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From gorgeous islands and beaches to the dense green jungle, Thailand has amazing food, genuine people, a rich Buddhist culture, and the type of affordability that will have you living like a king. Thailand is a magical place with so much to see.

Visit remarkable temples, ride motorbikes, play with elephants, scuba dive in the waters, or party until the sun comes up. Just make sure you spend enough time here, so you can explore each and every happy corner of the country. They don’t call it the Land of Smiles for nothing!

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Birds' eye view of Bangkok

6 Classic Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Visit to Bangkok

Bangkok is a city like no other. Whether you love it or hate it, you’re bound to make a few mistakes when you first visit—I sure did. If you’re new to Bangkok, these are six mistakes you don’t want to make. Sputtering tuk-tuks, the chaotic bustle of the night markets, finger-licking street food, Buddhist temples of […]

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Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Thailand has adventure at every bend. From rock climbing without ropes to scuba diving without a tank, there is no shortage of adventurous things to do in Thailand that will push you to your very limits. Ten years ago my mother offered to take me on a holiday to Australia. That’s a hell of an offer, […]

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Eating With Locals: The Best Part of Traveling in Thailand

Eating With Locals: The Best Part of Traveling in Thailand

It was our second week in Thailand, and so far we were loving every minute of it. After spending time in Bangkok, Khao Yai, and Phuket, we were finally in the one place I had heard so much about, but knew nothing: Chiang Mai. Many of our friends who had previously visited Thailand told us the best things […]

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Taking the Slow Boat From Thailand to Laos (and Trying to Bribe the Border Patrol)

“No no–you don’t come! No paper in passport!” The Thai man at the border between Thailand and Laos had begun shouting at a Canadian girl at our table. He had been organizing all of our passports, and preparing our visas, when those very unfortunate words sliced the air. Her jaw dropped open as her eyes […]

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20 Killer Photos of Thailand

20 Killer Photos of Thailand

I spent one month in Thailand, traversing the islands and beaches of the south, all the way up to the jungles of the north. Due to the relative ease of access (Bangkok has two major international airports), cheap prices and delicious food, Thailand has become a hotspot for tourism. It’s host to some of the world’s […]

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Entering the Sathorn Unique, the Abandoned Ghost Skyscraper in Bangkok

Entering the Sathorn Unique, the Abandoned Ghost Skyscraper in Bangkok

I had heard mutterings about an abandoned skyscraper in Bangkok. It was rumored to be haunted and forsaken. If I wanted to enter, I was going to have to sneak in through holes in the rusty fence and bribe the group of junkies who guarded the first floor. I would have to enter the car park across the street, cross […]

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More From Southeast Asia

The chaotic streets of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City: A Chaotic City of Colors and Contrasts

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is one of the most chaotic and contrasting places in the world. With a difficult past, yet bright hopes for the future, the people of Ho Chi Minh are some of the strongest and most humble I’ve ever encountered. Incense drifts from the temples of Ho Chi Minh City, floating from ancient […]

Birds' eye view of Bangkok

6 Classic Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Visit to Bangkok

Bangkok is a city like no other. Whether you love it or hate it, you’re bound to make a few mistakes when you first visit—I sure did. If you’re new to Bangkok, these are six mistakes you don’t want to make. Sputtering tuk-tuks, the chaotic bustle of the night markets, finger-licking street food, Buddhist temples of […]

Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Thailand has adventure at every bend. From rock climbing without ropes to scuba diving without a tank, there is no shortage of adventurous things to do in Thailand that will push you to your very limits. Ten years ago my mother offered to take me on a holiday to Australia. That’s a hell of an offer, […]

Eating With Locals: The Best Part of Traveling in Thailand

Eating With Locals: The Best Part of Traveling in Thailand

It was our second week in Thailand, and so far we were loving every minute of it. After spending time in Bangkok, Khao Yai, and Phuket, we were finally in the one place I had heard so much about, but knew nothing: Chiang Mai. Many of our friends who had previously visited Thailand told us the best things […]

9 Ways to Seek Adventure in Laos

9 Ways to Seek Adventure in Laos

Laos is making a name for itself as a destination for thrill-seekers and adventurers, with many activities centered around the scenic area of Vang Vieng. If you’re heading to Laos in search of adventure, here are some activities you might want to try. 1. Ziplining Can there be any greater thrill than whizzing over the […]

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Volunteering in Cambodia: When Second Chances Change the World

I spent eight days volunteering in Cambodia with Hands on Journeys. Voluntourism is a difficult topic to address, but if it’s done in a sustainable and responsible way it can make a big difference. We might even be able to change the world, one village at a time. When Simla Sooboodoo snapped out of it, […]

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