My Favourite Links

Picture of Rashad Pharaon, Banker in the Sun, sitting in a restaurant on Nimmanhaemin Road. The dining room is full of teddy bears.

Here is a comprehensive list of resources to help you on your journey.

Or maybe you’re the type that just loves clicking on random links.

Hey, me too. Very therapeutic.

Where to Stay

Agoda – my all-time favorite


Asia Web Direct

Finding an Apartment

Mr Room Finder (Thailand) (Thailand)

Apartments in Chiang Mai (Thailand)


Holiday Lettings (by TripAdvisor)

Moving Abroad and Managing your Money

Banker in the Sun

Nomadic Matt

Velvet Escape

Digital Nomad Resources

Team Treehouse – from zero experience to mastering web design and phone apps

KelbyOne – learn all things photography, Lightroom, and Photoshop

iStock Photos – for all things images / including uploading your professional ones

Backpacking and Flashpacking 

Trekking In Nepal

Antarctica Guide

Nomadic Notes

REI Backpacking & Hiking Outlet

The Ultimate Guide to Solo Travel

The Planet D

That Backpacker (Solo Female)

Goats on the Road

Go Backpacking

TheHappyPassport (30+ Female Solo)

Where Is Your ToothBrush?

Legal Nomads (Telling Travel Stories Through Food)

Rucksack Ramblings (check out those pics!)

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers Base (free)

Awesome Facebook Groups

Nomads (for budget/cheap travel)

Desperately Seeking – Bangkok (for off-the wall Thailand advice and jobs)

Meeting other Expats


Expat Women

Where to Eat

Legal Nomads

Bangkok Glutton

Eating Thai Food


Transportation (Rail & Bus)

Seat 61 – Train and bus travel within Thailand

MegaBus – super cheap bus transport around the UK / parts of Europe

Eurail – European Railway

InterRail – European Railway for youth/budget

Air Asia – discount airline to many locations in Asia and beyond

Air Arabia – discount airline to many locations in the Middle East and beyond

RyanAir – discount airline Eastern/Western Europe

SAS – discount European airline (some US lines)

Jet Airways – discount European airline

Thai Airways – main Thai airline flies out of Los Angeles only

Momondo – pretty cool flight price comparison

Skyscanner – my favorite flight price comparison

Health and Traveler’s Insurance

World Nomads Travel Insurance

Natural Disasters Guide (insurance advice for natural disasters)

USI Affinity

U.S. CDC Page – Vaccines for Travelers (find out which immunizations you need)


U.S. Department of State (entry requirements)

Royal Thai Embassy

Cost of Living Comparison

A Little Adrift

Best Thailand Travel Blogs

Jamie’s Phuket

Thai Travel News

Can I Live in Thailand

Best Thailand Travel Websites

Tourism Thailand

Lonely Planet


Trip Advisor

Teaching English in Thailand

Stickman’s Guide to Bangkok

Dave’s ESL Cafe

i-to-i TEFL

IH Bangkok

Must-Have Travel Apps

Currency convertor


Hostel or hotel booking app

Google Maps

WhatsApp – instant messaging with friends back home

Line – popular messaging app in Asia

Google Translate

Great books on Thailand

Quit Your Job and Move to Thailand

A History of Thailand

Lonely Planet Thailand

The Vagabond’s Guide to Chiang Mai, Thailand

Great movies about Thailand or set in Thailand

Beautiful Boxer

The Beach

Anna and the King of Siam

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

The Hangover Part 2

… And Last (But not Least), for Beautiful Web Design

Eldo Web Design – the one and only

SiteGround – my web hosting service of choice


Web Hosting

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