About Me

Beach Bum Adventures – My Travel Blog

Hey, I’m Steffi. I’m a teacher obsessed with the ocean, nature and all things travel. I have previously lived in Thailand, the Maldives, Portugal and now Thailand again as of July 2021. I’ve been living and travelling in Asia for the past 7 years and have visited many countries such as Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Singapore , Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Taiwan.

Travel Blogging in Thailand

I started travel blogging about Thailand for two reasons. Many friends and acquaintances would get in touch with me and often asked me very similar questions about wanting to visit Thailand so I created a blog with the aim of answering all those questions. I also felt that many tourists were not fully appreciative of all the wonders of Thailand, many came to party, get drunk every night and sunbathe on a beautiful beach, while others associate visiting Thailand with sex workers and the seedy side of life here. While Thailand offers both those options, it is so much MORE.

Thailand has amazing national parks full of waterfalls, wild elephants and animals. The ocean has some stunning coral reefs, whale sharks and exciting marine life for snorkellers and scuba divers. Bangkok, is a huge, metropolitan city with delicious street food, relaxing massage parlours, fancy rooftop bars and amazing markets. Thailand is full of culture and history, with ancient temples, war memorials and museums. It’s now my home for the second time and I’m excited to share more information with you, especially vital in a post-pandemic world.

Authentic Travel Blogs

I love reading travel blogs to research a place before I go there. Many travel bloggers will blog about Thailand, having spent a month in this county. I love to read blogs from people who actually live and work in a country, know the area really well and I feel my own personal blog reflects this. My only blog posts about places I haven’t lived are itineraries or scuba diving posts as I want my Thailand travel blog to be authentic and to contain some level of expertise about the countries I am writing about.

In this Thailand blog you will find some affiliate links. This means that if you click on a link and are sent to a website and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission from that company with no extra cost to you. Affiliate links are common in websites and help bloggers to pay for providing information and knowledge. I always declare when a post contains an affiliate link.

Living in the Maldives – Maldives Travel Blog

In 2018, I decided it was time for a change and I started teaching in the Maldives, a unique place where I feel there is so much more to discover than just  honeymoon resorts. I love visiting Maldives local islands which not only give you an authentic Maldivian experience but also means that you can visit the Maldives on a budget.  So I shifted my focus to blogging about the Maldives on my travel blog, still adding posts to my Thailand blog as I go back to Thailand every year. I would love tourists to realise the Maldives is more than a honeymoon destination and it is home to incredible islands, people and the marine life is out of this world. I spent a week doing the best diving in my life last year.

Exploring local islands while living and working in the Maldives
Solo Travel Blog

I also travel alone as a solo female traveller regularly and have visited Indonesia, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka as a solo backpacker and therefore I wanted to share my experiences about travelling solo in Asia. I love reading travel blogs but unfortunately I found a lot of negative comments about travelling solo in places like India and Sri Lanka, by people who had never even done it! Even in Lonely Planet, I read that “women shouldn’t travel alone on trains in Sri Lanka” – then when I checked the authors- they were all men. So I started to share my experiences of travelling solo to encourage other women that we can and will travel solo and have amazing experiences while doing it!

Most importantly, I have this travel blog because I want to spread the love for Asia! If you have any questions or want more help then please feel free to email me.

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Exploring National Parks in Thailand is one of my favourite things to do…when I’m not diving or on the beach!

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