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What Thailand's Coronation Ceremony Means for Travelers

The country of Thailand is planning an extravagant coronation ceremony for their new king, Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as King Rama X. Find out what this means for travelers to the region during this time.

Sunrise Over Borobudur

Founder Jonny tells us all about his adventures ticking off Borobudur and Prambanan temples off his bucket list.

Off the Beaten Path in Siem Reap

While Founder Jonny Bealby has been working in our Cambodia office, he's discovered the best off-the-beaten-path activities for the ever-popular tourist destination of Siem Reap.

Mr Nam's Letter from the Clintons

Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen have been singing the praises of our esteemed guide, Mr Nam based in Vietnam, which inspired the former President of the United States to reach out.

An Elephant in Cambodia: Sambo's Survival

It seems apropos that as the Disney remake of “Dumbo” tops the U.S. box office charts, I stand in a Cambodian jungle watching another famous elephant soak her callused and abscessed feet in salt water.

WF's Andrea, Jonny & April Named on Conde Nast Top Traveler List

For the 13th year in a row, Andrea Ross, Wild Frontiers’ US Director of Operations, has been named to the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler “Top Travel Specialists” in the world list – an honor she has shared with US Director of Sales April Cole for the past two years.

Must-See Southeast Asia Festivals

Take a look at the list of our favorite Southeast Asia festivals below and start planning a trip that incorporates one or more with the help of our Southeast Asia tour specialists.

Is Vietnam safe to visit?

I get asked a lot if it’s safe to go to Vietnam, the truth is that this question goes much deeper than that. It’s about Americans wondering if those we used to see as enemies are now in fact welcoming hosts?

What you need to know when planning for Loi Krathong, and why you should book it with Wild Frontiers

Loi Krathong is one of the most well-known Festivals in Southeast Asia and has been documented everywhere from National Geographic to Instagram many times over. It had long been on my wish-list and last November, I was lucky enough to be in Chiang Mai to see Loi Krathong for myself.

10 Reasons Why You Should Travel in the “Rainy” Season

Although most travel books say you should avoid the rainy sesason in Laos, we think that they shouldn't be overlooked. Here's why you should consider traveling during Laos' rain season.

Traveling while Pregnant

April gives her personal suggestions and recommendations for staying safe and comfortable if you choose to travel while pregnant.

Upscale shopping in Siem Reap — Kandal Village

Siem Reap’s old French quarter is on its way to becoming one of the city’s fastest growing districts. Now known as Kandal Village, it's home to newly opened shops, cafes and eateries expanding the idea of what it means to be downtown Siem Reap.

Travel lingo: What’s the difference between a Tour Operator and a Ground Operator?

The travel world can be full of confusing insider lingo that’s difficult for ordinary people to understand. Two questions we get asked quite often are, what’s the difference between a Tour Operator and a Ground Operator? And, why would a traveler want to work with a Tour Operator vs. a Ground Operator?

Transitioning Through Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Bangkok is such a large metropolitan hub that it has two major airports – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang International Airport (DMK). Most International flights (and many domestic flights) arrive into Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), so we’ve focused this blog on helpful hints for this particular airport:

Mother’s Day Celebrations In Thailand

We explore the traditions and festivities surrounding the Thai celebration of Mother's Day which is celebrated in honour of their Queen.

How would I decide between Laos and Northern Thailand?

This blog stems from having that conversation with myself – if I was to go back to either Laos or Northern Thailand – two similar destinations, which would I choose and why?

What to expect from Laos’s Visa on Arrival Process

Most travelers will need a visa for Laos, and visas are issued on arrival. Here's what to expect from Lao's visa on arrival process.

“Secret” beaches that aren’t so secret (plus better alternatives)

Our Southeast Asia specialists April, Courtney and Naida had a few other ideas for truly off-the-radar beach destinations that we guarantee only those “in the know” have experienced.

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts when visiting Laos

I thought that it might be informative for some of you that are interested in traveling to Luang Prabang, Laos to learn some of the basics concerning Lao culture and the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” associated with the customs of the people’s traditions and daily lives.

Awk Phansa – End of Buddhist Lent and Festival of Lights

If you find yourself in a position to visit Southeast Asia in November, we recommend heading over to Luang Prabang to experience a particularly beautiful and interesting festival – Awk Phansa or the Festival of Lights – which marks the end of the three-month Buddhist Lent.

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