The Best Time to Visit Thailand in 2018 | Travel + Leisure the best and worst time to visit Thailand this year, including tips on the cheapest time to travel.

There’s a reason Thailand is one of the most in-demand destinations for travellers

right now. With favorable exchange rates, an unfussy tourist visa policy, idyllic beaches, and world-renowned cuisine, the number of foreign visitors to the country has doubled over the past decade.

Travelers can spend their trip to Thailand lazing on a beach on Koh Samui, rooftop bar hopping in Bangkok, and even mingling with elephants in Chiang Mai. But before you book your tickets, use this guide to determine the right time of year for your dream Thai vacation.

Don’t be deceived by the shockingly blue skies in nearly every photo of Thai beaches you’ve seen — there is such thing as a gloomy day in the Land of Smiles, and the time of year you visit can make or break your beach vacation (though we’d argue that there’s nothing particularly bad about watching a tropical downpour from your private jungle villa). Via

Rise of the flashpacker: Millennials splash more cash on holidays, less on travel insurance’ve heard of millennials, yuppies, DINKs and perhaps even HENRYs, but new research may well have unveiled a novel class of young, cashed-up, Australians who just love to travel – flashpackers.

According to a recent study published by Tourism and Transport Forum Australia, the days of young Australian backpackers heading overseas on the smell of an oily rag are long gone.

Instead, the new group of ‘flashpackers’ – those aged between 18-24 with high disposable incomes and without major expenses like mortgage repayments – were actually found to be outspending their older travelling counterparts.

The survey revealed that 21% of travellers in the 18-24 age bracket planned to spend between $2,000 and $5,000 on their summer vacations, compared to 13% of travellers over 65 and just 8% of those aged between 45-64.

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Lose weight on holidays: Nine trips to make you fitter and healthier you been on a healthy holiday? Or do you prefer out-and-out gluttony when you’re away from home?

Here’s how not to lose weight when you travel. Go to Switzerland and exist purely on a diet of fried potatoes and melted cheese. Eat rosti, raclette and fondue every day. Top yourself up, occasionally, with chocolate. And drink a lot of beer.

That’s one delicious holiday, but it’s certainly not going to result in loose-fitting clothing. It’s also the exact trip that I’ve just come home from, which is what got me thinking about holidays that are actually good for you, holidays that will have you coming home fitter and healthier than when you left.

Hint: they don’t involve rosti and raclette. Via