A trip sampling the diversity of Southeast Asian destinations can take you from the sleek modernity of Singapore to the ancient temples of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat. And then there are the beaches of Thailand: relaxing, beautiful, and for the adventurous spring-breaker, a lot more exotic than Miami. Thai beaches offer gorgeous stretches of sand, water sports, nearby outdoor activities and cheap food and drink.
Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year. This festival is the time for family reunions and would not be complete without the water throwing sessions.
Voluntourism can take many forms; thus voluntourists can choose which type of activity or location they prefer to contribute their energies and services. Openmind Projects, OMP, is an aid and education, non-government organization founded in 2001. Based in Thailand, it offers free educational and volunteer support to local communities, schools and national parks.
A grand total of 113 Thai venues including cities, islands, hotels, spas and airports have been nominated for the 2014 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, which are fast becoming the industry’s most prestigious recognition of excellence in the tourism and travel.