Pack your bags! This week, we’re looking at new gear that could become essential for tomorrow’s travelers.
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TUESDAY 09 APRIL 2019 | EDITION 9
Did you know that humans managed to put a man on the moon before coming up with the idea of a wheeled suitcase? American pilot Robert Plath invented the world’s first two-wheeled luggage in 1991, kickstarting today’s global suitcase trend by selling his product to pilots and crew members. Now that's a wheely good invention!
YOUR WEEKLY PRESCRIPTION
NEVER DRINK BAD AIRPLANE COFFEE AGAIN — AND OTHER TRAVEL HACKS

NEVER DRINK BAD AIRPLANE COFFEE AGAIN — AND OTHER TRAVEL HACKS

5-minute read | Bloomberg

Broadway star Schele Williams logs around 125,000 km in the air each year and has more than a few travel gear tips for frequent travelers. Read her recommendations for making sure you have good coffee on a long plane journey, the best gadgets to replace bulky items in your suitcase, and the one travel item you should never forget to pack.

TRAVEL PILLOWS FOR EVERY TYPE OF SLEEPER

TRAVEL PILLOWS FOR EVERY TYPE OF SLEEPER

2-minute read | Fatherly

We love the idea of managing to sleep better on flights, but whenever we use travel pillows, we still wake up grumpy with sore necks. This article highlights some of the more unusual travel pillow shapes on offer so you can find one to suit you. It won’t be as comfy as your Zoku loft bed, but hopefully it’ll tide you over while we perfect the Zoku airplane design.

A USER MANUAL FOR YOUR KNEES

THE BEST WATER BOTTLES FOR TRAVEL

3-minute read | Conde Nast Traveler

Drinking plenty of water is one of the best things you can do to avoid jet lag, but the impact of single-use plastics is a huge problem for the environment. Luckily, all sorts of funky reusable bottles are available these days. This article talks about some of the fancier ones to put in your carry-on before your next long-haul flight.

MEET THE RESIDENT
Each week, we profile a Zoku community member - hit reply if you'd like to be featured!
Daniel Weaver | LinkedIn
Daniel Weaver is a Management Consultant working for Accenture Strategy, one of the biggest global management consulting and professional services firms. He is currently in Amsterdam on a 10 month-long project, helping a Dutch company optimise its cost base.

What path has your career taken?
I started as a strategy analyst in South Africa, but a strong understanding of corporate finance and success in cost reduction projects led to a relocation to Brussels, Belgium to join a specialist team of cost consultants working for key clients (including Fortune 500 companies) across Europe.
Why Zoku?
I stayed at Zoku from Mondays to Fridays for 5 months. I originally stayed at a hotel in Amsterdam centre, but started to miss the comforts of home and was tired of the constant buzz generated by tourists in the centre. I started looking for a hotel that would allow me to create a “home away from home”. The ability to cook in my Loft made the difference for me, even if I set off the fire alarm a few times (sorry).

What’s a life-changing podcast you’d recommend to others?
“How I Built This”, an NPR series. It's made up of 45-minute long audio interviews with some of the world’s most interesting and passionate entrepreneurs.

Which book have you gifted the most, and why?
The Moleskine Classic Notebook and pen. It’s very difficult to gift a book as people's interests, abilities and preferences differ. Even if you know all of the above, you run the risk of getting them a book they already own. A good notebook and pen make a great gift - you allow the person to write their own story.

FOR YOUR AGENDA...
SALONE DEL MOBILE (aka. Milan Furniture Fair)
The world's largest furniture and design fair.
Tue 09 Apr - Sun 14 Apr 2019 | Milan, Italy
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