China Eastern Airlines currently has round trip airfares travelling from New York City (JFK) to Phuket, Thailand (HKT), for as low as $392.
While the tour we booked out to Thailand's Phi Phi islands was not as described, the scenery was absolutely stunning. On one hand we were upset about being lied to, but on the other it is hard to argue with a place as beautiful as this!!!
Taking a little break from our backpacking roots, we took advantage of a special rate on a hotel and enjoyed a beach side suite on the island of Phuket! Three days of relaxing helped us restore our energy for the next few days of heavy travel.
The scenery around Krabi is world famous for good reason. Our snorkeling tour took us to four picturesque locations where we snorkeled and enjoyed the stunning scenery.