Travel Articles

We have travel guides for places to go and stay, where to shop and eat, things to do and see, and budget advice or money saving tips. It doesn’t matter what sort of vacation you’re planning, whether you will be cruising the Gulf Of Thailand searching for an island getaway, a weekend trip or a long vacation,a backpacking trip or around the world jaunt, with your family or friends or even by yourself.

“Venice of the East”, “the Big Mango” and so on. Over the years Bangkok has been lumbered with several farang-concocted sub-titles.

The Hana Highway, Hawaii’s most beautiful drive, is making a fool of me. This tenacious, twisting road clings to the northeast coast of the island of Maui…..

Philippines:The call of the Isles

An archipelago of cathedrals and beauty queens, spas, bars and whale sharks. Toss in fiestas, coups and volcanos, and the Philippines can seem like a brew of magical realism. 

With flights to Istanbul costing from as little as 18,000 Baht and the visa waiver for Thai citizens, Istanbul has become a very accessible holiday destination for Expats and Thais alike.

The daisy-chain islands of the Maldives are famous for romantic resorts. But after you’ve done the eat-drink-get frisky thing, what else is there to do? Try these.

Tourism plays an important role in the Asia Pacific region. For many countries it is the leading revenue generator.

Vientiane, Mekong Capital of Calm.

Ho Phakeo temple, a guide told me this had been home to Bangkok’s famed Emerald Buddha until a Siamese army carried it off in 1779. 

The V20 Boutique Hotel and Why It Is Unique.

If you are looking for accommodation in Bangkok and fancy something a little different why not select a Boutique Hotel? 

Having lived in Pattaya for a number of years April is a time of year that I have come to love and hate. 

Two Andaman sles, Koh Phayam and its snoozy neighbour, Koh Chang 

Thailand’s urban jungles are full of curious creatures, but the outdoors have even better ones (usually with four legs), not to mention close encounters of the elephant kind.

A rolling thunder of hooves and thoroughbred snorting drowns the furious whack of mallets against a red ball. 

They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Bangkok ‘Nostalgia’ Hotels

Next time you strike it rich — thanks to a generous aunt or (shock!) your own hard work 

You’ve seen movies like Blue Crush and Point Break, and you’d like to try riding few waves – and where better to learn to surf than in Bali?

The scene looks like an old-time Christmas card come to life, plus shopping.

When one looks at Wat Láan Kùat today it’s obvious that the monks took their recycling duties very seriously. 

I have never considered how much work and effort actually goes into building, maintaining and  running this rainforest zip-line course.

“Definitely the least known of your options, Koh Si Chang offers the most traditional experience you can ask for.”

World renowned Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is best described as the biggest, the best and the most beautiful botanical garden in all of Southeast Asia. 

I had forgotten just how much there is to see in the province of Chachoengsao. 

So, what to do when the rain is falling? If you’re a scuba diver, then getting wet is hardly a big deal.

“Definitely the least known of your options, Koh Si Chang offers the most traditional experience you can ask for.”

The province of Prachuap Khiri Khan is like its full name, long and lyrical. 

Ride the rails from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Thailand’s most popular — and best fun — train journey.

“But where are they?” is the first response you get to most mentions of Nan or Phrae

Over the twenty years that I have visited and lived on Koh Chang, its evolution has been predictable but thankfully sympathetic