Emily

Emily is a native creative nerd. This creative crew member's favourite stop is Bay of Islands.

5 Irresistible Reasons to Get Your First Skydiving Experience in Taupo

5 Irresistible Reasons to Get Your First Skydiving Experience in Taupo Happy skydiver enjoying the Lake Taupo view upon the sky

So, you want to jump out of a plane? Or you’re at least thinking about it that you’re jumping curious (my advice for these people is to just do it, YOLO).  I recently made my skydiving debut with Taupo Tandem Skydiving, and I was absolutely blown away by the whole experience.

An easy way to travel New Zealand sustainably without breaking the Earth or the bank

An easy way to travel New Zealand sustainably without breaking the Earth or the bank travel new zealand sustainably

If you’re part of the global army of good people doing their best to fight the 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 […]

My All-Time Favourite Places for Tasty Vegan & Vegetarian Food in Byron Bay

My All-Time Favourite Places for Tasty Vegan & Vegetarian Food in Byron Bay Vegetarian food - photo by Maddi

There is an amazing range of restaurants and cafés in the hippy, surf town of Byron Bay. Most of them are healthy, organic and even vegetarian or vegan, often proudly sourcing their fresh produce from sustainable, local farms and providers.

How to Fly Like an Eagle: These are the Best Places for Ziplining in Southeast Asia!

How to Fly Like an Eagle: These are the Best Places for Ziplining in Southeast Asia! Flight of the Gibbon in Chiang Mai - photo by: AnnP (CC BY 2.0)

Want the rush of the wind in your hair, the exhilaration of flying and a big adrenaline hit? Go zip-lining! It’s a fun, safe activity where you get to see the scenery from a different viewpoint and race through the air at up to 100kms per hour!

Ultimate guide to celebrating New Year’s Eve in Southeast Asia to help you find the best parties

Ultimate guide to celebrating New Year’s Eve in Southeast Asia to help you find the best parties

Although New Year’s Eve in Asia is actually in April, the locals still think that the Western New Year is a great excuse for a party and you’ll find plenty to do in each of the major cities on the Stray route. Plan your trip so that you end up in one of these party-places on […]

Exploring the Kinabatangan River in Borneo

Exploring the Kinabatangan River in Borneo

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 […]

River Retreat: Australia’s Best Kept Secret

River Retreat: Australia’s Best Kept Secret river retreat canoeing nymboida

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 […]

5 Places You Should Have on Your Bhutan Tour Itinerary

5 Places You Should Have on Your Bhutan Tour Itinerary Punakha Dzong Monastery, one of the largest monestary in Asia, Punakha, Bhutan

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 […]

Why I Chose Hop-On Hop-Off Travel

Why I Chose Hop-On Hop-Off Travel

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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