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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
https://www.wifimap.io

RIMOWA-CLASSIC-CABIN.jpg (30 KB)RIMOWA CLASSIC CABIN

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
https://www.rimowa.com

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
https://www.coolcousin.com

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
https://www.awaytravel.com

ili.jpg (13 KB)ili WEARABLE TRANSLATOR

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 // https://iamili.com

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 Spring 19-1.jpg (1.06 MB)Winter is over, and it’s time to celebrate the arrival of spring. The concept of spring cleaning is essential to the ethos of BLOC: de-clutter, throw out all the things you don’t need and make room only for the stuff that matters.

It is the season of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. It is time to think about travel, exploring new places and investigate new business ideas.

BLOC is here to make those new experiences as easy and enjoyable as possible. Our 17th issue explores the ultimate short break destination of Copenhagen. A city full of amazing food, museums, theatres and plenty to keep kids enthralled.

We also profile Jamie Chadwick, who continues her winning ways on the race track.

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 version of the magazine click 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.