Experiences.

22

Apr
2020
Bangkok Tour
Posted by: Josh Knutson /2080
Our first full day in Bangkok started off with a bus ride to the main part of the city. We were picked up by students from Chulalongkorn University and they greeted us with traditional Thai sweets. They were both unique and amazing, we had Kanom Chang (layered jelly cake), Kao Tum Mud (coconut sticky rice […]
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19

Sep
2021
Golden Triangle Tour
Posted by: Josh Knutson /930
Sitting in class one day, our professor told us we didn’t have anything planned one weekend and asked if we’d like to go on a tour to the Golden Triangle via a private tour company. A handful of us raised our hands and our trip to the seedy North was about to begin! Our drive […]
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Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Chiang Mai, Thailand

15

Aug
2020
Home in Chiang Mai
Posted by: Josh Knutson /2140
After a whirlwind few day’s in Bangkok and a day’s drive, we finally made it to our home for the next three months, Chiang Mai. Our accommodations for the first month were the International Center at Chiang Mai University (CMU). The next day was a free day around Chiang Mai, where we learned quickly where […]
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Monk and elephant Thailand

02

Oct
2020
Life in Chiang Mai
Posted by: Josh Knutson /1470
Adjusting to life in Chiang Mai was helped by our group of 24 students from Washington State University We had been meeting for months discussing everything from culture to the Thai language and camaraderie. While in Chiang Mai we had to attend class in the morning and most afternoons were spent touring around the area […]
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09

Aug
2021
Open Minds
Posted by: Josh Knutson /1240
“We welcome the open-minded traveler to join our tours!” It may be funny to see a tour company state such a thing, but it has a lot to do with how we tour. Our tours are designed to get you out of your comfort zone and to become a “local”. I think back to the […]
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22

Feb
2020
SEA to BKK
Posted by: Josh Knutson /2030
What choosing an airline now versus back in the early 2000s is very different for me. As a poor college student, my decision to pick an airline to get to me Thailand was solely based on price. For this epic journey, I chose EVA airlines based on the low price of $900 round trip from […]
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Buddha Head in Tree Ayutthaya, Thailand

07

Jul
2020
Thai Road Trip
Posted by: Josh Knutson /1640
After a short 2 days in Bangkok it was time to head to our home for the next 3 months, Chiang Mai! The bus picked us up early Saturday morning at our hotel and as we drove North, I couldn’t help think that this metropolis was New York on steriods! Our first stop was Wat […]
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30

Dec
2021
The Beach
Posted by: Josh Knutson /770
After a whirlwind month in Chiang Mai, it was time to head South for some fun! We flew to Phuket via Bangkok for a couple of days of beach bliss! Our hotel for the next 4 days was owned by a Washington State University alum on the beautiful Kata Beach which had 6 months prior […]
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Elephant Peek earthtravels

11

Feb
2020
The Birth of Knutson Travels…
Posted by: Josh Knutson /2610
When you have profound things happen in your life, it tends to stick with you!  One of those profound experiences was my first trip to Thailand.  Even though my first time to Thailand was in the early 2000s, it still feels like yesterday! My opportunity came while sitting in a Business class my junior year […]
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06

Feb
2022
The Internship
Posted by: Josh Knutson /640
After an amazing beach and boat adventure in Phuket, it was time to start my internship in Chiang Mai. My internship was at the Northern Small & Medium Enterprise Center (NSME Center) as a finance/marketing intern. My main task was to assess the financials of the NSME Center to determine if they would be able […]
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