Your VOTES for Us Will Help Children in Need!

Your VOTES for Us Will Help Children in Need!

Click on banner to vote and watch our video now! We Made the Semifinals and We Need Your Votes to Help Children in Need! We survived careening down a hill into a lake in the monster Zorb Ball in our video for the Ultimate Thailand Explorer Competition! You can help by voting for us NOW and EVERY DAY until November...

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We are the Ultimate Thailand Explorers!

We are the Ultimate Thailand Explorers!

In one fleeting moment, our lives changed. As we were planning and building this Thailand Mania web site, provocative news flashed across our screen: “The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is calling on all Internet savvy world travelers to enter the Ultimate Thailand Explorers competition. Competitors get...

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Get off the tourist track: Chiang Mai Charitable Tours/Projects

Get off the tourist track: Chiang Mai Charitable Tours/Projects

Chiang Mai Charitable Projects Visit the Glenn Croston House. A former London police officer and teacher, Glenn, and his Thai wife Rosjana, founded a home for kids from families seriously affected by drugs, HIV/AIDS and other diseases, abandoned kids or those with imprisoned parents, children aged 22 months to 15 years,...

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Chiang Mai Night Market Or Sunday Walking Street: Don’t Miss Sunday!

Chiang Mai Night Market Or Sunday Walking Street: Don’t Miss Sunday!

Chiang Mai Sunday Walking Street Market When I first stumbled on this packed street in Chiang Mai, closed to traffic, with hundreds of stalls and a few thousand folks, I thought: “Wow, lucky me! A big festival!” (Well, it’s just one more splendid Chiang Mai routine that happens every Sunday from 3 to 10 PM.)...

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Chiang Mai ToyRide Keeps Giving and Riding

Chiang Mai ToyRide Keeps Giving and Riding

The Chiang Mai ToyRide is not just about toys! Toy feeding frenzy at Pa Muang School near Mae Rim! Netting over 200,000 baht, the 2009 Chiang Mai ToyRide (CMTR) annual charity motorcycle ride was a resounding success last January, and northern Thailand’s children in need continue to benefit from the funds raised...

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The Official Ultimate Thailand Explorers Press Release

The Official Ultimate Thailand Explorers Press Release

Calling all internet savvy world travelers: Enter the Ultimate Thailand Explorers competition. Ultimate Thailand Explorers Winners Receive $10,000 CASH! The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is calling on all Internet savvy world travelers to enter the Ultimate Thailand Explorers competition. Competitors get a free...

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Visit Chiang Mai? Why not live here!

Visit Chiang Mai? Why not live here!

I feel very bland next to the Lisu ladies In 2002 I gave, threw or packed away my worldly possessions and set off to possess the world – ten countries for starters. After two weeks in Hawaii, two more in China, and two months in Vietnam, Thailand was next. Bangkok was abysmally busy and terminally polluted. I...

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65 Reasons for Living in Thailand

65 Reasons for Living in Thailand

I think about visiting the USA, but normally that’s as far as I get. I’d love to see my friends and family, but I’d miss the cost of living in Thailand. Come To Thailand My American friends have homes in town and cabins in the country with mortgages the size of the GNP of some Asian countries. For...

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