20 Must Read Travel Blogs To Plan Your Thailand Trip
Planning a trip to Thailand all by yourself? Don’t worry, we have got your back. It can be extremely frustrating to go through tonnes of articles on the net and still not get what you want. To make your life much easier, we have rounded up the 20 best blogs on Thailand.
No matter where you plan to go in Thailand or with whom, these blogs will provide valuable guidance and life saving tips. Even if you don’t intend to travel soon, a dose of travel inspiration doesn’t hurt anyone. Who knows, by the end of it, you might even find yourself packing your bags.
1. Nomadic Matt (https://www.nomadicmatt.com)
Writes About: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Koh Lipe, Koh Phi Phi & Koh Phangan
Nomadic Matt is a household name in the world of travel blogging, his blog featured on all major media sites, simply because there is no better budget travel advice out there.
Matt started traveling the world after completing his MBA, his inspiration coming from 5 backpackers he met at a beach in Thailand. Having traveled to more than 80 countries, his blog is a digital encyclopedia on most countries in the world.
Thailand is his favourite country, having lived there for 2 years. His travel guides on Thai cities are quite comprehensive, with expert money saving tips coming from his rich experience of having traveled the world.
He has also authored a full blown Thailand Travel Guide, which features more specific information about planning a Thailand trip and also has some exclusive itineraries and money-saving tips.
2. Alex in Wanderland (https://www.alexinwanderland.com)
Writes About: Bangkok, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan & Krabi.
In over 6 years of gallivanting across the globe, Thailand has been Alexandra’s (Alex) home away from home for months on end.
While she can’t stop singing praises of the tropical paradise Koh Tao, her blog will take you on a virtual tour of Thailand, right from the offbeat islands in the south to the lush forests of the north, courtesy her vivid photography.
If you want to know about fun, interesting and offbeat experiences on your Thailand trip, hop onto Alex in Wanderland.
3. Home Is Where Your bag Is (Visit Here)
Writes About: All the major cities and islands in Thailand
Home is where your bag is initially started off as a blog to document their journey around the world, but later became their southeast Asian diary, after Tobi and Marcel fell in love with the place. Needless to say, they have scoured almost every corner of Thailand. Check out their drone videos of exotic islands in Thailand for a serious dose of wanderlust.
4. I am Koh Chang (https://www.iamkohchang.com)
Writes About: Koh Chang
Koh Chang is one of the largest and most scenic islands in Thailand, but not nearly as popular as Phuket or Koh Samui.
I am Koh Chang is the ultimate travel guide to this off-beat island, whether you want to know about the best street food, the best places to stay, the best beaches to lounge on or the best activities to try.
Since the blog is run by the owner of a guesthouse in Koh Chang, you really can’t get more credible information anywhere else.
5. The Crazy Tourist (https://www.thecrazytourist.com)
Crazy Tourist is a travel blog which is like a ready reckoner for major cities across the world. So if you want to know which are the best places to check out while on your Thailand Trip, look no further.
With a checklist of 25 best things to do for all the major cities in Thailand, it covers everything from popular tours and attractions, unique local experiences to the best places to try out Thai cuisine – certainly a handy kit to have!!
6. Love & Road (https://www.loveandroad.com)
Writes About: Bangkok, Chiang Mai
Love and Road follows the journey of a couple who quit their jobs and sold anything that won’t fit in a backpack in their desire to see the world and follow their passion for writing.
They have traveled to 50 countries, spending 7 months traveling around Thailand, and ended up visiting the backpacker Hub Chiang Mai 4 times. Their first-timer guides on Bangkok and Phuket are very detailed. And they have cool recommendations for couples who plan to visit Thailand for a romantic getaway.
7. Breathing Travel (https://www.breathingtravel.com)
Writes About: Chiang Mai, Bangkok
Carolin was bitten by the travel bug from a tender age of 16, when she moved to Australia. Her big moment came in 2014, when she bought a one way ticket to Thailand and ever since then, home has been where her heart resides. Check out her blog, Breathing Travel for detailed itineraries on northern Thailand, especially Chiang Mai.
8. A Little Adrift (http://www.alittleadrift.com)
Writes About: Bangkok, Chiang Mai
Shannon O’ Donnell has been a little adrift since 2008, when she left home to travel the world. She has lived in Chiang Mai for a year, immersed in its rich culture, food and natural beauty. If you are a vegetarian planning to live out a few days or even a year in Chiang Mai, you will find her blog immensely helpful.
9. Two Wandering Soles (Visit Here)
Writes About: Koh Tao, Bangkok
Meet the crazy couple – Katie and Ben, who after shortly getting married took a flight to Colombia before surrendering themselves to a world of travel.Their blog Two Wandering Soles has a 15 day island hopping itinerary for those who want to experience the best of Thailand in a short time – right from the temples of Bangkok, stunning waterfalls, playing with elephants, beautiful beaches, crazy full moon parties and of course, the delicious Thai cuisine.
