My Must Have Travel Accessory

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I like to travel I love seeing and learning about new places; learn about the people and their culture. But, at the end of the day, I am just a guest, a visitor.

While I might learn from different cultures, I am only immersed for a short period of time on each trip. And, there are those moments of being in between my home and other people’s homes. That’s the time of actual travel.

Some motivational slogans and catchphrases focus on the idea that the travel itself is the exciting point, not the destination. However, the reality is that the travel aspect, the 15-hour drive, the 12-hour flight, etc. are not enjoyable at all.

I find it’s very important to keep yourself as comfortable as possible during these long travel sessions. The more comfortable you are the better you feel when you arrive. All of that lends to a much better experience when you actually get to where you want to go.

For me, one of the most important parts of my trip, especially land-based trips like a long car or train ride, is my coffee. If I don’t have my daily hot cup, I am a miserable person to be around.

Perhaps I should wean myself off, and I would probably be better off by doing so, but I doubt that’s going to happen. I love it too much.

That being said, when on the go with my trusty Keurig and favorite mug, I need a way to bring my coffee with me. It’s a vice I cannot, or really don’t want to let go.

I can’t take my coffee mug with me on a long ride though. That would get messy fast, and the coffee would not stay warm very long. Enter, my favorite travel accessory, my 30 oz. Ibex tumbler.

Yes, you read that right. 30. Ounces. Go big or go home!

To be perfectly honest, when I am using it for hot coffee, I usually only fill it about 2/3 of the way, or with about 20 ounces. The reason I like the bigger cup is that in the summer I’ll sometimes drink iced coffee. The extra 10 ounces of space gives me room for the ice.

Now, there’s a very big problem brewing (forgive the pun). I cannot take this tumbler onto airplanes.

So, while this is my favorite travel accessory for land-based trips, I unfortunately have yet to discover a way to get my gourmet coffee fix in the ait. Airports have some nice cafés. SO I suppose you can order a nice cup of Joe after you get through security and bring it aboard. But, you better drink it fast as those paper cups are going to keep it warm long.

And, the on board java is gross. I try to avoid that when possible.

Either way, I would love to security to loosen up a bit. I really enjoy my own coffee in my own cup when I know I have a long boring journey ahead of me before the fun will begin.

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