We all share a common goal: more travel, and less impact. There’s an overwhelming amount of information (and disinformation) about how to be more sustainable, and we know that when you’re travelling, it becomes 10 times harder. We’ve put together our checklist for sustainable travellers while on the road, so you can live your best […]
10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Whales: The Most Interesting Prep for your Whale-Watching Tour
New Zealand is a great place to go whale watching. And whales are such interesting creatures. Did you know the blue whale’s heart is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle? The mind boggles. To help you prep for your whale-watching tour in New Zealand and learn a bit more about these amazing creatures, we have […]
Why You Should See the Franz Josef Glacier from a Kayak
The mighty Franz Josef glacier is a highlight of many people’s South Island adventures. In this blog post, you’ll find out that one of the coolest ways (no pun intended) is to see the Franz Josef Glacier from a kayak!
4 Simple yet Fun Card Games to Play to Kill Time when Travelling
A simple 52-card deck absolutely belongs in every backpack. Apart from being a fun solution to kill time, it is easy to carry and space-saving. Here are the best yet easy card games to play while travelling.
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-time visitors to Asia seem to make…
Your 2021 New Zealand Ski Season Guide
Whatever you think about Jon Snow, he was right about one thing; winter has come. With the white walker threat out of the way, it’s high time we focus on the important things, like the ski season in New Zealand.
5 Irresistible Reasons to Get Your First Skydiving Experience in Taupo
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
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 […]
How to Plan your Dream Trip to New Zealand
So you want to come to New Zealand? Who doesn’t! We all know that so much more goes into planning your dream trip than what you see in those epic insta pics, and sometimes it is hard to know where to start.
My All-Time Favourite Places for Tasty Vegan & Vegetarian Food in Byron Bay
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!
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
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
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
If you’re got some spare time before or after your Stray tour, you may have time to check out River Retreat. Hidden away from the crowded coastlines, this authentic Australian bush stay with a real local community is certainly a little different. Unfortunately it is not included in our current Stray tour destinations, as it […]
5 Places You Should Have on Your Bhutan Tour Itinerary
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.