Wanna come visit?

Wanna come visit?

We are starting to get questions re: where/when/how/why to visit us in Thailand. I’ll try to break down as much info as I can. -When- Usually this boils down to the weather and the prices, followed by when you or your child can be away. Here’s what I stole from lonely planet: Low Season (Jul–Oct) Monsoon season can range from afternoon showers to major flooding. Some islands shut down and boat service is limited during stormy weather. Be flexible with travel plans. Shoulder Season (Apr–Jun, Sep & Oct) Hot and dry (April to June) but less so in higher elevations. Beaches aren’t crowded and the ocean provides the air-con. September and October are ideal for the north and the Gulf coast. High Season (Nov–Mar) A cool and dry season follows the monsoons, meaning the landscape is lush and temperatures are comfortable. Western Christmas and New Year’s holidays bring crowds and rates increase 50% at the beaches. That’s a break down of the year into “tourist seasons”. Here’s an excellent breakdown of the weather seasons for the north and south  Summary of when: The weather is the most pleasant from November to February, however, availability and costs will be a bit more of an issue at this time of year. The rest of the year has it’s pluses and minuses. For instance March and early April is hot and polluted in Chiang Mai but beautiful and (relatively) uncrowded on many of the islands. -Where- Take a look at this google map. Thailand is generally laid out north-south. The north is generally more mountainous, more agricultural, cheaper, and (a little) cooler. The...