Phuket in Thailand is probably not a place I'd visit again (unless it's for the region's Vegetarian Festival). The beaches can be pretty, with golden sand stretching into the horizon and warm water from the Andaman Sea lapping at your feet. But Phuket attracts a crazy number of tourists, often from places like Britain, Russia, and Australia. Many of these tourists are only there for one reason -- to party. And while we're not against partying, sharing the beach and the streets with thousands of drunk people is not extremely high on our list of relaxing or peaceful activities while on vacation.