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Sipping Coconuts and Snorkeling on Koh Bon Island, Phuket

Sipping Coconuts and Snorkeling on Koh Bon Island, Phuket

Years ago we heard about a nearly deserted island off the southern coast of Phuket. It’s the perfect place to snorkel, sunbathe, and day drink with gorgeous views of the clear waters and distant islands.…

A Tourist’s Guide to Chartering a Yacht in Thailand

A Tourist’s Guide to Chartering a Yacht in Thailand

There are many great reasons to visit Thailand. It’s rich in culture, history, nature and cuisine. And the large majority of people have a fantastic time. A select few of us get to visit such…

Doing Business Vs. Working in Thailand: Key Differences & Visa Requirements

Doing Business Vs. Working in Thailand: Key Differences & Visa Requirements

There’s often some confusion regarding conducting business in Thailand versus working in Thailand. For example… What visa would you require if you were coming to Thailand to meet with export companies? What if you were…

Thailand Marathon Guide: The Best Races, Month-By-Month

Thailand Marathon Guide: The Best Races, Month-By-Month

Known for its colourful people, awesome beaches and sumptuous cuisine, Thailand isn’t a country people generally associate with exercise. However, you might be surprised to find out that Thailand has a formidable year-round race circuit…

The A-to-Z of Overstay: Rules, Fines, Bans, Detention & More

The A-to-Z of Overstay: Rules, Fines, Bans, Detention & More

If you’re new to Thailand then you probably don’t know too much about overstaying your visa. If you’ve made a few trips back-and-forth already, you may have heard the term but probably aren’t  au fait…

Shipping a Motorcycle in Thailand by Mail

Shipping a Motorcycle in Thailand by Mail

Shipping a motorcycle in Thailand is a lot easier than it sounds and probably less expensive than you’d think. There’s transport by train, in the luggage section under a VIP bus, by private courier, or…

The Thai Visa Re-Entry Permit Guide

The Thai Visa Re-Entry Permit Guide

For those who have decided to make Thailand their long-term (or semi-long-term) home, there’s always the issue of balancing your visa type with the frequency you’d like to leave the Kingdom. And while it’s not…

Mu Koh Lanta National Park Guide

Mu Koh Lanta National Park Guide

On the southern tip of the island of Koh Lanta, Thailand lies the beautiful Mu Koh Lanta National Park. Green trees, clear seas, rapid waterfalls, and exotic animals inhabit each of the 16 islands where…

Discover a Different Side of Thailand with “One Night Stay with Locals”

Discover a Different Side of Thailand with “One Night Stay with Locals”

From southern provinces such as Phang Nga and Chumphon to the more remote northern provinces of Lampang and Nan, thirteen destinations have been carefully chosen by the Tourism Authority of Thailand as part of a…

Get a TransferWise Borderless Bank Account & Receive, Send & Spend Money Abroad

Get a TransferWise Borderless Bank Account & Receive, Send & Spend Money Abroad

Those of you familiar with TransferWise will know that it is the cheapest way to transfer money between countries. It helps you avoid bank fees and gives you the real exchange rate. I have written…

Three Day Phuket Itinerary for Thrill Seekers

Three Day Phuket Itinerary for Thrill Seekers

I recently took a trip to experience a totally different side of Phuket – one that isn’t entirely centered on a stay on the beach. Instead, it’s designed with active, thrill-seeking travelers in mind. I had…

10 Reasons You Should Never Ride Elephants In Thailand & What to Do Instead

10 Reasons You Should Never Ride Elephants In Thailand & What to Do Instead

If there’s one symbol that’s synonymous with the Kingdom of Smiles, it’s the elephant. Emblazoned on t-shirts, acting as the mascot of the kingdom’s (arguably) best beer, and tattooed on the ankles of visiting wanderers,…

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