Love that Dirty Water


A pipe that delivers clean water to over 2 million people in the greater Boston area burst yesterday afternoon. So, that means I'll be busy boiling water to use for the next few days. The demand for bottled water is high (though I didn't see any empty shelves today).  Signs warning "no coffee" hang on the doors of Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and Panera.  Here's hoping everything will be fixed and back to normal in the next few days.  In the meantime, here are a few fun items to use:


Forgo buying plastic bottled water and carry your own in this cute container sold at Paper Source. Use eco-friendly, single use flatware and plates by Bambu and there will be no need to wash the dishes. Hand sanitizer in a multitude of scents from Bath & Body Works. Make fun, fresh ice cubes with these trays from Ikea.

Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.