Our Favorite Lustworthy Thailand Adventures

Wanderable’s well-traveled globetrotters pick their favorite lustworthy Thailand adventures. 

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Here at Wanderable, we’ve already discovered the best Experience Providers in the world for you. Today, we spoke to some of our team’s wanderers to ask, “Which Thailand activity tops your travel bucket list?”

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Jenny, Engineering Expert

“The Floating Market Full Day Private Tour! Usually, when I travel someplace, I really like to get to know the local culture and interact with the locals. With this tour, you’re taken along the Mae Klong River before you explore the colorful floating markets! I’d pick up fresh fruit to snack on as we drive through the local villages and canals around the area.”

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Sara, BD Hotshot

“Hands down, the Koh Tao Discover Scuba. It’s completely private. You get your own boat to cruise around Koh Tao with a specialized instructor. My boyfriend and I have been wanting to learn SCUBA forever, and what better place than in one of the world’s top-rated scuba diving locations? You experience a gorgeous, secluded bay filled with corals all to yourself.”

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Ilana – Marketing Extraordinaire

“I’m such an animal person, so I instantly honed in on the Phuket Wildlife and Romance Tour. It’s really cool – you first travel to Phuket’s largest Buddha sculpture, then take an elephant trek before lunch and more sightseeing. But, I’m most excited for the last stop at Tiger Kingdom! It’s one of my wildest dreams to be able to cuddle with baby tiger cubs.”

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Marcela, Product Whiz

“Oh, definitely the Bangkok Day Dream Package. Being able to relax in an herbal floral bath before enjoying a body scrub, an aromatherapy oil massage, and a facial relaxation treatment sounds amazing. I feel like I would unwind on years and years of stress in one luxurious afternoon. It sounds like it’ll be so hard to leave afterward!”

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Jacqui, Content Guru

“It would have to be the Full-Day Phi Phi Island (By Speed Boat), naturally. I love the idea of waking up early to beat the crowds and island-hopping in the Phi Phi Islands on this incredible, sleek speed boat. You’ll visit everywhere from the Phi Phi Don to the Maya Bay. And as if that weren’t enough, you also get to go snorkeling. Literally the perfect day.”

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Vicki, BD Mastermind

“I really love the Ayutthaya Relics Tour. It allows you to get in a bit of ancient history. You’re submerged in the the history of Thailand’s past royalty while you explore these gorgeous ruins in the former capital of Siam. And you end the day tasting local sweets – what better way to wrap up a fascinating look into Thailand’s past?”

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Esther, Customer Advocate

“If I were you, I would check out this amazing activity, Discovering Rural Thai Life Over Authentic Northern Thai Cuisine. I’m a huge foodie, so spending the day cooking with a culinary mother-daughter team is right up my alley. Plus, I’m secretly looking forward to impressing all my future dinner guests with authentic Thai recipes!”

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Which Thailand activities would you love to experience? See our other amazing Thailand activities to add to your own travel bucket list, today!

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Love is Strange: Weird Honeymoon Destinations

Where are the most bizarre places folks have honeymooned…ever? Here are our favorite weird honeymoon destinations.

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We all know a pretty bed-and-breakfast when we see one, or a charming waterfall. We wouldn’t mind resting our heads in a yurt and glamping on the central coast. But where are the oddest, most random places & landmarks lovers go to revel in their newfound love? Behold, our curation of the strangest and raddest honeymoons in the world. Why drink wine at a seaside resort… when you can walk around naked for two weeks on your own private heart-shaped island in Australia? Well actually both options sound great, but we digress…

Elixir Lovers:

Brothels, Bites, and Booze” In San Diego, California

Get an in-depth look at the infamous red light district and the women who ruled the streets at the time. See what drew them to this lifestyle and the price they paid to be amongst the few financially independent women of the time. Scandalous tales of the most popular brothels and Prohibition-era gangsters will no doubt leave you thirsty.

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Art Lovers: Las Pozas in Xilitla, Mexico

Las Pozas (“the pools” in Spanish) is a collection of surrealist structures created by Edward James. James left his English aristocratic family and childhood mansion to create a fantasyland amid central Mexico’s jungle. The 20 acres also include a staircase to nowhere. Yeah, let’s just chew on that for a minute.

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“Blue Lagoon” Lovers: Makepeace Island in Australia

This Australian resort is so private that once the trip is booked, you and your love will be the only guests on the entire island. You set your own dress code on this surreal, heart-shaped island. If this sounds cool, also check out Sable Island in Canada, famous for its wild horses…but you’ll need permission from the Canadian coast guard to visit (which kind of makes us want to go more).

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Scary Movie Lovers: “Gravedigger Ghost Tour” in Ireland

Travel to a church, a jail, and a pub, while being chased by creepishly realistic “gravediggers.” There really is something for everyone…

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Nature Lovers: “Leshan Giant Buddha” in Sichuan, China

The Leshan was carved out of a mountainside in the 8th century. At 233 feet high, it is one of the largest images of the Buddha in the world. You could be one of those fit, adventurous hikers…we can see it now.

