Get clean water anywhere

Rather than slugging down the contents of those plastic water bottles and then tossing them (and heck, some are just tap water anyway) consider the SteriPEN.

Tim Leffel’s Cheapest Destinations blog has a SteriPEN giveaway contest going on right now to help you snap up one of these wonders. 

All you have to do is peruse an upcoming edition of his great online travel magazine, Perceptive Travel, answer a couple of questions, and you’re in the hunt.

If you travel a little off of the beaten path with your kids, this sounds like a terrific idea.