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Travel.Geek.NZ will be your travel inspiration if you are just as geeky as us about travelling and things like craft beer breweries & taprooms, yummy local food (vegetarian as well), funky accommodation, music (festivals, gigs and visiting local record stores) and more much more.

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.

Travel insurance: how to save money in 5 scenarios

By Travel Geek - 30 July 2018 - 0 Comments
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Dropped your smartphone? Covered by travel insurance

This won't be a boring blog post about the importance of travel insurance. Yes, travel insurance is a boring topic. And we do understand that a post about it will sound like parents saying “do this, do that”. That's not what we're trying to do. We'll make it more interesting to you… This blog post will save you money. These real-life scenarios (some of 'em have happened to us) will show you how travel insurance will save you heaps of money. 

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Best 10 things to see and do in Berlin (Germany)

By Travel Geek - 26 July 2018 - 0 Comments
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Straße des 17. Juni in Berlin

Berlin, the capital and administrative city of Germany, is not only known to have hospitable citizens and rich history, but also numerous impressive landmarks, luxurious restaurants, and world-class markets. Whether you intend to visit the city during summer, winter, spring, or autumn, you will definitely get a lot of things to do and see. The following are some of the best things to see and do in Berlin, one of the most vibrant & interesting cities in Germany.

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Quest for the best: is there a reMarkable alternative?

By Martijn - 8 July 2018 - 77 Comments
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reMarkable e-ink tablet

Recently I came across the reMarkable e-ink tablet. It triggered the “yeah, I want that gadget” hormone in my geeky mind immediately. But it isn't something you buy as an impulse purchase. Time to do some research first and to answer the questions: Is there a Remarkable alternative that is better or cheaper? Well, here's what I found.

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Trade in mud or dust for snow & fun at Snowbombing

By Travel Mate - 30 June 2018 - 0 Comments
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Snowbombing Friday Night

For everyone who's partying at the summer festival season in Europe, did you know there are also winter music festivals in Europe? This means no muddy or dusty festival sites but heaps of fun in a snowy area while listening to your favourite bands and DJs. And one of these festivals is the Snowbombing winter festival.

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We travel. We enjoy life. We share stories.

By Martijn - 18 June 2018 - 0 Comments
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NZ summer road trip - beach

Maybe you just came across our travel blog or maybe you're familiar with our previous stuff (DIY-OE). As we recently launched (re-branded) our travel blog Travel.Geek.NZ we would like to tell you guys a bit more about who we are and what our plans are.

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It's hoppy. It's yeasty. It's Belgium

By Travel Geek - 9 June 2018 - 0 Comments
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Tasty meal with St Bernardus. Feels like being in Belgium

Let's have a taste of Belgium… No not Belgium the beer, but Belgium the country. Yes, it's a country. Of course, you guys knew that, but according to a poll, 65% of Americans think that Belgium is a beer company instead of a country. That calls for a blog post to tell you a bit more about that country.

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Another discount airline in the spotlight: airBaltic

By Travel Geek - 30 May 2018 - 0 Comments
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discount airline airBaltic

We simply love all these discount airlines in Europe. It's so easy and cheap to fly around. No matter where you're flying from there's always a discount airline (or two) to go for, instead of the regular airlines. Simply look around, compare fares, and you'll be discovering new countries or cities for a few bucks. That's one of the advantages of (temporarily) living in Europe.

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Cheap airlines in the spotlight: easyJet

By Travel Geek - 15 May 2018 - 0 Comments
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easyJet discount airline boarding

There are many options for travelling through Europe as there are so many cheap airlines to choose from. We certainly have a few favourites among the many European airlines. So let's talk about the orange airline: easyJet, another one of our favourites in Europe.

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Celebrating NZ Music Month overseas: dance to Kiwi tunes

By Travel Geek - 1 May 2018 - 0 Comments
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Opshop - New Zealand music

Even when you're overseas (travelling and having fun) you can still celebrate NZ Music Month. Of course, you have loaded your phone or Spotify playlist with your favourite Kiwi tunes, so play them loud in the next few weeks. Play ‘m loud at work, at parties, at home, or wherever you are. But the best way to celebrate NZ Music Month overseas is by going to a gig of the many Kiwi bands that are touring overseas at the moment.

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Berlin for vegetarians: how tasty is this amazing city in Germany?

By Martijn - 14 April 2018 - 0 Comments
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Original Berlin Currywurst

The classic dishes in Berlin – no make that, in all of Germany – all contain meat: Currywurst (spicy sausage), Schnitzel (boneless meat, thinned with a meat tenderizer, coated with flour, beaten eggs and breadcrumbs, and then fried), and Döner (Turkish dish made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie). Time for me as a vegetarian to see if it's possible to enjoy a yummy, healthy meal in Berlin and even the classic German dishes without any meat.

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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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