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.

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 Kiwi sign

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.

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, […]

What it’s like to explore the untouched and remote parts of Laos in Rick’s notes from the road!

What it’s like to explore the untouched and remote parts of Laos in Rick’s notes from the road!

Every now and then we ask our Stray crew and passengers for their stories from the road. One of our passengers Rick kindly agreed to provide us with his travel diary from the Southern Laos part of his recent trip on a Stray Asia Tour.

Visiting Doubtful Sound with Stray Journeys

Visiting Doubtful Sound with Stray Journeys

In January 2014 I had the privilege of guiding a group of Stray Journey-ers around New Zealand. I have been a Stray driver since 2012 but, as I normally drive the “HOHO” (hop-on hop-off) circuit, this was my first chance to experience the Stray Journeys’ itinerary.

My Vietnam Experience: Pre-Stray, Ho Chi Minh City

My Vietnam Experience: Pre-Stray, Ho Chi Minh City

Keys (aka Eileen) is a Tour Leader with Stray New Zealand, and also our Environmental Officer, based in our head office in Auckland. A keen and experienced traveller, we sent her off to Vietnam for the very first Stray trip, to explore and report back on her experience…

Interview with Nate – Stray Asia Tour Leader

Interview with Nate – Stray Asia Tour Leader

The following is an interview with Stray Asia Tour leader “Nate” by power blogger Cindy Fan. Meet the Stray Crew Meet Nate, Stray Asia tour leader, tatted herbivore, all-around cool dude. Tour Leader – Nathaniel Home, before Straying: Australia Stray nickname: The first local Lao guide called me “ga ti” which means sensitive – actually, it means […]

Interview with Mr Sack – Stray Asia Local Expert

Interview with Mr Sack – Stray Asia Local Expert

The following is an interview with Stray Asia local expert “Mr Sack” by power blogger Cindy Fan. Meet the Stray Crew Meet Mr. Sack, one of the friendly faces and local experts you’ll find at our office in Luang Prabang, Laos. Mr. Sack – Sales Crew What does your name mean? In Lao, it is “teak” as in […]

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