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  • Just Back From: Bangkok's Amazing Flower Market

    Bangkok is a multi-sensory experience. So why should the city's largest flower market be any different? The bright colors, fragrant smells, and bustling action also make it the city's most enticing.

    Posted by Jamie Feldmar on February 04, 2013 at 1:41:14 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Three Resorts Defining Luxury in Thailand

    Thailand is the nation of gilded temples, vibrant food, virgin beaches, unbridled luxury, and smiling service. Here are three very different resorts that truly define the Thai brand of luxury.

    Posted by Adam Erace on May 03, 2012 at 1:49:23 PM EDT in Hotels, Trip Ideas
  • Where to Find Luxury For Less In Thailand

    Thailand is known for extremes ($5/night beach bungalows or $600/night villas), but reach beyond its well-known tourist destinations and you'll discover the hotels that deliver the lap of luxury for less.

    Posted by Trish Friesen on April 27, 2012 at 3:39:42 PM EDT in Hotels, Trip Ideas
  • World's Best Flea Markets for Authentic Souvenirs and People-Watching

    Perusing flea market fare in foreign cities can be a rewarding experience. You’ll spend the day rubbing shoulders with local shoppers and vendors, and you can usually find truly unique souvenirs to bring home. Herewith a rundown of our favorite flea markets around the globe.

    Posted by Rachel Felder on March 30, 2012 at 1:56:34 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Luxury Southeast Asia Escapes

    Southeast Asia is the new destination du jour for luxury-minded travelers who appreciate great value. Discerning travelers delight in Southeast Asia, where reasonably priced five-star hotels abound and indulgence is newly defined. With so many options, it can be a difficult task to choose the resorts truly worthy of your vacation dollars. Happily, we've narrowed down the dizzying array of choices for you: Indulge in the opulence of one of our five favorite extravagant escapes in Southeast Asia.

    Posted by Katie Goldstein on March 21, 2012 at 10:25:04 AM EDT in Trip Ideas, Hotels
  • 10 Best Spa Trips for 2012

    Emerge from the long winter with a wellness-inspired pick-me-up—set out for a rejuvenating getaway with one of these 10 best spa trips around the globe. From mountain escapes in the forests of New Hampshire and New York to traditional Thai massages in exotic Bangkok to a Great Barrier Reef-neighboring oasis Down Under (and beyond), our list of top spa trips offers a variety of tempting destinations wide and far that are primed for some well-deserved R & R.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on February 27, 2012 at 2:15:35 PM EST in Trip Ideas, Spas
  • Top 8 Destinations in Oscar-Nominated Films

    A really good film will take you places, sending you not just on an emotional or intellectual journey, but also transporting you to the film’s locale, thanks to its strong sense of place. From this year’s list of Academy Award-nominated films, travel takes a front-seat view, transporting you from the Hawaiian tropics to small-town Mississippi, and from exotic Bangkok to the old train stations of Paris and London. Read on for a roundup of some of this year's most transporting film locations.

    Posted by Kristine Hansen on February 20, 2012 at 3:31:12 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Thailand 101: 8 Essential Experiences to Choose From For Your First Trip

    If you're visiting Thailand for the first time, it could easily overwhelm you: it is has a diverse ecological landscape to navigate, many eons of complex culture and history to understand, and a highly evolved tourism industry to serve travelers of every kind. So what should you focus on when planning your trip? Here's what the experienced local writers suggested in Fodor's Thailand, one of our newest full-color titles.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on August 26, 2009 at 2:15:39 PM EDT in Trip Ideas Tagged: British Virgin Islands, Transportation
  • Bangkok Street Food: 5 Things You Must Try (Ants Anyone?)

    If you only eat at upscale restaurants geared to foreigners, you'll miss out on the chili, fish sauce, and bright herbal flavors that define Thai cuisine. Even if you're picky, consider trying simple noodle dishes and skewered meats. Here's a top-five list of essential Thai street food dishes you should try.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on March 25, 2009 at 12:09:23 PM EDT in Trip Ideas