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.
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
With its emerald rainforests, palm-tree-lined shores, and endless array of fun activities, Phuket is a holiday destination straight out of the pages of National Geographic—and its fans would like to keep it that way. Luckily, it’s not just the rainforests that are green here; there are plenty of places to stay that are kind to the Earth. We set Expedia Australia the task of finding Phuket’s most eco-friendly hotels in Phuket. Read More
Home stay accommodation in Thailand is becoming more and more popular – in fact demand is growing across South East Asia, and it’s not just because it’s cheap. Taking advantage of accommodation like this is a great way to experience what Thai village life is really like, far-removed – but often not far away – from the bright lights of Phuket, Koh Samui, Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
Travel writer Deborah Dickson-Smith sampled the simple life recently, in Koh Yao, only a 35-minute ferry ride from Phuket in Phang Na province. Here’s what she had to say about her experience. Read More
Thailand has hundreds of islands both in the Gulf of Thailand and in the Andaman Sea, but most people have only heard of Phuket, Koh Samui, and maybe Koh Phi Phi. Here are six Thai islands you may not have heard of. Read More
During his reign, the much loved King Bhumibol Aduladej initiated many Royal Projects around the country with an aim to look after Thailand’s poorest people, share the country’s wealth, and look after Thailand’s natural resources. Read More
In the heart of the so-called Golden Triangle and about three hours-drive from its better-known neighbour Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai has undergone one of the biggest transformations seen anywhere in Thailand, thanks to the Doitung Project. Read More
Beyond Thailand’s beautiful islands, beaches and temples, there are many aspects of Thai culture that are well worth exploring, and one of these that is fast-growing in popularity is Thailand’s rich agricultural heritage. Welcome to Agro-tourism. Read More
Koh Klang is a quiet muslim enclave, far from the hustle and bustle of nearby Krabi. Here you’ll find a more immersive experience, get to know the locals, and learn a bit about their unique culture. Read More
Guest blogger and award-winning Australian travel writer Louise Southerden finds there’s more to the Thai capital than temples and tuk-tuks on a Bangkok bike tour.
Imagine a bike-friendly city and you’ll probably think of, say, Copenhagen or Amsterdam. Not an Asian city, and definitely not Bangkok, that sprawling stopover of a capital inhabited by 12 million people and better known for tuk-tuks than bike trails. Read More