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Music Loves: “Portmeirion” in Wales

This place is still a Downtown Abbey-esque wonderland, where legends like Paul McCartney and Frank Lloyd Wright have chilled. Plus, this rad musical festival happens every year.

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Well, go on then, it’s your honeymoon. Indulge your oddest desires.

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Fly Away Home: Travel Essentials

Travel essentials where chic & cozy meet and fall in love.

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Being on a plane for hours doesn’t have to be a drag. It can be a chance to truly escape, to be contained in a pod of comfy bliss and catch up on little activities, surrounded by hip gadgets & creature comforts. Check out a few of our our tried-and-true travel essentials, and get addicted to flying Wanderable-style.

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1. Cover Up: With a blanket-sized scarf that’ll morph into an international symbol of sophistication when you step off the plane. Check out the wanderlust-inspired prints by Theodora & Callum. The best part: they show you a bunch of different ways to wear.  

2. Speed Up: If you travel quite a bit, it might be worth it to jump on the CLEAR train, a membership that gives you expedited security for one year.

3. Drink Up: Made from teakwood, this bottle by S’well will stop you from buying $6 water bottles all over Europe. But don’t bring it full on the plane, obviously.

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How to Keep your Honeymoon Stress Free

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Travel inherently has the potential for being stressful, even if that travel is to celebrate one of the greatest occasions in life. Here are Wanderable’s tips to keep your honeymoon as happy and as tension-free as possible.

Do your research:  Are you going abroad or staying domestic? Whether you need to construct travel itineraries or get vaccinations and passports in order, do your research and plan accordingly. Planning in advance will help to avoid unnecessary stresses along the way.

Book or at least plan local transportation:  If you plan well enough, then you’ll have more time to enjoy your destination. Find a hotel that is within walking distance of the local attractions or figure out the transportation details beforehand! Depending on where you’re headed, you may need to research buses, trains, flights, boats, or even ferries.

Consider travel insurance:  A wedding and a honeymoon can be two of the most costly experiences a couple will have. It’s wise to at least consider buying travel insurance, in case of an unexpected emergency such as a natural disaster, illness, etc. Weigh the pros and cons and decide if travel insurance makes sense for you. It can be especially helpful if you are going abroad or buying an all-inclusive trip.

Pack as lightly as possible:  We know it’s your honeymoon and you want to look good, but no traveler has ever said, “I wish I were lugging more stuff around.”

Pack snacks:  If there is one thing we have learned through our own travels, it’s that a hungry traveler is a grumpy traveler. Don’t let your blood-sugar highs and lows mess up your mood; always be prepared when you set out for the day and bring simple things to munch on.

Bring a daypack:  Daypacks come in all different shapes and sizes, from a hip leather satchel to a not-so-hip fanny pack. Daypacks help you prepare for the unexpected. It is always convenient to have an extra sweater, an umbrella, some snacks, a camera, a drink or two, and any other necessities. Before you leave the hotel, pack anything that might come in handy in case you decide you want to spend the entire day out and about.

Take it all in and stay present:  The wedding is over and you have nothing to stress about. Put work and home-life aside and relax. Even if you have the most demanding job on the planet, this is a time when everything else should fall away. Turn off your cellphones and your laptops and completely disconnect.

Don’t worry about schedules or hiccups along the way. Most of all, just sit back and enjoy one another’s company. There’s truly nothing more important than that.

Bucket List Honeymoons

Lots of Wanderers use their honeymoon as an opportunity to check something off their travel bucket list. What could be better inspiration for a trip that you’ll be remembering for the rest of your life?

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Machu Picchu and Cuzco: Even if you don’t hike the Inca Trail, a trip to this ancient city is a fantastic adventure. Make sure to give yourselves a couple nights in colonial Cuzco on either side, its cobblestone streets and gorgeous architecture make it one of our favorite cities.

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African Safari: Botswana, Kenya, and South Africa are all great destinations for Safaris but our top pick is Tanzania. After spotting the Big Five head to Zanzibar for a couple relaxing days on the beach.

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Paris in the Springtime: While Paris is gorgeous any time of year, no time is better than spring when the trees are blossoming pink and white.  While you’re there picnic in the Luxembourg gardens, visit the Mona Lisa, and drink wine in sidewalk cafes.

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Villa-life in Positano: Sip limoncello with views of the Gulf of Salerno, explore the coast-line by Vespa, and loose yourselves in cobblestone streets. We prefer staying in small guest houses that give you a chance to live like a local.

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Halong Bay: Located in the north of Vietnam this bay is filled with spectacular limestone islands. We’d suggest an overnight trip on a luxurious junk boat.

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Galapagos Cruise: Snorkel with sea lions, spot blue-footed boobies, and visit the ancient tortoises. These island’s unique eco-system and spectacular wildlife make for memories of a lifetime.

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Grand Canyon: Visit this spectacular park on foot, by mule, or floating down the Colorado. Regardless of how you get there, the gorgeous vistas and stunning landscape put the Grand Canyon on the top of our bucket list.

What destinations are on your bucket list?