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At your starters ladies – Thailand Grand Sale has started…

Back for it’s 18th successful year, the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale has returned in 2016 and this time it is bigger and better than ever. The Sale was launched in style with an Amazing race-style shopping challenge, in which 14 teams of bloggers from across Asia and Australia raced around Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong district competing for […]

Four of the best: Family Friendly Hotels in Phuket

Phuket has many beaches, and even more hotels and resorts so it can be a tricky thing to pick the right area and the right hotel for you. Some areas are best for young party animals, some for romance, but if it’s family friendly you’re after, here are four of the best, hand-picked by family […]

Ranong Rocks (quietly)

“Ranong sneaks under the radar of the tourism monster that ate that last quiet coastal town you used to love. This Andaman Sea port, tucked in between the southernmost tip of Myanmar and Thailand’s Isthmus of Kra, gets along prosperously as a fishing and trading town.” Travel writer John Borthwick reveals a few secrets…

Kickstart your health in Koh Samui

Guest blogger Carmen Jenner kickstarts a healthy regime at wellness centre Palms Retreat in Koh Samui. The huge hill taunts ahead; wobbly from the heat. This isn’t a side to the turquoise fringed paradise of Koh Samui I had ever expected to encounter. Wellness Resort Consultant and Personal Trainer Ron Velduis soothes the climb with […]

Loved up Samui

Guest blogger Carmen Jenner explores the culinary and romantic attractions to be found in Koh Samui. The night promises all the drama of a tropical storm as palm trees bow to the tumultuous weather gods holding court. Serene skies make way for the approaching monsoon season as the rain pounds sideways into Manathai Koh Samui’s […]

Songkran: why water is at the heart of Thai culture

Thailand developed as a nation along the banks of its mighty rivers. For centuries, the kingdom’s waterways have provided Thai people with their staple foods of rice and fish, fuelled by the abundant monsoon rains that have made the land fertile. It’s little wonder then, that so many local ceremonies and traditions are water-based.