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Our favourite Spring travel tech 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Our favourite Spring travel tech 2019

New season, new tech. We've compiled our list of must-have city travel gear and gadgets for Spring 2019.

wifi-map.jpg (72 KB)WiFi MAP

Download WiFi Map and discover over 100 million accessible Wi-Fi locations around the world. Including ‘secret’ passwords, plus user-submitted comments like expected download speeds.

It’s crowdsourced by real people too, so if you find a new connection, you can add it to the map for others to use in the future.

Cost: Free // iOS and Android


Designed for the most discerning travellers, the RIMOWA Classic effortlessly combines luxury with functionality.

Built for a lifetime of unhindered use, each RIMOWA Classic features a high-end anodized aluminium alloy, riveted high-gloss aluminium corners, and hand-made leather handles, creating the perfect balance between craftsmanship and superior engineering.

Cost: £700

cool-cousin.jpg (89 KB)COOL COUSIN

Get trusted recommendations from real locals at the touch of a button.

Connect with vetted locals who share your interests — aka Cousins — and explore their tried-and-tested favourite city spots and activities.

So long unidentified tourist traps and wasted hours of research, hello the best coffee in the city.

Cost: Free // iOS and Android

insider-packing-cubes.jpg (38 KB)THE INSIDER PACKING CUBES

From socks to shirts, the Inside Packing Cubes divide, conquer, and organize everything inside your suitcase.

Made from waterproof nylon that protects your clothes and designed with a mesh panel that makes it easy to find what you need without unpacking your whole bag.

Available in sets of four to six, depending on the size of your case.

Cost: £65


If you plan on heading off the beaten track, this pocket-sized offline translation device could help to blend in with the locals a breeze.

The ili can translate words in as little as 0.2 seconds without any internet connection and last 3 hours on a single charge. Just hold down the button, speak, and it will automatically translate your sentence back to you.

Currently available to translate from English to Spanish, Japanese or Mandarin.

Cost: $199 //

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.