you'll be taking a trip to experience dogsledding soon, take a SweetEscape photographer with you to capture the best moments on your holiday trip.
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Filipino radio and television personality Sam YG (short for Samir Young Guy), recently went to Bangkok with his college friends, had a photoshoot with SweetEscape, and the photos were simply amazing!
Sam has always expressed his love to go around the Philippines on his motorbike and on roadtrips, or out of the country. He said that he always tries to plan big trips every year and little trips throughout the year, and always felt lucky because working and travelling goes hand-in-hand for him because he hosts a lot of events in and out of Metro Manila.
We managed to talk to Sam about his love for travelling and his experience with SweetEscape.
I'm into sports a lot, so I've done triathlon, I love motorsports and I love a good sense of adventure. I like to go around on my motorbike, drive all the way up to the northern Philippines, taking up to 10 hours. I'm a very free-spirited person.
I'm also a very cerebral person! Although you see me talk a lot because it's part of my job, when I'm at home I'm actually very quiet.
No... It was actually my third or fourth time, but it was my first time with my college berkadas (squad), and I always believe that person you're with sets the tone of the trip.
When you go to a new city or country, it's always good to do a Google research beforehand. Make sure you know where you're going to: Research the top 10 attractions or restaurants; you don't have to do everything or go to every place, but find the ones that fit you personality / lifestyle.
It is also always good to find good balance between relaxing and sight-seeing. You don't want to be too tired when you get back from the vacation or you might need a vacation from your vacation. Take your travel essentials and a camera is a must! Take good photos of your travels to re-live the memories.
Like I said, it was the first time me and my college berkadas went on a trip outside of the Philippines, and it makes the trip extra special. It's good to reconnect after more than 10 years graduating, talking about each other's life and it was awesome.
Bangkok has so much energy, so much to see, so much to do, and when you go there you'd always want to go back for more. Wat Pho is a must, also the nightlife scene in Bangkok is interesting. Khao San Road was pretty good. Floating Market is a must-visit, and the Chatuchak Market! You get so much good deals on clothing and accessories and a lot of other stuffs.
Still so much. I want to visit South America. I've been to Europe a few times. Earlier this year I was in Africa for the first time; I checked out Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa... But I think the next place I would like to cross out of my travel bucket list would be South America: Argentina, Brazil, the lot.
A lot of Asia trips; Japan, Singapore. I was also around the Philippines. The biggest trip was I guess was South Africa. I went to Johannesburg, Cape Town, and I checked out Table Mountain, Angel's Falls, and it was beautiful.
It was my first time booking SweetEscape, and it was such a breeze. It was pretty much done in a day. I wanted some good photos of me and my friends, and I booked it a day before, and lo and behold the next day I met a great photographer from SweetEscape who could also suggest to us the nice spots to shoot. The photographer was super easy to work with, and it was super easy to book a photographer with SweetEscape and the shots were amazing. Everything was done in an hour. The memories are gonna be there and it just makes the experience a lot more solid.
So, I gotta say SweetEscape gets the job done, and the best part is you get these memories with you captured in these awesome shots. You don't have to worry about the angle, the location, because they do everything for you! So am I gonna do it again? Hell yeah!
Wherever and whenever you plan to reconnect with your college friends or simply striking off your travel bucket list like Sam did, don't forget to book a photo session with SweetEscape! We connect you to thousands of local professional photographers in more than 500 cities in the world to capture your every moment into great photos, delivered directly to your devices through our mobile app in less than 48 hours after the shoot. Make your every moment last forever by booking your SweetEscape session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!