H2Joe – Two-In-One Coffee & Water Bottle
As a traveler, there are a few essentials you need for every trip. You'll need money, a camera, at least a few changes of clothes, and toiletries. For the long plane, train, and car rides, you'll need snacks and maybe a book. You'll definitely need a charger or two for your electronics that help you stay connected with the world and document your adventures. When I think about it, though, there are two other things that I definitely need readily accessible for every single trip I take.
Whether you're taking a train cross-country or climbing a mountain, you're going to need water. It's important to stay hydrated – especially when traveling. You're exposed to so many new germs in such high quantities that you have to make sure you're taking care of yourself. It's too easy to run out of water when traveling. We all know the flight attendant doesn't walk by with the drink cart nearly often enough or that you're often fresh out of pit stops the second you're parched.
The second thing you always need is caffeine. Traveling calls for long days, late nights, and early mornings. If you want to check out the night scene, you'll be staying up late. If you want that perfect sunrise photo, you have to get going before the sun is up. Whether that caffeine comes in the form of coffee or tea, you're going to need it.
Also along these lines, you likely travel on a budget. When you don't bring enough water or a container to refill, you end up blowing more money in vending machines than street vendor booths. You end up buying cup after cup of coffee in cheap to-go cups and wishing there was a better solution.
So what can you do to stay healthy, stay awake, and save money? The answer is pretty obvious – you need to bring your own water and your own caffeine. It might be hard to brew coffee each morning, but many of the hotels or hostels you stay in have a pot on or you can get a discount for being green at many coffee shops.
Keeping that in mind, imagine you could bring both of these essential drinks in one container. You could keep your water cold and your coffee hot at the same time. It would ultimately mean less luggage, less weight, less trash, and more freedom with your hands. You could actually save money and you wouldn't have to hunt for a trash can when your coffee was finished. (Believe me – that's actually a thing in some countries! Japan has hardly any public trash cans.)
With H2Joe, you get all these benefits with one purchase. And the best part about a cup like this is that it could be used on the road and from day-to-day. Some purchases that you make for traveling are really only good for when you are traveling. (I definitely have a pair of hiking boots in my closet that I paid good money for and have only had occasion to wear twice.) Your suitcases and packing cubes don't really come in handy during your commute to work, but this cup can also be taken to work or just used in the comfort of your own home. How cool (and hot) is that?