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Q&A: Everything You Want to Know About a Thailand Vacation…

You’ve heard the rumors…

Thailand is one of the best destinations in the world known for its gorgeous beaches, ancient temples, and mouth-watering cuisine.

But you know what?

The rumors are true.

Oh, and did we mention it’s also jaw-droppingly cheap?

Laurence Bradford lived in Thailand for nine months; the first five months she taught in a rural village and the last three months she lived the city life in Bangkok.  She’s seen it all and share her insider tips on everything you need to know for your Thailand vacation in this exclusive interview…

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Diana’s Guide to Responsible Tourism…

You’re a responsible person, right?

You make your bed, complete work on time, are punctual for appointments, vote at every election – the list goes on.

But how responsible are you when you travel?

Responsible tourism creates better places for people to live and visit and is a growing trend.

Diana Edelman is a self-declared responsible tourist who’s on a mission to educate fellow travelers on the importance of responsible tourism.

Learn more about Diana, responsible tourism and how you can get involved…

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Sea Kayaking; Phang Nga, Thailand

Phang-Nga – located just 59 miles (95 km) from Phuket – is a highlight for many travelers to Thailand.

Why?

Some say its the province’s numerous limestone cliffs, strange rock formations, and underwater caves; others argue it’s Phang-nga’s (pronounced “fang naa”) blue-green waters, killer kayaking and dense collection of mangroves on this collection of islands.Continue

Love Shopping? The Chatuchak Weekend Market Can Help You…

Bangkok…

The second largest city in South East Asia and the heart of Thailand…

Pumping goods into and mainly out of the country accounting for 16% of the country’s GDP.

In layman terms…

Thailand produces a lot of inexpensive stuff, making it one of the best shopping destinations in the world!

And what better way to bargain shop than at Chatuchak Weekend Market – the largest market in Thailand.Continue

Scuba Dive; Ko Tao, Thailand

Ko Tao – which means “Turtle Island” – is highly regarded for its snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing.

There are two reasons for this. First,  Ko Tao, Thailand has an abundance of coral ensures plenty of marine life – including grouper, moray eels, angelfish, stingrays, reef sharks and even whale sharks – will be circling the coral in search of food. The second reason is its location: Ko Tao is three to seven hours by boat from the mainland, which helps keep day-trippers away. In other words: serious divers only.

Well… not really.

This remote location has also kept development – and therefore, costs – down. Ko Tao has become one of the premier spots in Thailand to get certified for scuba diving, thanks largely to the fact it’s cheaper than Ko Samui or Ko Pha Ngan.

Many people who backpacked here in their twenties are now returning with their families. Travelers in search of peace and quiet should head to Chalok Baan Khao, located on the south end of the island.Continue