5 Travel Sins That Will Kill Your Experience On the Backpacker Circuit

Backpacking around the world, whether in Southeast Asia, Europe, or South America, is a dream that so many citizens of first world countries indulge, yet so many never act on these dreams. You are one of the few who is embracing life and going to see the world, and that right there is an amazing step. You’ll see things you’ve never dreamed, do things you’ve never though […]

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My Night of Adventure in the Middle of Thailand’s Political Upheaval

I wrote some time ago about the political situation here in Thailand—well, actually, I haven’t covered the actual politics of the political situation, because frankly, I don’t think I know enough about it to comment and often Westerners who live here and voice opinions about the government can often be frowned upon. I can understand why some would voice their opinions anyhow because they do live here, but in […]

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Maya Bay- Thailand

There are so many amazing places to go in Thailand and Maya Bay should be one polace you do not miss out on. Although it’s nice to travel off the beaten path this is just one of those tourist hot spots that everyone who visits the South of Thailand should to go to spend the day. If you are the type of person who doesn’t want to do the normal […]

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Beggars in Thailand—What’s the Real Story?

One of the most difficult things about staying in this country, or any poor country, are the beggars (or I suppose, to be more accurate, the poverty). You’ll find them trolling any of the tourist areas and even around the university bars here in Chiang Mai, going from bar to bar with their cups and bowls and asking for change. Some are mothers with babies in their arms. Some are […]

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Thailand Side Trips—Where Can You Go From Here?

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One great aspect of living or traveling for longer periods of time in Thailand is its prime location. While Bangkok is an international hub and this country is one of the most livable (while still affordable) in the Southeast Asia region, there are some really fascinating destinations that are a cheap flight and a few hours away. If you have the time, it would really pay to go check out […]

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Quick Tip on Banking in Thailand

If you’re coming through Thailand and planning to stay for a while as opposed to just cruising through, you might be looking for a place to bank in Thailand. So I thought I’d just take a minute to give a quick tip.
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The Tiger Kingdom, Chiang Mai: Your Ultimate Tiger Experience

The Tiger Kingdom, Chiang Mai: Your Ultimate Tiger Experience

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I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who have heard of The Tiger Temple in Thailand, but there’s somewhat of a hidden gem up north in Chiang Mai if you’re looking for the ultimate tiger experience!
It’s called The Tiger Kingdom and it’s just outside of […]

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Asia Hotel Rooms: What kind of accommodation is right for you?

If you’re planning a trip to Southeast Asia it’s good to know that you have a few different options for accommodation. Whether you are looking for a luxury resort, budget hotel, or penny pinching hostels there will always be plenty of accommodation to suit your needs.
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I’m going backpacking and I want to know how much time I need?

You hear it time and time again, without fail. An excited young backpacker is telling people about the amazing trip they are about to go on for the next 6 weeks and they ramble off a list of 10-13 different cities, often spread over several different countries. It makes sense right? See as much as I possibly can while I’m away?
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How to Get a Free Thai Language Teacher

For me, learning a language offers a much-needed insight into a new country, and I personally believe you can never truly understand a new culture unless you learn the language.
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