On the IndependentTraveler.com Facebook page, we asked our readers to reveal the worst thing they’ve forgotten to pack on a trip. Their answers ranged from passports (tragic!) to pajamas (marginally unfortunate). Here are a few comments we received:
Lauren S.K. wrote, “My daughter’s passport (we went the next day). Second worst thing was underpants. I guess you know where I went first when I got to Germany: the department store.”
Said Carmen C., “I use the same packing list every year, never forget anything.”
Kudos to you, Carmen! And thanks for giving us an excuse to shamelessly plug our Interactive Packing List, a customizable checklist of more than 100 commonly packed items that you can print or e-mail. Making a packing list before you leave for vacation is a failsafe way to avoid having to purchase new underwear in a German department store.