Chiang Mai Hub

Chiang Mai is the 2nd most visited city in Thailand – and for good reason! Discover the world full of Food, Fun and Adventure in Chiang Mai Thailand.

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What to Do, See & Eat in Chiang Mai Thailand

Chiang Mai Attractions

The mountain city of Chiang Mai has been growing in popularity among travellers for many years. We originally visited this funky place back in 2011 and loved it so much we came back in 2015 to spend a few months living there in amongst the booming digital nomad and travel blogger community. Due to this large community of digital nomads in Chiang Mai there are plenty of bloggers, entrepreneurs and travellers that …

Best Hotels Chiang Mai, Thailand

Top Things to do in Chiang Mai - The Chiang Mai Riverside Hotel

Our core mission when finding you the best hotels in Chiang Mai: Design – We believe you should sleep somewhere that inspires you – No matter your budget. Unique – No cookie cutter rooms. Always feel like you are somewhere new and exciting. Near Good Food – Whether in the hotel itself, or very nearby. Your tastebuds need satisfaction! How to Get to Chiang Mai We personally prefer to fly from Bangkok …

Chiang Mai, Thailand. Elephants, Tigers and Temples!

Tri-Shaw, Chiang Mai

One year ago we were visiting Chiang Mai in Thailand. Chiang Mai has a relaxed vibe, is not overly touristy and the amazingly welcoming attitude of the Thai people themselves all lift this city to be one of our favourite places in the world. In a reminiscent mood, I figured a photo blog would help me translate the essence of this fantastic destination, and the wonderful experiences we had. Chiang Mai is somewhere …

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Where can I ride Elephants Bareback? Chiang Mai Elephant Camp, Thailand

Elephant Mud bath chiang mai

I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to spend so much time with these majestic creatures. We went the whole hog with this experience… We are going bareback on the “Mahout” Elephant training adventure!  Read about how we learnt to command the elephants to our whims, take them for their daily bath and then get them muddied up again – because they love the mud bath. We overnight at The Chiang …

Bike around Chiang Mai and cool off with a fresh coconut!

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FUN FOR A FIVER.  Cycling is a great way to investigate a town and get a different perspective than you would from flying around it in a tuc-tuc.  In older parts of the world, unlike countries like the USA and Australia, city centres are normally quite compact, everything is easily reachable by bicycle. Its a cheap and fun option that will lead you to new discoveries, and possibly to a …

Baan Thai Cooking Classes – Chiang Mai, Thailand

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They gave Tom a cleaver, what did they expect to happen?  Cooking up a storm at the Baan Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We are big foodies here at Five Dollar Traveller, and there is nothing like learning how to cook the local cuisine yourself! Don’t learn when you get home… learn from the locals and get to know the inside tips and tricks that make those special …

Best Hotels Chiang Rai Thailand

Best Hotels Chiang Rai

Best Hotels Chiang Rai. From budget to luxury, boutique to foodie orientated – these hotels will give you wanderlust for your next vacation to Thailand.

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Ultimate Packing list for long term travel (Backpacking) *2017 Update*

Ultimate Packing list for long term travel (Backpacking) *2017 Update*

You’re going backpacking for months, how do you decide what to leave and what to take? Long term travel is all about packing light but making sure you have all the essentials to make travel as easy as possible. This packing guide is focused for couples travel but the information is pretty universal for solo travellers too. Why is our packing list the best? The answer is, there is no …

Thailand Hub – Destination Page

Thailand is a popular vacation destination for many travelers, but how do you plan the perfect vacation for you? Learn what to Do, See and Eat in Thailand.

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Food From Around The World – Best of 2016

Best Foods around the world

Another year has gone by, and it’s time to focus on the important things in life…..FOOD! More importantly what has been the BEST food of 2016. We reached out to our favourite travel and foodie bloggers to see where they’ve been and what they ate in 2016 that rocked their world. What food of 2016 is absolutely Food Worth Traveling For! Food From Around The World – Best of 2016 Stefan …