Sriwilai Resort Sukhothai, Thailand Hotel Review

A gorgeous new boutique hotel with views of the Sukhothai ruins

We spent 3 relaxing nights here while exploring the ruins in Sukhothai and Srisatchanalai. The resort was the perfect base and great value considering the 5* bedding, quality furnishings and pool. We slept blissfully in the most comfortable beds. There were only a handful of other guests during our stay so book a room before the word gets out. 

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Anantara Dhigu, Maldives Hotel Review

A perfect tropical playground for kids!

Wow factor! Access to restaurants, pools and facilities at both hotels, Impressive although pricey wine cellar/wine list, seeing reef sharks, rays, lionfish, porcupine fish, schools of jacks & tuna, crown jellyfish, and a host of other fish…many that I’ve only seen previously while diving, seeing spinner dolphins flip & spin

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Anantara Qasr Al Sarab, UAE Hotel Review

Truly unforgettable! An oasis in the desert. I’ve traveled to over 110 countries and stayed in some amazing 5* hotels for work and pleasure but Qasr Al Sarab is definitely one of the best.

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Farm De Lek, Nakon Nayok

Barnyard animals, scavenger hunts, zip lines, swimming and ATV rides; Farm de Lek is a kids’ dream destination!

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48 hours at Phi Ta Khon – Ghost Mask Festival, Thailand

Day One – Jun 24

Bangkok->Loei->Dansai

Since we first moved to Thailand 3 years earlier we had wanted to attended the Phi Ta Khon Festival otherwise known as the Ghost Mask Festival. Scott had seen pictures in a Thai magazine when we first arrived and said this is must. The annual festival is held in late June/early July and part of a larger 3-day festival called Bun Luang that has been celebrated for over 400 years. We had a difficult time attending in previous years as the dates are chosen from the agricultural calendar so the festival dates are only announced 3-6 weeks prior by the village elders. With 4 young kids, I’m a planner and rarely schedule trips last minute so this year I cleared our calendars for June and July to guarantee that we could make it.

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Phi Ta Khon – Ghost Mask Festival, Thailand Travel Tips

When:
The hardest part about attending the festival is knowing when it’s held. Since it’s announced about 2 months before, it makes planning a trip for most people quite difficult. It is usually held around the end of June/early July. The best place to find out is to follow Richard Barrow who announced it on the same day the local tourism board announced it https://twitter.com/RichardBarrow. Otherwise you can contact either the local tourism board directly or one of the hotels listed below.

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