LIVE: Water--you CAN take it with you (sustainably)

Grammie Jo and Papa Bear are in love!

Grammie Jo and Papa Bear are in love!

Are you traveling anywhere fun this summer? We got to meet our grandson Latham in June (isn't he adorable?), and I'm on my way back from a business trip to California now. I always seem to forget that I need to adjust my lifestyle a bit during those hectic days, so it helps to find some things to make your time on the road more comfortable.

My water guzzling doesn't slow down when I fly, so I struggled for years with the guilt of using plastic bottled water and airline cups. I finally found a more portable replacement for my beloved Hydro Flask. The BPA-free Nomader collapsible water bottle is leak-proof and foldable, and comes in beautiful gemstone colors. It can handle boiling and freezing liquids, it's dishwasher safe, and it has a lifetime warranty.

I noticed that the company's tip of double-checking to make sure that the hygenic sip cover and bottle top are both on tight by turning the Nomader upside down after filling it are worth the extra few seconds. In the rush of gathering your belongings to get off your flight the last thing you need is spillage.

And here's a pro-tip: Get yourself a small carabiner so you can attach it to your carry-on and keep it handy, and you're good to go.

My newsletter this month will feature a few more products and ideas I discovered. Be sure to share your email address with me to get my monthly news right to your inbox~~I promise that I won't share it.

Safe (summer) travels!