Stopping to admire a cascading waterfall is a great reward for a hard day hiking the trails. And best of all, it doesn’t cost anything to pause and appreciate these natural wonders. In this article we tell you where you can find the world’s 10 best waterfalls. Bridal Veil Waterfall, New Zealand It takes less […]

A long soak in a jacuzzi and a luxurious massage sounds like the sort of vacation experiences out of the reach of frugal travelers. But why should budget conscious tourists miss out on all the fun? This article introduces you to several spa resorts that cost a lot less than you’d think. If you’re looking […]

Thailand lures thousands of frugal travelers to its shores each year. They enjoy the country’s weak currency, wile away hours on its pristine beaches, and head back to their relatively affordable lodgings once the sun sets. A vacation in this Asian territory will never break the bank, but with a little local knowledge you can […]

Haad Rin Beach is known as Thailand’s party capital, a coastal stretch in Koh Pha Ngan that lets its hair down every month at its infamous full moon parties. Attendance at a full moon party is considered a rite of passage for young travelers passing through Thailand. You’ll wear day-glo clothes and dance to the […]

There’s something magical about spending time with butterflies, and in Thailand you can do it for free at the Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. The butterfly garden is an enclosed space, so at any one time more than 500 butterflies may be fluttering about your head. Some of the most spectacular varieties include the large […]

The revelry of New Year’s Eve may be far behind the Western world, but now Thailand’s gearing up for its annual celebrations.. The Thai New Year is known as Songkran, and it’s celebrated every year from April 13 to April 15 with plenty of free fun. Songkran is often called the Water Festival, so you’d […]

Lumphini Park is like a little oasis in the center of bustling Bangkok’s shopping districts and eat streets, a place to enjoy life at a slower pace and get back to nature. It’s also a great place to spend time in Thailand for free, or close to it! The sprawling parklands are spread out across […]

The allure of Thailand’s markets and elephant parks is irresistible to tourists, but if you want to learn about the heart of this Asian nation you’ll need to travel to its temples, known as wats. These are hundreds of wats around the popular tourist town of Chiang Mai, and as their Buddhist residents want for […]

Bangkok is a wonderful tourist destination, with plenty to see and and welcoming people. There’s great Thai food in Bangkok too (as you might imagine). But just like so many thriving vacation spots, there are scams designed to dupe unwitting international tourist. So keep your wits about you and look out for the following schemes. […]

If you’ve never left a prized possession behind in a hostel in some far-flung corner of the world, you’ve probably never backpacked. It’s very easy to forget your essentials as you struggle to check out of your room on time, but thanks to the new website Backpack Boomerang, all hope is not lost. While travel […]