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We do more than just posting stories about and taking photos of amazing countries or fun cool cities worldwide. We are passionate about being geeky. We are Travel.Geek.NZ.

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We love to share stories. Check out our latest blog posts and use it to plan your next trip. Enjoy reading our travel blog posts.

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

By Martijn - 9 March 2021 - 17 Comments
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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 answer session.

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How to get the best local bank account alternative for travellers

By Martijn - 6 March 2021 - 0 Comments
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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 a traveller. Until now… Now there is a local bank account alternative for travellers.

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The number one reason to visit Seville: it has everything you're looking for in a Spanish city

By Travel Geek - 23 February 2021 - 0 Comments
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Las Setas aka The Mushrooms in Seville Spain

When planning a city trip to Spain, a lot of people immediately think of Barcelona or Madrid. But there are more amazing cities in Spain, a lot more. Seville is one of the Spanish cities you should add to your must-visit list. Start reading this blog post and you'll know why.

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

By Martijn - 14 February 2021 - 0 Comments
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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 on your site.

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How to live stream festivals like you are there

By Martijn - 13 August 2020 - 0 Comments
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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.

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

By Martijn - 25 June 2020 - 0 Comments
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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.

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7 rookie travel mistakes you can easily avoid

By Travel Geek - 26 April 2020 - 0 Comments
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Lufthansa ready for departure

Travelling exposes you to different cultures and allows you to see attractions outside your home country. Many people also take trips to find mental peace. There are certain simple mistakes made by rookies when they first start to travel. Try to avoid these mistakes if you want to have a more pleasurable trip. Learn from the most common rookie travel mistakes.

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Plan your trip to Keukenhof: world's biggest flower garden

By Travel Geek - 28 December 2019 - 0 Comments
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Spring is in the air in Europe, especially in the Amsterdam area. It's not just because winter is almost over and the weather is getting milder by the day. It's because you can almost smell the fresh flowers of the world's largest flower garden: Keukenhof. We have all the info you need to plan a trip to the biggest flower garden ever.

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

By Martijn - 26 December 2019 - 0 Comments
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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.

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

By Martijn - 9 December 2019 - 0 Comments
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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.

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This is why we're a different kind of travel blog!

Travel.Geek.NZ is a travel blog that does more than just blogging about travel. Yes, of course, we love to visit amazing destinations worldwide but it's not just seeing it's also experiencing. For us, it's all about living like a local and really tasting the city or country. Meeting new people and learning from their customs and travel tips.

Plus, we combine travelling with the other things we are passionate about:

  • Tasting great craft beer - visiting craft beer breweries, talking to the geniuses behind the amazing brews and spending time at taprooms worldwide to tast amazing craft beer.
  • Eating local food - tasting the local cuisine (vegetarian & vegan as well) is what we love to do when we are overseas. Our bloggers are real foodies, down to earth and only focussed on flavour.
  • Using and testing gadgets - Gadgets will make your travels more fun or easier. We'll blog about gadget news and the items we have tested ourselves. All blog posts come from our experience.
  • Experiencing music - Visiting record stores, going to see (local or international) bands play live, it's all part of our travelling days.
  • Sleeping in amazing accommodations - There are lots of places where you can spend the night. We like our accommodation to be a bit different than a regular hostel or hotel. All our accommodation reviews and tips are listed here.

And much more, there's so much more to do and see so not all blog posts fit the items listed above. Have a great time travelling. Travel.Geek.NZ will be your inspiration when planning your trip. The rest is up to you. Have fun.

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