Emily

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

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

Stray Days – Stories from the road. Straying with Rachael! Lake Matheson - Stray Days - Stray NZ

After living and working in New Zealand for a couple of years, Rachael Perkin was ready for a much needed sabbatical to travel and Southeast Asia was conveniently located between New Zealand and her native UK. She decided to spend a leisurely couple months travelling through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam on Stray Asia’s Lot […]

10 Mistakes First Timers Make in Southeast Asia

10 Mistakes First Timers Make in Southeast Asia

You’ve booked flights to Southeast Asia? Awesome! This is quite possibly the best idea of your life. You’re going to have an amazing time, but in order to be a savvy traveller you need to avoid the most common mistakes that so many first timers visitors to Asia seem to make… Mistake #1: Buying everything […]

A Guide to the Best Authentic Asian Cuisine

A Guide to the Best Authentic Asian Cuisine

There are plenty of reasons to get excited about travelling to Asia – the scenery, the people, the beaches, the culture. While Southeast Asia is a feast for the senses, it’s the prospect of an actual culinary feast that’s at the forefront of our minds. Southeast Asia is a food lover’s dream with countless options […]

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

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

Clarke Cooper had spent a year working and travelling in New Zealand having the time of his life when abruptly his visa was up! Shock and realisation set in. What would he do now? Going straight back to Scotland simply did not seem like a good enough option. Where could he escape to before he reluctantly […]

Essential Packing List for Travelling Southeast Asia

Essential Packing List for Travelling Southeast Asia

Luckily because Southeast Asia is usually hot, it’s possible, and advisable, to pack lightly. I didn’t. I found myself looking through the contents of my backpack after a week in Southeast Asia and asking myself ‘why?’ To save you the trouble of asking yourself the same question, this post has been broken it down into […]

Why ‘The Killing Fields’ & ‘S-21’ are a Must Do in Phnom Penh

Why ‘The Killing Fields’ & ‘S-21’ are a Must Do in Phnom Penh

Although not the lightest and brightest of conversation topics, the darker history of the Cambodian culture is extremely important. As a responsible traveller, it is crucial for you to understand the places and the cultures that you visit for what they were in the past and how that’s impacted what they are like today. There […]

Making a difference at the Laos Homestay Village

Making a difference at the Laos Homestay Village

Nestled on the banks of the mighty Mekong River in northern Laos sits the tiny village of Ban Pak Nguey, location of Stray’s Laos village homestay. Over the past 3 years, this rural community has hosted Stray travellers from all over the world. In 2016 alone, over 900 people strayed through the village, stopping overnight […]

Top 5 Markets in Cambodia and Vietnam

Top 5 Markets in Cambodia and Vietnam

Visitors to Southeast Asia will be spoilt for choice on sights to see, people to meet and food to devour. However, many people also come to places like Cambodia and Vietnam in search of a great bargain, a meaningful present or a little souvenir to remind them of their time travelling. Across Cambodia and Vietnam […]

What to do in Wet Season in Vietnam

What to do in Wet Season in Vietnam

Vietnam is a very long and narrow country! While this may seem a strange thing to say, it means that Vietnam has quite a complicated weather picture, which makes the question ‘when is the best time to visit Vietnam?’ a difficult one to answer! The Northern and Southern regions of Vietnam tend to have monsoon-like […]

Stray Days – stories from the road. Straying with Remy!

Stray Days – stories from the road. Straying with Remy!

This month we’re Straying with Remy-Leigh McCoy Glendinning from England. Remy completed a bachelor’s degree in film production and was making a living freelancing and working in hospitality but he felt like he was living each week on repeat. The numb feeling of routine started to get to him. He felt like he was searching for something […]

Expert Advice For Your First Time In Southeast Asia

Expert Advice For Your First Time In Southeast Asia

We’ve all been there. You’ve booked your trip to Asia, and then you start thinking about it as it’s fast becoming a reality. What will it be like there? Will I eat weird food? Will it be safe? Do I need to speak any of the language? Well, fear not, we have the answers for […]

Scroll to Top