laws to travel by #42 // always bring water

Always bring water.


As this weekend signifies the official beginning of summer for the Northern Hemisphere, it’s important to stay hydrated, friends.

No, we don’t mind with wine. Although, actually, if you’re imbibing… you should bring DOUBLE the water.

Fine. We know. We’re aware this sounds like kind of a silly rule. But take note! Hopping on a bus to get you from point A to point B? Bring water. Lounging poolside for the day? Bring water. Urban hiking? Bring water. Actual hiking? Bring extra water. And your patience. And sunblock.

You know what, don’t go actual hiking. If the weather is nice, find an outdoor spot to enjoy a nice lunch and a pint. PLUS WATER.

Perhaps this is only on our minds because the romantic is currently exploring cities where a water fountain isn’t really an option. As a result, she’s being extra mindful of the tap water & ice cube, because avoiding tap water is of the utmost importance. But either way: it’s a good thing to keep in mind. At the very least (and where feasible), fill up a reusable bottle before heading out for the day to help the environment and save yourself a few bucks.

To help give others the same luxury, consider making a donation to
charity: water


the romantic & the wino




  1. May 28, 2013 / 00:25

    You know what really annoys me? How ingenious of an idea it is to place a filtration system into a water bottle, and how extraordinarily rare these things are. There are some filters, but they’re not good enough to filter out microorganisms, except for one single solitary device called the Lifesaver Bottle which can cost $200 and weighs a pound and a half. Eventually it will pay for itself, and you never have to worry about buying water or being stuck in the middle of nowhere without any, but then again most backpacks nowadays have those dumb little side pockets that can’t accommodate a water bottle if your life depended on it. It drives me absolutely insane. Ok, rant over. Drink water, boys and girls.
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    • May 28, 2013 / 09:21

      totally hear you! we bought a steri-pen… BIGGEST waste of money. ours may be busted, but it only seems to work if it’s connected to the laptop?! real helpful if you’re in the middle of the jungle in fiji. so yes, i hear you for sure.
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      • May 29, 2013 / 19:02

        You know what’s really great? Camelbak makes a water bottle with a Steripen built into the bottle. Unfortunately, the Steripen only kills microorganisms, and does nothing with filtration. Camelbak ALSO makes a bottle with a built-in filter. Do they make a combination of the two that does exactly what it’s supposed to? Nope. You have to buy two separate devices and pass the water through both. Genius! Sigh.
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