Growing up in Seattle, I’m used to drinking some of the cleanest water in the world, straight out of the tap. But that is often not an option while traveling in many countries. I also hate buying bottled water for the plastic waste it creates and the money it costs. Many places around the world don’t recycle, so all that plastic goes into landfills. I used to bring the bottles home with me to ensure they would be recycled, but that’s not really a great option most of the time. So when I learned about these filtered water bottles, I knew this was something I needed to get. You can fill it up with water from the tap and know it will be safe to drink immediately. This is a game changer for me! The upfront cost is expensive, but think of all the bottles of water you will no longer have to buy.