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Something a Little Different in Sydney with TripAdvisor

Sydney features pretty high on many people’s bucket lists, but I don’t really know why. I mean, it’s a great place to live and the city has a lot to offer.

The OurOyster African Bucket List

So far, Africa remains relatively unexplored for me. Sure, I have been to Morocco, but that’s it. The only continent less explored than Africa for me is South America, but I will be rectifying that very shortly.

Whats In Our Camera Bag – The Downsized Version

We used to travel with a full DSLR kit. We wrote about that here, as well as about what lenses we traveled with.

Outdoor Adventures In and Around Cape Town, South Africa

Capetonians revel in the fact that they live in one of the most beautiful cities in South Africa. Quite rightly so, Cape Town is a diverse and stunning city with mountains and oceans offering some exciting opportunities for adventure seekers.

Ancient Corinth – Greece History Travel

I always try to visit as many UNESCO world heritage sites as possible when I travel to a region. When it came to exploring Greece, we found ourselves among an overwhelming number of UNESCO sites and other sites of historical and cultural importance.

Packing for Long Term Travel

Whether you are getting ready for a one week get away, or a year long expedition, deciding what to pack and what to leave behind is often the hardest part of the trip preparation.

How To: One Week In Cyprus

We hadn’t exactly been planning to include Cyprus in our European itinerary, but when searching for a budget airline connection between Belgium and Crete (Greece), we found that we could get a great fare by passing through Cyprus.

The Cheapest International Holiday Spots for Australians

It’s easy to feel a little isolated when you are living in Australia. This continent/ country shares no land borders with any other country.

Cyprus Road Trip – Paphos to Limassol

Cyprus is a great country for road trips. The roads are in great condition, other drivers are courteous, and many of the notable sights and attractions are best visited when you have your own independent transport.

A Guide to the UNESCO Painted Churches of Cyprus

In the middle of the island of Cyprus, there exists an escape from the oppressive heat of the coast. Just a short drive inland will take you to the Troodos mountains, where crisp clean mountain air offers respite from the humidity and heat experienced on the rest of the island.

Day Trip To A Disputed Zone – Our Trip To Northern Cyprus

No one but Turkey recognizes the Republic of Turkish Cyprus, which take up about 30% of Cypriot territory and is situated on the north of the island.

Day Trip to the Deer of Nara

If you are traveling with kids, then you absolutely do not want to miss a trip to Nara. Even if you are not traveling with kids, Nara is an excellent day trip from Kyoto.

Best Budget Camera Lenses

Hey guys, it’s Mark here from photography website Shotkit. I want to express my gratitude to Jade and Jacob for allowing me to guest post here on the awesome Our Oyster blog.

48 Hours in Kyoto

Ok, full disclaimer. There is too much to do in Kyoto. Especially if you are into art and history and UNESCO world heritage sites.

Nyepi – the Balinese Day of Silence

Today we’re catching up with Agness from eTramping, about Nyepi, also known as the Balinese Day of Silence.

Three Reasons to Drop Everything Right Now and Visit Lecce, Italy

About the Author: Anna Kay is an avid traveler and photographer, editor and social media manager at She loves exploring and island-hopping across the Mediterranean, and can also be found on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

48 Hours in Tokyo Japan

Let me start out by saying that 48 hours in Tokyo is not nearly enough time, and that if you have only planned to have 48 hours, then you need to rethink your plan.

24 Hours in Pafos – Cyprus

We were planning to be in Belgium. And we then wanted to go to Greece and up through the Balkans. With those two pieces of the puzzle in hand, I then tried to find the most economical way to get there.

The 13 Best Things To Do In Sydney With Toddlers/ Preschoolers

Jake and I have been living in Sydney for almost 2 years now. We moved here when he was about 2 and a half years old and he is now about 4 and a half.

Our 5 Favorite Underrated European Destinations

This post was made possible by our friends at Momondo. A great base for European adventures is the city of London.