10. Geeky Explorer (https://www.geekyexplorer.com)
Writes mainly about: Koh Lipe, Koh Lanta
A tech savvy wanderer, Bruno declares travel his passion, hobby and life purpose. His favourite travel plans involve hiking, canyoning, swimming or just relaxing among the mountains, lakes and rivers.
His blog Geeky Explorer has an amazing island hopping guide for Thailand, and the ones on offbeat islands Koh Lanta and Koh Lipe are worth taking notes from.
11. Tieland to Thailand (https://www.tielandtothailand.com)
Writes About: All the major cities in Thailand
Tieland to Thailand follows the life of a couple – Chris and Angela who moved from US to Thailand and have been living as expats since then. It started off as a blog to casually inform their family and friends about life on the other side of the world.
Now it is more than an exhaustive resource on Thailand. It not only covers destinations in Thailand, but also goes to the extent of giving in-depth information about living in Thailand. By the end of it, don’t be surprised if you find yourself thinking about making the move to the land of smiles.
12. Going Awesome Places (http://www.goingawesomeplaces.com)
Writes About: Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Bangkok
Going Awesome Places chronicles Will’s sojourns in North America, Europe and Asia after he quit a consulting job to see the world. He spent almost 2 weeks in Thailand, from chilling in the islands to trekking through the forests of Chiang Mai.
If you are planning to hit Thailand in 2 weeks and need ideas for planning it all out, his detailed itinerary is sure to come in handy.
13. Phuket101 (https://www.phuket101.net)
Writes About: Phuket
Born in France, Willy Thuan started traveling the world in his 20s before finally settling down in Phuket.
His blog Phuket101 is an encyclopedia on Phuket, covering everything from things to do, places to eat, secret beaches to tonnes of useful facts about Phuket, including weather, bike renting and even money saving tips. The sheer amount of detail is mind boggling.
So if you are traveling to Phuket, this is the only blog you will ever need to look at.
14. Just One Way Ticket (https://www.justonewayticket.com)
Writes About: Bangkok & Phuket
In 2008, Sabrina quit her job and traveled the world for 433 days before she got back to her job again. In 2010, she did it once more, never to return again. She was lost to the world of travel.
The start of her travels took her to Thailand where she found inspiration from backpackers around the world. If you are planning a trip to Phuket, check out her blog Just one way ticket for the ultimate guide on the island.
15. Where Is Sharon (https://www.wheressharon.com)
Writes About: Phuket, Bangkok & Pattaya
The most popular family travel blog on this list, Where is Sharon showed the world how to travel with all your kids in tow.
Sharon has traveled to 83 countries and the family has been to Thailand multiple times. They love the bustling city of Bangkok, the beautiful beaches and the cultural hotspots.They recommend Bangkok, Krabi, Pattaya and Phuket if you are traveling with kids. Their guides on these places emphasize kid friendly activities.
16. Koh Samui Sunset (http://www.kohsamuisunset.com)
Writes About: Koh Samui
Alex and his family stepped on the shores of Koh Samui for the first time in 2013 and ever since then, they have been drawn to its exotic charm. Their guidebook on the blog Koh Samui Sunset is by far the most comprehensive and helpful resource on the island.
17. YTravel (https://www.ytravelblog.com)
Writes About: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket
YTravel follows the adventures of a married couple, Caz and Craig, who lived in 5 countries and traveled to 52 others over 16 years. They now travel with their two daughters.
Their articles on Thailand are ideal for readers who plan to travel with their families, especially their tips on traveling with kids.
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18. Peanuts or Pretzels (http://www.peanutsorpretzels.com)
Writes About: Bangkok, Koh Samui
Meet the crazy couple Josh and Liz who found each other due to their common love for travel. After working 50 hour jobs, they eventually sold off their belongings and decided to live out of a backpack.
Having lived in Thailand for some time, they have traveled a lot across the country. Their 2 week itinerary of Thailand on their blog Peanuts to Pretzels packs offbeat and popular places, all combined with a dose of culture, adventure and nature.
19. Getting Stamped (https://www.gettingstamped.com)
Writes About: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Lipe, Koh Phi Phi
Hannah and Adam, an American couple gave up the “American Dream” to get their passports stamped across the world. Together, they have been to 66 countries, documenting their journey on the blog Gettingstamped.
They made Chiang Mai their abode for a month to take a break from their travels. Their idea of a perfect day starts out on the beach. No wonder they were drawn to Koh Lipe, the Maldives of Thailand.
Their video on Koh Lipe is one of the best videos you can watch and if that doesn’t make you want to pack your bags to an exotic Thai island, nothing will!!
20. Jones Around The World (https://www.jonesaroundtheworld.com)
Writes About: Pai, Koh Phi Phi
A semester in Rome introduced Dave (travel alias Jones) to a traveling lifestyle, a turning point in his life. An internship with a travel company meant leading trips across Europe every weekend and this kick – started his uncontrollable desire to see the world. Dave even completed his master’s degree while backpacking across South-East Asia, beat that!!
If you are a twenty something who wants to backpack across Thailand, check out his blog Jones around the world for the coolest parties, the best hostels and budget travel tips.