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Published : Aug, 2023

How to get there | Cheap accom | Luxury accom | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Boat Tour | Cooking Class | Patong Beach | Thai spa | Blue Elephant | Mai Khao Beach | Nai Yang Beach | Kamala Beach | Nai Harn Beach | Karon Beach | Kata Beach | Kata Noi Beach
My eyes were closed. The scent of lemongrass filled up the room, I could only feel those gentle hands running through my back, up and down. This was our 2nd trip to Phuket, Thailand, and we decided to do things differently. I asked myself, are there things to do in Phuket beyond being a beach bum? The answer was: many great things! The massage and spa indulgence was only one of them!

Published : Jun, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Cultural | City tours & passes
Best Time to Visit | Visa | Where to Eat | Things to Do | Points of Interest (Map) | Best Areas to Stay | Phuket at a Glance | Island Hopping Trips | Food Guide | Tips & Restrictions
When I think of Phuket, I think of three things – its beaches, its limestone karsts, and its seafood. We experienced all three on our most recent trip, albeit in varying amounts thanks to August’s inclement weather. We had copious amounts of seafood but very little of the other two. Not that I minded...

No matter what country you’re from or which language you speak, I hope this Phuket travel guide can help you plan that first trip to this dream island destination in Thailand.

Published : Oct, 2022

Sites & attractions | <$50 day | Accom (any) | Cheap accom | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Outdoor
Phuket has 1000`s of hotels | Patong -party spot | Kamala-Surin-Bangtao | Karon & Kata | Buddhist temples | rent a motorbike | boat for a spin & snorkel | rent a surfboard or bodyboard | Phi Phi Islands | roundtrip ferry | Phuket -most expensive city in Thailand
Today, Jeff is sharing with us top budget travel tips on how to survive in Phuket, Thailand for less than $25 a day.
Jeff Johns is the co-founder and editor of Latitude 34 Travel Blog. Through 65 countries on 6 continents he has accumulated a seemingly endless stream of odd information, interesting stories and helpful tips and tricks to better travel. Jeff’s goal is to visit all 204 countries on Earth before he is too senile to remember them all...

Published : Oct, 2022

Sites & attractions | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
zip-lining journey thru forest | Beaches: Kalim-Kamala-Rawai | 1. Kitesurfing | 2.Rock climbing | 3. River rafting | 4. Paragliding | 5. Surfing | 6. Wingfoling | Rebel rock climbing gym | trek thru Thai jungle on elephant`s back
If you are considering traveling to Phuket for your adrenaline sports fix, you are on the right track. Though Thailand may seem like a destination over-traveled and loved by many (which it can be), don’t be threatened by the crowds just yet. Those who go-for-gold in the adrenaline sports department will be pleasantly surprised at what this island offers...

Published : Aug, 2022

Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary | Activities: Cultural | Nightlife | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Diving | Water Sports | snorkelling | temples | Beaches: Rawai-Patong-Karon-Kamala-Kata Yi-Kata Noi-Surin-Bangtao-Mai Khao | exotic islands | white sandy beaches | blue ocean waters | spicy cuisine | Phang Nga Bay | Karon: beach-temple-viewpoint
Are you planning to visit Phuket, Thailand, soon? And, wondering what is Phuket best known for or when is the best time to visit? In this ‘Phuket Travel Guide’, you’ll find everything you need to know to plan a memorable trip at a budget price.

Amazing Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world, welcoming a whopping 40 million foreign arrivals every year, of which 10 million visited Phuket in 2019. Compare this to the 0.50 million foreign visitors to Goa. According to a report released by Columbus Direct – Phuket gets the highest number of visitors per square mile per day in the world – an average of over 25,452 visitors per day. So, what is it about Phuket that attracts tourists so much?

Published : Apr, 2022

<$50 day | Food (any) | Bars & pubs
Ko Yoon Phuket Noodle | Khun Jeed Yod Pak Resto. | Aroon Po Chana | Kopitam | Boonrat Dim Sum | Jia Chai Veget. Resto. | Nong J Veget. Resto. | Ding Li Ji Fan | Little Open Cafe | Sun. Walking St. Market
Phuket is a lush, forested and mountainous island located in the Andaman Sea and well known for its sandy beaches and lip-smacking food. Being geographically separate from the rest of Thailand and on the ancient trade route between China and India, Phuket has a number of cultures defining its cuisine today, including influences from central Thailand, China, Europe, Malay and India. Phuket Old Town probably has the best concentration of restaurants on the island where you can discover a number of really high quality, diverse and affordable restaurants. In this Phuket Old Town guide, I’ve outlined where to eat in Phuket Old Town on a budget.

Published : Mar, 2022

Suggested itinerary | City tours & passes
Elephant Sanctuary | Getting Around | Phuket Old Town | Kata & Karon beach | Koh Lanta | What to Do | Aonang-Railay-Krabi | Where to Eat-Drink-Stay
If you are first-time visitor to Thailand, then you should definitely set aside some time for an island holiday. Southern Thailand has an incredible choice of islands to choose from, some featuring several iconic landmarks that are famous around the world. I’ve pulled together a 3 week Thailand itinerary that will allow you to take in some of the most popular beaches and islands of southern Thailand which includes Phuket, Koh Lanta and the finally Ao Nang, Krabi.

