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BLOC'S Autumn Travel Picks

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

BLOC'S Autumn Travel Picks

Check out some of our favourite travel apps, accessories and games to keep you occupied on those long and boring journeys...

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BioLite FirePit

Enjoy the warmth and crackle of an open fire without the eye-stinging smoke.

The latest innovation from BioLite combines a firepit with roaring 10,400 mAh Li-Ion powered fan that keeps the party glowing for up to 24hrs (if you keep adding wood).

It can also charge your smartphone, with an added Bluetooth app, so you can control the size of your flames remotely. Just, because. Cost: From

£219 // www.bioliteenergy.com

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Night Sky

Quickly identify stars, planets, constellations, and even satellites above you by simply holding your phone to the sky and using the free Night Sky app.

Whether you’re trying to find a constellation or the International Space Station, Night Sky will show them to you and more. Perfect for finishing up a romantic dinner with some casual stargazing, but you’ll actually know what you’re looking at.

Cost: Free // iOS

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Nikon Coolpix W100

Waterproof and shockproof, this powerful 13.2MP camera takes impressive high-quality photos and Full HD 1080p video with ease - even when snapped by the shakiest of little hands.

Built for kids with fun editing tools to add make-up and cool cartoon effects, there is also the ability to switch the menu from child-friendly to adult mode, so everyone in the family can use it on your next trip.

Cost: From £129.00

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Segway Drift W1

Segway has unleashed a compliment to their famous stand-up scooters.

The new wheels weigh about 15 pounds combined and hit a top speed of 7.5 miles per hour, the company says. A single charge will get you about 45 minutes of ride time, depending “on riding style and terrain,”.

Plus, they’re small enough to fit in your backpack.

Cost: From $399 // www.segway.com

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Bellroy Travel Wallet

At just 97mm x 150mm, the Travel Wallet from Bellroy is your back pockets new best friend.

Available in a selection of premium and environmentally certified leathers, this tiny wallet can carry upto 10 cards (with built in RFID protection), cash, plus a dedicated pouch for your passport and tickets.

Oh, it also comes with a travel pen to make filling out those landing visas a little easier too.

Cost: From £89

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Datally Data Manager

Never get stung for going over your data allowance abroad again.

From the clever-cloggs at Google comes Datally, a mobile data manager that will help you monitor, save, and gain control of your mobile data.

Through tracking and controlling app data usage, with added built-in Wi-Fi finder to help you discover great Wi-Fi networks nearby, you save more data and get the most out of your phone without being scared of next month’s bill.

Cost: FREE // Android

BLOC Hotels London Gatwick

They say it's better to travel than to arrive. We think both are important. With BLOC you won't have far to travel at all. We're waiting to welcome you just steps from Gatwick South Terminal Departures. Any closer and we'd be on the runway!

Our 245 room hotel offers 'Sleep Haven Zones', family rooms, a business floor and Presidential Suite. Park at the terminal through one of our exclusive deals; check your bags with your airline and take your overnight bag to the room; send an email with free WiFi; relax on your sumptuous king-sized bed, watching one of our HD LED TVs; freshen up in a monsoon-drench shower wet room and seamlessly check out to arrive at your gate in a great mood to enjoy your holiday or business trip. So much more for less.

BLOC Hotel London Gatwick

BLOC Magazine

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As summer draws to a close, the autumn issue of our magazine looks forward to some exciting events that are taking place in our nation's capital, London and second-city, Birmingham.

London is easily accessible from our Gatwick hotel and Birmingham is soon to be home of a second BLOC. Behind the scenes, we're working hard to add other locations where you can sample our affordable luxury.

At BLOC, we have distilled the finest ingredients into a package that provides perfect, yet affordable conditions for any overnight stay in prime locations. It's about no-nonsense style and function.

BLOC magazine embraces this theme. We've curated some of the favourite things we have discovered on our travels including the wonders of the Emerald Isle, Bentley's new concept, travel tech and apps as well as food and drink destinations.

You will also find details of BLOC's new VIP Guest List - don't forget to sign up to be eligible for free room upgrades, free coffee and be the first to hear about our blockbuster VIP competitions.

We hope that this magazine provides you with insight and entertainment on your journey.

You can view all of the articles on this site or view an online FREE version of the magazine, here.

We’ll also be adding to and updating this site with more cool stuff that we find on our travels. Jump on board!

Your journey begins here.