Last July, my husband and I decided to ditch city living and move our 2 small daughters (and our black lab Matilda) to the Green Mountains of Vermont. Summer in Vermont is bursting with energy. There is a constant pulse of arts events, natural recreation, social gatherings and downtown festivities across the States inspiring landscape.

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The warmer months provide outdoor enthusiasts, like us, the opportunity to enjoy the exceptional recreation that Vermont is renowned for. One of our favorite family outings is hiking. On Saturday we decided to make our family hike a little more exotic than usual by packing some Nestlé® Pure Life® Exotics™ sparkling water, the new bold and deliciously flavored beverage from Nestlé® Pure Life® to keep us hydrated.

Packed with natural exotic fruit flavors, Nestlé® Pure Life® Exotics™ offer a tasty alternative to plain water and a healthy option to soda or sugary fruit drinks. Available in four delicious varieties – Mango Peach Pineapple, Strawberry Dragon Fruit, Tangerine and Key Lime – Nestlé Pure Life Exotics Sparkling Waters are free of calories, packed with an effervescent burst of flavor and made with no artificial colors or sweeteners. Wonderful news for my kids who don’t really like the taste of water and want to stay healthy and hydrated this summer.

About a quarter way up the hike we decided to try NESTLÉ PURE LIFE EXOTICS SPARKLING WATER –Strawberry Dragon Fruit, which has a muted strawberry scent when opened. The drink is expectantly clear and very light in flavor. Subtle strawberry hints begin the drink, then fade into a carbonated water aftertaste. Light, refreshing and delicious; We all enjoyed this flavor and would definitely have it again. My daughter, Addison, thought it would be particularly delicious if we added some fresh strawberries from our garden!FullSizeRender

Halfway up we pulled out NESTLÉ PURE LIFE EXOTICS SPARKLING WATER –Mango Peach Pineapple. We were all excited to try this flavor since it sounded like a fresh, fruity, summer cocktail. Mango with just about any fruit is a win and my kids loved the taste as well. I don’t even think they realized that there was no sugar in it. FYI, this drink is a great filler when you are craving something sweet and want to eat a gallon of ice cream or drink something sugary.

FullSizeRender (4)For lunch we opted for NESTLÉ PURE LIFE EXOTICS SPARKLING WATER – Key Lime had a pretty hard-to-detect lime smell. But the lime hits you right away upon that first sip. We’re all used to having lemon or lime in a glass of water, and this is much the same, but  amplified. The aftertaste carried the lime element through it, then fades away. We all liked the key lime a lot and felt that this flavor would be great as our go to lunch/dinner drink.

FullSizeRender (3)At the hike’s end we chose NESTLÉ PURE LIFE EXOTICS SPARKLING WATER – Tangerine, the all-natural fruit essences come off as surprisingly sweet – but not overbearingly so. The taste is smooth and very close to the flavor of the actual fruit… I was hooked from the beginning. My kids liked the tangerine as well. Furthermore, since there are no artificial sweeteners, you don’t have to worry about an aftertaste. We all thought this was another suitable dinner beverage option.

At the end of the day we were all tired but felt hydrated and happy! Thanks NESTLÉ PURE LIFE EXOTICS SPARKLING WATER for making our family hike a little more exotic this week!

Nestlé® Pure Life® Exotics™ was kind enough to to assist me in taking my exotic escape, and you can win one too! It includes everything you need to take an exotic escape, even if it’s just in your own backyard.

Giveaway ($250 value):

Want to create your own exotic escape? Using the Rafflecopter widget below, enter to win your own Exotic Escape Kit, valued at $250!

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The winner will be mailed an Exotic Escape kit containing four cans, one of each Exotics flavor, and items to help inspire your Escape, such as:
• Sarong for Sitting
• Yellow Speakers
• Passport Silk Travel Sketch Pad
• Mango Dragonfruit Candle
• Tangerine Lip Balm
• GoFit Stretch Rope
• Butterscotch Orchids (will be used to fill bag)
• Kate Spade Cooler Tote

Open to US residents only, be sure to read through giveaway rules under Terms and Conditions. Good luck to all those who enter!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nestle® Pure Life® . The opinions and text are all mine.



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