Travelling has become more than a necessity for today’s business person. For mobile professionals, it is a way of life. Combining work and travel into a new and exciting lifestyle that allows the flexibility of running one’s business while visiting exotic countries. Few places on the planet offer a better setup for travelling in this manner than Thailand. The following useful reads contain tons of practical information for anyone travelling to Thailand, for business or pleasure.
Frommer’s Thailand (Frommer’s Complete Guides)
By Ron Emmons
Arthur Frommer practically pioneered the travel guidebook, so it’s no surprise that the publishing house bearing his name offers one of the best travel books on Thailand. This is comprehensive guide that will serve well first-time visitors, as well as the seasoned travellers looking for some serious adventure. The book is organized into useful sections covering every important topic. From finding the best eateries and nightlife spots, to the most culture-rich sights and beautiful beaches. Written by a long time Thailand resident and writer Ron Emmons, you know you are getting candid reviews and reliable information on the best Thailand has to offer. You also get tons of user-friendly features including a star rating system and special visual tools to help you keep track of tips, maps and places.
Bangkok City Guide (Lonely Planet)
By Austin Bush
With a population of over 17,000,000 Bangkok is a true metropolis and any visitor’s first stop in Thailand. The choices are endless, therefore a good guidebook is essential. Although, there is some sentiment amongst travellers that Lonely Planet has become a bit of victim of its success, their guide is still the best source for business travellers who want to enjoy Bangkok in style and luxury. The guide features all of Lonely Planet’s usual planing tools, including:
- Lists for the top restaurants, spas and massage places in the city
- Comprhensive shopping guide
- Easy to use maps and suggested itineraries
- Guide to Bangkok’s nightlife
- In-depth coverage of the top tourist attractions
In short, this book covers all the must-dos in Bangkok and then some.
4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
By Timothy Ferriss
Although not a travel book, per se, The 4-hour Workweek, is an invaluable read for the mobile entrepreneur looking to generate income while travelling in Thailand. The author, an avid traveller and accomplished entrepreneur himself, inspires and educates in an easy to read style that is just also incredibly entertaining. That is not to say, the book is not informative. On the contrary, The 4-hour Workweek is a serious guide full of useful, applicable tools for running a business while travelling. In his blueprint to the new luxury lifestyle for the travelling entrepreneur, Timothy Ferriss shares how to:
- Earn a five-figure monthly income while working only 4hrs per week
- Eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using some simple math
- Outsource tedious tasks to overseas virtual assistants so that you can focus on decision making and enjoying your travels
- Travel like a pro and receive perks and luxury upgrades for free
These and other powerful techniques contained in this book, will get you on your way to living the good life in no time.
Thailand is a magical place, rich in natural beauty, culture and excitement. When you add to that excellent internet connectivity and endless luxury travel possibilities, it is not hard to see why so many mobile professionals and business people make it their top destination. Whether you are considering travelling to Thailand for a few months, or perhaps even setting up your business in this amazing country, these books will help you make the most of your time there.