Posts Tagged‘Thailand’

4 Surprisingly Inexpensive Travel Experiences Abroad

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The American dollar is fighting its way back up the food chain and exchange rates offer longer and less expensive travel experiences. People are getting the chance to take the time to appreciate their surroundings without the stress of running out of money. Wise travelers also worry less about saving money and more about spending their money wisely when they get to their destination. If you want to be like these smart travelers, you need to know how to budget your money. With the following three destinations, you’ll find a recurring theme: live like the locals. Consider these insider tips…

The Most Wonderful 5 Islands in Thailand You Have to Visit before You Die

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Thailand’s islands certainly seem to be pulled out of a fairy tale. Turquoise waters, rustic beach shacks, white sands, hammocks lazily swaying between palm trees – just the thought of it all makes you want to pack your bags, get your summer travel insurance, and hop on a plane to enjoy the most amazing vacation ever! Each island has its own charm and unique traits, so where should you go? Check out some of the most wonderful Islands in Thailand and decide for yourself! 1. Ko Lipe Settled by sea gypsies, the island is part of the Adang-Rawi Archipelago, and…

15 of The Best Cities in The World from Full-Time Vagabonds!

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Have you ever been to a new city and instantly felt some sort of indescribable connection? Walked down a quaint street as you saw apartments with signs for rent and began to imagine yourself chilling on the stoop having a cold one with your awesome neighbors? Caught a smile from the opposite sex (or same) and thought, wow, I could actually live here! While the thought of putting down permanent roots somewhere is still a horrifying notion for many of us below, it’s nice to “pretend” once in a while, so without further ado,  here is a selection of 15 of the best…

Why Thailand is Awesome – Markets! (Cicada Market Edition)

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I’ve spent a lot of time in Thailand recently and it’s starting to feel like my hub. It’s just so easy to live here, get around (once you know how to that is), eat, have fun, relax, turn up, whatever! Thailand has it all. One of my favorite aspects about Thailand is its market culture. Before you roll your eyes (and I would too), know markets in Thailand are different than anywhere else in the world that you’ve probably experienced one. The last thing I need in my life is to buy a bunch of chintzy crap, crawl through an…

Scuba Diving Around Beautiful Koh Phi Phi in Thailand!

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So I’ve been spending a few days hanging out in Ao Nang, Krabi province in Thailand this week. The area is beautiful, punctuated by almost vertical limestone cliffs and mountains that run from the mainland right up to the ocean’s edge. Krabi is also very accessible as there is an international airport with direct flights to Bangkok, Singapore and a few other places. Given I just spent the time to finally get scuba certified, I figured I should give a dive a shot outside the loving sweet embrace of my instructor, Big Joe. I went to a couple dive shops…

5 Amazing Travel Pictures from Amateur Photographers

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Looking for some inspiration heading into the upcoming summer holiday season? The following are some of the most amazing travel pictures that I have seen from amateur photographers over the past few months. I’ve shared them so you can get started with the process of dreaming up your next big adventure. Check it out below… 1) Free range elephants enjoy a pasture in Northern Thailand While much of Thailand’s large mammals have found it hard to exist wild and free in the few remaining wildernesses in this nation of 70 million people, there are efforts to boost the population of…

Riding the Mae Hong Son Loop on a Motorcycle!

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I just completed the Mae Hong Son loop, a bad ass 600 km, 4 or 5 day road trip (depending how fast you want to go) in the mountainous province of Mae Hong Son in northwest Thailand. The route is popular with motorcycle enthusiasts like myself for its beautiful mountain and bucolic scenery, very well-maintained roads, technical passes and of course, nice places to rest for the evenings with cold beers and chill vibes. Most people start in the popular city of Chiang Mai (2nd biggest city in Thailand) as you can fly there easily and find multiple shops to…

Exploring Historic Phuket Town, Thailand

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The lion share of people who go to Phuket, Thailand can be categorized pretty easily. You have lots of dirty old men heading to Patong Beach to get raucous with pros, Russians who plan to bake in Speedos on Karon or Kata beach, and backpackers who are there to spend one night before or after visiting one of the islands. I have been to Phuket three times now and have explored pretty extensively. It’s actually an island, but is connected to the main land by a bridge. I seem to find myself there more often than not because they have…