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We love to travel and we love to blog about it. Have a look at the many blog posts we have created so far. Perfect travel inspiration for your next trip. Browse our travel blog, have fun and start planning your next trip.

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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The Easiest Way to Travel New Zealand

By Emily / 5 February 2019
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How Stray works, tips on using the app, and getting the most out of your experience in New Zealand!

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The best way to get from Thailand to Laos

By Emily / 4 February 2019
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If you’re backpacking in Southeast Asia, naturally the next country to visit after Thailand is Laos. You might be wondering how to get from Thailand to Laos and be considering your options. There are bus options and train options. And sure, you can fly from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang… but life is all about the […]

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Why You Should See the Franz Josef Glacier from a Kayak

By Emily / 22 January 2019
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The mighty Franz Josef glacier is a highlight of many people’s South Island adventures. We must say, one of the coolest ways (no pun intended) to see the glacier is from a kayak!

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Sustainable Traveller’s Bible 2019

By Emily / 21 January 2019
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Your Guide to Keeping the Planet Green While You Explore it

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The Best of the Tom Yum Pass: A Love Letter

By Emily / 16 January 2019
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Welsh couple Bethyn and Gerwyn recently Strayed Asia on the Tom Yum Pass, where they experienced the best of Thailand and Laos. Luckily for us, they got in touch afterward, and let us know just what is so special about travelling in these countries with Stray.

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5 Reasons Why Visiting Bhutan is a Life Changing Experience

By Emily / 7 January 2019
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Do you ever find yourself in a place, whether it is somewhere in nature or a spiritual space, and you just take a deep breath, feel your heart fill with gratitude and smile at the wonder that is the earth we live on? Bhutan will give you that feeling. Every. Single. Day. Probably even several […]

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7 Day Itinerary: Sydney to Byron Bay

By Emily / 25 December 2018
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Katrin from Traveler’s Little Treasures came from Germany to try out our Mick Tour, and documented her travels…

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3 Days in the Bay of Islands

By Tara / 17 December 2018
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North of Auckland lies a paradise with golden beaches, endless sunshine and tons of native wildlife. Welcome to the Bay of Islands!

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What to Pack for a Trip to Australia

By Emily / 11 December 2018
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Packing is probably the most exciting part of any trip planning – the nervous excitement of gathering your things, waking up in the night and scribbling on your packing list, and the final zip of your bag… nothing beats it! We’re pretty good at this travel thing now, so we put together a list of […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Skydive in Taupo

By Emily / 4 December 2018
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So, you want to jump out of a plane. Or you’re at least thinking about it, you’re jump curious (my advice for these people is to just do it, YOLO).   I recently made my skydiving debut with Skydive Taupo, and I was absolutely blown away by the whole experience.

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The Truth About Queenstown (and other South Island Destinations)

By Emily / 29 November 2018
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What happens when Kiwis experience Queenstown for the first time? Are they as blown away by the scenery and as excited about Ferg Burger as people from other countries? And what about the rest of the South, is the landscape really that awe-inspiring? We sent our mate Jess to find out. 

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How to Spend 48 Hours in Vang Vieng

By Emily / 29 November 2018
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Ah, Vang Vieng. Considered by many to be the highlight destination in Laos on the famous “Banana Pancake Trail” through Southeast Asia. Vang Vieng is home to adventurous outdoor activities set amongst gorgeous natural scenery.

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9 Reasons Australia is worthy of your Bucket List

By Emily / 12 November 2018
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WHY AUSTRALIA? Let’s face it, we know Australia has been on the top of your dream list for a while now.

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Your Bucket List for East Coast Australia

By Emily / 11 November 2018
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The East Coast of Australia is at the top of many travellers’ bucket lists. Between diving the Great Barrier Reef, sailing through the Whitsunday Islands and exploring Sydney – it’s not hard to see why.

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