Kaikoura is a pretty little coastal town two and a half hours north of Christchurch. There are plenty of pretty little coastal towns in New Zealand. What makes Kaikoura special?
My All-Time Favourite Places for Tasty Vegan & Vegetarian Food in Byron Bay
There is an amazing range of restaurants and cafés in the hippy, surf town of Byron Bay. Most of them are healthy, organic and even vegetarian or vegan, often proudly sourcing their fresh produce from sustainable, local farms and providers.
5 Foods You Have to Eat in Cambodia to Take Your Taste Buds on a Delicious Adventure
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!
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.
Making a Difference with Auckland City Mission
If you’re in New Zealand right now, you might have noticed that it’s getting a bit chilly! The mountains are snow-capped, the chairlifts are cranking at the ski resorts and the air is crisp. Whilst it may be a beautiful time of year to visit NZ as a traveller, we know that this season isn’t […]
A Guide to the Best Authentic Asian Cuisine. Take your Taste Buds on a Heavenly Trip
South-East Asia is a feast for the senses, it’s the prospect of an actual culinary feast that’s at the forefront of our minds. Southeast Asia is a food lover’s dream with countless options to tempt the taste buds. This is our list of the best authentic dishes or street food in Asian cuisine.
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 […]
5 Reasons To Visit Cambodia: Now’s the Time to Visit this Highly-Rated Destination
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.
My tasty tips for Travelling Foodies: 5 Vietnamese Foods You Have to Try on your Next Trip
Vietnamese food is becoming increasingly popular worldwide now and with good reason. As with other Asian cuisines, the focus is on yin and yang, delicately balancing sweetness with sourness, and saltiness with fresh fragrant herbs.
A Quick Guide to Lao Food
When planning an eating tour across Southeast Asia, every foodie dreams of fresh Pad Thai piled high in Thailand and hot photo slurp in Vietnam. With the popular Thai and Vietnamese cuisines stealing the limelight, Laos could easily be an afterthought when planning your foodie dream tour in the region. But don’t make that mistake […]
Top 5 things to see and do in Da Lat, Vietnam
Da Lat is so very much off the radar, in terms of Vietnam. Located in the south between Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, it is a very quiet, quaint town. Rich in French architecture and oddities, you’ll feel miles away from Vietnam here. It shares none of the characteristics of other Vietnamese towns, […]
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.
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.
My Vietnam Experience: Dalat
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…
6 Awesome yet Weird Food You Have to Try in Southeast Asia… If You Are Brave Enough!
There’s a wealth of opportunity for adventure in the food scene of Southeast Asia, and we’re here to take you through some of the more… exotic options. Are you brave enough?