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This is the portal to all blog posts of our travel blog. Get your daily dose of travel inspiration. We love to share stories about travelling and things to do & see. Visiting breweries to taste amazing craft beer, rocking at festivals worldwide, funky & fun places to sleep and the geeky side of life. There's more, heaps more. Explore it all on the Travel.Geek.NZ travel blog.

Badrinath pilgrimage town in Uttarakhand India - Avi Theret

The best hikes in Uttarakhand: next-level hiking in the Land of the Gods

By Travel Mate / 13 September 2021 / 0 Comments

Uttarakhand is one of the northern states in India, nicknamed the Land of the Gods. There are many Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres. Its amazing scenery offers you lots of amazing places to explore. Have a look at these amazing hikes in Uttarakhand, the perfect trekking destination in India.

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Innovation Brewing in Sylva, NC

Tasty small-town feeling at Innovation craft beer brewery in North Carolina

By Martijn / 12 September 2021 / 0 Comments

When I travelled back in time to visit the Sylva, NC region again (proud to be a Catamount), this was a nice surprise: Innovation Brewing. A craft beer brewery in the small town where I used to live many years ago. Awesome.

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Gibb River Road guide: how to enjoy this legendary Aussie adventure to the fullest

By Travel Mate / 10 June 2021 / 0 Comments

This is a journey for real travellers. Gibb River Road is known to many as the “last real adventure in Australia”. If you love going off the beaten path, if you get a kick out of doing things differently, or if you just enjoy discovering the undiscovered then Gibb River Road is the right Aussie […]

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ICE train in Germany

The best prep for hopping on a train in Germany: how to see more & pay less

By Travel Geek / 7 June 2021 / 0 Comments

As soon as you start planning your European adventure, you’ll realise that you will be going to train travel heaven. There’s no need for waiting at airports or searching for cheap flights as the train network in Europe is excellent. You can get almost everywhere by train. Here are our tips to make travelling by […]

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Orpheus - Dreams of a Distant Past pouring

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

By Martijn / 4 April 2021 / 0 Comments

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.

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Road to Monument Valley in USA

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

By Martijn / 23 March 2021 / 4 Comments

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.

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New York New York in Las Vegas

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

By Martijn / 14 March 2021 / 0 Comments

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.

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Local bank account alternative

How to get the best local bank account alternative for travellers

By Martijn / 6 March 2021 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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Las Setas aka The Mushrooms in Seville Spain

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

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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Digital nomad working on airport

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

By Martijn / 14 February 2021 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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Live stream festivals

How to live stream festivals like you are there

By Martijn / 13 August 2020 / 0 Comments

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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Welcome to Riverside Market in Christchurch

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

By Martijn / 25 June 2020 / 0 Comments

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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Lufthansa ready for departure

7 rookie travel mistakes you can easily avoid

By Travel Geek / 26 April 2020 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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Airplane getting ready for departure

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

By Martijn / 26 December 2019 / 0 Comments

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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Mars Attacks characters

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

By Martijn / 9 December 2019 / 0 Comments

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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Black Sabbath exhibition in Birmingham

How to experience the best Birmingham city trip

By Martijn / 30 August 2019 / 0 Comments

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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