An easy and cost-effective way families can travel more sustainably is by using a water purifier bottle instead of buying single use plastic bottles.

Drinking water is in some foreign countries can be risky. The same from drinking from a stream on a hike in the forests or mountains. Water sources may have viruses, bacteria, parasites and chemicals. One unsafe sip can ruin a trip.

Most people just buy single use plastic water bottles on a trip but that contributes to climate change and plastic pollution on our beaches and in our oceans.

One Water-to-Go water purifier bottle filter replaces 400 single use plastic bottles. The bottles are BPA-free, reusable and recyclable. The filters are compostable. If there is something unsafe in foreign drinking water, Water-to-Go likely removes it including viruses, bacteria, parasites, chemicals, pesticides, hormones, heavy metals (e.g. lead, arsenic) and microplastics.

Water-to-Go bottles
Water-to-Go bottles

The bottle fits neatly in carry-on bags and day bags, and has been tested effectively in independent lab tests and by half a million adventures around the world. You can by a 26 ounce bottle for $49.99 and/or an 18 ounce version for $35.99 at and other online shopping venues.