From her lavish Broadchella-themed despedida de soltera to the intimate yet wonderful wedding ceremony, could we just take a moment to appreciate and somehow drool over Nicole Tantoco’s journey from being a bride-to-be to finally transitioning to the gorgeous Mrs. Miko de los Reyes?
One-half of high society's latest "it" couple, Nicole Tantoco-de los Reyes, recently tied the knot with Miko de los Reyes at Sta. Elena Golf & Country Estate. A beautiful Filipiniana-themed ceremony took place, followed by a reception at Antonio's in Tagaytay. After all of the planning, preparation, and merriment, the newlywed needed, but more like, deserved a honeymoon—and the next thing they knew, they were off to Siargao!
Technically their mini-moon or mini honeymoon (yup, that's a thing!), the couple decided to join Miko's aunt and uncle for his birthday celebration with a couple of friends and family. Aside from ticking this place off of their bucket list, it was a chance for them to enjoy each other's company even when responsibilities await in their married life.
Such a laid back setting in an island miles away from the metro sure did give the couple some quality time. "It is so beautiful there, and it is so relaxing to just absorb the sights of daily life while trike-ing around or hanging out and watching the pros at Cloud 9," Nicole shares.
Of course, they never missed the surfing experience. Fondly known to be a haven for surfers, Siargao has those waves that are incomparable with any other location. "That feeling of catching a wave is just exhilarating! No wonder so many people get hooked on surfing and end up moving to the island", Nicole adds.
They also went island-hopping from Naked Island to Dako Island, where they enjoyed a feast of fresh seafood and liempo from a boodle fight. They also got the chance to visit Sugba Lagoon, the famous Instagram spot where a diving board in the middle of a tropical oasis is situated.
A perfect honeymoon you may call it, but what made their moments more meaningful is the fact that they were saved in form of photos through SweetEscape. Nicole and Miko usually do not bother taking picture on their travels, but this time, they let Janos, a SweetEscape photographer from Siargao, capture the best moments for them to remember. "It was such an easy and natural solution to think of using SweetEscape's service for our upcoming Siargao trip. We downloaded the app, booked our photographer, and specified a time and date for the shoot. The island was so familiar to him (Janos) and his camera, and he knew all the best places to shoot! It was very relaxing and casual, and Janos directed us where to stand or sit, and we felt like we were just talking and hanging out as he snapped away. When we saw the photos we were surprised because we didn't even know he had been shooting already! The whole thing was so fast and seamless and the photos were beautiful! So natural too. We thought it was a fun experience and would definitely use SweetEscape again," Nicole narrates.
SweetEscape definitely makes a trip memorable and convenient because you don't have to worry about getting nice photos of yourself, because a SweetEscape photographer could do it for you. With a pool of over 2000 photographers from more than 400 cities across the world, every travel memory could be saved with SweetEscape.
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As every parent would tell you, travelling with kids can be extremely tough! There are tons of tiny details and preparations that need to be ironed-out before you even set out of your home, not to mention that a lot of times the things and places that the parents want to do and visit are not the ones favourable to the kids'. Don't worry, we're here for you! Here's a list of activities you and your kids can do together during your spring travel to Amsterdam, and rest assured, you will find these activities equally exciting!
The best way to experience the wonders of the canals of Amsterdam is by hopping on a boat and taking a boat tour. The beautiful and unique canal houses along the canals makes great setting for your family photo session. Your kids can also learn about the Netherlands' famous canals system from the guides!
A very Dutch way to get around Amsterdam is on bakfiets, a large bucket attached to the front of a bike, which your kids will definitely love! Let your kids to sit safely inside the bakfiets and cycle through Amsterdam's numerous bike-lanes to many interesting spots in and around the city, including Vondelpark, the largest park of the city with lots to offer for kids such as The Melkhuis, Kinderkookcafe (where children can cook little dishes while you enjoy a cup of coffee), and a lovely paddling pool. Check out these other great spots for cycling too!
The Netherlands produces some famous painters throughout history, and you can start to spark some creativity in your kids by taking them to some of these famous museum. The Van Gogh Museum is pleasantly light and modern, with paintings that are very colourful and accessible to children. The 17th Century Rembrandt House is also very interesting, giving us a glimpse of how Rembrandt (and other well-to-do Amsterdam inhabitants) lived in the ‘Golden Age’. Start nurturing the future artist in them!
The Nine Streets is another interesting place to visit. These nine little streets are filled with small and unique shops, ranging from fashion boutiques, to art stores, and even a toothbrush shop! One of the best places to take your kids to in the Nine Streets is Pancakes Amsterdam Negen Straatjes, a pancake shop that offers a world-wide variety of pancakes, including Dutch's famous pannekoek!
Unique to Spring, The King's Day is a festival to celebrate the birthday King Willem-Alexander, the current ruling monarch, and is held every April 27th. Cycle past the spectacle with your kids on the Bakfiets (see number 2!) and let them take it the explosion of bright orange colours throughout the city, or take part in a plethora of activities and fun games in the many carnivals and pop-up markets around Amsterdam and many other cities!
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