September 8th, 2009
Do you ever find yourself wishing you had a re-usable water bottle with you?
While traveling a few weeks back, I did the unthinkable. I actually opened the over-priced hotel room bottled water. In my defence, there was no soda machine and it was a little late to be wandering the streets looking for a 7-11. So, the $5 bottle of water was my only option. (In case you hadn’t guessed, I’m still struggling with guilt!)
If you hate the feeling of overpaying for bottled water, check out TapIt, a water bottle refilling network that helps you find free water refills when you’re on the go. They’re a nonprofit network and they sign up restaurants, cafes and other shops to provide free water refill. Right now, they’re tracking locations in Florida, New York and Oregon. You can log onto their Web site for a list of where to go for refills. Or, you can get the TapIt app for your iPhone®.
Or, if you are a business traveler, you might want to check out Club Quarters hotels. (They’re actually a private hotel club, but you can book their spare rooms on Priceline® and hotels.com.) They offer a tank of free, purified water in the hotel lobby and on each floor. You can take your own bottle or one of theirs and refill it as you like.
Do you have any other tips for getting more use out of your re-usable bottle? Love to hear your ideas.
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