As I returned from my trip to Orlando Friday, I began thinking about all of the neat little products I used on my trip that made my life So. Much. Easier.
First, there was the Vapur Anti-Bottle - it's a foldable, reusable water bottle designed for on-the-go use anywhere. I first used it when my friends and I went to go see a movie a few weeks ago. I may have filled them with Pinot Grigio instead of water and snuck them into the movie theater in my purse. Maybe. I definitely used them when I took my Shelties to the doggy park - because I don't carry my purse in the park, I just clipped the Vapur bottles to the belt loop on my jeans and it because it's so lightweight, I didn't feel like I was carrying anything!
I really love these Vapur bottles! When I took the kids to SeaWorld and Disney, I filled them up with water from our water bottles at the hotel and clipped them to the side of my purse. Bottled water was $3 a pop at the theme parks, so just these two Vapur bottles saved us $6 right off the bat! I also refilled them from the water fountains sprinkled throughout the park so that we had fresh water throughout the day.
Once we were done with them (at one point the kids just wanted soda from the kiosks around the park), I just stuck the empty, flattened bottles in my purse. I love that I didn't have to throw away a plastic bottle!
The Vapur Anti-Bottle is really affordable too - they're only $14.99 for the "fun-size" pack of two .4L bottles. They also have a .5L individual bottle that costs $9.99. It's really worth it when you think about it - you save money by being able to bring along your own drink and there's no impact on the environment because there is no waste!
The Vapur bottles are made in the USA and designed to withstand everyday use and cleaning - so you know they are going to last a long time! I have run mine through the dishwasher (on the top rack) a few times already and they have come out just fine. The FDA-approved inner layer is odor, taste and stain resistant.
Another great product I used while in Orlando was the Dr. Drip Coffee kit. It's a great little individual serving size coffee package with an easy-t0-use Dr. Drip contraption that sits atop your coffee mug. You simply pour the hot water over the coffee grounds and you end up with a freshly brewed cup of coffee! That's right, I said "coffee grounds" - that is why I brought these along on my trip, they're actual coffee grounds, not the instant coffee crap they provide in the hotel room!
I am not a big coffee drinker, but there are those mornings when I really need a pick-me-up and I want to stay away from sodas. I brought along two samples of the Dr. Drip Coffee - the Ultimate Pick Me Up and the Organic Tonic blends - when I went to Orlando. I can tell you, after spending all day out in the Orlando sun on Wednesday, I really needed that Pick Me Up blend!
Since I am not a big coffee drinker, I am pretty picky about my coffee when I do drink it! The Pick Me Up blend was my favorite - it was dark and strong, with almost herb-like flavors. I really enjoyed it! The Organic Tonic was also really nice - it was very light and mild and tasted almost nutty. They were both very different in flavor but they were both quite tasty!
I love that these Dr. Drip Coffee packages are so easy to tote around! You can easily take them anywhere, and as long you have a cup with a standard rim, you can make your own fresh coffee wherever you happen to be. They are also pretty inexpensive - $8.99 for a package of 5. You can buy your own at their website, DrDripCoffee.com.
*While I received media samples, all opinions are my own.