** Update **
Please read my book review of 12 Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap. I highly suggest getting a copy as the author goes into much more detail in terms of planning and preparing for your trip to Thailand. Some of the tips listed on my site are from the author.
I made this page for anyone out there considering a trip to Thailand. I’ve been spending the past few months researching numerous forums and blogs since I don’t have any personal contacts over there.