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10 Mistakes First Timers Make in Southeast Asia

10 Mistakes First Timers Make in Southeast Asia

You’ve booked flights to Southeast Asia? Awesome! This is quite possibly the best idea of your life. You’re going to have an amazing time, but in order to be a savvy traveller, you need to avoid the most common mistakes that so many first-time visitors to Asia seem to make…

Ultimate guide to celebrating New Year’s Eve in Southeast Asia to help you find the best parties

Ultimate guide to celebrating New Year’s Eve in Southeast Asia to help you find the best parties

Although New Year’s Eve in Asia is actually in April, the locals still think that the Western New Year is a great excuse for a party and you’ll find plenty to do in each of the major cities on the Stray route. Plan your trip so that you end up in one of these party-places on […]

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…

Lone Buffalo, Laos – A Foundation for the Future

Lone Buffalo, Laos – A Foundation for the Future

At Stray, we believe that travel is a two-way exchange between travellers and locals. It’s important for us to give back to local communities in return for the incredible things that they teach us about their cultures. Find out more about Lone Buffalo, a not-for-profit school in Laos and how Stray makes a difference with […]

The Best Places to Celebrate Songkran in South East Asia

The Best Places to Celebrate Songkran in South East Asia

In many countries, New Year is celebrated with fireworks but in Southeast Asia it’s celebrated with… water! We’re not talking about a splash here and there, but three whole days of the biggest outdoor water fights in the world! Locals and backpackers alike take to the streets armed with water pistols for Thai New Year […]

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 […]

Why Hop-Off in Luang Prabang in Laos?

Why Hop-Off in Luang Prabang in Laos?

Spiritual capital, slow boat end-point and UNESCO heritage city, Luang Prabang is a completely unique destination in Laos. It has a rare combination of French colonial history, traditional Lao village life, and a potent Buddhist influence through every street, and is a place you could easily spend two weeks or more. Even if you can’t […]

More reasons than ever to Stray in Laos

  Laos has been named the World’s Best Tourism Destination 2013 by the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) for its “perfect record of promoting clean, ecological and social orientated tourism”. Laos, officially the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia bordered by Burma and China to the northwest, Vietnam […]

Homestays: Experiencing The Real Laos

Homestays: Experiencing The Real Laos

The children huddle together in awe of the giant 6’3” figure looming over them. The giant spreads his arms, threatening to devour them in one swoop. The kids are giddy, their excitement palpable; they know what’s coming next. “My…name…IS….BAZZA!” the giant roars. The kids squeal with glee and eagerly wait for the giant to do […]

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