Hi everyone, The honeymoon is a much-needed, highly anticipated break for most couples, especially after months of wedding prep. Imagine taking your first long, exotic trip as a husband and wife. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it? Don’t forget to throw in a private photographer as well to capture the memories. Because selfie stick sucks, and relying on other tourists has proven to be disappointing most of the time.
Yesterday I asked my followers to share their honeymoon experience, and here are six stories that will make you want to submit your leave request right away!
"We went to Maldives and we spent about 60 million Rupiah, but it was so worth it! We bought the full honeymoon package and we were treated like royalty—we stayed in a water bungalow, the chef cooked for us and we dined on the beach, we got a private photographer, free drinks and spa. We were so happy and satisfied with the experience!"
"We went to New Zealand for around 14 days in 2015 and we spent about 50 million Rupiah. New Zealand is super clean, it’s a great destination for us since we don’t really like big cities. We did a little road trip, too. It was at the end of autumn—perfect weather to cuddle up, yet it’s not too cold that you wouldn’t want to go outside. We went fishing, caught a 2 kg salmon. It was so fun and memorable!"
"I’d been wanting to go to Sumba and I was so glad when we finally made it to Nihi Sumba Island Hotel! We made the booking 10 months in advance for a room that cost us $1,000 a night, but they bumped us up into a villa that cost $2,000! We spent a total of 50 million Rupiah for 3 days 2 nights, including an overland Sumba tour with a local guide. The view was amazing, the service was top-notch, the food was exquisite. We could stay in the villa or join the various outdoor activities. Best trip ever!"
We went to London for 11 days, just the 2 of us. No travel agent, no tour guide, just a photographer from Sweet Escape. We stayed at an Airbnb, then we moved to a 5-star hotel, but we liked the Airbnb better. We didn’t want to follow a certain schedule and we loved exploring the city on our own. We traveled to Oxford by bus and it only took an hour. The city is so pretty and the people are so friendly and helpful. We spent about 70 million Rupiah on this trip, including shopping."
"We went to Turkey on our own. We didn’t even rent a mobile WiFi. No travel agent, no tour guide, no itinerary. We just knew which cities we would like to visit. We just wanted to get lost together. We spent a total of 60 million Rupiah and visited 6 cities in 10 days. So memorable!"
"We went to Germany for 14 days! We didn’t want to go on a Euro Trip, so we just picked a country and explored the cities. We wanted to check out Christmas Town in Rothenburg. We walked through the Romantic Road in Bavaria, Southern Germany, even to Berlin because we’re both history geeks. We spent around 100 million Rupiah, stayed at a 4 and 5-star hotels, and we ate at two Michelin-starred restaurants. It was the best trip we’ve ever had, even after 3 years of our anniversary."
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We're well aware that most of our escapists are daily workers of the 9 to 6, or 8 to 5 (or even earlier). Work is obviously a routine activity, and we can all agree that it gets too much and overwhelming at times. Since work is the reality that we have to deal with, we're at least blessed with the fact that we earn money from it - and we can use it for whatever purpose with whomever we want!
Remember, escapists, that life is about balance. Too much of anything will not do you any good, believe us (Even drinking too much water is bad for you)! With that said, SweetEscape is here to tell you that you deserve a break from all that hard work you do every day. How? Read on for some great ways of relaxing after a long week of work.
Ever since you started working, what are things you couldn't do like you used to? Remember back in those carefree days when you didn't have to think about going to bed early for the next day, and you could do just about anything you wanted to without worrying what the next day will be like? Surely, one of the things you miss the most about your life back then was being able to just stay home and do nothing all day long (except for the usual trips to the bathroom etc). So, stay in at home - and netflix all day! You'll be surprised at how such a simple day will bring you so much happiness, like a kid at a candy store.
Eventually after months and years of working, you'll be thinking to yourself... "A vacation would be perfect this time around". However, sometimes we face downsides in life - perhaps your wallet isn't as thick as it was, or maybe you're still busy paying the down payment for that dream home of yours. All of that leaves you with, well, just enough money to go by your days. On the bright side, you're in a lot of luck! The very reason why the idea of staycation was surfaced is for people like you. Go and head over to that favorite airbnb of yours, or check out some cute and cheap hotels in your hometown and stay there for the weekend. You'll be coming back to work the next week feeling reborn and oh-so-fresh after that semi-getaway.
Not much of a traveller, or not in the mood to go out of the house? You can pick up a new book to read, and make sure you've read the reviews beforehand to see whether it suits you (or not, whichever!). Books are a great alternative that you can enjoy while relaxing in the comfort of your own bed, couch or on the bench of your local park. Indulge in your book while you enjoy the nice breeze with the occasional brushes of falling leaves, or perhaps, you'd like to go to that homey coffee shop downtown. By the end of this trip, we guarantee you will feel a whole lot more fulfilled!
It doesn't matter if you are a male or female, go ahead and spoil yourselves in that favorite spa or massage destination of yours. You deserve it. Your body needs relaxation too, you know. It's the main reason why spas were created in the first place, to relieve people of their daily life stress and workloads. Get the full-day spa, if need be. You'll spend hours being spoiled in the spa place without having to worry about a thing.
Had your eye on an exciting new place for quite some time, now? Look over your travel book'o'wishes and go through your checklist. Since this is only for the weekend, we suggest you go somewhere local or near - save the farther ones for a longer break! Since human beings aren't meant for monotone lives, the occasional spike in the same old routine will do you a lot of good!
To save you all the trouble from thinking of what we mean, we'll sum it up for you right here, right now. Escape rooms, paint ball, break room... get the idea? Google them and find the closest one in your area, and we guarantee you'll be thrilled by doing any of these activities. Found something even better or weirder? Great! Whatever it is, do something out of the ordinary. You'll find that going back to work the next week easier than ever before after this!
Whether you're doing something relaxing or extraordinary for the weekend, remember to book a session with SweetEscape to capture those moments for you! Anytime, any where, and for any occasion you would like to have, you can simply book your session in less than two minutes through our website or mobile app. SweetEscape is always ready #ForEvery moment!