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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On 22 April annually, we celebrate Earth Day. Why? Simply because good planets are hard to find. Earth Day represents our support to the biggest living organism in the world, mother nature, and how we should protect her at all cost.
Humans and all the industries that follow, unfortunately, are the biggest source of waste - and tourism is no exception to that. Luckily though, we can do our parts to minimize the damage and maybe even lead an exemplary life, including during traveling. If you hope to be a more eco-conscious traveler, then let’s strive to these 6 ways from us below :
There is no easier way to start being a more environmentally adept traveler than this one : Do Not Litter. Any waste that might come from your traveling, be it a single receipt paper, a used food container, or any trash that you produce should always end up in the proper disposal units.
The act of littering goes beyond personal irresponsibility, but also has economic, legal and environmental impacts that follow. So before you dismiss the importance no littering, think about the damaging effects to animals and plants that can cause loss to local tourism industry, or how millions of dollars spent in cleaning up could be put to better use. You’d change your mind for sure.
Do you know? A plastic cup can take 50-80 years to decompose. An estimated of 13 billion plastic bottles are disposed each year, while more and more animals on land and water suffer directly from plastic garbage.
We know how easy and convenient plastic material is in human’s life, but it is highly advisable that all travelers think twice before using it and opt for a more environmentally friendly materials if possible.
Some of our favorite ways to reduce plastic use when traveling include not using plastic straws, bringing our own drinking bottle, and storing our shopping purchase in personal bags. What’s yours?
Will you only use fresh towel daily at home? Do you take extra long showers at home? Or do you leave your TV, aircon or lights on all the time at home? Probably not.
While we understand that it’s normal to indulge in luxury after spending money for your stay, adopting the “ hotel is home” concept when traveling is a great way to help save the energy that is hurting the environment and the tourism business. Bringing your own toiletries and skipping daily cleaning also help by miles.
Every kilo counts when flying, that is why they charge extra for baggage!
The more weight trains, planes, and cars have to carry, the more fuel will be used and the more greenhouse gases are emitted into the atmosphere. Packing light solves the problem, while also is a great solution to saving more money in the process. There’s no need to always maximize your baggage allowance - the environment will thank you for that.
When it comes to traveling, transportation cannot be avoided but there are a few smart ways to work around it. If at all possible, try cutting back on the number of your flights by selecting direct flights or other mass transportation mode. It is also recommended to go for a walk or selecting the public transport, rather than hiring your own cab. Afterall, immersing with the locals or exploring on foot is what a true travel is all about. \
Whenever you want to go and start to be eco-conscious travelers, make it 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 create your 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!