I think the pashmina may be the most useful, versatile item you can pack when traveling. It has so many uses! Blanket on cold planes, scarf to jazz up an outfit, sarong for over a swimsuit….I could go on. They are available in a range of prices, materials, and colors. If you forget yours, you can probably buy one for $10 at your airport. So convenient! I found the one below at www.thepashminastore.com and I feel cozier just looking at it. Probably has something to do with security blankets during childhood.