I took a weekend trip with my children on Friday and Saturday. When we travel, we like to bring an insulated bag filled with food and water bottles. When my children were infants, I carried their baby bottles and food in an insulated bag which was made by a company named California Innovations. I still use this bag for trips. I fill up reusable drink bottles with water and ice and place those on one side of the divided cooler. I make sure to put in a few blocks of blue ice to keep the bottles of water chilled. I then put the food items into reusable plastic containers and place them on the other side of the cooler. After everything is packed, I strap the cooler bag into the front passenger seat of my vehicle. I make sure to place the side containing the water bottles closest to me. This way, I am able to reach in and pull out a water bottle for myself or for my children. Of course, I make sure to do this when we are at a traffic light. I then put the bottle or bottles back in when the light turns green again.
Since purchasing the hot/cold insulated bag, I have also purchased other products from California Innovations and continue to be pleased with the quality of their merchandise. The insulated bag my children and I used for the trip was purchased in 1997 and it still is in fine shape. While this is not a big “bells and whistles” item, it certainly is a worthwhile purchase.