Packing mishaps range from merely inconvenient (heading to the Caribbean without your favorite swimsuit) to downright disastrous (finding you’ve left the country without your wallet or medication) but most are preventable.
To help you arrive with everything you need, we’ve created this ultimate packing list for your checked bag, complete with suggestions of items to separate out into a carry-on. Print it out, then customize it for your trip by crossing out list items that don’t apply to you and adding any new ones that do.
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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2013. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.