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Driver Guides

Driving each awesome orange Stray bus is your driver-guide, who comes with expert local knowledge, invaluable insight and the odd story or two!

Just by cruising on the Stray bus and listening to your guide you’ll pick up loads of information about New Zealand culture. 

These dudes and dudettes are consistently mentioned when passengers talk about their favourite things on Stray. They will also book accommodation and activities on your behalf, giving you one less thing to worry about.

Every driver made the effort to get to know me as an individual and made me feel welcome and went out of their way to help me."
Anon, Stray Passenger Survey

Here's just a few of the team...

 

Lego

Stray Name:   Lego 

Favorite travel quote:  Everything is awesome! 

Travel advice for Stray travellers:   Make sure you live each day to the max!

Summarize yourself in three words:   Fun, fun & fun! 


Leftie

Stray Name:   Leftie

Favorite travel quote:   Fear is temporary, memories are forever. Insanity is doing the same thing over & over again & expecting a different result. If you do tomorrow what you did today, you will get tomorrow what you got today. If it is to be, it is up to me. Do what you love, love what you do.

Travel advice for Stray travellers:   Go home broke, and then you know you did every possible thing you could. Don't travel the world & do the same things you do at home, try new foods, new drinks, and meet & socialize with people not from your country.

Summarize yourself in three words:   Slightly inappropriate, sarcastic, extrovert


 Skins

Stray Name:   Skins

Favorite travel quote:   Stories beat stuff, Live it up.

Travel advice for Stray travellers:   Recycle & keep NZ green. Leave only footprints.

Summarize yourself in three words:   Happy Adventurous Kiwi.


 Cameron

Stray Name:   Dory

Favorite travel quote:   If you don't end up where you wanted to be don't worry. You're always where you're meant to be.

Travel advice for Stray travellers:   Kick back and relax. WiFi is always there but those around aren't. Be a real traveler and get to know those around you. Question everything.

Summarize yourself in three words:   Positive and outgoing


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Stray Name:   Nat

Favorite travel quote:   A yawn is a silent scream for coffee!

Travel advice for Stray travellers:   Pack light!  We do have laundry facilities in NZ.  Sit back & relax, let your driver book your accommodation etc so you can enjoy the journey, instead of stressing about wifi/phone signal etc. 

Summarize yourself in three words:   Must have coffee.


Postie

Stray Name:   Postie

Favorite travel quote:   Whatever the weather in NZ... your time will only be as good as your attitude

Travel advice for Stray travellers:   Do something no one would expect from you and challenge yourself! 

Summarize yourself in three words:   Outgoing, fun and caring  


 Lolly pic for website

Stray Name: Lolly

Favourite travel quote: "Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure."

Travel advice for Stray travellers: Never forget how fortunate you are to be travelling the world - appreciate every single day!

Summarise yourself in three words: Picnics, costumes, singalongs


Lantern driver profile pic for web

Stray Name: Lantern

Favourite travel quote: "If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine... It's lethal!"

Travel advice for Stray travellers: You will definitely look like a fool many times when travelling to new places. Rather than get embarrassed, laugh at yourself. Don't be afraid to screw up, and don't take life so seriously.

Summarise yourself in three words: Good times and positive vibes.