Cruising in south-east Asia offers the chance to relax and observe everyday life, the scenery and wildlife. Rural areas in the north are typically quieter, with locals living a more traditional way of life; the frenetic pace of the city giving way to a more slow-paced, agricultural-based lifestyle. This former capital is a history buff's heaven. Let us be your host and trust us with the planning of your dream holidays in the Land of Smile. Typically, Thailand tours begin and end in Bangkok, the country's capital. Thailand's north, east and west are great to visit from November to February, when the weather is cooler and dryer. This is peak time however, so be aware that popular places like Chiang Mae, Co Samui and Phuket can get particularly engaged. Once you’ve booked, you’ll be entered automatically. • Or, book your hotel by clicking off to any partner site from TripAdvisor. Nowhere does the natural beauty of Thailand shine through more than in the national parks dotted around the country. Try everything from fried rice to fried bugs.

These experts will be on hand to help attendees dream, personalize and book their next trip. From Arizona to Alaska, Fiji to the Florida Keys, Malaysia to Maui and Taiwan to Tahiti -- you'll find great travel options at the Travel & Adventure Show. The price of admission also includes access to dozens of inspirational, educational and culturally focused sessions on 5 stages located on the show floor, along with hands-on activities fit for the whole family. "At the Travel & Adventure Show, you never know who you are going to meet. You can come face to face with some of your favorite celebrity traveler speakers, interact with fellow travel enthusiasts, and get to know all the industry insiders," said John Golicz, CEO of Unicomm, LLC, the producer of the Travel & Adventure Show series. "Anyone with an interest in travel should make the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show the first stop before their next vacation. It's a travel lover's paradise and an information hub that can't be missed." One highlight of the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show is the opportunity to meet and gain inspiration from the world's top travel experts and celebrities as they present seminars and answer questions over the two-day event. On the 1,000 seat Travel Theater you'll meet: Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves' Europe and Travel with Rick Steves, Europe Through the Back Door Andrew Zimmern, Three-time James Beard Award-winning TV Personality, Chef and Host of Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern Peter Greenberg, Emmy Award-winning Investigative Reporter, Producer and CBS News Travel Editor Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com Johnny Jet, Editor-In-Chief, JohnnyJet.com On the Savvy Traveler Theater stage, visitors will interact with travel experts on subjects ranging from packing and travel technology, to maximizing credit card reward points and what to do if disaster strikes while traveling. On the Destination Theater, travelers will receive destination-specific information from local experts containing information on when to go, how to get there, what to see and local, off the beaten path attractions from destinations such as Alaska, Australia, Japan and the South Pacific Islands. The Taste of Travel Theater highlights top chefs who present live cooking demonstrations right on the show floor. Featuring cuisines from around the world, guests will have the opportunity to taste samples and get a full cultural experience in a stadium-seating styled theater.

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Rural.reas in the north are typically quieter, with locals living a more traditional way of life; the frenetic pace of the city giving way to a more slow-paced, agricultural-based lifestyle. This is peak time however, so be aware that popular places like Chiang Mae, Co Samui and Phuket can get particularly engaged. This guide delves more deeply into what you can see and experience in this diverse country. Most Thai people are Buddhist and live a conservative way of life. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly. A trip to the night market is a real eye-opener. Taxes, fees not included for deals content. In 1932, the Siamese Revolution resulted in a constitutional monarchy being formed, and in 1941, Thailand invaded French Indochina, overpowered the French and claimed Laos. Respect for the king is also paramount in Thailand, and as the world's longest serving monarch, this respect seems to grow with each year of his epic reign. TripAdvisor Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .