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?’
Travellers say it’s hard to stay in shape, but when you’re in New Zealand that seems like an excuse. Around every corner there’s something to do – something to challenge you. It doesn’t take a gruelling workout at the gym or a long run to stay in peak shape. Get creative and take advantage of […]
Are you considering combining work & travel in New Zealand? Here’s a list of the popular types of backpacker jobs that are available. Perfect for those on a Working Holiday Visa in New Zealand.
National Geographic listed the TranzAlpine Train Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth as one of the most scenic in the world. Jerry Cortez set out to find out what makes this trip one of NZ’s top experiences, and so much more than just a means of transport…
New Zealand is often considered by tourists to be an expensive place to travel around. I thought this was the case before coming too, especially as I had lived in Australia and heard lots of people complaining about how pricey it is in New Zealand. But while the cost of travelling here is not like […]
Cambodian cuisine has many similarities to that of its close neighbours Thailand and especially Vietnam. However, unlike the Thai cuisine, Cambodian dishes usually contain less sugar and chilli – which makes it far fresher in my opinion!
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…
Laos was once a hidden gem of Southeast Asia but is getting more crowded by the day. After a bit of research, I knew that travelling on a group tour with Stray Asia would be perfect and really take me off the beaten track in Laos. Check out my guide to Laos.
Welsh couple Bethyn and Gerwyn recently travelled Asia on a Stray Asia Tour, where they experienced the best of Thailand and Laos. Luckily for us, they got in touch afterwards, and let us know just what is so special about travelling in these countries with Stray.
What happens when you take an Island girl, used to tropical temperatures, and send her on the Stray bus in the middle of winter in NZ? Was it a recipe for disaster or an unexpected match made in heaven? Let’s find out!
Many backpackers choose to travel South-East Asia in the summer months (October to February) in order to take full advantage of the cooler climate. Also, to experience this region in all its lively and bustling glory. However, travelling in monsoon season aka low-season is amazing too!
This time, Rachael shared her travel diary on one of the highlights of her entire trip: a two=wheel experiences guided motorbike tour of Hue in Vietnam. Check it out.
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 a Stray Tour to make her way around the country.
Rachael decided to spend a leisurely couple of months travelling through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam on a Stray Asia Tour. Here she’s shared some of her top experiences and stories from the road…
Experience the adventure on the Hahei Explorer as we show you the best of what Hahei, Cathedral Cove and our incredible volcanic coastline has to offer.