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Meet Ally!


Email: [email protected]

Facebook: @AllyStray

Insta: @allymcfarlanephotography

A bit about Ally...

Ally was born an explorer with an unquenchable thirst for adventure!

Originally hailing from Scotland, Ally left home to travel the world after tucking a degree in Visual Arts under her belt. She's travelled over 25 countries which is growing rapidly, as well as lived in Australia and around the North island of NZ.

Ally's journey with Stray started around 6 years ago when she hopped on the Stray Bus in New Zealand! She fell in love with New Zealand, Stray as a whole and she's been working as one of our Travel Experts for the last 5 years. She is now our resident digital nomad, currently traveling the world exploring while working remotely and can’t wait to help plan your adventure.

She's crossed off almost all of the Stray destinations in New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Australia from her bucket list and now she's ready to help you do the well as looking for her next adventure. Maybe you can help her with some tips?!



Ally spends her time exploring the hidden gems of each country she steps foot in with her partner Leo, freelancing as a photographer, and wowing people with her impressive Instagram posts.

Ally's favourite travel spots...

#1 Experiencing complete serenity on top of the world in Blue Duck Lodge, NZ. (this is a truly magical place)

#2 Sipping a cold beer while taking in the breath-taking scenery in Barrington Tops, AU – believe me, after visiting you will agree!

#3 Exploring the Temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia or immersing myself in the culture of the night markets in Vietnam! - (the food is amazing)



“Fill your life with adventures not things - have stories to tell rather than things to show”.

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