What an amazing whirlwind month it was! So many incredible sights, sounds, tastes and experiences, definitely one of my top trips. Highly recommend Thailand as a destination. If you’re thinking about it, do it! My blog covers all the places I went and most of my activities – just use the search tool to get the scoop on the areas that interest you or do a browse and select Thailand for an overview of all the posts. There’s plenty more to see and explore there, but this was all I could pack into my trip. Let me know what spot is your favorite so I can check it out next time. If you have any questions, just send me a note.
Where I went
What I did
- Cave exploring
- Cultural Karen Hill Tribe homestay
- Island hopping
- Mountain biking
- Road cycling and triathlon training
- Scooter touring
- Sight seeing
- Yoga and meditation
These are my top picks from my month-long adventures
Best active tours: ActiveThailand
Best beach with restaurants, live music & mellow nightlife: Chaloklum Bay, Koh Samui
Best beach resort: White House, Koh Samui
Best experience: Trekking and mountain biking remote areas of northern Thailand and homestaying with the Karen Hill Tribe
Best food: Chiang Dao Restaurant near the cave – Chicken Tumeric, Chiang Mai & Bangkok Street Food – pork on a stick
Best health & Fitness Resort: Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort See post.
Best nature preserve island: Naugyuan
Best ruins: Sukkhothai
Best scenery: Railay, Krabi
Best town: Thaton
Best view from the room: Cocohut Beach Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan
Best wildlife: Railay, Krabi
Here are some scenes from my last night in Thailand, near the Bangkok airport:
Tip: The Paragon Inn is a basic, but decent airport hotel. It’s minutes from the airport and walking distance from the mall and street market. Super convenient for getting those last minute gifts and for catching those early AM flights.
Can’t emphasize enough how easy and inexpensive it is to tour around Thailand and have an exceptional time. I’ll share more about what makes it so easy in an upcoming blog post.