Changing The Course Of Tourism Starting With Elephants

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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 sanctuary in Northern Thailand. The […]

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

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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 from paddling your kayak for […]

You Know Who Loves Thailand? The Swedes

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

11 million people visit Thailand every year. So who which country outside of Asia visits Thailand the most? Coming in at number one is Australia with 520,090, followed by the United Kingdom at 670,904, the U.S. at 496,812, India at 494,223, Germany with 438,171, France at 339,201, and in seventh place is Sweden with 253,007. […]

A Video Trek Through Southeast Asia

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re big on starting travel groups on sites we like. Jon started up our flickr group for us a little ways back for photos, and I started a travel video group on Vimeo, aptly titled: “Travel Videos” (it was a less than creative day for me that day, give me […]

So You’re Looking For The Best Island In Southeast Asia . . .

Friday, January 29, 2010

We’re going to be running a piece on Monday about the five must-see beaches in Vietnam, but in an effort to get everyone in a Southeast Asia state of mind (my first and likely last Billy Joel reference ever on this site) we’re taking a look at Budget Travel’s top seven secret islands of Southeast […]

Phuket Is For Lovers . . . Of Amazing Beaches

Thursday, October 8, 2009

For whatever reason this week seems to be “Beach Week” here at Not sure if there’s something subliminal going on, what with the onset of fall and all, but I’m just going to roll with the flow and keep it going with this gorgeous video of Phuket. Sure it may be a little touristy […]

How Not To Cause An International Incident While In Thailand

Thursday, June 4, 2009

With over 14 million visitors to Thailand in 2008 alone, there’s probably not a day that goes by where some sort of cultural transgression does not take place. Well, have no fear, before you end up causing your own international incident, bone up on Matador’s top 10 customs you should know before going. Here are […]

Getting Tribal In Chiang Mai

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Come trek into northern Thailand to visit the hill tribes that call this remote corner of the world home. But beware, after visiting, you may want to do the same too. By Justin Calderon The reflection of me in her metallic bonnet said it all. The red hue of ultraviolet contamination could be seen slowly […]

Free Flights To Thailand!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Having just re-watched “Maria Full Of Grace” I’m naturally skeptical of anyone offering me free flights to anywhere, let alone to Southeast Asia. But not to worry, instead of a shady guy with a bushy mustache who works out of the back of a pool hall, this offer’s coming from the slightly more reputable AirAsia, […]

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