Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands – Getting To “The Beach”

We made it! "The Beach!"

I’ve been dreaming about “The Beach” ever since I saw the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio around 2000. I always dreamt I would make it there some day to see what that solitary beach paradise was really like. After leaving chaotic grimy Bangkok we took an hour or so plane ride to the southern coast of […]

Top Reasons to Stay at the Aloft Bangkok

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If you are looking to be in the nuttiness of it all in the city that feels like an assault on your senses, then Aloft Bangkok should be your first choice. Aloft Hotels pronounced “uh-loft” have been popping up all over the world in the most unexpected places creating a modern, hip, and fun destination. Part […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 18th, 2012

Win a trip for two to South America

This week’s featured travel contests: Featured: Featured: Win a trip for two to South America Win a Trip to Thailand American Airlines Half-A-Million Mile Sweepstakes Spa Finder’s win a trip to Miami Win a Pair of Business Class Tickets to Any Singapore Airlines Destination Win a trip for 2 to Australia and New Zealand Win […]

Singapore Airlines Vacations Package Deal to Bangkok from $1,846

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Singapore Airlines Vacations is offering all-inclusive, affordable flight and hotel packages from Los Angeles to Bangkok. The package deal includes round-trip flights aboard Singapore Airlines’ A380, the world’s largest and most spacious commercial aircraft. All fuel surcharges, taxes, and luxury hotel accommodations are also included. The Bangkok vacation package is available for travel now through Dec. 31, […]

Thai Airways Nonstop Service From LAX to Seoul Begins May 1

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LOS ANGELES – Starting May 1, Thai Airways (THAI) will offer nonstop service four days a week – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  Passengers can now enjoy the comforts and legendary service of THAI on their flight from Los Angeles to Seoul. As an added bonus, THAI is offering a special promotional fare of $100 […]

Visiting an Elephant Camp in Thailand

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Riding Asian Elephants in Chiang Mai Provence, Thailand was really unique, but more importantly, getting to know these wonderful, gentle, and intelligent beings made for a trip of a lifetime! Elephant Camp (Incredible Maetaman) Almost an hour north of Chiang Mai,  the camp is close to the Myanmar border.  Very rural and cooler than Bangkok, […]

Need Asia Advice

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One of my buddies is going to Asia in the fall and needs some advice. Do you have any recommendations? Here’s his email to me: I would love your advice on a trip that we are taking at the end of September for 17 days in Asia. The only thing I have booked right now […]

Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Chiang Mai is a city with heart, and I left part of mine there. A sweet sentiment pervades – maybe it’s the temples and the abundance of monks and novices (young monks in training). Or maybe it is the sensitive elephants at the Mae Taeng Elephant Camp and the humble indigenous people. I was mesmerized […]