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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!

Stray Days – Stories from the road. Straying with Gemma!

Stray Days – Stories from the road. Straying with Gemma!

Gemma Daniel, originally from Wales in the UK, quit her job to travel for a year and a half. She spent 4 months travelling around Asia on the Lot Pass and even celebrated her 26th birthday on the Stray bus in Bai Xep! She’s planning to keep travelling around the world but we managed to […]

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!

Is there a best time to visit Vietnam? Should I visit it in the wet season?

Is there a best time to visit Vietnam? Should I visit it in the wet season? Rainy night at Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam - Jaromir Kavan (Unsplash)

Vietnam is a very long and narrow country! While this may seem a strange thing to say, it means that Vietnam has quite a complicated weather picture, which makes the question ‘when is the best time to visit Vietnam?’ a difficult one to answer!

Expert Advice For Your First Time In Southeast Asia

Expert Advice For Your First Time In Southeast Asia

We’ve all been there. You’ve booked your trip to Asia, and then you start thinking about it as it’s fast becoming a reality. What will it be like there? Will I eat weird food? Will it be safe? Do I need to speak any of the languages? Well, fear not, we have the answers for […]

Bypass major tourist attractions and head over to Kampot: a truly unique experience in Cambodia

Bypass major tourist attractions and head over to Kampot: a truly unique experience in Cambodia Kampot Province in Cambodia - Bram Wouters (Unsplash)

Cambodia is so much more than major tourist attractions, like Angkor Wat. Bypass all that, or at least put it to the side for one day and experience Kampot, a place not to be missed. Decked out with rural terrain, lakes and nearby mountains, Kampot certainly is a place that lives within its natural surroundings.

5 Reasons To Visit Cambodia: Now’s the Time to Visit this Highly-Rated Destination

5 Reasons To Visit Cambodia: Now’s the Time to Visit this Highly-Rated Destination Angkor-Temple-View

It may be towards the end of the busiest tourist season in Cambodia, but there is never really a bad time to visit this country. With its popularity growing more and more, it’s easy to see how and why Cambodia is on many travellers’ bucket lists.

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