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Family vacations can be a wonderful opportunity to create special memories and discover amazing experiences that bring everyone together. Relationships become stronger, ties become more closely knit, and inner-happiness blooms. Feeling good and sharing unforgettable times with family is a great way to connect. With the right setting, couples find they become closer whilst the child-parent bond gets tighter, and youngsters are engaged, energized, and entertained — all good news for self-development and the health and wellness of the family unit. However, even in paradise locations, whether beautiful Bali or an amazing Thai island, family holidays can be stressful when everyone wants to do something different. A private vacation-villa rental is the perfect holiday hotspot for families who want to unite and spend some quality time together in their own space. As well as being an ideal environment for families of all ages, renting your own holiday home gives you …

Khon is a now a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage with Thailand’s most famous cultural dance, representing a significant point in the country’s history. This was its maiden accolade from the global body with regards to heritage prowess. The nation’s cultural ministry celebrated the occasion the following week with a sequence of Khon-themed activities. The festivities encompassed live performances, exhibitions, animation films, children’s books and the inception of a digital database to imprint the traditional artwork onto the timeless reaches of the interwebs. First things first: What is Khon exactly? Khon is a classic Thai dance that traces its roots back to the 15th century and is an expressional and speechless form of storytelling. It is heavily inspired by the tales of the Ramakien and borrows a leaf from the Indian Sanskrit epic Ramayan. It comes off akin to a Shakespeare play with masked dancers unveiling the plot in pantomime fashion …

Near-perfect sailing conditions, the glorious blue waters of the Andaman Sea, and a Thai island-beauty that boasts luxury villa stays, gourmet restaurants, and fabulous beaches. It’s no surprise that Phuket has become a standout yachting destination internationally. Superyacht owners, boat lovers, and yachties from all over the world descend on the island to experience an exciting calendar of yachting events and experiences. The yachting culture of Phuket, along with the high-profile regattas and boat shows, adds a sophisticated, glamorous edge to this island in the sun; adding another layer to a vacation hotspot that promises chilled-out, castaway beach days along with hedonistic, high-energy entertainment, not to mention some of the most stunning villa vacation stays in the world. The 22nd Bay Regatta Setting sail between February 13-17, 2019, The 22nd Bay Regatta takes in Phuket, Phang Nga, and Krabi. The stunning route takes sailors on an amazing course setting off …

From the casuarina-fringed white beaches and neon-lit night bars to quaint old towns and wildlife sanctuaries, Phuket has a lot to offer to visitors. This pearl of Andaman is a famous tourist destination as it has something in store for everyone. Whether you wish to explore the breathtaking islands and mysterious caves or go hiking in the dense jungles, there is so much you can do in Phuket. While you enjoy island hopping, full moon parties, wildlife spotting, scuba diving, and walking down the towns, don’t forget to pick some souvenir from Phuket. When you go back home, the souvenirs will remind you of a vacation well spent and act as conversation-starter as you enjoy telling stories about your adventures. The sound of the wooden chimes and scent of the spa products will bring back wonderful memories of the Land of Smiles. If you are planning a trip to Phuket, …

The art scene of Koh Samui has blossomed for decades now, with many pieces manifested through the inhabitant’s experiences of their environment and how it shaped them. This makes the art of Koh Samui a must-see if you have even a remote interest of art and the history of the island. While exploring Koh Samui and its surrounding islands will treat you to some beautiful hidden gems, there are a number of institutions that encapsulate the rich history Samui has to provide. Art Samui Museum Possibly the most full-featured art gallery on the island, Art Samui is a fantastic establishment for those wanting to view a wide array of artworks. The gallery displays pieces that have shaped the Thai art scene. Focusing on the fittingly named ‘Trick Art’, Art Samui proceeds to offer an extra dimension to their artistic enterprises. Many of the pieces exemplify a sort of optical illusion …