Martijn

He is the digital geek that started it all. First as DIY-OE, then as Travel.Geek.NZ. Dutch roots, Kiwi heart. His favourite countries to travel in can be found in Australasia, Europe & USA.

From Greek myth to craft beer: our story of a sweet, boozy experience at an amazing brewery in Atlanta

From Greek myth to craft beer: our story of a sweet, boozy experience at an amazing brewery in Atlanta Orpheus - Dreams of a Distant Past pouring

Visiting craft beer breweries while travelling is what makes life (and this blog) so special. Atlanta, Georgia was a multi-day stop at one of my road trips due to the Prog Power Festival. Perfect time to check out the craft beer scene in Atlanta. And this is what we found: Orpheus Brewing.

Be Wise. Take your American road trip to the next level: pay like a local!

Be Wise. Take your American road trip to the next level: pay like a local! Road to Monument Valley in USA

Road trips are about having fun and exploring a different state or a new country. Everyone loves to save money but who wants to think about saving money when roadtripping? Therefore, Wise has made it so easy to save money on everyday banking for digital nomads and travellers.

These all-time favourite hotels in Las Vegas are a sure bet for a great start of your trip

These all-time favourite hotels in Las Vegas are a sure bet for a great start of your trip New York New York in Las Vegas

Looking for a great start of your Las Vegas trip? A hotel that offers more than just a good night sleep? Check out this list of my all-time favourite hotels in Las Vegas and see why they are better than the rest. Each hotel is unique and has something special to offer.

Now you know the answers to the most popular (Transfer)Wise Borderless questions

Now you know the answers to the most popular (Transfer)Wise Borderless questions TransferWise Borderless debit card - perfect for travellers

A new banking system has launched in the Southern Hemisphere: the Wise – the new name of TransferWise – Borderless debit card has arrived in Australia and New Zealand. Lots of Aussies or Kiwis might be wondering what Wise is and how it can save them heaps of money overseas. Time for a question and […]

How to get the best local bank account alternative for travellers

How to get the best local bank account alternative for travellers Local bank account alternative

As a traveller, you hate wasting money on overseas payment fees and unfavourable conversion rates. Therefore you’ll always be looking for a way to open a bank account as soon as you’ll be spending a bit more time in a specific country. In some countries, it’s tricky or impossible to open a bank account as […]

Best alternative for Simple URLs plugin. How to make the switch!

Best alternative for Simple URLs plugin. How to make the switch! Digital nomad working on airport

Recently, the Simple URLs plugin was closed permanently on the WordPress repository. No need to wonder why or to be sad, it’s time to find an alternative. A Simple URL alternative that is just as easy to use. And of course, one that makes it possible to keep using all simple URLs that are already […]

How to live stream festivals like you are there

How to live stream festivals like you are there Live stream festivals

No time to travel to festivals or concerts around the world? Here’s the ultimate answer to see your favourite band from wherever you are: live stream festivals. Even if there is a geoblock in place, we’ll show you how to enjoy some of the best festivals in the world through live streaming.

Explore Christchurch like a pro: this ever-changing city has so much to offer

Explore Christchurch like a pro: this ever-changing city has so much to offer Welcome to Riverside Market in Christchurch

Christchurch is literally an ever-changing city. That’s what makes it the most interesting city of New Zealand. Join me on a discovery tour and see all the exciting things you can do in Christchurch.

What to pack on your next trip? These items will make life easier!

What to pack on your next trip? These items will make life easier! Airplane getting ready for departure

The famous (or is it infamous?) question of what to pack on my trip is asked a lot online. Just Google ‘packing list’ and you’ll see heaps of examples, templates and tips. All a waste of my time. All I need are a few basic things and I’m a happy travelling geek.

Visiting the world of Tim Burton at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas

Visiting the world of Tim Burton at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas Mars Attacks characters

Want to get away for a few hours from the madness of Las Vegas? Looking for an original and unique thing to do in between the gambling, partying and the shows? Interested in experiencing the classic look and feel of Vegas? The Neon Museum in Las Vegas is exactly what you are looking for.

Ticking off 15 of the most legendary road trips

Ticking off 15 of the most legendary road trips Sunset at Grossglockner Road

Is there anything more beautiful than an endless road, a great (reliable) car and your favourite tunes? It’s road trip time… Recently I came across a list with 15 of the most legendary road trips. Great inspiration and awesome to see which ones you already have completed. That triggered an idea. I want to experience […]

Why Zwolle is the most exciting Dutch destination for gamers

Why Zwolle is the most exciting Dutch destination for gamers Small part of the collection of Computer Museum Zwolle

For most travellers, Zwolle is pretty much like going off the beaten path in The Netherlands. The city isn’t as big or popular as Amsterdam or Rotterdam but that is about to change. There is now an important reason why computer & game geeks will add Zwolle to their must-see travel list: Dutch Computer Museum.

Is reMarkable still the winner in the battle of the e-paper tablets?

Is reMarkable still the winner in the battle of the e-paper tablets?

About a year ago the reMarkable tablet was the winner for me in the battle of the e-paper tablets. A lot has happened in the market so what would happen if I was in the market for an alternative to traditional paper, a digital solution for taking notes, doodling, drawing and reading e-books? Would the […]

Time & beer in a tasty Duel: Brewery visit in Santa Fe

Time & beer in a tasty Duel: Brewery visit in Santa Fe Duel Brewing craft beer tasting

What to do when you have just arrived in Santa Fe, NM after a long day of roadtripping? Food first! Then checking out where the local craft breweries are. And that’s exactly how we ended up at Duel Brewing 1 hour before closing time… 60 minutes of beer tasting ahead of us. What made me […]

Ultimate travel tips for Millennials: how to avoid stress

Ultimate travel tips for Millennials: how to avoid stress Landing at sunset

As a travelling geek, I love to share my travel tips and to read yours, either via blog posts or in travel fora and Facebook groups. Having all this information available at the click of a button or by swiping on a touchscreen is awesome. First-time travellers have it so easy nowadays. But it also […]

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