Buddha Image at The Jim Thompson House

Is It Okay To Buy A Buddha Statue In Thailand?

If there’s one thing I love to do in Thailand it’s shop.  On my last trip I noticed signs at the airport international arrivals area that warned tourists that exporting Buddha heads is illegal and there are restrictions on what…


What Is Pad Thai?

To understand the history of Pad Thai, you need to understand the words.  Pad means fried and refers to the fried noodles. Thai – that’s obvious. The main ingredient in Pad Thai is rice noodles which are stir-fried. So if you were…

Naka Island beach

Naka Island Phuket Hotel Review

The Naka Island Phuket is a Starwood Luxury Collection Resort & Spa.  An exclusive all-villa resort on Naka Yai island, it’s just 30 minutes from Phuket International Airport.  To get to the island, you will need to arrange a private boat…

Tuk Tuk

Don’t Get Caught In A Thailand Taxi Scam

I’ve never really been concerned, as a tourist, that I was a target for any real crimes in Thailand other than taxi scams. I’m sure, like all countries there are crimes that tourists fall prey to … but in all…

Westin Siray Bay Plunge Pool Suite

The Westin Siray Bay Phuket Thailand Hotel Review

I have been to the Westin Siray Bay Phuket Thailand several times.  The hotel opened in August 2010, and my first visit was in December 2010. I am planning a trip back in July 2015 and can’t wait to see…


Insiders Guide to Thailand

Since I absolutely love Thailand, and have spent a significant amount of time there over the past 5 years, I thought I’d share some of favorite places and things to do/see.   Where to stay Bangkok – Ultimate in Luxury…


Explosions Injure 28 In Bangkok

Two explosions during today’s anti-government protest in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, wounded 28 individuals.  Violent outbursts continued to grow during the week leading up to these explosions.  A bus was burned, two police officers were injured, and several people were injured…


Should I Be Going To Bangkok Right Now?

Over the past few weeks tensions have been rising in the Thai political scene and over the weekend, and this week, have continued to escalate.  Several people have asked me if I would go to Bangkok right now.   I…


The Hawaiian Islands vs The Thai Islands

I’ve spent ample time in Thailand exploring all the islands and mainland cities, and by ample I mean almost 12 months now.  I’ve spent the last month exploring the Hawaiian Islands in addition to spending time on two previous trips….


Starwood Adds New Property In Thailand

HUA HIN, Thailand– Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced its world-renowned Sheraton brand has expanded its footprint in Thailand with the opening of Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas in Prachuap Khirikhan, a province famed for its sandy coastline and popular resort towns…

Thailand Sunset

Planning A Honeymoon In Thailand (or any Thai Vacation for that matter)? Here Are Some Ideas

I should really start a new business planning honeymoons to Thailand. I’ve helped 5 couples plan trips in 2013 alone.  I feel like Thailand is a great place to visit (not only for honeymooners) because it’s such a welcoming country…