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)

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“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)

Postcard Moment: Temple of Zeus in Athens

photo by Nina Sarmiento

Quickie: 48 Hours In… Athens

text and photos by Nina Sarmiento

Despite the hustle and bustle typical of any growing metropolis, Athens managed to retain some of its rustic charm – public parks filled with palm trees, tavernas and cafes in every corner. Then there’s the vibrant streets of Monastiraki and the numerous historic ruins that best define Greek capital. (read more here)


Postcard Moment: Ubud Art Market

photo by Prime Sarmiento

The colorful Pasar Seni (Art Market) in Ubud, Bali

Quickie: 48 Hours (to Eat, Pray, Love) in Ubud

text and photos by Prime Sarmiento


I consider Ubud in Bali, Indonesia my spiritual home, a place to center myself. Whenever I can spare the time and money, I travel to Ubud, to help me cope with frustrations and pressures. To nurture my writing. To have some breathing space. To hone my spirituality.(read more here)

Postcard Moment:Goa Gajah in Bali, Indonesia

photo by: Prime Sarmiento

The Goa Gajah, better known as Elephant Cave, is located near Ubud, Bali. Ancient sacred site.

Q & A: Janet De Neefe talks about the Ubud Writers Festival

interview by: Prime Sarmiento

Janet de Neefe is the founder and festival director of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, an annual literary festival held every October in Bali, Indonesia. (read more here)

Finding the time for travel writing

I love to travel and I love to write about it because it’s the best way for me to communicate what I felt, seen, heard, tasted as a true blue gypsygal. (read more here)

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