Our Best Thailand Travel Tips

Travel Tips

It’s no secret we love living in Northern Thailand and being able to show travelers visiting Chiang Mai all that the region has to offer! With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite posts featuring our best Thailand travel tips.

Take a look, click on the titles to read more, and feel free to reach out to us anytime with questions or booking inquiries!

When is the Best Time to Visit Thailand?

Well, any time is a great time – you shouldn’t let the season get in the way of you and your vacation. Every part of the year will have both rewards and shortcomings and there are no givens that hold true 100% of the time when it comes to Thai weather...

Do You Need a Visa for Thailand?

We often get asked, “Do I need a visa to enter Thailand?”. International travel is always a little confusing, and Thailand’s visa rules are no exception – and they always seem to be changing! Here are some thoughts on this question...

All About Thai Massage

Ancient therapy practiced in Thailand, Thai massage combines different techniques to improve blood circulation, flexibility of the body and cause relaxation. It also aims to promote the harmony of body and mind by releasing body tension and rebalancing the vital energy...

5 Tips for Your Thai Temple Visit

It’s very easy for visitors to make mistakes when it comes to courtesy – here are a few tips to avoid embarrassment and make your temple trip excellent! Thailand is a laid back place, so it can be surprising to see so many rules posted or explained by your tour guide when you decide to take a temple tour. Many tourists try to ignore the rules, only to be rebuked by the Buddhist Thais that take great pride and care of their religious places. If you plan on visiting a temple – and why wouldn’t you, there are thousands in Thailand – you should do so as prepared as possible and head into your trip with your mind set on following the rules…

A Beginner's Guide to Northern Thai Food

You can’t truly appreciate Thai cuisine until you’ve spent some time trying a wide range of dishes and getting to know its subtleties. While worldwide favorites such as phad thai, green curry and mango with sticky rice can be found throughout the country, each region boasts its own specialties and unique flavors…

Meet the Hilltribes of Northern Thailand

Northern Thailand, and more specifically the area located between Chiang Rai, Pai and the Burmese border, is home to various ethnic minorities of different origins (Myanmar, China, Laos, Tibet, etc). Owning a distinct social organization, culture and language, these tribes often escaped conflicts in their home countries and were forced to emigrate in the northern mountains of Thailand. Very proud of their traditions and folklore, these tribes are distinguished by rather unusual practices such as elongation of the women's neck with dozens of beautiful necklaces. Now, we invite you to discover three of the most important tribes of Northern Thailand, the Akha, Karen and Hmong tribes...

How to Pack for Thailand's 3 Seasons

The seasons in Thailand have far less extreme changes than many parts of the world, with hot, humid weather year round. Here are our tips for how to pack light and efficiently depending on which season you plan to encounter in Thailand...

What other Thailand travel tips or questions can we cover for you? Let us know in the comments below!