10 Tips to Save Money When Traveling in Thailand


So you're heading off to Thailand and the budget is stretched quite thin.  Need some  ways to trim a few hundred dollars off the trip.  We have a few tips that might just help.   1.   Don't spend huge dollars on new guidebooks Instead of buying all those brand new guidebooks keep on reading.  The internet is a great resource and you can print out specific pages as needed.  If you like the idea of carrying a guidebook, consider buying once you get to … [Read more...]

Updated: September 10, 2011 by admin

Essential Thailand Survival Tips


Thailand is referred to as the "Land of Smiles" (LOS) and is a very friendly place to visit, however a few precautions and some common sense can go a long way to making your holiday more enjoyable.   Listed below are our top Thailand survival tips: Touts at bus stations, airports and other tourist areas are there for one reason only; to make money. Unfortunately, this usually involves parting unwary travelers from their cash. You should always question … [Read more...]

Updated: September 11, 2011 by admin

Money Matters Whilst Traveling in Thailand


The first golden rule of traveling money is: Never rely on just one form of funds. Depending on where you're travelling, it's a good idea to take a combination of local currency and credit cards. The second golden rule is: Try to have more than you think you'll need – travelling is rarely as cheap as you think it will be. Most countries now have ATMs that dispense local currency to foreign cardholders. But if you're heading off the beaten track, be sure to … [Read more...]

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Tuk Tuk Travel in Thailand


Tuk-tuks have become one of Thailand's most recognisable transportation features, and can be found in most of the larger cities and tourist destinations like Phuket and Chiang Mai. So named because of the sound of their engine, these are motorized rickshaws and are popular amongst tourists for their novelty value. They are occasionally faster than taxis in heavy traffic as weaving in and out is easier, but generally about the same or slower. Just like taxi drivers, … [Read more...]

Updated: December 16, 2010 by admin

How to Avoid Excess Baggage Charges


Confused by new rules on checking in baggage on planes?   A recent survey found that almost 20% of travellers  have been caught with excess baggage and fined at the airport.  Many of the low cost airlines have reduced luggage limits and charge for each bag you check in. Here are our top 10 tips that might save you from paying excess baggage charges. Check with the airline before you book Before you book your flight, check the airline's policy on luggage … [Read more...]

Updated: December 15, 2010 by admin