TINY travel kitchen:

Below are the items that make up my tiny travel kitchen.  I love these so much. Bringing these items on the road ensures I always have what I need, no matter where we’re lodging (as there’s just no way for every Airbnb, hotel, home, etc. to have what I love, and that’s okay). XO

Eco Stainless + Bamboo Water Bottle

When hiking/biking, I do need a water bottle. It took a long time to find this beautiful eco single layer (uninsulated) water bottle, which has…

  • no lacquers “of any kind”

    • no plastic

    • no paints

    • no coatings

  • a more compact size (thinner walls than an insulated bottle)

  • the ability to boil water (if needed)

  • the ability to be cleaned in a dishwasher (when available)

A certain someone has even already snagged this from me!

Water Purifier

I don't mess around with water anymore, as I've been too sick from water that was supposedly safe.  So I'm grateful for this water purifier that:

  • is "proven to be safe and effective eliminating over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illness"

  • eliminates the need to buy bottled water (no plastic/waste)

  • eliminates the need to haul water (on me) when I’d rather not

The Perfect Ultra Lightweight Plastic-Free Eco Spork

I'm always proclaiming that this is the only eating utensil that need exist, as I find it has perfectly balanced

  • spoon shape

  • prong placement

  • prong length

  • prong sharpness

  • spoon and handle finish

I can easily eat anything with this spork. No other spork I've tried has come close. In fact, I’m often telling retailers about this spork, so they can stock and sell it. It’s a little miracle.

Paring Knife with Sheath

This paring knife is the only knife I carry, as…

  • it’s so large and sharp that it helps me more like a chef's knife

  • it easily cuts fruit, nuts, squash, etc.

  • it has a protective sheath

Teeny Tiny Knife Sharpener

  • the tiniest

  • the most lightweight

  • little knife sharpener

It sharpens my one knife, so it can keep on keeping on.

Tiny Travel Can Opener

We once had two options for a travel can opener:  an exposed blade that could cut your finger off or a household can opener too heavy to lug around.  Now there's this…

  • it's tiny

  • it’s comfy (doesn't hurt my hand while twisting)

  • it leaves no sharp edges behind

This is perfect for road trips, in hotels, Airbnbs, boats...everywhere.

Mini Silicone Tongs

I love having these (BPA free and PVC free) mini tongs, because they are…

  • adorably small and lightweight

  • able to stir, mix, and pick up food

  • perfect for non-stick surfaces (so we guests don’t scratch surfaces)

  • easy to clean

  • easily stored closed, with the attached tiny ring

Plus, these tongs eliminate the need for just about any other cooking utensil.

BONUS:  when it's cheaper to purchase these in multiples, the extras are terrific gifts for others.

Travel Cutting Board + Lunchbox

When I saw this (plastic free and BPA free) container, I wanted to have it as a beautiful:

  • daily cutting board

  • dry food lunchbox (sandwiches, etc.)

  • storage box for my tiny kitchen tools (listed above), on transport days

Stainless Food Containers with Leakproof Silicone Lids

I love having these lightweight nesting food containers because they’re:

  • plastic-free

  • bpa-free

  • phthalate-free

  • leakproof

  • perfect for nuts, sauces, and salads

So when we’re traveling in areas that have expensive food or few healthy eateries (we’re looking at you, beautiful mountain villages of Switzerland), we can bring food with us each day.

Matcha Tea*

I'm in love with matcha tea, but it isn't always easy to find a product that’s:

  • pure organic Japanese matcha tea

  • tested to be safe from radiation

So I pack a can with me. A little goes a long way (one tiny can lasts me weeks) and it’s a great morning tea, hot or at room temperature.

*Is matcha tea one of the healthiest teas? | How should we protect our teeth from tea?

Hibiscus Tea*

It can be tough to find pure hibiscus tea in stores, so I toss some in my luggage. And when I mix the following together, it’s amazing (no sweetener needed)…

  • hibiscus tea

  • matcha tea

  • a chunk of fresh ginger

*Is hibiscus tea one of the healthiest teas? | How should we protect our teeth from tea?

Vitamin B12

I get a lot of questions about what kind of B12 I take. After completing plant-based nutrition certification via Cornell, completing some genetic testing (I have a couple of genetic quirks, which appear to make it harder for my body to convert B vitamins into their usable form), after seeking the guidance of several medical doctors who focus on this, plus a Bastyr doctor, and after reading the guidance from Dr. Greger at NutritionFacts.org, this is the vitamin B12 that I’ve chosen for myself. But this is just what I’ve decided for myself, and if research updates itself, I will re-evaluate. (Everyone must truly consult their own medical practitioners to make their own decisions best for them.)

What else is in my bag?



Eco Bath Kit


Tiny Travel Kitchen

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