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Often overlooked yet so amazing: 6 reasons to travel to Laos as soon as it is possible

Often overlooked yet so amazing: 6 reasons to travel to Laos as soon as it is possible

With its hidden caves, lush jungles, terraced rice paddies and rural villages it has all the potential to be a contender in the running for your favourite SE Asia destination yet. Here are just 6 reasons why, if you’re planning your Southeast Asian adventure, you simply can’t skip Laos!

This is how you create an easy travel plan for an awesome week in Cambodia

This is how you create an easy travel plan for an awesome week in Cambodia Angkor Wat

We’ve put together a brief guide outlining all of Cambodia’s highlights and how to make the most of your time there if you only have a week to spare. That way you can see the popular attractions and some of the hidden gems.

The elephant in the room… Elephant experiences in Asia: yes or no?

The elephant in the room… Elephant experiences in Asia: yes or no? Elephant in Asia - Matt Artz (Unsplash)

Elephants have long since been my favourite animals. I am not sure what attracts me to them but I know my first teddy was an Elephant called Ellie and I still have him 23 years on. For those heading to Southeast Asia the opportunity to meet one of these majestic gentle giants is often quite […]

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 […]

Our 5 Reasons to Visit Vietnam Now! Plus the Best Tips to Make it a Trip of a Lifetime

Our 5 Reasons to Visit Vietnam Now! Plus the Best Tips to Make it a Trip of a Lifetime

Because of the sheer diversity, it’s difficult to pinpoint just a few reasons to visit Vietnam. We’ve managed to choose 5 country-wide reasons to visit. Any more, and we’d never finish!

Newsflash!! Stray Asia Launches Into Vietnam

Newsflash!! Stray Asia Launches Into Vietnam

Chao everyone! Stray is getting further off the beaten track, local Viet style! That’s right, Vietnam has now been added to our hop-on hop-off Southeast Asian travel network, and here in the Stray offices, we are all pretty excited about it. Holly and the Stray Asia team have been busy sussing out the best spots […]

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