Gretchen Filart Dublin

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Gretchen Filart Dublin is a freelance travel writer. She studied biology and nursing but later on decided to follow her bliss. Her travel narratives can also be found on her blog,

Southeast Asian Tourism Gems Shine in 30th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence 2017

ON August 8 the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) came to a historical turning point as it marked its golden anniversary. Culminating in a gala dinner in Hotel Borobodur’s Flores Ballroom in Jakarta, Indonesia, the event was celebrated in conjunction with the 30th Asean Tourism Association (Aseanta) Awards for Excellence, a yearly celebration that recognizes exceptional artworks and programs that promote tourism development in Southeast Asia, both by public and private groups

Finding peace, culture and wellness at Nurture Farmacy

HEDGED by trees and shrubs, the vast and winding pathways in Nurture Farmacy are a welcome treat from the ultracontemporary façade of the city. The farmacy rests only a couple of blocks away from Magallanes Square, yet stepping foot onto its 4,000-square-meter expanse, one feels like he is in an entirely new world, away from the urbanized city where it resides.

World Travel Expo 2016 presents Philippines’s biggest travel fair

WORLD travel is set to become even more exciting as the first World Travel Expo 2016 unveils on October 7 at the Convention Center in Pasay City. The three-day travel fair will gather over 120 exhibitors from the local and international travel and hospitality industry, including airlines, hotels and resorts, cruise lines, travel-insurance providers, travel agencies and tastemakers, making it one of the biggest local trade fairs this year.