Blog Roundup February 2012

By | February 27, 2012 at 5:08 am | 13 comments | Blogging

Blog Roundup – What We Loved This Month!

At we probably spend more time reading other people’s blogs than working on our own! So why should we only feature our own content here? Here are some of our favs from the past month… Enjoy!

Aussie On The Road – Relationships On The Road

Chris from Aussie on the Road always writes great content, but I especially like this piece. A nice guy’s guide to meeting girls on the road. Who says nice guys finish last? Not here at OurOyster!

Finding The Universe – Sex When Travelling : Location, Location, Location

If Chris’s tips work well for you, then before you get too excited, you better read Laurence’s guide to sex while travelling. Luckily I have been fortunate enough to have never had to experience hearing my hostel roommates..errmm…..doing it – or at least I haven’t noticed. (I am a deep sleeper). A good etiquette guide to sex on the road.

Family On Bikes guest post at Inspiring Travellers – Why Travel With Kids Is Good

Of course, even if you follow Laurence’s advice about location,location,location but don’t take the necessary precautions, you might end up with a travelling family. OOooOO lame joke! But on a serious note – this post is really inspirational about why travelling as a family can be a really great experience for kids and parents both.

Bohemian Trails – How To Spot A Bohemian Traveller

This post doesn’t really follow the theme of the first three, but I just loved it! I really identified with Megan’s light hearted list about how to spot a bohemian traveller.

Mallory On Travel – Local Cuisine, Global Shame

On a serious note – all travellers should read this post. Iain’s post about the environmental impact of tourists who seek out rare culinary experiences. Yes, trying new foods is an important part of travel, but travellers need to be more aware of the consequences of their actions. Is that bowl of shark fin soup causing a painful death and causing the eradication of a species? If so, maybe get the noodles instead.

We hoped you enjoyed our recommendations. What was your favourite blog post this month?

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. Nancy Sathre-Vogel from Family on Bikes (2 years ago)

    Great list! I’m always on the lookout for great posts too – found one new one on your list! Thanks for including my guest post in there.

    • OurOyster (2 years ago)

      No problem Nancy! Your post was awesome!

  2. Leah (2 years ago)

    Thanks for this list. You’ve got some really good picks in there.

    • OurOyster (2 years ago)

      Thanks Leah! It was really hard to narrow it down… there are some really great bloggers out there!

  3. Andrea (2 years ago)

    Thanks so much for featuring Nancy’s guest post – it’s been very popular and she really makes an awesome case for family travel.

    • OurOyster (2 years ago)

      I hope I am that adventurous still when I have a family! The post is really inspiring

  4. Laurence (2 years ago)

    Thanks for including me in your list guys! Love the way you link the posts together too :D

    • OurOyster (2 years ago)

      haha the theme started out as an accident! I guess it was Valentines day fever

  5. Will - My Spanish Adventure (2 years ago)

    Burned guys! No content? No 10 Bloggers I’d Go Gay For?

    Crying into my cereal….

    • OurOyster (2 years ago)

      Hahah Will! You really know how to pull at the heart strings. It was a tough call…. but I only want to feature 5 per month. Good luck next month! xx

  6. Bohemian Trails (2 years ago)

    Thanks so much for including me in your list!

  7. Marysia @ My Travel Affairs (7 months ago)

    Great selection you have here, loves Aussie on the Road especially, Great article!