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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

BLOC-Magazine-Summer-18.jpg (466 KB)As the demolition phase of our BLOC Grand Central project nears completion, we are focusing on a number of other sites in the UK and Europe. We are working hard to expand the BLOC presence in major city centres and transport hubs.

We are keen for more discerning travellers to experience BLOC's affordable luxury and learn how we are changing the way people use hotels.

The 18th issue of BLOC magazine explores Lisbon, recent winner of 'The World's Leading City Destination'. The Portuguese capital is a city where old customs and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment and hi-tech innovation.

We also profile BLOC-sponsored, Jamie Chadwick, who has signed for the Williams F1 team as a development driver.

Staying with the motoring theme, we showcase the stunning new Aston Martin Valkyrie and Porsche's new electric offering.

Once again we hope that this magazine provides you with some 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.