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By admin on 11/8/2013
Avoid the Backpacker Trail. Thailand's 10 Best Hidden Beaches

Thanks to its incredible natural beauty, interesting history, and friendly population, Thailand has emerged as one of the world's most well-known and celebrated tourism destinations. With white sand beaches and huge marble cliffs, tropical rainforests and lush rice fields, huge cities and some of the world's best small beach towns, it's no wonder that Thailand consistently ranks in the top-ten most visited countries worldwide.

However, many visitors don't get quite what they expected upon their arrival in the Kingdom. The stunning beaches they saw in promotional materials and travel blogs are still there, but instead of a single traveler lounging in a hammock, they're packed with package tourists and families out to get their annual dose of sun before returning home for the winter.

By admin on 9/22/2013
5 World Class Budget Surf Destinations

When most people think of surfing, they think of the world's top big wave destinations – the shores of Hawaii, the lengthy beaches of Southern California, and Australia's Gold Coast. These luxurious surf destinations are the ones that constantly pop up on TV, in magazines, and as the stage for some of the world's most esteemed surf competitions.

But being popular – particularly with professional surfers – doesn't make a destination ideal for surf travelers and casual surfers. The gigantic waves of Oahu's north shore are far from ideal for newbies and intermediate surfers, while the extreme costs of the Gold Coast certainly aren't perfect for those on a shoestring budget.

By admin on 8/22/2013
Thailand on a Budget or How to Enjoy Your Thailand Vacation for $30 a Day

Thailand. Home of ancient temples, stunning beaches, and five-star luxury unknown to any of its neighbors. The Kingdom of Thailand, once known as Siam, has long been a favorite of travelers, and for good reason. With incredible eating options, immense geographical variety, and postcard quality natural beauty, it's consistently sat in the world's top ten travel destinations for many years.

But despite its reputation as one of the world's best 'bang for your buck' travel destinations, visiting Thailand isn't always a cheap experience. The country's official Tourism department, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, estimates that the average tourist spends around 3,500 baht ($110 USD) per day while vacationing in the kingdom. That's not expensive per se, but it's certainly not in line with the dirt cheap image many would-be visitors have in mind when planning their Thailand vacations.