Published : Nov, 2021

Health & safety | Wellness
Twin Palm Resort | Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Shala | CC’s Hideaway Resort | Aochalong Villa | Amatara Wellness Resort | Mangoosteen Ayurveda Wellness
I have spent the last 4 months in Phuket, the biggest island of Thailand. Traveling around I discovered there are amazing yoga retreats all over Phuket. For this reason, I decided to make a list for anybody who is thinking of joining one.
I have participated in several yoga retreats in Italy and the UK, but I have never tried one in Thailand. However, I can tell you I will definitely take part in the ones I am going to describe below! Believe me, I know what a yoga retreat should offer and I know I would not be disappointed if I took part in any one of them.

If you are looking for a yoga retreat in Phuket’s paradise stay tuned and keep reading this post. I promise it will answer all your questions about these fulfilling experiences!

Published : Apr, 2021

Sites & attractions | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Big Buddha | Wat Chalong | Promthep Cap Viewpoint | Phuket Old Town | Khao Rang Viewpoint
Phuket Must Visit Places: Big Buddha, Wat Chalong, Phuket Old Town and Viewpoints

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Activities: Outdoor
enjoy beaches | Peek @ Mt. Kilimanjaro | See Mugie Conservancy | Boat Safari In Lake Naivasha | See Flamingos In Lake Nakuru | See Red Elephants In Tsavo | Climb Mt. Kenya | See Nairobi | Visit Nairobi Park | Chase Waterfalls @ Karura Forest | Visit Giraffe Ctr.
Located in East Africa, Kenya is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the unique culture, incredible wildlife, and stunning landscapes.

From the savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the peaks of Mount Kenya and the stunning Kenyan coastline, this destination is home to a variety of landscapes. But it’s not just about the scenery in Kenya. In our opinion, the biggest drawcard of this East Africa destination is an opportunity to experience an authentic African safari...

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Cultural | Wellness
Anamaya | Blue Spirit | Bodhi Tree Resort | Envision Festival | Harmony Healing Ctr. | Peace Retreat | Samasati Yoga & Wellness | The Retreat | Waterfall Villas
If you are a yoga enthusiast, then you’ll agree that there is nothing more beautiful and relaxing than checking into a yoga retreat in a unique destination. And if you ask us, when it comes to yoga holidays, Costa Rica is just the place to do it. There is nothing quite like practicing yoga in Costa Rica, in the heart of the rainforest or on the beach.

Some retreats combine yoga with other activities, like surfing, detox, meditation, and even new skills like permaculture farming. No matter what you want for your yoga trip, Costa Rica has options for you...

Published : Jul, 2023

When to visit | Accom (any) | Activities: Outdoor
Attend La Feria Verde | Beer Tasting Tour | Braulio Carrillo Park | Buttefly Gardens | Choco Workshop | Food-Coffee Tours | La Paz Waterfall Gardens | La Sabana Metro. Park | Mercado Centrale | Metro Cathedral | Museums | Natl. Theater
If you’re visiting Costa Rica, you’ll inevitably begin your trip in the nation’s capital city, San José. While many people simply stop over in the city on their way to the rainforests, the city deserves a visit on its own.
Since the capital city of Costa Rica is an up-and-coming tourist destination, you can find plenty of attractions and points of interest that make it worth a visit...

While it’s common that people don’t know all the things to do in San José, Costa Rica, this guide should get you started with planning some fun-filled days in the city.

Published : Sep, 2023

How to get there | Bars & pubs
Adelaide Hills (SA) | Barossa Valley (SA) | Hunter Valley (NSW) | Margaret River (WA) | McLaren Vale (SA) | The Yarra Valley (Mel) | Where to Eat | Wineries Location
Australia is a wine-lover’s dream destination. Australian wineries have a glowing reputation around the world for their top-quality grape varieties grown in perfect climates and picturesque settings. No matter where you find yourself across the southern part of the country, you won’t be too far away from a wine-growing region...

Exploring wine regions in Australia was one of our favourite adventures when we lived in Australia. So, we can attest that visiting one or more of the following wine areas in Australia is one of the best things to do on any trip to Australia!

Published : Sep, 2023

Bars & pubs | Nightlife
Art Scene | Artist & Local Farmers Mkt. | Boutique Shopping | Carlton Gardens | Culinary Scene | Festivals | Getting Around | Markets | Micro-breweries | Queen Victoria Mkt. | Unexpected Weather
Melbourne – a hip, trendy, and vibrant Australian city brimming with culture. Its neighbourhoods have personalities of their own, ranging from bohemian quarters with amazing restaurants and fashion boutiques, to edgy, artsy areas that are home to more tattoo shops than a city could possibly need. It’s impossible to truly understand the cultural centre that is Melbourne without actually living there. And it’s equally as difficult to explore it as a visitor.

I’ve been to Melbourne 4 times. Each time, discover a whole new side of the incredibly complicated and fascinating city that has topped the charts of the World’s Most Liveable Cities. But despite my frequent visits, I couldn’t possibly try to share the best that this city has to offer without some local help. Luckily, a few of my friends and locals were eager to share their tips and recommendations for things to do in Melbourne.