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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.

Team Orange take Puhoi!

By Tara / 26 March 2018
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Here at Stray, we don’t just provide awesome, off-the-beaten track experiences for our passengers but we also encourage our team to get out there and ‘walk the walk‘ too. This time around, we swapped walking for kayaking and ventured north of Auckland to Puhoi, where we paddled along the river to Wendeholm Regional Park.

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Stray Days: Straying with Thomas and Lynn

By Tara / 21 March 2018
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This month we’re Straying with Thomas and Lynn from Belgium. They used their Everywhere Passes to see the whole of New Zealand from top to bottom. Check it out…

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Stray Days – Stories from the road. Straying with Gemma!

By Emily / 19 March 2018
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Gemma Daniel, originally from Wales in the UK, quit her job to travel for a year and a half. She spent 4 months travelling around Asia on the Lot Pass and even celebrated her 26th birthday on the Stray bus in Bai Xep! She’s planning to keep travelling around the world but we managed to […]

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Life is slower in Laos

By Emily / 13 March 2018
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Everyday in our busy lives we rarely take the time to appreciate the small wonders in our world. There’s so much on our to-do list – things we need to do, things we don’t want to do, the things we treat ourselves to: a manicure at the mall, a takeaway on the way home because […]

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Stray together, stay together!

By Tara / 26 February 2018
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Ever wondered what it’s like to Stray with your other half? We caught up with an awesome couple: Kaya Bulbul from Turkey and Amelie Krug from Sweden. They made the most of their 2 week university break and used Stray’s Peter Pass to see the best of the North Island.

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6 reasons why you can’t skip Laos

By Emily / 21 February 2018
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Laos – the underdog of South East Asia – is often overlooked by it’s more popular neighbours: Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. However those who’ve been there will say just how great this beautiful little country is! With its hidden caves, lush jungles, terraced rice paddies and rural villages it has all the potential to be a […]

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Puzzling World - Tumbling Towers 2018

Welcome to Wanaka’s Wonderful World of Weirdness!

By Lisa T / 15 February 2018
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Home to some of the South Island’s most spectacular scenery and Instagram icons like ‘That Wanaka Tree‘ and Roys Peak, a stop in Wanaka is an absolute must! It’s also home to a truly unique NZ original you won’t want to miss: Puzzling World!

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Your plan for a week in Cambodia

By Emily / 14 February 2018
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Despite it’s dark past, Cambodia is a charming and mysterious country with absolutely everything going for it! There are beautiful beaches, welcoming people, exquisite cuisine and of course – one of the world’s most famous tourist attractions – Angkor Wat. We’ve put together a brief guide outlining all of Cambodia’s highlights and how to make […]

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Top 5 Stargazing Spots in NZ

By Tara / 9 February 2018
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We could list a thousand reasons why New Zealand should be your number 1 spot for stargazing, but instead we’ve narrowed it down a little… With plenty of remote locations and limited light pollution, there’s no shortage of glittering constellations to be found here.

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Vietnam must do: a motorbike tour of Hue

By Emily / 8 February 2018
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Rachael Perkin previously shared just a few of her stories from the road in a Stray Days interview about her time travelling on the Lot pass. We wanted more, so this time she shared her travel diary on one of the highlights of her entire trip: a Two Wheel Experiences guided motorbike tour of Hue […]

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Skydive Abel Tasman - World's first skydive on Google Street View

Skydive Abel Tasman: First Skydive in the World on Google Street View

By Lisa T / 25 January 2018
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The amazing team at Skydive Abel Tasman had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be the first skydive in the world to be added to Google Street View. Here, they share their behind-the-scenes story of how it all came together…

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How safe is travel in Myanmar and should we support it with our tourist dollars?

By Emily / 25 January 2018
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“Should we continue to tour in Myanmar in light of the recent civil unrest?” This is the question that we at Stray have been wrestling with ever since the news broke last year of the escalating humanitarian crisis unfolding against the Rohingya people along the remote western coastal border of Myanmar. We know Myanmar as […]

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Kohutapu Lodge & Stray New Zealand group - planting the seeds of positivity

Planting a seed of positivity with Kohutapu Lodge

By Lisa T / 22 January 2018
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The friendly whanau (family) of Kohutapu Lodge at Stray’s Lake Aniwhenua overnight stop recently launched a new ‘Plant a Seed’ initiative as a way to say ‘thank you’ to their international visitors and encourage them to carry a positive message further on their travels.

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Stray Days: Straying with Ellie

By Lisa T / 22 January 2018
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This month we’re Straying with Ellie Crook, a travel blogger from the UK. She spent a year in New Zealand on a working holiday visa and used Stray’s Everywhere Pass to make her way around the country.

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A Legend’s Farewell and Young Talent Promoted at Stray

By Lisa T / 17 January 2018
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With the start of a new year, Stray says goodbye to long-serving staff member and general legend Clint ‘DC’ Maskell and congratulates Oliver ‘Ollie’ Allum on stepping up into a new role as the Australasian Sales Manager within the company.

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