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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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Oldies that will rock your world at the best classic rock festivals

By Travel Geek - 25 December 2019 - 0 Comments
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Fans of classic rock, it'll be an awesome festivals summer for you guys. The line-up of heaps of classic rock festivals in Europe is soooo good. So many amazing bands are scheduled to play. Bands that have been around for many years, but they will still rock your world. These oldies yet goodies will take you festival summer to the next level. Have a look and start planning your classic rock festival trip.

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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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How to experience the best Birmingham city trip

By Martijn - 30 August 2019 - 0 Comments
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Black Sabbath exhibition in Birmingham

Birmingham isn’t a city you would immediately think of when planning a UK city trip. Or is it just me? But why? It is the second-most populated city in the UK. There should be heaps to do and see. My recent Birmingham city trip was a real eyeopener for me.

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The best ways to eat healthy on your road trip in the USA

By Esther - 20 August 2019 - 0 Comments
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Vegetarian tacos in Boise

When you think of America you think of fast food like Mc Donald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell and lots more. When you are travelling in the United States you want to make sure that you can continue your healthy way of eating and not just rely on greasy meaty burgers, pizzas or tacos. Here are my best tips about how to eat healthy without spending too much money, while travelling in the USA.

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Ticking off 15 of the most legendary road trips

By Martijn - 12 August 2019 - 0 Comments
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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 all these epic road trips.

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Why Zwolle is the most exciting Dutch destination for gamers

By Martijn - 11 August 2019 - 0 Comments
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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.

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

By Martijn - 7 August 2019 - 48 Comments
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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 reMarkable paper tablet be my first choice again? Let’s find out.

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How to get the max out of a few days in Cologne

By Travel Geek - 6 April 2019 - 0 Comments
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Cologne Skyline - Hans Permana (CC BY-NC 2.0)

If you're planning a weekend getaway in Cologne, you are in for a treat. There are plenty of ways to stay busy. This German city is filled with wonders to look at and memories that you'll keep with you forever. If you want to get the most out of your visit, consider adding the following attractions to your list. You'll go home with a well-rounded collection of great experiences to remember your holiday by. Promised.

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

By Martijn - 17 March 2019 - 0 Comments
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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 pick Duel Brewing for a brewery/taproom visit in Santa Fe, NM? Because it was close to our accommodation? Nah that was just an added bonus. It was their slogan: “A Belgian-Style Brewery”. Being away from Europe for a long time has made me miss that typical Belgian-style beer. Heaps of breweries are trying to copy it, but only a few succeed in creating a typical Belgian-style beer outside of Belgium (yes you are the tasty exception to that rule, Craftwork Breweries in Oamaru, New Zealand). Duel Brewing info Name: Duel Brewing Santa Fe Address: 1228 Parkway Drive, Unit D, Santa Fe, NM 87507 Closest airport(s): Santa Fe Regional Airport or Albuquerque International Sunport (see all rental car deals and go for a cheap road trip). See for flight deals to these airports. Beer menu: “Honest and well-intentioned ideas create uniqueness. Our goal of distinction among […]

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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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