When the time comes to escape the bustling Big Mango for a refreshing change of scenery, few nations can rival Thailand for pristine topical island escapes. Among the most alluring is Koh Lipe, a diminutive and fairly remote tropical haven in the deep south. It is a long road to paradise at over 500 miles … Read more
The ancient city of Ayutthaya, officially known as Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, is a popular destination among many travelers to Thailand. Formerly the capital of the country, it’s located just 50 miles north of the current capital, Bangkok. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring a wealth of fascinating ancient ruins, making it a popular … Read more
White-sand beaches, multicoloured coral gardens, mind-boggling marine creatures, and hills dashed by humid jungles – what could be a better cure for the hustle and bustle of Bangkok? Thankfully, it’s easy to trade the Thai capital for the sparkling shorelines of Koh Tao these days. This guide highlights just a few of the most popular … Read more
Any visitor to Thailand who craves sandy beaches, virgin rainforests, and craggy mountains has probably taken a look at the stunning southern tip of the country. Surrounded by azure seas and white beaches, it’s something of a paradise. The bustling town of Krabi is a great place to start out, and as the gateway to … Read more
The hop from the mainland city of Surat Thani to the beach-fringed island of Koh Samui is one that thousands of travelers make every year. Most will have their heart set on a well-deserved bout of R&R on one of the most famous paradise isles in Asia, where five-star hotels, deluxe villas, and palm-shaded coves … Read more
If you’re traveling around Southeast Asia, at some point you’ll likely want to visit the major travel destinations of Bangkok, Thailand, and Siem Reap, Cambodia. Getting between the two, though, can be a bit challenging if you’re new to the region. You have a handful of options and each option offers its own benefits, depending … Read more
Shh! Koh Chang is a secret. While the crowds flock to Samui and Phi Phi, this hidden Shangri-La on the eastern edge of the Thai Gulf has remained largely off the radar. There are some bamboo-built cottages and low-key resorts dotting its western shoreline, along with reggae bars and pebble-sand beaches shaded by lanky palm … Read more
Both Krabi and Koh Phi Phi are major stops on the regular route around the stunning region of the Thailand Andaman. One’s a laid-back beach town, where hotels fringe yellow sands backed by cliffs. The other is a lively isle of bamboo bars and fire shows, fish-filled lagoons and forests of waxy palm trees. Every … Read more
After escaping the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and finding yourself in the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Ayutthaya, the great expanse of Thailand’s north awaits. Yet before you set your sights too far ahead, the little gem of Lopburi is only a short journey away. Similar in historical significance to Ayutthaya, Lopburi has … Read more
Shaped like a corkscrew and sat out in the glistening waters of the Thai Gulf, Koh Samet is a stunning dose of powdery sand and turquoise sea. Because it’s one of the closest islands to Bangkok, it’s gradually become one of the more popular getaways for Thai locals living in the capital. Partiers and sun … Read more
So, you’re looking to swap west coast for eastern islands? The jungle-topped karst peaks of the Andaman for the boulder-spotted white sands of the Thai Gulf? Look no further than this guide. It runs through all the main ways you can go from Krabi to Koh Samui. It’s a trip that’ll take you through more … Read more
Surrounded by mountains and water, Vancouver is a beautiful city that’s consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the world. And it’s an amazing city to visit too! Vibrant and welcoming, Vancouver offers entertainment and nightlife, ample cultural experiences, great shopping, parks and beaches, and wonderful West Coast Cuisine. One of the best things about Vancouver is the ability to escape the city within minutes and be hiking in the mountains, enjoying breathtaking scenery and vistas. Want to know more? Read our top 10 things to do in Vancouver!
Madeira’s warm Mediterranean climate makes this a great destination for beach holidays, yet this archipelago of four islands off the coast of Portugal is far from being just another beach destination. Full of breathtaking scenery, Madeira has amazing hiking opportunities across striking and sometimes rugged landscapes, or, if hiking is too much you can take a leisurely stroll through attractive gardens. Known for its numerous cable cars, no trip to Madeira is complete without taking at least one cable car ride, and it’s rich in culture too! Our top 10 things to do in Madeira gives you all the details of the islands’ best attractions.
Huddled under the snow-mantled Shore Mountains of Canada, where the icy sounds of the Pacific Northwest carve through the landscapes, Vancouver is one of those cities that really takes the breath away. You’ll spot shiny new skyscrapers set to a backdrop of craggy BC summits. You can go whale watching close to buzzy districts of … Read more