My quest for the best water filter for travelers is over. Go Pure Pod portable water filter is the winner. To say it was love at first sight is an understatement. Let me explain.

I've been traveling to South America since 2006 and have tried multiple water filtering devices for travelers. Most of them worked "well enough," but there was always a trade-off. I could not get the cost, weight, size, shareability (is that even a word?), shelf life, and performance in the field to integrate with each other. Then I found "the pod."

Here's the deal: 

Get 15% discount off your Go Pure Pod order with this discount code:  ADIOS15   

  • The minimum order is a 2-pack. If you want extras for gift giving, there's a 3-pack, a family pack and yes! Even a pet pack!
  • The discount does not apply to subscriptions. 


Here's why I'm in love with the Go Pure Pod:

  • cheap. cheap. cheap
  • easy to use and share. You can also use the water to brush your teeth or rinse your fruit and even share with your kids or fellow travelers.
  • one tiny pod is rated to purify 264 gallons / 999 liters. (do you know how many plastic water bottles you're not using? over 2000!)
  • doesn't require you to suck, squeeze, push, pull or "do" anything. 
  • it removes not only bacteria and viruses, but heavy metals and toxic pharma waste. In South America, mining is a thriving industry and toxins may contaminate high altitude rivers which all flow down.
  • the big bonus? It's the only portable water filter that I know of, that removes nearly all fluoride! Even most household filters don't do that without buying booster filters. Fluoridated water is prevalent in many municipal water systems in the US.

Municipal water is not what it used to be. Here's a handy tool to check your municipal water based on your zip code. Open THIS LINK to EWG (Environmental Working Group - non-profit tapwater database) Then in the upper left corner click on MENU with 3 horizontal lines. A drop down box will open and at the bottom you see a place to type in your zip code. Your water quality score will pop up. Everyone's community is a little different but I realized that the charcoal filter I had in my frig was meeting even my minimal standards. 

So what water filter did I buy for my home? And more importantly, am I happy with it?

I'll try not to make a long story even longer. I landed on a counter-top drip filter system to meet my needs at home. Here's a link to see Terra2 at Greenfield Water Solutions, in case you're interested. I really like this company too. I've called them a few times. If you talk to Zach, tell him you heard about Greenfield Water Solutions from Jacquie Whitt. Hopefully he won't slam the phone down! hahaha. Anyway. So far I'm thrilled with the home filter system set up, 

If you take this pod on your next trip, let me know how it works for you! Need a trip?