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5 Reasons Why Visiting Bhutan is a Life Changing Experience

5 Reasons Why Visiting Bhutan is a Life Changing Experience

Do you ever find yourself in a place, whether it is somewhere in nature or spiritual space, where you just take a deep breath, feel your heart fill with gratitude and smile at the wonder that is the earth we live on? Bhutan will give you that feeling. Every. Single. Day. Probably even several times […]

How safe is travel in Myanmar and should we support it with our tourist dollars?

How safe is travel in Myanmar and should we support it with our tourist dollars?

“Should we continue to tour in Myanmar in light of the recent civil unrest?” This is the question that we at Stray have been wrestling with ever since the news broke last year of the escalating humanitarian crisis unfolding against the Rohingya people along the remote western coastal border of Myanmar.

Planting a seed of positivity with Kohutapu Lodge

Planting a seed of positivity with Kohutapu Lodge Kohutapu Lodge & Stray New Zealand group - planting the seeds of positivity

The friendly whanau (family) of Kohutapu Lodge at Stray’s Lake Aniwhenua overnight stop recently launched a new ‘Plant a Seed’ initiative as a way to say ‘thank you’ to their international visitors and encourage them to carry a positive message further on their travels.

Why ‘The Killing Fields’ & ‘S-21’ are a Must-See in Phnom Penh

Why ‘The Killing Fields’ & ‘S-21’ are a Must-See in Phnom Penh

Although not the lightest and brightest of conversation topics, the darker history of the Cambodian culture is extremely important. As a responsible traveller, it is crucial for you to understand the places and the cultures that you visit for what they were in the past and how that’s impacted what they are like today.

The Most Important Info You Need to Know about Customs and Etiquette in Myanmar

The Most Important Info You Need to Know about Customs and Etiquette in Myanmar

“Different countries, different customs.” Before travelling in a new country it is always good to familiarise yourself with the local customs and etiquette. What we consider normal behaviour at home isn’t always perceived in the same fashion outside our borders.

What it’s really like to see a Ladyboy show in Thailand

What it’s really like to see a Ladyboy show in Thailand

“The Bangkok night heaved with the pumping noise of 90’s dance music, the oppressive heat caused my cheap cotton shirt to stick to my un-climatised body. My eyes danced back and forth from the overstimulation of crowds, bright neon lights, banging trance, young English men chanting and swilling cheap beer. Here I was on Soi […]

Stray cleans up with Sustainable Coastlines

Stray cleans up with Sustainable Coastlines

Stray focuses on showing travellers the best parts of New Zealand, and part of that mission is encouraging all travellers to keep NZ clean and green while they visit. Don’t think for a second we don’t practice what we preach – here’s how we made a difference with Sustainable Coastlines:

Swimming in the Mekong River in Laos: a must-do on our amazing South-East Asia trip

Swimming in the Mekong River in Laos: a must-do on our amazing South-East Asia trip

Join Stray’s European Sales Rep Charles ‘Chucky’ Fryer as he prepares to swim in Southeast Asia’s mighty Mekong River at Ban Pak Nguey, Stray’s exclusive overnight homestay in northern Laos.

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