In search of space
“My wanderlust got the best of me, and the horsepowers of my old camper were foaming at the mouth. Ready, steady, go!” I am writing from my camper in the centre of Barolo in the Langhe, one of the most famous wine regions in the world in Piemonte, Italy. The...
Innsbruck, Tyrol’s metropole
Mountain boots and stilettos
Innsbruck is a natural fusion of city and mountains. And despite the contradiction, in Tyrol’s trendy capital it all blends as though it was always meant to be. Promenading and climbing, shopping and downhilling, lounging in a sky bar and eating Speckknödel in a...
Exploring secret hideaways
Adventure on Elba
According to legends and myths, the Tuscan Archipelago came into existence thanks to the clumsiness of the goddess of beauty and love. On Elba, beauty has lingered for a long time, and many travelers fall in love instantly. No surprise there. On Isola d’Elba, all...
Expedition to the largest cave in the world
Son Doong, Vietnam
The Son Doong cave in Vietnam was only discovered in 2009 and is considered to be the largest cave in the world. Very few people are able to see this unique and strictly protected natural wonder. Our lead explorer Malte Clavin went on a five-day expedition to the...
Green splendor on Koh Phi Phi
Zeavola Eco Resort
Looking for a sustainable luxury resort with an air of rustic romance, against the scenery of high hills and surrounded by white beaches and an emerald sea? Look no further. Welcome to Zeavola Resort on the Phi Phi Islands. What a view. The Phi Phi Islands are...
A land of sand and galaxies
Loonse & Drunense Duinen
Ten years long Dutch WideOyster contributors Bas van Oort and Dirk Wijnand de Jong explored the world until they realized they hardly knew their own country. 'Expedition Backyard' was born. In four seasons they explored their own country like it was their last...
Handy goodies for the summer
Gear & Gadgets
This is our recommended travel equipment showcase for the summer of 2020: a pair of water shoes, surf trunks, a "kitchenette" stove, a sleeping bag, all-terrain headphones and even a packraft for river adventurers.