You guys, our trip to Thailand is just around the corner and the butterflies are definitely kicking in. We have been planning this trip for quite a while now, and it feels a little surreal that we’ll be boarding that plane so soon.
Last year, when we first started dreaming about locations for our fourth wedding anniversary we had four specific criterion in mind: we wanted to go somewhere warm, somewhere exotic, somewhere we’ve never been, and preferably, somewhere far away from “home.” I envisioned relaxing on gorgeous stretches of white sand, snorkeling in crystal-clear azure colored water, hammocks, groves of palm trees, and hopefully some cool places to scuba dive.
We narrowed down our choices to Italy, Greece, or Thailand, and I knew that no matter where we went, the experience was going to be incredible. So last fall, after a lot of back and forth, and a few weeks of indecision, Cody and I chose Thailand; and as we began sharing details of our upcoming adventure with our friends and family, we were met with pure joy and excitement for our trip and then a curious follow-up question of, “What made you choose Thailand?”
I think the photo above explains why we chose Thailand. 😉
Known for its incredible beaches, flavorful food, friendly people, interesting history, and rich culture, there’s a lot to love. Another important factor is that Thailand has been rated one of the best places in the world to scuba dive, and after discovering the insanely-favorable currency exchange rates, I felt that we would be crazy for passing up such a great deal.
From reading my travel guides cover to cover, to reading the adventures of fellow travel bloggers, to flipping through articles in Islands magazine, the more I research about Thailand the harder I fall for this slice of paradise.
And just when I thought I couldn’t be more excited, last month Trip Advisor announced its Top 10 Islands of 2015—here’s a secret–our anniversary destination made the list. So why did we choose Thailand? The answer is simple, why not? 🙂
Have you been to Thailand? Share your travel tips below. 🙂