If you’ve been on the road for a while and are craving a few home comforts, some ‘vacation’ type activities and a few easy days, here are five reasons you should hop off in Nha Trang.
“The Bangkok night heaved with the pumping noise of 90’s dance music, the oppressive heat caused my cheap cotton shirt to stick to my un-climatised body. My eyes danced back and forth from the overstimulation of crowds, bright neon lights, banging trance, young English men chanting and swilling cheap beer. Here I was on Soi […]
Although New Year’s Eve is not an official holiday in Asia, the locals still think it’s 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 31 December!
So you’re off to the Full Moon Party for the first time. You’re going to see what all the fuss is about but you’re a bit unsure as to what to expect and you’ve heard a couple of horror stories too. Some people say it’s not worth the money and others rave about it, so […]
After a successful period of leadership, Stray Asia’s General Manager, Melissa Hutcheson, has handed over the leadership reins to Brett Hudson, the current General Manager of Stray New Zealand. From 1 April 2016, Hudson, better known in the tourism industry as ‘Taxi’, has stepped into the role as CEO of Stray, overseeing both the New […]
When planning an eating tour across Southeast Asia, every foodie dreams of fresh Pad Thai piled high in Thailand and hot photo slurp in Vietnam. With the popular Thai and Vietnamese cuisines stealing the limelight, Laos could easily be an afterthought when planning your foodie dream tour in the region. But don’t make that mistake […]
If you’re lucky enough to be travelling through Thailand or Laos between April 13-15 this year, be prepared to experience the wet and wild one-of-a-kind water festivals known as Songkran/Thai New Year and Pi Mai Lao/Lao New Year.
Da Lat is so very much off the radar, in terms of Vietnam. Located in the south between Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, it is a very quiet, quaint town. Rich in French architecture and oddities, you’ll feel miles away from Vietnam here. It shares none of the characteristics of other Vietnamese towns, […]
The phrase ‘Southeast Asia wet season’ might cause less seasoned travellers to run in the opposite direction with images of monsoons and cyclones in their heads. However, savvy travellers will realise that ‘wet season’ also translates to low season, which means reaping some major benefits not found during peak travel times. In the case of […]
One of my favourite things to do in Ho Chi Minh is eat! You can’t get much better than the variety and flavours you’ll find in HCM. In fact, it’s so good I recommend devoting an entire day to eating… try this little food tour around District 1, I guarantee you’ll love it. 12pm – […]
Ho Chi Minh City is a busy, bustling city with so many motorbikes you would swear every man, woman and child are driving one at all times. However this city is easy to explore on foot and in my opinion, this is the best way to do it.
In many countries, New Year is celebrated with fireworks but in Southeast Asia, it’s celebrated with water…and not just a splash here and there, but three days of the biggest street water fight in the world!
Buzzing scooters, vibrant temples, winding alleyways and a veritable army of food hawkers crisscrossing the streets make Hanoi one of Vietnam’s most energetic cities. Hanoi’s energy and complexity make it one of our favourite places to hop-off, and here are just a few reasons why!
Places like Myanmar (Burma) are hard to find: long cut off from tourism, with English signs a rarity and traditional dress still the norm, even an average day here can feel like off-the-beaten-track travel.
Watch this video and get inspired by Stray’s epic adventures across New Zealand and Southeast Asia. We’re so stoked that we’re giving away a GoPro HERO to one of our lucky loyal Stray followers! Want to win? Here’s what you need to do: Simply share this video with your mates (Facebook or Twitter) and answering […]