The most stunning dive sites in Thailand

The most stunning dive sites in Thailand

With over 3000 kilometers of coastline, Thailand has some of the most amazing beaches on the planet, but it's not the the palm-fringed strips of soft sand that attract tourists - what lies beyond the beach, under the water, is just as amazing. Coral reefs and the occasional ship wreck make every single scuba dive on the coast of Thailand an unforgettable experience. While most scuba diving spots in Thailand are pretty great, some of them are world-class destinations that offer the opportunit... [ read more ]

Fun outdoor activities in Thailand

Fun outdoor activities in Thailand

When you're in Thailand, you can't help but spend much of your day outdoors, and there's no reason you'd want to stay inside in a country with this much natural beauty! The beaches of Thailand are too tempting to resist, and many of the most interesting sights in the country are outdoors. But if just spending time in the sun is not enough for you anymore, you could try to do something a bit more adventurous that will take you out of your hotel room. Thailand is the perfect destination for al... [ read more ]

Chiang Mai's elephant sanctuary

Chiang Mai’s elephant sanctuary

The Asian elephant is the only type of elephant to live in Asia, and also the largest creature that lives on the continent. Asian elephants are an endangered species, and most people rarely get to see them in zoos, nevermind in the wild. However, if your travels take you to Chiang Mai, you can get up close and personal with these majestic animals, and interact with them personally, and not from behind a fence either. Chiang Mai's elephant sanctuary, the Elephant Nature Park, is one of the la... [ read more ]

A guide to nightlife in Koh Samui

A guide to nightlife in Koh Samui

It's hard to believe that only four decades ago Koh Samui was a barely known destination where even backpackers were scant. Today, Thailand's second largest island has become the kind of place that is equally sought after by rough traveling backpackers and wealthy luxury travelers. The appeal of Samui lies in its beaches - many of them have gone a long way since they were discovered in the 70's, but some some still retain the simplicity and peace than made them famous in the first place. Sam... [ read more ]

The absolute best beaches in Thailand

The absolute best beaches in Thailand

If you've already been to Thailand or if you are planning to visit it, then you've already heard about some of the places where you can find the most beautiful beaches in the country. Islands like Koh Samui and Phuket have quite a few famous beaches, but what about an all-Thailand top of the best spots for beach-bumming. If you have high standards when it comes to beaches and you only want the best there is, then you will have a hard time deciding where to go, because in Thailand there are m... [ read more ]

A guide to nightlife in Koh Phangan

A guide to nightlife in Koh Phangan

Beautiful sandy beaches, blue waters, sunshine, coconut trees and some of the biggest, craziest parties this side of the equator - that is some of the simplest ways to describe the essence of Koh Phangan. Of course, this Thai island is much more than that: there is culture, cuisine and natural wonders among the many attractions of Koh Phangan, but the majority of the travelers who end up on the island come for the nightlife. The (in)famous full-moon parties that take place once a month in Ko... [ read more ]

The best budget eats in Chiang Mai

The best budget eats in Chiang Mai

While Bangkok is the favorite haunt of travelers who come to Thailand mainly for shopping and nightlife, Chiang Mai is the quieter version of the Thai capital, with less blinding bustle and perhaps less neon lights, but with an even stronger historical heritage, more green spaces and a modern side that is on par with any other metropolis in Asia. Chiang Mai has a stunning historic center and has almost as many temples as Bangkok, lively and colorful markets where you can stock up on souvenir... [ read more ]

The most beautiful temples in Bangkok

The most beautiful temples in Bangkok

Bangkok is a backpacker's paradise and since backpackers are a penny-pinching sort, they will often seek out the type of attractions that don't requre any entry fees. In very popular travel destinations you'll have a hard time looking for sights that are free, but large cities are a good bet if you want to have a nice sightseeing trip without spending much money. The diversity of Bangkok is a goldmine for the budget-conscious traveler, because there will always be interesting things that you... [ read more ]