Smarter Travel Pick of the Day: Bodum Travel French Press

An easy (and delicious) way to brew your coffee or tea on the go.

What Is It: A mug that does double-duty as a french press and a travel cup.

Why It’s Smart:

• Easy to use—add ground coffee, pour in hot water, seal the lid, and go. After four minutes, press the built-in plunger for fresh coffee, and drink from the same mug.

• Can be used overnight to make cold-brew coffee

• Vacuum-sealed, double-wall stainless steel keeps drinks hot or cold for hours

• Dishwasher safe

• Exterior non-slip silicone grip comes in fun colors

Where to Buy: Available on Amazon.

(Photo: Bodum)

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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Travel Motto: "Don't be boring."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Aisle (when the first class private suite isn't available)."

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