Travel Mate (guest blogger)

Have you travelled on a Stray tour in New Zealand, Australia or Asia? How about creating a blog post about your experience? Or are you a frequent traveller and want to add your travel knowledge to our travel blog? Get in touch. We welcome relevant guest posts.

5 Foods You Have to Eat in Cambodia to Take Your Taste Buds on a Delicious Adventure

5 Foods You Have to Eat in Cambodia to Take Your Taste Buds on a Delicious Adventure Fish Amok, Cambodia

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!

Top 5 tips for staying in shape while travelling

Top 5 tips for staying in shape while travelling Yoga session at Inspiration Point, Raglan

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 […]

A flying leap forward for conservation!

A flying leap forward for conservation! Ziplining with Rotorua Canopy Tours - Stray New Zealand

Hanging upside down with my legs split flying backwards through the sunlight canopy of the ancient New Zealand forest is not usually how I would spend a Sunday. After just a few small hours with Rotorua Canopy Tours I went from being apprehensive about stepping off a perfectly good platform to being brave enough to […]

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 6: Stray Further but don’t attempt to drive!

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 6: Stray Further but don’t attempt to drive!

After five epic posts telling you the ins and outs of surviving Kiwi culture, guest blogger Sam from the UK gives his final insight into how best to travel around New Zealand… Now to see the country, taste the pies and learn the lingo, you’ll need some way to hit the road. As I’ve mentioned, […]

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 5: Beaches that beat Southend

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 5: Beaches that beat Southend

If you think you’ve already found the world’s best beaches (probably not Southend), New Zealand has them beat according to our guest blogger Sam the Brit. Here’s his best advice for enjoying the surf and sand of the Kiwi coastline. I know what you’re thinking, you’ve been to Southend, thrown up on one of the […]

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 4: Eating in New Zealand

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 4: Eating in New Zealand

You’re speaking like a local and dressed for Kiwi success – now what’s for dinner? Our guest blogger Sam from the UK is back to tell you all about New Zealand food. Food in NZ is same-same, but different to what we have back in the UK. Let me make this clear. Wattie’s and Heinz […]

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 3: Jandals, Singlets and Togs

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 3: Jandals, Singlets and Togs

Now that you understand basic New Zealand lingo, British guest blogger Sam’s next lesson is a tutorial on how to dress like a New Zealander. So we’ve covered the mighty jandal (now auto-correcting to “vandal”), but there are other items of apparel that have different Kiwi names and are used in different ways. The alternative […]

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 2: Kiwis vs Australians – A Lingo Lesson

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 2: Kiwis vs Australians – A Lingo Lesson

After introducing you to Kiwi-land in Part 1, our guest blogger Sam Berwick is back with a lesson on common Kiwi lingo and how to really pronounce those crazy New Zealand place names. Kiwis and Australians are not the same. Antipodeans, yes; part of the same country, no. Kiwis are also not Australian. Yeah, they […]

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 1: Your Introduction to Kiwi-Land!

New Zealand through the eyes of a Brit – Part 1: Your Introduction to Kiwi-Land!

A hearty Stray welcome to guest blogger Sam Berwick, who recently arrived in New Zealand from London. As a Brit in the ‘land of the long white cloud’ for the first time, he now describes Kiwi culture as “funny, strange and down right crazy” and that’s after only a few months! In this blog series, […]

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