Best Travel Mugs

We are all busy and on-the-go and having a drink along with you is so important. Whether you’re rushing to school or just running errands, having a travel drink holder that keeps hot things hot, cold things cold, and doesn’t spill the first time you swerve or drop it on your clean clothes is a must. So, I’ve searched, read reviews, and tried out some travel options and came up with some great picks.


Zojirushi Stainless Mug (16oz)

When I think back to my teachers in school, I always remember them having a cup of hot coffee on their desk. Coffee is the teachers drug of choice. They rely on it and love it. Now I know that not every teacher drinks coffee, but many do like some sort of hot drink in the morning and/or throughout the day. So, I’ve searched for a travel mug that keeps drinks hot, won’t spill in a bag or the car, easy to use one-handed (like in the car), and easy to drink from using the push top button. Also, this mug is made of durable stainless steel, so it will last a long time. The mug I’m speaking of is the Zojirushi Stainless Mug.

This mug will keep your drink hot all day long thanks to the stainless steel vacuum insulation and tight fitting lid. According to the review on, this mug can keep coffee temperatures in the acceptable drinking range (160 degrees) for a full 8 hours. That’s a long time! My husband has this mug and he likes to take coffee with him from home and then drink it later in the day at work. He says the coffee is as hot as if he had just made it. So, if you aren’t drinking this on your way to work or, you forget about it or are too busy when you first get to work, your coffee (or tea) will still be hot when you finally get a chance to drink it. As far as keeping things cold, the Amazon site says the mug can keep things cold for 6 hours. So, if you prefer a cold drink like water or soda, this is still a good mug for you.

The lid on this mug is easy to use and spill proof. All you have to do is push a button on the top of the lid and you can drink. Push the button again and the mug is closed. Great if you are planning to drink in the car since you can use one hand to open and close it. It also has a secondary locking mechanism that allows you to have that extra security that this mug will not spill. So, if you want to throw this in your bag, just use that extra lock and know that the important items in your bag are safe and dry. Reviewers have had this mug sideways and upside down in their bags with absolutely no leaking. Not many mugs can say that!

It’s easy to clean due to the stainless steel interior SlickSteel Finish that resists corrosion and repels stains. The mug can be cleaned using soap and water and sometimes a bottle brush when needed. The lid can come completely apart to get to any hard to reach places so you can get to anything that might have gotten in the cracks.

The Zojirushi is among the best travel mugs and the perfect mug for on the go. The stainless steel material makes this mug durable and long lasting. Easy to use in the car or at work and easy to clean. Will keep things hot, or cold, all day and will NOT spill. Also, on, this mug comes in a variety of colors including gold, pink, blue, silver, and black. This high quality product is worth the investment.

ANOTHER GREAT OPTION: OXO Good Grips Liquiseal (14oz)

ANOTHER GREAT OPTION: OXO Good Grips Liquiseal (14oz)

Oxo Good Grips Liquiseal

The Oxo Liquiseal has an easy to use push button lid that locks the liquid in and makes a sound so you know it's closed. Great for making sure you don't have spills. There is also a secure, non-slip grip that lets you easily hold on to the mug. Great for at work, school, or running errands. This mug is a little easier on the wallet than the Zojirushi as well. 


Tervis Tumbler (24oz)

I can’t write about teachers’ drink carriers without talking about the Tervis Tumbler. Tervis Tumblers are the go to for drinking throughout the day or while traveling to and from work. Fits well into cup holders in the car and the lid makes it great for stopping spills and easy to drink. Made for both hot and cold drinks and microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe.

What I love most about the Tervis Tumbler is that my drink stays cold for hours. I can use ice and it doesn’t melt for a long time, much longer than a regular cup. Also, there is little to no condensation on the outside of the tumbler. That makes it great while it sits on your desk near all those important papers. The tumbler holds 24 ounces of liquid, so you have less refills throughout the day. Who has time to constantly fill up their drink?

The lid makes this great for travel in the car, at your desk, or for your lunch drink. On the lid is a slider that opens and closes the drinking hole. Just slide the piece back and start drinking. The lid is made of two pieces of plastic. One large, main piece that makes up most of the lid and the small piece that slides to open and close. This makes it easy to clean. The lid is easily pushed onto the tumbler and comes in many different colors, so you can switch up lid colors for any 24 ounce tumbler. Although not completely leak-proof, the lid does a pretty good job stopping spills. When tipped completely upside down, there is some liquid that escapes initially, but then stops. So, if this is tipped over, the spill is very little if any.

The Tervis Tumbler is my favorite mug to use. I use it around the house and all day during work. The shape is great for cup holders, and the lid stops spills, which makes it great for travel in the car. Keeps things cold or hot, can be used in the microwave to heat things up, and then easy clean up. Also, I don’t have to worry about finding a coaster because there is virtually no condensation. Plus the mug can be personalized with color or a decal and there are different color lids. Definitely my favorite choice for cold drinks. (I have one with my college decal and one with my initial and matching lids. My husband likes to steal my college mug!)

ANOTHER GREAT OPTION: Tervis Water Bottle (24oz)

ANOTHER GREAT OPTION: Tervis Water Bottle (24oz)

Tervis Water Bottle

The Tervis Water Bottle is great for going from the gym to work, around the house, or in the car. I have used this water bottle everyday for the last year to go to the gym and it's still going strong. It keeps my water cold and doesn't spill if it gets knocked over. I also love to take it on hikes and the hole on the lid makes it easy to carry. Great for the on-the-go lifestyle and a great price!