On an island renowned for pristine beaches and sapphire seas, you would expect visitors to Thailand’s Koh Samui to spend all of their waking hours near the shore. However, there’s also lush rainforest that’s equally enticing for adventurous travellers, and the holiday gurus over at Expedia Australia have all the top tips. Whether by boot or by bike, you’ll enjoy hidden waterfalls, secret gardens, and incredible views when you follow this guide to hiking in Koh Samui. Read More
Deciding between a getaway to the island of Phuket or a trip to Koh Samui is like picking between a pot of gold or a pile of cash—you really can’t go wrong either way. Holiday packages to Phuket and Koh Samui offer opportunities to immerse yourself in Thai culture, embark on an outdoor adventure, or simply enjoy some downtime on some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet.
We wouldn’t dream of making you choose on your own, so the experts at Expedia Australia did the research for you. Here are some memorable morsels to help you choose between these two enchanted islands. Read More
Travel writer Julie Miller won the coveted Best Travel Writer award this week at the annual National Tourism Industry Awards gala event. Her winning story is an important one, about the treatment of Thailand’s much-loved elephants.
Award-winning travel writer John Borthwick muses on cruising the Mekong River from Lao to northern Thailand with Pandaw Cruises. Read More
With surf, sunshine, and tropical breezes, Thailand’s beauty is legendary, and you want to see as much of it as possible. You aren’t content to just stay in one place; no, you want to sail the ocean blue, taking in the sights and getting to know the locals. Whether you’re diving into a teeming coral reef in the Andaman Sea or ferrying your way around the Gulf of Thailand, your island-hopping adventures will seem like they never have to end. Check out this guide from Expedia Australia to find out which spots you should definitely put on your Thai island to-do list. Read More
Women around the world know that when you get the chance to gather the girlfriends or escape solo, you’ve got to treat yourself. And where else are you going to find glorious weather, laid-back locals, and fabulous spas and shopping than on the islands of Thailand? The experts at Expedia Australia have put together a how-to guide with activities, attractions, and accommodation to help you enjoy the best girls’ weekend ever. Read More
Elephants are an integral part of Thailand’s history and culture, and elephant encounters are usually high on most visitors’ bucket-list activities. These days visitors to Thailand have a greater respect for elephants and are keen to visit find sanctuaries that treat elephants with the kindness and respect they deserve. Here’s a guide to the best of Thailand’s ethical elephant encounters. Read More
Thailand is now recognised as the major hub that connects Australians with South East Asia. Award-winning travel writer and author, John Borthwick introduces us to some of South East Asia’s hidden gems, lesser known South East Asian towns, each with a fascinating history and culture, each a mere hop, skip and jump from Bangkok. Read More
The third TropOut gay beach festival will take place in Phuket next year from April 15-22, 2018.
TropOut launched in Phuket in 2016, and demand to return to Thailand was so high that organisers decided to lock in a follow-up edition of this iconic gay travel event, something that will delight returning guests, and those determined to see what all the fuss is about. Read More