This Unexpected Toiletry Bag Hack ‘Works Like a Dream’ for Packing Liquids

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It’s leakproof, durable, reusable, and will last for many trips to come.

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Travel + Leisure / Pamela Jew

I have been traveling for more than two decades and have gone through several iterations of finding the best toiletry bag. Whether it is for a weekend getaway or a few weeks on the road, somehow what works for one type of trip rarely works for another, and most of the time, I would just find myself reaching for a simple Ziploc bag in my kitchen to pack what I needed — that is, until I discovered this handy packing hack using an unexpected kitchen item: the Stasher Silicone Reusable Storage Container.

Not only is it an eco-friendlier alternative to classic Ziploc bags with its reusable design, but the Stasher Silicone Container makes the perfect dopp kit or toiletry bag alternative because of its leakproof, air-tight construction. Plus, it’s incredibly durable as it is made with pure platinum silicone, which is BPA- and plastic-free; I have had mine for many years, and it still looks brand new.


To buy:, $14 (originally $18)

Another added bonus of traveling with the Stasher Silicone Container is that it’s available in multiple sizes and colors, which is ideal for organizing your toiletries for different bags and trips.

I use the mini size, which measures 7.8 inches by 5.8 inches, to pack a few quick essentials like lip balm, deodorant, and moisturizer in my gym bag. The 8.5-inch by 7-inch mid-sized version, on the other hand, I reserve for weekend trips. And, I’ve found that the mega size, which has a 9.5-inch by 8.3-inch frame, is best for longer adventures when I need to

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10 Beach Destinations Perfect for a Mother-daughter Vacation

Visit one of these stunning beach destinations for your next mother-daughter getaway.

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Jonathan Ross/Getty Images

Looking to spend more quality time with your mom (or daughter) while making lifelong memories? If the answer’s yes, consider embarking on an epic mother-daughter beach getaway for some much-needed bonding. Whether you choose to stay close to home in the US or hop on a long-haul flight, options abound. From the blue waters of the Caribbean to the towering dunes out in the Hamptons, here are 10 of our favorite mother-daughter beach vacation ideas to inspire your future travels.

Palm Beach, Florida

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With its pristine beaches, chic boutiques, and a seemingly endless amount of haute eateries, swanky Palm Beach is sure to please even the fussiest of mother-daughter duos. This iconic South Florida locale has attracted well-heeled travelers for decades with its picturesque beaches and seen-and-be-seen atmosphere. What’s more, some of the best spots are just steps from Worth Avenue, where shopping and dining options abound. Conversely, true beach bums will appreciate a stay at the uber-luxe Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, which boasts its own private stretch of sand.

Nassau, Bahamas

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Pola Damonte/Getty Images

For a fun-filled beach vacation, head straight to The Bahamas. A quick three-hour flight from New York (and just an hour from Miami), the Bahamian capital of Nassau is best known for its postcard-worthy turquoise waters and soft, sandy shoreline. Should the two of you need a break from the sun, spend some time wandering through downtown Nassau, which is chock-full of colorful architecture — plus plenty of shops, murals, and historic monuments.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

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Carmel-by-the-Sea is easily among America’s most charming beach towns. Aside from the fairy-tale downtown area that’s dotted with quaint shops, eateries, and galleries, Carmel-by-the-Sea

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