With all the political turmoil happening in Bangkok, it's hard to know whether you should keep your vacation plans. Thailand is still generally safe to visit, and even Bangkok should be fine, but there are many factors to consider when deciding whether to cancel your trip. Read up on everything you need to know about whether Thailand is safe.
Well, it's not exactly free, and in some cases you even have to pay a bit for it, but it won't cost you anything close to the price of a business class ticket to Bangkok. In fact, Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport has some of the best lounges available for those who are not business class travelers. Read more about Bangkok's cheap airport lounges.
Looking for something to do on December 31st? If you happen to be heading to Thailand, you'll find plenty to keep you occupied. You can party in one of the most dynamic cities in Asia, visit some gorgeous beaches, or relax in the mountains. Find out about other ideas for celebrating New Year's Eve here.
If you're heading to Thailand, rest assured that you can pack very light! It's hot here, so you don't need lots of heavy clothes, and it's easy to find inexpensive laundry service, so you don't need too many of anything. Wondering what you will need? Check out this list of what to pack, and not pack, for your trip to Thailand.
In light of recent political demonstrations going on in Thailand, that's a good question to be asking. Although the country is still very safe, there is some risk involved in traveling here. Though it is very unlikely that a tourist steering clear of political demonstrations would ever be injured, given the airport seige in 2008, it is possible that you could be stuck here, or that you'd experience some other significant disruption. Not sure whether you should come? Read up on whether to travel to Thailand.
Most visitors know what Thai iced tea is (called cha yen here), but Thai beverages are as varied and interesting as Thai food itself. Take a look at these half-a-dozen drink options for non-alcoholic Thai beverages. And, if you're looking for something a little stronger... read all about Thailand's most popular beers.
Because it can be wet a fair amount of the time during rainy season, if you visit during that period, be prepared with a plan B. Phuket has plenty to keep you busy, but much of it requires the sun to cooperate! If the weather isn't decent when you're visiting, consider these rainy day options such as shopping, spending some time at one of the island's numerous spas, or visiting a museum.
If you're motivated enough to get off the beach for a while, you'll find many things to do on the island of Phuket, from active excursions to pampering breaks. Did you know, for example, that Phuket is home to two national parks, both of which you can easily visit in a day? Or that it's easy to take a group tour of some of Phang Nga Bay's outer islands? Find out all about what to do in Phuket here.
It might seem more "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" than an accessible vacation activity, but in fact it's easy and affordable to go island hopping when you're in Thailand. If you take one of the many tours offered on Samui or Phuket, you'll trade off personalization and flexibility, but you'll get a chance to visit half a dozen little islands in a day, and enjoy the scenery on the ocean, too. Learn about what to expect on an island hopping tour in Thailand.