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Celebrate Loi Krathong all over Thailand!

Loi Krathong, one of the most vibrant and stunning festivals in Thailand is just around the corner. Here’s a guide to where to celebrate Loi Krathing all over Thailand and even in Sydney, Australia.

On the 25th November, people all over Thailand will float their Krathong (small floating vessels made from banana leafs) down a river or pond to pay respect to the Lord Buddha and seek forgiveness from the goddess of water for any misdeeds against her.

And last Saturday, Sydneysiders joined in the celebrations as the Parramatta River foreshore came to life with light, colour and energy. Read More


Koh Kret, Thailand’s unknown island

Koh Kret is a hidden gem that many international guests will not have heard of, although it is in fact the closest island to Bangkok. Travel writer Gary Walsh went exploring there recently.

Koh Kret is by no means your typical Thai island. There are no beaches, no elephant rides, no nightclub areas, and no full moon parties. And unlike Phuket or Koh Samui there’s no instant name recognition. So where is Koh Kret?

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Historic 137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai

Travel writer Julie Miller visits a hotel in Chiang Mai that has raised the bar in boutique luxury.

In the days of King Rama V, the status of a homeowner was measured by the number of ornate columns found in his house. The elegant teak building that forms the centrepiece of Chiang Mai’s most luxurious boutique hotel features 137 pillars – hence its unusual name, 137 Pillars House. Read More


Spice I Am: a taste of Ratchaburi in downtown Sydney

Sydney-based travel blogger Deborah Dickson-Smith didn’t have to travel far to taste some truly authentic Thai food in Sydney. Sujet Saenkham’s Spice I Am restaurants can now be found in 5 Sydney locations.

Sujet Saenkham’s first restaurant, Spice I Am on Darlinghurst Rd opened in 2004 and this remains ‘home-base’ for Sujet, although he now owns five restaurants and spends his time floating between them. Read More


5 of the best: stylish hotels in Bangkok

Travel writer Julie Miller looks at five stylish hotels in Bangkok where the design is far from ordinary. 

Bangkok is a stylish city; its residents dress smartly, are concerned with their appearance, and love to be seen in fashionable and trend-setting restaurants and bars.

For travellers who care about aesthetics and design, there are some fabulous hotels to stay in which won’t necessarily break the budget. Here are some of my favourites: Read More


TBEX hits Thailand

More than 600 bloggers are expected to attend the Travel Blog Exchange Asia (TBEX Asia) this week.

TBEX was first held in 2008 and has been organised annually in Europe and the United States. As attendance has grown significantly, the organisers decided to venture into Asia in recognition of the immense market potential and high growth in visitor arrivals. Read More


Robin Shultz headlines gay travel experience TropOut in Phuket

Brand-new sophisticated global gay travel experience, TropOut, is excited to announce German electronic DJ and producer Robin Schulz as its headline act for its inaugural experience April 3 – 9, 2016, in Phuket, Thailand.

Having topped the charts across Europe and boasting numerous top 10 hits in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand including Prayer in C, Sugar, Headlights, Waves and Sun Goes Down, Grammy nominated Schulz will be headlining TropOut’s opening party at XANA Beach Club in breathtaking Phuket.

Robin Schulz 2015

With its motto “chill, party and explore”, TropOut was founded as a modern and refined style of gay travel, comprised of equal parts relaxing in a soothing and comfortable environment, partying with friends and getting out to explore a new or favourite destination.

Founder and Managing Director Aaron Zoanetti is excited by Schulz’s headlining of the event’s entertainment program.

“We’re incredibly thrilled that an artist the caliber of Robin Schulz will be the centerpiece of TropOut’s opening party”, says Zoanetti.

“Robin’s sound fits the contemporary TropOut brand perfectly. We’re sure Robin will take TropOut’s opening party to another level!”

For his part, Schulz is looking forward to bringing his iconic sound to an equally idyllic setting.

“I think my music is a perfect fit for an event like TropOut,” says Schulz.

“One of the perks of my job is playing in some really fantastic venues and locations, and the beaches of Thailand are going to be a really electrifying place to perform.”

Xana Beach Club Phuket

Thailand, with its breath-taking beaches, enchanting culture, amazing cuisine and the open and accepting nature of its people, will welcome gay travelers from all over the world for TropOut Thailand 2016.

Up to 1100 discerning travelers will flock to Bang Tao Beach in Thailand’s balmy southern Phuket, where idyllic five-star Angsana Laguna Phuket will play host to the chic travel experience, allowing visitors to relax in a luxurious yet comfortable setting.

TropOut guests will also be offered exclusive access to premier beach clubs, where an array of entertainment, premier events and the beats of international DJs will take the party to another level.

A six-night package for TropOut beings at USD$995 per person (triple share).

For further information on TropOut visit