TRAVEL kitchen:

Below are the items that make up my tiny travel kitchen.  I love these so much and would not want to be without them.  I update these as necessary, so please check back for any changes.  XO

Water Purifier | SteriPen Ultra UV

I don't mess around with water anymore, as I've been too sick from water that was supposedly safe.  I'm so grateful for this SteriPen Ultra UV Water Purifier because it's "proven to be safe and effective, eliminating over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illness."  This means I don't have to buy bottled water (eliminating plastic waste), nor haul my own water, most of the time.  It's also much smaller than my old filter, so it easily fits in my Pacsafe/Travelon.  Wee!

Spork | Toaks Titanium

I'm always proclaiming that this is the only eating utensil that need exist.  Its weight, dimensions, and finish, are perfectly balanced.  No other spork I've tried has come close.  It's truly my only eating utensil.

Paring Knife | with Sheath

This paring knife is so large and sharp that it helps me more like a chef's knife.  So it's the only knife I carry.  It easily cuts fruit, nuts, squash, etc.

Tiny Knife Sharpener

This is the tiniest, cutest, and most lightweight knife sharpener.  Perfect for the paring knife, so my one knife can keep on cutting!

Tiny Travel Can Opener | Leaves No Sharp Edges

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 doesn't hurt my hand while twisting.  It leaves no sharp edges behind.  It's tiny, but still comfy.  I find it a must have on road trips, in hotels, Airbnbs, boats...everywhere.

Mini Tongs | Silicone

These are adorable, small, lightweight, and they have a ring that holds them closed when not in use.  These make it easy to pick up food or toss food together.  They are quick to clean and a fun treat to have on hand.  I love them!  BONUS:  when it's cheaper to purchase these in multiples, the extras can be perfect gifts for others.

Immersion Heater | for Hot Water Nearly Anywhere

One of the easiest ways to enjoy quick/economical nourishment (and to warm/wake oneself up), is by heating water for tea, coffee, hot cereal, broth, etc.  Since lodging facilities do not always have cooking appliances in rooms, and since I don't want to have to always head out somewhere to eat, I find it invaluable to carry an immersion heater.

Box Appetit | Lunchbox + Travel Cutting Board

Delish:  a beautiful lunchbox and my daily cutting board.  BONUS:  When I'm not carrying food in it, every item you saw on this page, before you saw this item, easily stores inside of this for transport.

Matcha | Tea*

I'm in love with matcha tea.  But it isn't always easy to find pure organic Japanese matcha tea.  I love that this brand is tested to be safe from radiation.  BONUS:  one tiny can can last weeks.  *Is matcha tea one of the healthiest teas? | How should we protect our teeth from tea?

Hibiscus | Tea*

Hibiscus tea makes it easy for me to consume the antioxidant levels that I should consume throughout each day.  Mixed with matcha tea and a chunk of fresh ginger, it tastes amazing (no sweetener needed).  It's not always easy to find in stores, though, so tossing a box in my luggage gives me a two week supply.  *Is hibiscus tea one of the healthiest teas? | How should we protect our teeth from tea?

Mug + Pot + Bowl | to Drink, Cook, or Carry Food

This lightweight cup/pot/bowl does it all.  It's an invaluable little mixing bowl, can cook a meal, plus store food in the fridge, freezer or day pack, and be used to drink beverages.  The handle makes it possible to hook on your pack.  BONUS:  When I'm not using it to consume food, it can store all my tea above, plus tiny spice jars, during travels.

Nesting Bento Boxes | aka Travel Food Storage

These are the first truly nesting bento boxes I've found (so deep, that when their lids are on, they all nest to become one container).  They're terrific for storing fresh meals and dry pantry goods, while on the road.  I use the small one in my carry-on, to snack on nuts/seeds.  A certain someone keeps the larger two (nesting together) in his luggage.