Our New Health & Safety Standards

Health & Safety Standards: Preparing for the Return of Travel 20 July 2020 As the world has seen the complete halt of travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DMC community in Thailand has been hard at work formulating and implementing standards that will solidify Thailand and its tourism facilitators as a destination that is […]

The Lowdown on Food and Water in Southeast Asia

thai food

Some of the most common questions we hear are, “Is this water safe to drink?” and, “will this food make me sick?” They’re perfectly legitimate questions. In Southeast Asia, almost all drinking water and ice (and certainly all on a Smiling Albino trip) come from modern factories using treated water.  The main reason for this […]

DIY Travel – Five Ways it Can go Wrong

Smiling Albino has been lucky enough to host an amazing assortment of people from a huge variety of backgrounds and nationalities on our trips. Each guest brings their own unique angle to the experience, and that’s why we love hosting so much – no two trips are ever the same! One issue that comes up […]