What is #TNI? All About Travellers’ Night In

By Abi King | Best Blog Tips

Oct 13

This post is about #TNI – Travellers’ Night In on Twitter. If you don’t know what twitter is and don’t care, try reading these posts about walking on glaciers, watching water puppets, climbing mountains, or expressing your love using padlocks.

If you don’t know what twitter is and want to find out, read this beginner’s guide to twitter.

If you already tweet – read on!

What is #TNI?

Every Thursday on twitter, those who love to travel get together for a chat using the hashtag #TNI (originally Travelers’ Night In but until I develop an accent that makes me sound as cool as those Americans, I just can’t get myself to drop that second “L.”)

It’s coordinated by the friendly people at ZipSetGo and has a number of “hosts” each week. Each host tweets out one predetermined question every ten minutes until they’ve reached a full ten. Sometimes, you’ll see another hashtag (eg #LoveUK), which means that the event is “sponsored” and you have a chance of winning a prize if you use both hashtags.

An Informal Chat

Drop in whenever you like, answer one, two or all of the questions, however you see fit. Just make sure to tag your tweet #TNI so that everyone can pick it up.

Southeast Asia

This week the theme is southeast Asia* –  a really inspiring part of the world. So, log on and join in. You can find me on twitter at @insidetravellab.

#TNI takes place at:

3.30 – 5.00 EST

Which translates to

8.30 – 10.00 pm – GMT – London, Lisbon etc

9.30 – 11.00 pm – Paris, Madrid, etc

2.30 – 4 am (ouch!) in Bangkok

6.30 – 8 am (needs dedication) in Sydney

And so on…

If you’re a real twitterati, follow the #TNI twitter grid here.

*And if you’re worried about looking like an idiot because you’re not quite sure what the term “southeast Asia” covers, it’s generally accepted to be south of China, east of India and north of Australia. See you soon on #TNI Travellers’ Night In!



About the Author

Abigail King is a writer and photographer who swapped a career as a doctor for a life on the road. Now published by Lonely Planet, the BBC, CNN, National Geographic Traveler & more, she feels most at home experimenting here: covering unusual journeys, thoughtful travel and luxury on www.insidethetravellab.com

ZipSetAndrea October 14, 2010

Thanks for the great blog post about ZipSetGo.com’s Travelers’ Night In #TNI! Hoping your readers will come join the fun! Each week the new topic and tweetgrid can be found at http://www.zipsetgo.com/travelers-night. See you soon at #TNI.

@GoApril October 14, 2010

Thanks so much for the blog post about our weekly twitter party! We would love to have all of your readers join in the fun and your blog helps them do that! Thank you from all of us @ ZipSetGo.com!

Safe Travels – @GoApril

SYUUICHI October 17, 2010


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Abi King October 28, 2010

Thanks guys – looking forward to joining in even more of them!

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