Thailand is an easy country to travel in. This country is very tourist friendly. Hotels are reasonably priced, transportation is good and efficient. Food is cheap and pretty good too!
Thailand is very popular with women tourists traveling alone. You even see retired women traveling in Thailand. There is a high season for hotel prices - November through February. This is also when plane tickets can be at highest price. Especially close to Christmas the plane tickets and hotel rooms are expensive! But tourists do travel to Thailand every month of the year.
You can Google up "things to see and do in Thailand" and get many links on this country. From UK no visa required for 30 days. When you FLY in you get a free 30 day Visa Exemption stamp in your passport at the airport.
Another method of traveling and doing something good as well is to travel with a charity organization like Earthwatch. Pick a country, buy your plane ticket, pay for the cause and you meet up with other travelers. Various countries you can work in. For some Western countries the money you pay is considered a charitable donation and you may recoup some of your cost on your taxes.
If it helps any of you worried about traveling solo:
I'm 32. At the age of 28, after years of stressful work, I decided enough is enough and just booked my flights to Australia. Best decision I ever made. In the past four years I've been all through SE Aisa and next year I go back out to Cambodia as an ex-pat. All because I went alone and met so many cool people who did the same thing. When I briefly traveled with my then partner, we ignored everyone else and stuck together. When alone, you tend to interact a hella lot more with strangers! Everyone is in the same boat, so it's all good.
I'm a total wuss, scared of my own shadow. If I can do it for four years, ANYONE can!
Book the flight. The rest will come easy xx
If you are at ease or comfortable traveling on your own go for it! But if there are those "what if's" most especially if you're a woman, it's always better to tag someone along with you for security purposes. It's always better to be safe than sorry. And traveling with someone is fun! You even get to explore a lot of places even when lost, you won't be that worry some of being lost alone, but will even feel the excitement of being lost in travel since you are with someone who you know.
I'm 22 and spent a month in Peru when I was 17 (with a company). Since then all I've wanted to do was just travel the world. However, having a girlfriend was difficult for me to just leave for months. I have a crap job and me and the ex finished a few months back. Since then, all I've thought about is going away. So I've set myself a date of when I want to leave. Going to save as much money as possible until then and I'm going to by a one way ticket to wherever I decide to start off and then when I decide I want to move on, I'll book the relevant transport. I don't want to visit the usual countries like Oz, Thailand etc.
Just been doing some googling and came across this blog.... im 24 and also wanting to get out and do some travelling.... jobs are so boring!!
Would love to do NZ, Aus, Bali, Canada and maybe some south america!
Really looking for some like minded people to go with or meet up with during... probably looking at september next year, seeing as the costs are slowly rising!!
would love to hear back!
I'm in the same 9 - 5 rut and have itchy feet!! I'm looking at going probably in April 2013 (6 months to save up is enough I hope!)
I've never been travelling before and think the best option for me would be to do a tour through an organisation.. Anyone thinking of this option or just all free travelling?
South America interests me most but I'm pretty easy going!
i know its like months down the line that this was last posted but im in the same boat too
im looking for like group in the uk who wanna go travelling where do i find this xx