Travel Tips and Hacks

In this section we provide travel tips and hacks to make your travels more pleasant, fun and comfortable. We write about budget travel, travel life hacks, buying tickets, packing, booking accommodation and all the other travel related topics that will make your next trip more enjoyable.

Some of the places in the world are safer than others. Sometimes you will need to know where to buy tickets for a bus or an airplane. Every now and then you have to know more about the culture of your travel destination.

We explain how travelling might be different in different parts of the world and share travel life hacks for different destinations. All in all, our knowledge is your knowledge and we are here to help.

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Your guide to exchanging money in Thailand at a favorable rate

Monday, January 23, 2023 Travel Tips and Hacks by admin

Thailand is a beautiful tourist country with tropical beaches, palaces, and ancient ruins. It is also the homeland of Muay Thai, one of the best martial arts systems in the world. It is important to exchange your money favorably to enjoy more wonders of this amazing country. For this, we will describe the best ways to exchange money while in Thailand, so you don’t have to worry about it.


Thailand – a country everyone must visit

Thailand is a beautiful country in Southeast Asia, with Bangkok being the nation’s capital and largest city. The population is almost 60 million people. The country experienced the world’s highest economic growth between 1985-96, and George Soros made a billion bet against Baht in 1997. Thailand is known for its natural beauty and being the birthplace of Muay Thai. Beautiful beaches and other marine wonders await tourists in Thailand. Nature in the country is one of the wonders. Add to this ancient ruins and beautiful palaces, and it is a must-see place with wonders straight out of movies and anime. There is something for everyone in Thailand, from elephants to Muay Thai boxing events, tourists can train with world champion Tai boxers like Saenchai, offering unforgettable experiences.

Thai Baht, Thailand’s currency

If you know any of the languages spoken in Thailand, browse Thai resources about various financial tips here. For international people and tourists, we will describe a quick overview of the Thai Baht. The Thai Baht is the fiat currency in Thailand issued by the Bank of Thailand, it is also one of the currencies George Soros made a billion-dollar trade back in 1997 since the Bank of Thailand was unable to maintain the Baht’s price as it was out of resources. He as usual betted against the Bank of Thailand, successfully predicting the price fall.

Thai Baht exchange rate

From November 2022 Thai baht started gaining momentum against the dollar despite the Fed’s battle against inflation with interest rate hikes. This is good news for people living in Thailand and not so great for tourists, who will get fewer Bahts for their dollars. USDTHB is considered to be a minor currency pair, meaning that one side of the pair is a major currency. Explaining Forex majors and minors are out of the scope of this article, so visit the links above for more details about Forex specifics. Overall, the Thai baht is a stable currency despite the current world instability caused by Russian aggression and other post-pandemic effects.

Exchanging money – online vs in place

There are two ways of acquiring Thai Baht, one is online exchanges and the other is to exchange money when you visit the country. Both of the methods have their advantages and disadvantages. Online is more comfortable, and you can start your sightseeing right from the airport without the need to search and exchange your currency. But usually, it is more expensive to buy Baht online than at local exchange booths. Another advantage of exchanging money in Thailand is that you will need to cash out your Baht from ATMs, so you will need to visit the nearest ATMs in the airport anyway. In this regard, it would be better to exchange your currency in Thailand rather than online. But it is always better to equip yourself with proper knowledge in advance about currency rates. So try to see the rates on local and international exchanges to make your decision about which one is better for you. The Bank of Thailand has currency rates updated daily. This is crucial not to waste time while in Thailand to maximize your experiences.

Main takeaways

Being the homeland of Muay Thai and many beautiful places and palaces, Thailand is an amazing country that attracts many tourists each year. The country’s currency is Baht and there are two ways to exchange your currency depending on where you are. The best overall solution is to exchange money in Thailand as it offers the best exchange rate. You can and always should compare online exchanges and currency booths to find the best rate. Since the Baht started to strengthen against the dollar the previous year, it could be an attractive minor pair for trading as well. There are many ATMs to withdraw money easily in Thailand, and it is better to know exactly your action plan so as not to waste precious time before you visit the country.

The absolute best and MUST things to do in Georgia Tbilisi

Thursday, July 29, 2021 Travel Tips and Hacks by Ani

Whenever you arrive in Georgia you might feel overwhelmed with so many options to spend your weekend or holiday in the country. You can head to seaside resorts and chill on the sandy and rocky beaches of the Black Sea. You can go to the top ski resorts of Gudauri and Bakuriani no matter whether the season or find your perfect getaway in the most remote part of the country – mountainous Svaneti. Other options also include visiting the wine homeland in the country – Kakheti or enjoying various extreme and adventurous activities around Georgia. However, one of the first things you MUST do in Georgia is to explore its capital city – Tbilisi.
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Best countries open for tourism without quarantine

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Travel Tips and Hacks by Ani

Despite the ongoing turmoil over the Covid pandemic, some countries have thrown their doors wide open to international tourists. Few viable options are available for those seeking a peaceful getaway amid the curfews, quarantines, and lockdowns. To boost the confidence of travelers many governments have lifted the mandatory quarantine or even PCR testing requirements and have instead concentrated on increased screening measures upon arrival of the tourists. We have prepared a list of all the best destinations for the upcoming months with flexible travel conditions. So, where can you travel during Covid?

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What to Do in Grenada? Water Activities!

Monday, October 24, 2016 Canoeing and Kayaking by admin

Water is everywhere you turn in Grenada and it’s clear hues and cool temperatures are one of the major lures of the Spice Isle. Venture toward the coastline and beaches plucked right out of postcards will compel you to spend an entire day doing nothing but soaking up the sun and cooling down in the gentle blue surf. Head inland and cascading rivers and emerald green waterfalls will entice you take a relaxing dip or a rejuvenating water massage.

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Go Go Gadget! 8 Must-Haves for Active Lifestyle

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Travel Tips and Hacks by admin

I was trying to kill the time on the plane during one of my recent flights when I suddenly discovered an old folder on my laptop with cartoons that I once downloaded for my niece.

I was going through the list to see if something might interest me.

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