Archive for November, 2010

Quickie: A Solo Female Traveler’s Weekend Guide to Bohol

text by: Prime Sarmiento
Photos by:Nina Sarmiento

(This is part 1 of a two-part guide to Bohol)

I wasn’t exactly thrilled When my lil sis told me that we should go to Bohol. I went to this central Philippine province a decade ago, and the only thing I remembered doing was taking photos of the province’s main tourist attraction: the Chocolate Hills. They’re lovely but that was no compelling reason for me to come back. (read more here)

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Postcard Moment: Edinburgh

posted by Nina Sarmiento

The Girl Effect: How we can do small things to change the world

posted by: Prime Sarmiento

I don’t remember their names. But I remember how I met them. That was about eight years ago, the first time I traveled to Ubud, Bali.

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Q & A: Ecopreneur Darlene del Mundo talks about green travel

Darlene del Mundo is the Manila-based ecopreneur behind By Nature Handmande Soaps – a line of handmade soaps made from natural ingredients including olive oil, honey, herbs and spices. By Nature soaps have drawn a cult following among Filipina consumers, lured not only by its benefits (consumers rave that using By Nature soaps cured their skin allergies) but also by its “Go Green , Go Natural” ethic. The ten year old solo venture has since expanded, with Darlene making and selling other natural skin products such as lip balm, sunblock lotion and body moisturizer. (read more here)

“Only rich people can travel”and other “invisible scripts” that keep us from making our own journeys

posted by: Prime Sarmiento

This is what I value: That's me, backpacking in Bhutan. I'd rather spend on traveling than another worthless pair of designer shoes.

I was reading this post at I Will Teach You To be Rich the other day wherein A-list blogger Ramit Sethi talked about how watching a Bollywood movie made him think about “invisible scripts that guide our lives”: (read more here)

Writing on the Run

posted by Prime Sarmiento

One of the biggest problems that most travel writers have to deal with is, well, the problem of finding the time to write. When you’re off somewhere new and exciting, you just can’t get enough of it that sometimes, you forget why you’re there in the first place. To write of course! (read more here)