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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 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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A Day in the Blue Mountains

By Emily / 25 October 2018
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No visit to Sydney is complete without a day trip to the nearby Blue Mountains.

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Proboscis monkeys on a tree, Borneo, Malaysia

6 Reasons to put Borneo on your Bucket List

By Emily / 15 October 2018
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If you’ve never heard of Borneo before, after learning a little about it you’ll be itching to roam this beautiful, rugged island in Southeast Asia. Borneo is the third largest island in the world, and home to some of the most diverse wildlife, both on land and in the sea. The island is split into […]

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The 2019 Stray Travel Guide is HERE!

By Tara / 5 October 2018
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Hot off the presses, the brand spanking new 2019 Stray New Zealand Travel Guide has landed!

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10 Mind Blowing Facts About Whales

By Emily / 2 October 2018
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Did you know the blue whale’s heart is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle? The mind boggles. We asked the crew at Wings Over Whales in Kaikoura what makes these mysterious creatures of the deep so special. Having operated scenic whale watching flights for over 20 years, they know some pretty cool facts about whales…

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Introducing Freestyle Tours

By Emily / 25 September 2018
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We’re super stoked to announce the launch of Freestyle Tours! Think of them as the love child of our original “Hop-On Hop-Off” Passes and an All-Inclusive Tour.

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Free Things to do in Cairns

By Emily / 11 September 2018
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Tropical Cairns is the last stop on our northbound tours.  There are a bunch of once in a lifetime experiences available to do in Cairns, but a lot of them don’t come cheap! Luckily for you, we’ve got the scoop on plenty of free or relatively cheap things to do when you’re not jumping out […]

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New Zealand phone plans, data and internet: Everything you need to know!

By Emily / 10 September 2018
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Most backpackers coming to New Zealand won’t want to rely on finding free wifi to stay connected. While free wifi exists (see the list at the bottom of this article), if you’re heading off the beaten track it’s much harder to find, and that’s where all the Instagram worthy photos come from! Check out our […]

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Stray Australia officially launches at the ‘other’ Wedding of the Year!

By Tara / 31 August 2018
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In August, at a private event hosted in downtown Sydney, a select group of agents, industry partners and staff witnessed what has been labelled the ‘other’ wedding of the year.

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24 Hours on Stewart Island

By Tara / 14 August 2018
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New Zealand’s third largest island doesn’t always make it onto every travelers itinerary but, here at Stray, we’re here to change that. Travel blogger, Krysti Jaims, jumped on the Stray bus in search of adventure on Stewart Island and, boy, did she find it!

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What It’s Like to Travel New Zealand in Winter

By Tara / 20 July 2018
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What happens when you take an Island girl, used to tropical temperatures, and send her on the Stray bus in the middle of a NZ winter? Was it a recipe for disaster or an unexpected match made in heaven? Let’s find out!

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Lone Buffalo, Laos – A Foundation for the Future

By Emily / 20 July 2018
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At Stray, we believe that travel is a two-way exchange between travelers and locals. It’s important for us to give back to local communities in return for the incredible things that they teach us about their cultures. Find out more about Lone Buffalo, a not-for-profit school in Laos and how Stray make a difference with […]

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Making a Difference with Auckland City Mission

By Tara / 11 July 2018
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If you’re in New Zealand right now, you might have noticed that it’s getting a bit chilly! The mountains are snow-capped, the chairlifts are cranking at the ski resorts and the air is crisp. Whilst it may be a beautiful time of year to visit NZ as a traveller, we know that this season isn’t […]

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