In Paradise with Only One Pair of Underwear

Atlantis Resort Bahamas Palm Trees

I drug my suitcase up onto the king sized bed. Unzipped it. Picked up a few items of folded clothing looking under them and then hung my head in disbelief. (((Sigh)))

No underwear. I had flown to the Bahamas and packed not one lick of underwear.  I had two options to get through the next five days. The pair I had on, my bathing suit bottoms and a quick prayer that room service would replenish the soap every day.

By the end of the trip I had developed quite a system. Wear the bathing suit bottoms by day. Wash them out when I showered to get ready for the evening and then hang them up on a pant hanger from the air conditioning vent. #PantyPirateFlag Then when we made it back to our room at at night…do a little more bathroom sink laundry and fly #PantyPirateFlag number two.

I can only imagine what our room steward thought walking in every day. Honestly I didn’t care. After the initial shock wore off, it felt kind of freeing and it made me think about what else I could have gone without on that trip. Or any trip. Or in life for that matter.

What lessons have you learned about living with less?


  • Jennifer says:

    That reminds me of something my sister did once. When she was about 10, we went on vacation to the beach somewhere, and being the independent kid she was, insisted on packing her suitcase herself. When we got to the hotel, she realized she hadn’t packed any underwear. My mom has still never let her forget that!

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