2 Hour Tour From Salisbury To Stonehenge

Stonehenge landscape on a rainy day

Stonehenge is a historical phenomena that intrigues and baffles us all. We all have our theories on the purpose and construction of this landscape-defining site (read on for my suggested ideas!), so here is how you can squeeze in a visit in just a 2 hour tour from Salisbury to Stonehenge, and still see all the best bits!  Continue reading “2 Hour Tour From Salisbury To Stonehenge”

Exploring Laos from Vientiane to Don Det

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From the Laos capital Vientiane full of culture to the remote 4000 Islands on the Cambodian border, we explored some of the most remote areas of this South East Asian gem as we continue our Stray Asia adventures. Continue reading “Exploring Laos from Vientiane to Don Det”

Ayutthaya to Chiang Rai 4 Day Itinerary

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From the ancient history in every corner of Ayutthaya to the contemporary excitement in Chiang Mai, see what you can do with just 4 days travelling north through Thailand as we begin our Stray Asia tour!

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Kiwi Experience – South Island: Otago & Canterbury

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Moving away from the West Coast on the Kiwi Experience bus and towards left us in Wanaka, and then in Queenstown. There’s a lot of hype about this destination, many of the people have heard such great things so it was hard to avoid high expectations. I have to say, it was a great place, the views and lakes are amazing, but you can tell it’s a bit of a tourism hotspot for extreme sports, partying and generally enjoying youthfulness. Having said that, I did very much enjoy my time there and could definitely stay again! Continue reading “Kiwi Experience – South Island: Otago & Canterbury”

Kiwi Experience – South Island West Coast

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Thinking about taking the Kiwi Experience bus tour? Here’s all you need to know about the stops and itinerary of the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand from Abel Tasman to Wanaka.

It’s fair to say that the South Island is considerably more stunning than the north (sorry northerners!). It seems that the south is all about the outdoors, nature, and extreme sports while the north is more about history, culture and a more urban life. It’s all personal preference really, but I can see why it’s recommended to spend longer in the South Island.

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Kiwi Experience – North Island: Auckland to Wellington

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For many backpackers the favourite way to get around New Zealand is through the Kiwi Experience. I signed up for the Sheepdog Pass to take me from Auckland to Christchurch using the hop-on hop-off travel approach, and here you can find just how it went on the North Island leg of our trip. From the cosmopolitan Auckland down to the cultural Wellington plus some incredible spots in between, you can be sure that the North Island of New Zealand has incredible scenery and exhilarating activities to suit every backpacker!

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