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Tasmania : An East Coast Road Trip Itinerary


The East Coast of Tasmania is home to the state’s most popular driving route, and it is no wonder why.

48 Hours in Hobart Tasmania


Hobart, and the state of Tasmania used to have a bit of a reputation for being a bit backwards when compared to the rest of Australia.

Tasmania : The Ultimate Tasman Peninsula Road Trip


Over Christmas this past year we spent two weeks driving and touring Tasmania. Tasmania is one of my “final frontiers” in Australian travel.

Attention All Canadians – Even More Passport Drama

I’m no stranger to a little bit of passport related drama and stress. In fact I have two posts about my past passport dramas (here and here).

5 Must Pack Items for Travelers to Japan


You don’t need to worry too much when packing for a trip to Japan. Like most countries, if you forget something, you can most likely quite easily buy a replacement once you arrive.

Travel to the world’s most incredible glaciers


Guest post by Agness and Cez of eTramping The world’s three poles: North, south and somewhere in between The Arctic, the Antarctic, and Tibet.

Top Islands To Visit In Thailand


The islands off the coast of Thailand are worldwide famous for a reason. Boasting white sand beaches, tropical lush forests and clear waters, most of them are travel postcards in real life.

A drive down the Skeleton Coast in Namibia


Guest Submission Cold water from the Atlantic Ocean mixes with the hot air of the Namib Desert. This creates a beautiful fog that rolls onto the Skeleton Coast in Namibia.

OurOyster Guide to the Philippines

We recently spent 2 weeks touring around the Philippines. We tried to sample a little bit of everything; we traveled to culturally important places, places of great natural beauty, and of course, some beautiful beach locations.

Our Filipino Itinerary


Culture, wildlife, and beaches. We wanted to sample a little bit of everything from the Philippines, but we only had two weeks.

Experiences in Borocay


White sand beaches. Crystal blue water. Everything you need at your fingertips. Borocay is the ideal vacation spot – for many.

It’s Been Rather Quiet Around Here….

You might have noticed that things have been pretty quiet around here. I went from posting three times per week… to two times per week… before suddenly falling off the face of the planet.

How to: Bohol


The island of Bohol has a reputation as one of the must visit destinations on the Philippines backpacker trail – and it’s an island which offers up some very different adventures to some of the other popular Philippine destinations – so it was quickly added to our itinerary.

How Did We Do On Our 2016 Goals?

It’s that time of year again when people are making new years resolutions. Well, I also make travel resolutions, and you can see what my 2017 goals are in this post over here….

Our Worst in Travel in 2016

2016 has been an overall gross year in general, but today I’m going to focus on my own gross travel moments.

The OurOyster Best of 2016


Holy crap 2016. What happened? You started off pretty OK and then shit just got weird. I have seen 2016 referred to as the year of the dumpster fire, but for me personally it has been pretty OK.

Our 2017 Travel Goals

I see big things happening in 2017. I’m just not sure what they are yet. For the first time in my working career, I have positive figures of annual leave, and no holidays currently booked.

Photo Essay: Sydney by Night


Sydney is a pretty photogenic city… especially when viewed from the water or the harbour. These photos were taken from the Botanic gardens and Circular Quay – all within easy walking distance.

The Hanging Coffins of Sagada


I remember hearing somewhere that Archeologists hit the jackpot when they are able to study the burial practices of a culture.

Lessons from Travelling with a Three Year Old


“Do you want to keep him?” That was the question I asked several of the adoring locals who were fawning over Jacob despite his poor behaviour and attitude.


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