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An Unforgettable Tour Through Southeast Asia [Photo Essay]
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An Unforgettable Tour Through Southeast Asia [Photo Essay]

GoMadNomad.com founder and friend of our site Stephen Bugno spent a good part of this year traveling through Southeast Asia as part of his nomadic wanderings. To try to encapsulate such a trip in 10 or 11 pictures would be futile, but I asked Stephen if I could share with […]

Krabi’s Peaceful Rhythms
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Krabi’s Peaceful Rhythms

The limestone steps were nearly vertical at some points, each varying in length and width, distorting my perception of depth, and causing me to stumble like a lame bird. I peered over the edge and sighed at the lush landscape of verdant highlands almost 800 feet below; a magnificent view […]

Why Are So Many Travelers Dying In Chiang Mai?
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Why Are So Many Travelers Dying In Chiang Mai?

A seventh mysterious death of a traveler occurred this week in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and little to no answers have been given for their causes. As reported in the New Zealand Herald yesterday, Canadian Bill Mah died after using the Downtown Inn facilities, including their swimming pool. The same hotel […]

What To Eat In Bangkok
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What To Eat In Bangkok

Okay, I’m just putting this out there: Maybe Thailand (and Bangkok) is such a backpacker mecca because of the food? I mean, where else in the world do you find dishes so catered to both the eat-cheap and eat-on-the-go crowd? From banana roti (a perfect late-night snack to enjoy with […]

The Death Of The Gap Year?
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The Death Of The Gap Year?

The gap year is a foreign concept to most Americans — most high school graduates here head straight on to college. But for the British, the gap year is a hallowed institution, the year-long break before Uni (that’s university to you Yanks) where the budding minds of the best and […]

Video: Your Trip To Thailand A La Tarantino
Video: Your Trip To Thailand A La Tarantino

Video: Your Trip To Thailand A La Tarantino

Wondering what to do with all that leftover B-roll video from your recent trip to Southeast Asia? Why not try splicing it together into a fun, stylized 70′s-era grindhouse flick, as the cool cat andinh did in his recent “Letters from Thailand” video as seen above. I could be wrong, […]

My Quest For Enlightenment; First Stop: Baan Thai Cookery School
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My Quest For Enlightenment; First Stop: Baan Thai Cookery School

By Maria Russo Is it possible to find enlightenment in a bowl of soup? Who knows, but it’s certainly worth a try, don’t you think? During a two-week journey to Thailand, I set out on a quest to prepare my soul for the preliminary stages of enlightenment. I wished to […]

Bangkok Tips For The First-Timer
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Bangkok Tips For The First-Timer

Oh, Bangkok. What will we ever do with you? Some love it, some hate it, some have both feelings towards it — often at the same time. It grabs travelers for indefinite amounts of time when they were simply passing through. It’s conflicted, it’s beautiful, it’s Bangkok, and we wouldn’t have it any […]

Changing The Course Of Tourism Starting With Elephants
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Changing The Course Of Tourism Starting With Elephants

The next time you are in Thailand and see a crowd of people lined up, ready and waiting to ride an elephant, I think you should remember this article. My stomach churned and my heart melted as I read Russ Juskalian´s article in The Boston Globe about his experience in an elephant […]

Seeing Real Phuket (Without The Tourists) By Any Means Possible
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Seeing Real Phuket (Without The Tourists) By Any Means Possible

You find yourself paddling a lagoon in the Dr. Seussian islands, about 20 kilometers northwest of Phuket, Thailand. Few words have entered your mind since you began; perhaps none of your vocabulary matches the kind of tranquil beauty around you. That is, until you notice your arms begin to tire […]

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