Blog Roundup April 2012

By | April 30, 2012 at 7:12 am | 12 comments | Blogging

My April blog post picks don’t really follow a theme this month…. the following blog roundup is a mish mash of some of the posts I either found the most informative, or the most entertaining (or both) from around the web.

April 2012 Blog Roundup

Traveldudes – 10 Tips To Help Get Sponsorship For Your Expedition Or TripĀ 

As travel bloggers start becoming more and more recognized as legitimate forces in the travel industry, companies will start becoming more receptive to partnerships.

When you are starting out though, asking a company for sponsorship can be a little bit nervewracking. This is a great guide for all bloggers out there looking for sponsorship deals.


Never Ending Voyage – Lessons Learned In Two Years As Digital Nomads

Want to escape the 9-5? Dream of being a digital nomad, and running yor own business from exotic locations around the globe? Get out there and live your dreams. There is no excuse. Need some inspiration? Check out this post.




Man On The Lam – 12 Mildly Disturbing Miniland Scenes From Legoland Florida

Are you one of those people who likes re watching children’s films and discovering some of the messed up and definitely not PG themes that are sometimes included? I think they do that so the parents don’t go completely insane. Which may also be the reason for these hilarious little additions at Legoland.





The Travel Chica – The Driest Place On The Planet Is Flooding

To be honest – I hadn’t even heard about the floods here. But to be fair, I was stuck in some floods of my own (of the Fijian variety).

I found it really amazing, as I was sitting with no water and power in Fiji, just how little the rest of the world knew of the destruction happening there. Which is why I want to feature this post about the flooding in Argentina.




Nomadic Samuel – Drug Bras

This is a guest post on Nomadic Samuel’s site, by Kimberly from Turbulent Tramp. Turblulent Tramp is a newly dicovered blog for me, which is always exciting as well.

This quirky and hilarious story is amusing to read, but also reminds us that we need to always be aware while we are travelling, because who knows what is illegal in some countries.






What do you think of my April picks? Which is your favourite?

About the Author

Jade Johnston

Jade is a freelance travel writer from Manitoba Canada. She loves travel and meeting new people has lived in 6 countries and travelled to more than 30. She prefers to travel slowly - taking overland transit or working/ volunteering in the countries she visits. Her motto is that she might never return to this place again, so she has to try to soak up as much as possible. To learn more about the OurOyster project, Google + : Jade Johnston's Google You can also shoot her an email at


  1. Nomadic Samuel (2 years ago)

    Thanks Jade & James for the feature! I was really pleased with the article by Kimberly :)

  2. Roy Marvelous (2 years ago)

    Good round up :)

  3. Bret @ Green Global Travel (2 years ago)

    Nice work, Jade. I especially liked Raymond’s LegoLand post, which made me laugh. I’m not often interested in stories on big-time tourist traps, but I liked that his post approached it from a unique perspective. Must have missed Samuel’s post while traveling, so I’ll read that one next!

    • Raymond @ Man On The Lam (2 years ago)

      Thanks Bret! The cheque is in the mail! :)

      And thanks Jade and James for including me in such grand company!

      • OurOyster (2 years ago)

        You’re welcome! Thanks for the great article!

    • OurOyster (2 years ago)

      Thanks Bret! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  4. Stephanie - The Travel Chica (2 years ago)

    Thanks for including my post about the flooding in the Atacama Desert. It is amazing what does not get coverage internationally. Same thing happened when I was in Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine was on fire. That story eventually reached the international media after a few days.

    Enjoyed the other posts in your roundup too.

    • OurOyster (2 years ago)

      Thanks Stephanie… and thanks for posting about these sort of things. We need to make people more aware of some of the things happening in the world around us

  5. Erin (2 years ago)

    Thanks for featuring our post!