For years, friends of mine have been encouraging me to try scuba diving. I have always been hesitant – my first love is whitewater kayaking and that sport dominates most of my spare time (and money!). With over a month remaining until our kayaks arrive in Thailand by sea freight, I finally gave scuba diving a try. Continue reading Scuba Diving in Pattaya, Thailand
Located 97 kilometers north of Kanchanaburi, the 5 kilometer in-and-out hike in Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park (also known as Tham Than Lot National Park) is one of our favorite hikes in Thailand. The trail is not too long or too difficult – it is a perfect relaxing and energizing nature hike. Continue reading Hidden Gem: Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park, Thailand
We originally planned to drive down to Koh Samui for a 7 day visit, but the weather was not cooperating with us! Rain was in the forecast every day, much of it very heavy. Not only would that make the island stay less pleasant, the drive could be treacherous. Continue reading Hua Hin, Thailand – Rainy Season Plan B!
Southern Thailand’s famous beaches are some of the finest in the world. We wanted to visit Southern Thailand’s Phuket and Phang Nga regions with their abundant sandy beaches. We started planning our trip by monitoring airlines for special deals, but it always seemed that when we tried to snag one, it was too late. We started to wonder if it was even possible to get one… Continue reading Khao Lak, Thailand – Off-season Getaway
Koh Chang, Thailand’s third largest island, is the perfect beach destination for an independent road trip from Bangkok. It is located 320 kilometers (5 hours) from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport in the Gulf of Thailand near the border of Cambodia. Continue reading Koh Chang, Thailand
Our 2687 KM / 1669 Mile road trip originated in Bangkok and headed north along the Burmese border. We traveled the western and northern portions of the Mae Hong Son Loop before heading north through Chiang Dao to the Golden Triangle. We finished our trip in Chiang Rai before returning to Bangkok. Continue reading Northwest Thailand Road Trip
Located 2-3 hours from Bangkok, Kanchanaburi is famous for its role in World War II and the start of the Thai-Burma Railway. Known as the Death Railroad, it was constructed in part by Allied soldiers under forced labor by the Japanese in 1943. Continue reading Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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