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.

How to stay fit while travelling: our best tips to stay active while on the road in NZ

How to stay fit while travelling: our best tips to stay active while on the road in NZ Sleeping Giant Canyon

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 […]

6 Popular Types of Backpacker Jobs to do on your Working Holiday in New Zealand

6 Popular Types of Backpacker Jobs to do on your Working Holiday in New Zealand

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.

If you think the TranzAlpine scenic train is just another train ride you are wrong. Here’s why!

If you think the TranzAlpine scenic train is just another train ride you are wrong. Here’s why! TranzAlpine scenic train ride

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…

7 Super-easy money-saving tips to see New Zealand on a budget

7 Super-easy money-saving tips to see New Zealand on a budget View from a hike in Queenstown

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 […]

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!

Why I Chose Hop-On Hop-Off Travel to Explore South-East Asia

Why I Chose Hop-On Hop-Off Travel to Explore South-East Asia Stray Asia - Da Lat Canyoning - Vietnam Viet17_0182wright_WEB

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…

My Travel Guide to Laos: How to See and Do More in This Amazing Country

My Travel Guide to Laos: How to See and Do More in This Amazing Country

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.

A Love Letter From The Road: Welsh travellers exploring South-East Asia [review]

A Love Letter From The Road: Welsh travellers exploring South-East Asia [review]

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.

Should you travel New Zealand in winter if you’re a fan of sunshine and warmth?

Should you travel New Zealand in winter if you’re a fan of sunshine and warmth?

What happens when you take an Island girl, used to tropical temperatures, and send her on the Stray bus in the middle of an NZ winter? Was it a recipe for disaster or an unexpected match made in heaven? Let’s find out!

Should you travel South-East Asia in the low season? It was an amazing experience for me.

Should you travel South-East Asia in the low season? It was an amazing experience for me.

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!

Is a motorbike tour the best way to explore Hue in Vietnam? Sneak preview: YES!

Is a motorbike tour the best way to explore Hue in Vietnam? Sneak preview: YES! Exploring Hue on a motorbike tour

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.

Hop on board Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove boat tours and discover the best of Hahei

Hop on board Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove boat tours and discover the best of Hahei Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour, New Zealand

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.

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