Category: Thailand

What to Wear: Thailand

Around this time last year I was wading in the water on the beaches of Thailand. Now that summer is slowly slipping away, and the whole world is planning their winter escape, I figured it was fine time to put together the necessities for any Thai vacation. Below are a few rules for packing that I found

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Go Big or Go Home

From surf to statues, Thailand definitely goes big. On the last full day in Phuket, I journeyed with my mom to the top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata to take in one of Thailand’s most recognizable landmarks, the Big Buddha. It’s pricey, but those in the know suggested that it’s best to

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Market Madness

When someone mentioned going to one of the largest seafood markets in all of Thailand, I was somewhat intrigued. Then, when they told me a train runs right through the middle of it every hour, I knew I had to go. The Maeklong Railway Market  is a big draw for tourists and for good reason.

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Island Hopping

After Bangkok it was time to head down to switch gears and head to the beach. You can get to Phuket on just about any budget, but in my opinion, to make your stay truly enjoyable, it’s important that you pick a clean, friendly, well-located resort. For an extra $40-$60/night, you see a big difference.

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Gentle Giants

Elephants in Southeast Asia are often abused, overworked, and abandoned. So, when I traveled to Thailand, it was really important that I visited an elephant sanctuary as opposed to just riding an elephant at some camp on the side of the road. After some research and talking with the concierge, I decided that a journey

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All That Glitters

My first stop in Thailand was Bangkok, where I stayed at Hotel Muse.  Located right near Siam Paragon, and within walking distance to Lumphini Park, this is a great spot to stay while in Bangkok if you are looking for something a little different from the traditional backpacking experience. The service was great and the

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