The beating heart of Thailand, right in the center of it all, most travelers will start their journey in bustling Bangkok. Overwhelming for some with its chaos and concrete, sweet and spicy smells, and tuk-tuks and skyscrapers. Yet also fascinating and creative with a hip urban vibe, aspiring artists and underground markets. Everyone has an opinion about Bangkok, but boring isn’t one.
So the question is, what are you looking for? When in doubt, we are here to inspire you and to guide you along the way. To find your trail and path through Thailand. Perhaps even with a small detour to explore the other side of the borders over to Myanmar, to venture through laid-back Laos or follow the path through Cambodia. We'll help you navigate the travel jungle.
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In my free time I like to go to small, lovely coffee shops to read my favorite books and listen to my favorite songs. But sometimes I just stay at home and play the ukulele. I’m still learning though.
My favorite travel memory is my trip to Pukradueng, because it makes me feel proud of myself - the feeling of reaching the top of the mountain which I never thought that I could do.
I travel to find places that are different from my daily routines. Places with fresh air, no traffic, slow moving life, and less city stress.
My first journey on my own was when I graduated high school. I went to the northern provinces with my friends to visit Phetchaboon, Loey, Lampang and Lampoon. I still remember the feeling of being on the road, blessed by friendship.
“Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets” - I learned to lived by that motto when I left my previous job and embarked on a solo adventure for 17 months. It was the best experience of my life to date. 37 countries later, and Thailand is still one of my favorites. Delicious food, a rich and varied culture, friendly local people, beautiful beaches and stunning mountains - what more can you ask for?
I travel because my mind is always happy and it makes me smile. Traveling balances your life and makes you understand the contrasts in this world.
My most precious travel memory is from Luang Prabang, in Laos, when I first caught sight of the city. I love their culture. It is so similar to Thailand - nice people who are always ready to assist you even though you cannot communicate in their language. Moreover, I like their fabulous architecture.
My insider travel tip is to enjoy every moment you are traveling. Even the unexpected parts of the journey because experiences that are the mother of all wisdom.
"Optimistic and adventurous girl who is keen on exploring the world. I have been working as a travel consultant for Go Beyond Asia – (Formerly worked in Vietnam for 5 years and currently based in Thailand). The first country I travelled to was Cambodia and I vividly remember how it felt like. Ever since then, I have been continuously moving my feet from one country to another. I travel as much as I can during my free time. I also love to read novels and binge-watch series on Netflix."
When I'm not working, I love to paint and travel. Travel is a form of therapy for me where meeting new people, experiencing new cultures, and understanding the world better help shape who I am.
My favorite destination by far is Thailand. As a painter, I see amazing contrasts throughout the country. The simplicity of the Thai countryside scenery contrasts with the attention to detail of temple architecture. The grey urban landscape contrasts with colorful costumes and people during the festivities. But what I love the most about Thailand is the mystery that lies within. First, you're in a concrete jungle, and next thing you know you're in middle of an actual jungle!
Traveling makes you realize that we're all just a tiny speck in a massive world. On the other hand, I find that traveling makes me realize that I shouldn't live a life where one day I'll look back and ask "what if?"
As I see it, there are two ways to beat the crowd:
First, run in the opposite direction. You will find yourself in unknown territory and quickly realize that the further you continue in this direction, the more people will start to look at you as unknown territory as well. That is where the magic happens and where curiosity is born.
Second, follow the crowd and embrace the fact that tourism might lead you to some places for good reason. It is important to get beyond the perception that traveled paths are less enjoyable and see what adventure comes with just a little bit more time and effort than most travelers are willing to take.
On my first overseas trip, I went to Vietnam. The best thing and the best feeling was that absolutely everything felt new and different. I have been chasing this feeling on each and every trip since.
I travel to get clarity. I learn more about myself on every trip. I use myself more and in new ways. I develop a bit faster each mile I get further from my comfort zone.
My favorite destination right now is Myanmar. It contains secrets I have yet to uncover. It offers more history, more unexplored nature, more deserted beaches and more open and genuine culture than anywhere else in the world. Try our new trip to Southern Myanmar!
I certainly remember times when my travel plans did not go as expected. Pretty much once per travel month. This can be both good and bad of course, but as a Travel Advisor, I am sometimes surprised by how much of my advising is based on both good and bad experiences.