Kindle Fire

As much as I love my iPad, it’s too big to comfortably read a book on. As much as I love having physical books, I can’t take my library with me when I travel. My Kindle Fire is my go to device for reading. That’s its only purpose for me. And my favorite feature, I can have it read the book to me (without having to buy the audio version). Yes it sounds like a robot, but I don’t mind.

Hydroflask – 40 oz

This is the best water bottle out there. It keeps your water cold or your tea hot all day long, and that’s no lie! It’s one of the biggest water bottles that is still easy to take along wherever you go. Plus, it helps me drink enough water each day. Oh, and one more thing, it’s completely stainless steel, so it doesn’t soak up any flavors (which means your water will always taste like water if you wash it regularly).

Rocketbook

It’s a physical notebook that lives in the digital world. I love being able to take real notes, but sometimes it’s hard to upload them to my digital systems. Rocketbook is a reusable notebook that you pair with their app to scan and one-touch send your notes to all your different digital systems at once. Don’t forget to get the FriXion Pens so you can erase and reuse your pages.

FriXion Pens (Erasable)

Remember those erasable pens we had as kids that were absolutely miserable? These are not those erasable pens…These ones actually work. I use them with my Rocketbook.

Timbuk 2 Messenger Bag

This bag is deceptively sized. I’m 6’4” and have looked everywhere for a small bag that still fits my tall frame and still holds all my stuff. Though it looks small from the outside, it easily holds my 13.3” MacBook Pro, several books, a water bottle, all my charging cords, and other personal items because of how well planned the inner pockets are. The fabric is incredible too and the zippers are strong. Definitely buy this bag. You won’t be disappointed.

Starbucks Via

When I don’t have time to actually make a pot of coffee or if I just want one cup to get me going in the morning, I reach for the Via. I know instant coffee usually sucks, but Starbucks has actually made an instant coffee that tastes like real coffee. It’s reasonably priced and keeps me from wasting any left over black-magic-bean-juice

Car Vent Phone Mount

I love this vent mount because it works with my current iPhone (and my old iPhone 6S Plus). It uses your car’s vent, so no tape or glue will ruin your dashboard or windshield. It works in both portrait or landscape mode, so it’s perfect for using as a GPS or listening to podcasts. It’s inexpensive and helped me turn my car into a mobile learning center.

Zebra Pens

These are pens are awesome for the office or in the field. I used Zebra pens in the military field environment because I they held up thanks to their stainless steel build. They seem to last forever and never smear. And, they’re easy to refill for pretty cheap.