Travchat was started in mid 2015 by Saxon Templeman and 30 Summers as a chat designed specifically for people living in the Australia/New Zealand time zones as the online chats always seemed to fall between midnight and 8am and they couldn’t join in.  Rather than moan about the lack of places to share their tips and information they decided to create their own chat space. Travchat was born.  Well almost, it was originally called #ANZtravelchat (Australia & New Zealand Travel Chat) but got shortened to #Travchat as it was a bit of a mouthful. So on 20 May 2015 it was launched out into cyberspace.

The chat grew but crazily most of the traffic was coming from Europe so in January 2016 #ANZtravelchat morphed into #travchat.

#Travchat has now shifted continents~and hemispheres as it now has a new home in the UK with GlobalGrapevine.  We hope to not just nurture it but ensure that it grows and blossoms and we think that #Travchat couldn’t be in a better pair of hands but we are a bit biased


How #Travchat works.


Each week there will be different topics.

Some weeks there may also be other Guest Hosts or Topic Experts for specific chats.

Each week we will pose six questions which we’ll post here the day before the chat and will be tweeted at intervals during the chat.

To join the conversation simply use the Hashtag #Travchat and share your feedback, observations, photos and comments. These will then appear in the Chat stream.

Each of our six questions will be tweeted out with the prefix: Q1, Q2… Q6 etc. To answer simply begin your tweet with A1, A2… A6 etc.

Click this link to find out what time 1030am (GMT) Wednesday is in your city.

  • LON – 10-30am (Wednesday)
  • SYD – 9-30pm (Wednesday)
  • HKG – 5-30pm (Wednesday)


So, anyone who is up for a catch up with possibly the friendliest gang on twitter come and say ‘Hi’ and join the best conversation and share your good~and not so good travellers tales.

We chat for about an hour officially although we aim to hang around much of the day and chat longer.

We’d love to hear what you have to say, hear about your experiences and maybe see a few of your photos.

Come and join us and join in~we’d love to meet you!


Any questions? Just get in touch here.

And if you get tired waiting for Wednesdays just drop by our #Travchat Facebook Group. Come join in the conversation and community on Facebook between our chats.  Looking forward to it already!

This week on #Travchat.


Cool Destinations

Q1 What is your favourite winter wonderland and why do we need to visit? #Travchat

Q2 Share some of your favourite winter activities and where we can try them! #Travchat

Q3 What challenges does travelling in winter or in cool climates present to the traveller? Any tips you can share? #Travchat

Q4 Share a photo of your favourite travel moment in a cool destination and tell us the story behind the it! #travchat

Q5 Tell us about your favourite winter event or festival. Where is it held and what does it celebrate? #Travchat

Q6 Which cooler places are still on your travel wish list and why do you want to visit? #Travchat