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View from a hike in Queenstown

7 top money saving tips in New Zealand

By Jodine / 4 October 2019
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New Zealand is often considered by tourists to be an expensive place to travel around. I thought this was the case before coming too, especially as I had lived in Australia and heard lots of people complaining about how pricey it is in New Zealand. But while the cost of travelling here is not like […]

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Exploring the Kinabatangan River in Borneo

By Emily / 19 August 2019
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After a few days roaming around Borneo’s cities, beaches and parks with Stray, it was time to go even further off the beaten track and explore the Borneo jungle. Our destination was the Kinabatangan River, the second largest river in Malaysia. With dense jungle either side, the Bornean wildlife thrives here, and that is just […]

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River Retreat: Australia’s Best Kept Secret

By Emily / 18 July 2019
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If you’re heading Northbound with Stray, you’re in a for a treat. I jumped on the Greg Pass (Sydney to Brisbane) and discovered my favourite place on the East Coast – Stray’s River Retreat. Hidden away from the crowded coastlines, this authentic Australian bush stay with a real local community was a huge highlight of […]

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Punakha Dzong Monastery, one of the largest monestary in Asia, Punakha, Bhutan

5 Places You Should Have on Your Bhutan Tour Itinerary

By Emily / 17 July 2019
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Bhutan is a mysterious travel destination where clued up travellers go to uncover the secret to happiness and lose themselves in the magic of the mountains. This tiny country has set regulations for tourism to prevent it from negatively impacting their strong culture and pristine natural environment. Tourists may only visit as part of an […]

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Your 2019 Guide to NZ Ski Season

By Emily / 18 June 2019
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Whatever you think about Jon Snow, he was right about one thing; winter has come. With the white walker threat out of the way, it’s high time we focus on the important things, like the ski season in New Zealand

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Travel New Zealand Without Costing the Earth

By Emily / 12 June 2019
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If you’re part of the global army of good people doing their best to fight climate change, we salute you. It’s going to take the efforts of everyone to ensure a healthy future for us and our planet.  But does living sustainably mean that you can’t do the things you love, like travel to amazing […]

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What to do on Magnetic Island

By Emily / 20 May 2019
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Magnetic Island is an underrated gem that might secretly be our favourite island in Australia.

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Why I Chose Hop-On Hop-Off Travel

By Emily / 5 May 2019
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One travel blogger’s confessions about why a hop-on hop-off tour makes for the most valuable travel experience. Tasha of Backpackers Wanderlust Stray’d with us on the Mekong Pass and told us what she really thinks…   Exploring a new country can be a fascinating journey. Immersing yourself in a new culture, way of life, exploring […]

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Guide to Laos: Getting Off The Beaten Track

By Emily / 30 April 2019
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Laos was once a hidden gem of Southeast Asia, but is getting more crowded by the day. Globetrotting backpacker and blogger Tasha Amy (of Backpackers Wanderlust), shares her guide to Laos and advice for getting away from the crowds.

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7 Reasons Why Abel Tasman is NZ’s Most Scenic Skydive Location

By Emily / 2 April 2019
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It’s a no-brainer that the Abel Tasman features on the list of best places to skydive in New Zealand. But when it comes to stunning scenery, the region is arguably in a league of its own.

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30 Free Things to do in Sydney

By Emily / 1 April 2019
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You’re back in Sydney on the job hunt after a wild trip along the east coast with Stray. One too many cartons of Australia’s finest boxed wine has your bank balance looking kinda sad… but do not fear, we’ve got your back! Here are 30 free or cheap things to do in the big city. […]

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How to Spend 24 Hours in Sydney

By Emily / 27 March 2019
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Stunning Sydney – Some love it for the opera house, the impressive harbour bridge and other architectural wonders. Others know it for its culinary reputation, trendy bars and coffee to die for.

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The Ultimate NZ Packing List

By Lisa T / 22 March 2019
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Decided to visit New Zealand? ✔ Booked your flights? ✔ Chosen Stray as the best way to see the country? ✔✔✔ Now all you need to do is pack your bag and you’re away! But what to bring?

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Quick Guide to Melbourne

By Emily / 25 February 2019
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Oh, how we love Melbourne! Some say it is the culture capital of Australia (especially Melbournians). Whatever you call it, there is no denying this compact city is vibrant, creative, and full of adventures!

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How to Plan your Dream Trip to New Zealand

By Emily / 5 February 2019
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So you want to come to New Zealand? Who doesn’t! We all know that so much more goes into planning your dream trip than what you see in those epic insta pics, and sometimes it is hard to know where to start.

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