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  • Photo of Pattaya and its 7 best beaches explained

    Pattaya and its 7 best beaches explained

    Pattaya and its 7 best beaches explained There are 7 main beaches in the immediate Pattaya area, where to find the best beach for you Pattaya may have a rather nefarious reputation but if you are looking to get out of…

  • Photo of Discover Bang Saen

    Discover Bang Saen

    For us expats we are blessed with an abundance of things to see and do in Thailand and it is very much the spirit of Thaivisa’s Expat Explore campaign. We were delighted to receive this review of Bang Saen from…

  • Photo of Hot Springs, Roadside Dining to Ferry Crossing – Phuket to Koh Lanta Road Trip

    Hot Springs, Roadside Dining to Ferry Crossing – Phuket to Koh Lanta Road Trip

    My family and I flew into Phuket from Bangkok airport for a crazy low fare of 2,200 baht for all four of us, and decided to do a road trip South to Koh Lanta. Phuket was, like every tourist destination…

  • Photo of Thailand Golf – What Expats and International Visitors Really Think

    Thailand Golf – What Expats and International Visitors Really Think

    With all the recent discussions on whether Thai caddies should be compulsory, well over 2/3rds of golfers polled in Thaivisa’s Golf in Thailand Survey just published, actually agreed that Caddies do enhance their round of golf. Golf had to take…

  • Photo of Ever So Escape… Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood

    Ever So Escape… Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood

    Seeking seclusion from the Songkran (Thai New Year) water-splashing madness that occurs every year around this time, I looked to a name that inspires thoughts of luxury, sustainability and calm… The Soneva brand is synonymous with effortless luxury, and Soneva…

  • Photo of A History Lesson at the JEATH War Museum

    A History Lesson at the JEATH War Museum

    Today I want to visit the last places in my travel schedule here in Kanchanaburi. I rent a bicycle near the guesthouse. The program includes the Wat Khao Pun cave and the JEATH War Museum. Wat Khao Pun was used…

  • Photo of Giving For Good Kharma

    Giving For Good Kharma

    Thailand is a stunning vacation destination for so many from around the globe. Friendly people, resplendent culture, beautiful landscapes, tropical beaches and a real sense of community abound. While Thailand gives so much to smile about to so many, there…

  • Photo of Rockclimbing in Krabi, Thailand

    Rockclimbing in Krabi, Thailand

    Almost every climber with outdoor aspirations has either been to, or dreams of scaling the rocks in, the southern Thailand paradise of Krabi, adorned with dramatic rocky landscapes, thick jungle and epic off-shore island vistas… One of my personal favourites…

  • Photo of The Erawan Falls near Kanchanaburi

    The Erawan Falls near Kanchanaburi

    A sole passenger in a mini-van to Kanchanaburi Visiting the Erawan Falls is the last destination of my Thailand journey. At the tourist office, it appears that I am the only one who wants to travel from Ayutthaya to Kanchanaburi…

  • Photo of Remembering Wally Sanger of Ko Kradan, Hawaii and the open seas

    Remembering Wally Sanger of Ko Kradan, Hawaii and the open seas

    Last week I wrote about Ko Mook, the first island that I visited on my very first assignment for Travelfish back in October 2011. It started a three-week swing through nine islands in the Lower Thai Andaman — and that whole trip turned me into…

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