Richelieu Rock is known to attract giant, gentle whale sharks.

Diving Thailand’s Coasts

The waters of Thailand offer an amazing diversity of marine life and dive sites from beginner to advanced, some considered among the best in the world.

A woman walks down Khao San Street in Bangkok.

What to Wear in Thailand

Whether you’re on vacation, business, or house-hunting for a move abroad, here’s everything you need to know about what to wear in Thailand.

Rai Le beach in Krabi, Thailand.

Planning Your Time on Thailand’s Andaman Coast

How you plan your time on the Andaman Coast depends mostly on what you want to get out of your vacation. Here’s a look at where to base yourself and plan for diving, island-hopping, or good ol’ fashioned beach bumming.

Cabins on the water at Khao Sok National Park.

Southern Gulf of Thailand Travel Planning

Visit the southern Gulf of Thailand for idyllic islands, off-the-beaten-path beaches on the mainland, and some charming small historical cities where you can learn about the culture and history of the region.

Snorkeling at Ko Phi Phi along the Andaman Coast.

Where to Go in Phuket & Ko Samui

Phuket and Ko Samui are Thailand’s most popular resort islands. Here’s where to go for endless beaches, luxury resorts, prime diving, cultural immersion, and outdoor adventure.

On the shore of Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand.

Ko Samui and Ko Pha-Ngan Travel Planning

Tips and advice on planning your time in Ko Samui and nearby Ko Pha-Ngan; Ko Samui is a popular Thailand vacation spot, an excellent budget destination with a growing five-star scene, while Ko Pha-Ngan remains a backpacker haven.

Aerial view of Phuket Town. Photo © Sunanta Boonkamonsawat/123rf.

8-Day Best of Phuket and Ko Samui Itinerary

This itinerary will begins in Phuket, where you’ll get a chance to tour waterfalls, snorkel, dive, explore the world-famous beaches, and do some island-hopping, too. After that, you’ll take a flight to Samui, where you’ll visit not only the main island but also neighboring Ko Pha-Ngan.

Aerial view of Phuket Town. Photo © Sunanta Boonkamonsawat/123rf.

Discover Phuket

It’s no wonder millions of people visit Phuket each year. The landscape, with its hilly, green, forested interior and clean, sandy beaches, is awe-inspiring. The vibes of the beaches and their surrounding areas vary from spring break fun to secluded romantic getaway to family-friendly. The accommodations range from unbelievably cheap to unbelievably luxurious. The tourism infrastructure is solid, and anything you want—perhaps a spur-of-the-moment diving trip, a midday massage on the beach, or a bespoke suit made in 24 hours—is available with no hassle.

Woman in New Zealand

Being a Woman in New Zealand

There’s a lot of good news when it comes to being a woman in New Zealand. Generally, women are educated, well treated, and respected in New Zealand. But the picture isn’t all rosy. They face the same challenges as women in the US and Canada with compromises to their careers as primary caregivers and the pervasive danger of violence against women.