The no-tip bottom on them works great on smooth surfaces so I can carry my travel mugs from car to house or where ever. It keeps hots hot and colds cold nicely. The opening is just large enough to stuff one of those new reusable silicone straws into it as well. Easy to clean. The cap doesn’t have so many nooks and crannies in it to catch gunk and require a lot of brush scrubbing. You can pack a mug, laptop, or anything else breakable into this day pack and secure it, so it stays relatively safe.
I got my first one from a damaged goods outlet called Grocery Outlet cause it was cheap and I needed a car cup with a base that would fit in a small car cup holder. Now it’s my favorite cup. Takes a bit of practice to get used to how to pick one up, but once I got used to how to lift straight up and not drag sideways? I love it.
Do You Carry Your Travel Mugs?
Well, it depends. When driving in a car, I certainly enjoy having a good travel mug available to drink coffee or tea (or water) to keep me awake. I’ll usually stock up at the hotel and take it with me. Right in the summertime when it’s hot – useful in winter when it’s cold. Saves a little money – and a lot of useless garbage. However, depending on how much of a water/coffee/tea drinker you are, you may not need it, and less to carry with you, the better.
From your question, however, it seems you wish to bring a ceramic-type mug to use. You will probably only be using it at the hotel, and other answers in this thread are right. Since you are asking about taking a mug, it seems like you like this item. Why don’t you save it the risk of travel and keep it at home? Better for it not to get lost or damaged in your journey. Perhaps, if you go every go again, you can bring it with you if life didn’t seem the same without it.
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I’d be more concerned about the plane ride over. Make sure the mug is in a secured pack, covered with soft objects (e.g., towels, socks, etc.).
You say you’ll be traveling in the UK, not sure if you’re basing yourself in one location or many. If you’ll be taking a lot of day trips, investing in a packable day pack would be a great idea. They make these packs that fold up into a small, squishy square so you can stuff it into your main luggage. I currently use this brand, and it has been amazing not having to haul around my more giant backpack when I go out for the day. You can pack a mug, laptop, or anything else breakable into this day pack and secure it, so it stays relatively safe.