Articles Mentioning Chiang Mai Hotels

10 Destinations Worth Your Full Two-Week Vacation

Doling out your vacation days can be tough. Whether you live in the United States, where companies don’t legally have to give workers any paid-vacation days, or in the European Union, which by law has to give employees at least four work weeks of paid vacation, chances are you’re often thinking about how you’ll use…

The 19 Most Beautiful Resorts in Thailand

Beach at Rayavadee Resort Delicious street food, historic attractions, stunning beaches, and a rich culture — Thailand has it all. And yes, that extends to its properties, too. From boutique stays on the beach to luxe resorts tucked away in the jungle, the country has a plethora of beautiful hotels to choose from. To help…

11 of the Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Resorts in Thailand

When it comes to hotels in Thailand, travelers are spoiled for choice. However, with so many options — from budget properties in the heart of the city to luxe resorts sprawled along the beach — it can be hard to pick. Whether you’re looking for an amazing all-inclusive or a simple hotel with basic amenities,…

11 Things You Should Never Do in Chiang Mai

Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai/Oyster Things you should always do in Chiang Mai: visit dazzling temples, indulge in delicious local food, and stock up on gorgeous artisanal crafts. Things you should never do in Chiang Mai: Well, keep reading. Ahead are some of the most common mistakes to make in this ancient city in northern Thailand…

How to Spend Three Perfect Days in Chiang Mai

Temple in Chiang Mai/Oyster The second-largest city in Thailand after Bangkok, Chiang Mai is an alluring place with serene ancient temples, bohemian cafes, and buzzing night markets. Beyond its moated historic city and bordering metropolitan area, Chiang Mai is surrounded by a rolling, rural rainforest that’s home to waterfalls and elephant sanctuaries. Some of the…

11 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Thailand

Street Food in Bangkok, Thailand/Oyster While fluent English speakers make up only 15 to 20 percent of Thailand’s population, many more locals know enough to give directions, make recommendations, and haggle (more about that later). But just because you hear a lot of spoken English doesn’t mean that you’ll avoid making gaffes. Travelers to Thailand…

7 Bucket-List Trips to Blow Your Tax Refund On

According to the IRS, the average tax refund is around $3,000. At Oyster, we like to think of these yearly windfalls as zero-effort travel funds. Let’s just say $3,000 can cover some big bucket-list turf, making those far-flung places suddenly a “book now” button away. While we’re waiting on that deposit, here’s a dreamy list…

Why You Should Visit These Former Capital Cities

Whether for their significance or the presence of an airport, many of our international adventures start in capital cities. Going to England? Chances are you’ll fly into London. Hoping to see Iceland? We can almost guarantee Reykjavik is stop number one. Vacationing in Thailand? You’ll at least be in Bangkok for a layover. Of course,…

The Best Places to Go Zip-Lining in the World

John Y. Can/Flickr While zip lines are often associated with military boot camps, the aerial runways are typically used by thrill-seeking vacationers these days. Folks choose to soar above trees and fly over beaches to feel like a superhero for a few minutes. And while the jolt of adrenalin may not be enough to plan…

Oyster Editors’ Favorite Street Eats Around the World

Jirka Matousek/Flickr When it comes to street eats, there are two types of travelers: the timid and fearful and the load-up-my-plate fearless. Our editors are in the latter camp and firmly believe in seeking out the best food on our trips, whether it’s made in a sizzling roadside wok in Thailand, a deep fryer in…