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Ethical elephant encounters in Thailand

Support elephant camps and sanctuaries that put the welfare of their animals first, advises Julie Miller. Elephants and Thailand are closely intertwined – pachyderms have helped shape the Kingdom of Thailand, are part of its history and culture, and are an important element of its tourism industry.

Howie’s Homestay, Chiang Mai

Julie Miller discovers the ultimate in luxury and exclusivity at a private guesthouse in Chiang Mai. Browsing through accommodation listings for Chiang Mai, you might come across a homestay called Howie’s Place. Sounds like a friendly, humble abode, right?

Medical Travel to Thailand

Guest blogger John Borthwick recently inspected several major Bangkok hospitals specialising in “medical tourism” and spoke to post-op clients. “You might call us the Sisterhood of the Travelling Boobs,” jokes Jacky*, 40, from Perth. She is one ten women I meet recuperating in an upmarket Bangkok hotel who have undergone elective medical or dental procedures […]

Resort Review: Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach

Travel blogger Thatraveller, Holly O’Sullivan, recently sampled the family friendly attributes of the Holiday Inn Mai Khao, in Phuket. Here’s her verdict. A few steps from Mai Khao Beach, the Holiday Inn Mai Khao is everything you expect from a family-friendly hotel – and to make it even more appealing, kids stay, play and eat […]

Koh Phayam – still like Koh Samui in the 70s?

Travel writer Ian Neubauer revisits and old love, Koh Phayam, and discovers while quite a lot has changed over ten years, it’s original charm remains.  Ten years have passed since I first encountered Koh Phayam. After seeing it described in a brochure I found lying on a table in a cafe in Bangkok’s Khaosan Road […]

Fascinating Sukhothai

Travel writer Julie Miller explore the World Heritage-listed ancient sites of Sukhothai in Central Thailand. When it comes to historical monuments, Thailand isn’t the first country that comes to mind – Cambodia, perhaps, or maybe Egypt win those honours. But Thailand has two major ancient sites, both World Heritage-listed and well worth the effort of exploring […]

Ratchaprasong – tourists say it will not affect their travel plans.

Thai News Agency interviewed several international visitors to Bangkok and asked them if the incident at Ratchaprasong had affected their future travel plans to Thailand. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, with most visitors saying their love for Thailand and the Thai people was stronger than any fear an incident like this might create.

From Hua Hin to Bangkok with Not Quite Nigella

Food and travel blogger Not Quite Nigella recently visited Hua Hin, and travelled from there to Bangkok, exploring the food, markets and attractions along the way. Fleeing the cold is a priority come every Winter. Try as I might to become a Winter person, the sun and warmth of tropical countries beckons and one of […]