$8 Massages, Rich Culture and Island Getaways: My Life in Thailand

White-sand beaches, glistening gilded temples, forested mountains and copious amounts of sunshine…this is what Thailand has always been about. In 2013, after several visits, my wife Nancy and I knew we wanted to make our home in this tropical paradise and decided the 800-year-old northern city of Chiang Mai was to be our playground...

A Part-Time Beach Retreat on Koh Samui—$300 per month

Dozens of white sandy beaches, spectacular smooth granite rock formations, thick jungles and coconut groves line the 51-kilometre highway that rings the bulk of Koh Samui. On my recent trip here from my home in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, I rented a scooter and spent a couple of days driving around the countryside.

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