Let's set the scene: You're planning a weekend getaway, but you want to travel light. Not so light as to leave your precious Fido home, but light enough that you're not toting his fragile bowls, fluffy bed . . . or the kitchen sink. While there are plenty of pricey portable bowls for this purpose, check out one complete package from Ikea.
The Bästis 4-piece travel kit for dogs ($20) comes with two bowls — while I wouldn't recommend doing this for water, you can cinch and seal the food bowl for later or fold up both for your pocket. There's also a storage bag — I smell extra food or a few fave toys — and a bed base. You can combine that with a towel or folded blanket, if you don't want to lug the real thing, or do double-duty using the base as a placemat instead (to protect the hotel room's carpet from his sloshy sipping). No matter which way you spin it and how far your journey is, this twenty bucks goes a long way.