Things I Should Have Packed:
1. A Charles Schwab debit card, which miraculously does not slap you with double fees when you withdraw money from foreign ATMs.
2. Duct tape, because flip-flops break and your budget is limited and you would rather spend money on wine than on new flip-flops.
4. Ear plugs and one of those geeky sleep masks, for 5 am airplane rides where the lights stay on and the breakfast cart rattles up the aisle right after take-off to tempt you out of much-needed slumber with the smell of croissants.
5. Simple stationery to leave thank-you notes along the trail of incredible generosity.