Parade performers twirl yellow flags in the Chiang Mai flower festival.

Chiang Mai: Denis Amirtharaj’s Creative City

Chiang Mai is a place like no other. The city stands alone in Thailand’s northern mountainous region as a wellspring of cultural and architectural brilliance. Its ancient history stretches back to the time of...
Woman looking out over Maya Bay.

Conserving Paradise in Maya Bay: An In-Depth Look at How Our Actions Shape Our...

The sand was like powdered sugar beneath my feet and the water was a gorgeous, crystal-clear turquoise. Limestone karsts shielded the bay dramatically on both sides, creating a basin dotted with Thai long-boats and...

Understanding Your Destination: A Story From the Road

At first, I was upset. Our plans were ruined. Our trip was completely squashed. But I’m glad it happened the way it did. After all, I learned something from it — and isn’t that...

Thailand on a Budget

Though it’s full of captivating culture, delicious food, and vibrant landscapes, a visit to Thailand shouldn’t break your bank completely. Having a plan — and sticking to it — will help your travels move...

What to Know Before Relocating to Thailand

Always wanted to move to Thailand, but not sure where to begin? You’ve got the right idea — Thailand is an expat’s paradise! From visas to jobs to health care, here are a few...

Becoming Expats: From Seattle to Chiang Mai

Alana Morgan From: Seattle, Washington Currently living in: Chiang Mai, Thailand Go-to spots in Chiang Mai: When friends come to visit: Graph Café in the Old City For dinner, drinks, music, and massages: Fah Lanna Spa along the Ping...

Exploring Chiang Mai’s Vibrant Old Town

This charming little city in northern Thailand ended up being one of my favorite stops. Significantly less humid than Bangkok and the southern parts of the country, Chiang Mai offers food that is cheap...

Searching for Wonder in Chiang Mai

With its loose chain and weathered tires, my bicycle doesn’t look that reliable. And the impatient beeps on the street are becoming louder by the minute. Despite my hesitation, I decide to go on...

Photographing the People of Thailand

When you Google Thailand, the images that appear are stunning. Pristine beaches, lush jungles, mountainous vistas, intricate temples, and bustling cities. What doesn’t appear in the images are people. Expat Sunny Sobhani wants to change...

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