Now that summer’s here, it’s time to pack your bags and explore! No matter where you’re headed, it’s safe to say that air travel will be involved—which we all know can be headache-inducing. Here are some Sugar Baby travel tips to make the whole experience more enjoyable.
When traveling, it’s best to dress in layers and wear dark colors. The cabin temperature can be wildly unpredictable, so it’s best to wear a few light layers for easy shedding. It’s also helpful to have a nice scarf on hand—the scarf can double as a blanket if you get chilly. Also, unless you’re a pro at getting tough stains out of white clothing, it’s best to wear dark colors.
Along those lines, steer clear of flying in workout clothes. You’ll get better service if you’re well-dressed and you’ll be prepared in case you get seated next to a POT!
Luggage and Packing
Let me start this section by saying that checking luggage is for rookies. None of my Daddies check luggage if they can help it, and they openly judge Babies who do. But if it’s a longer trip (at least one week), your larger bag is acceptable. Another thing that gets their eyes rolling: Louis Vuitton luggage. In the words of an ex SD: “Louis Vuitton luggage says one thing: ‘Mug me.’”
Instead, I recommend investing in a chic weekender (or large duffel bag) or carryon roller. Tumi is a very popular brand and has some great options. Black is a classic luggage color because it doesn’t stain or show wear and tear as much, but I actually prefer rich brown leather because it goes with just about everything and is easier to spot.
If you’re scratching your head and wondering how you’ll be able to get your favorite skincare products past security, I have a little trick for you. When you’re packing, squeeze some product into the wells of contact lens cases. Label them and call it a day.Target also has plenty of small containers for products.
While you’re at it, don’t forget to pack a sleep mask and earplugs. You’ll thank me when that baby in the row behind you starts wailing at the top of its lungs.
If you’re a US citizen and you don’t typically fly First or Business class, the best thing you can do to make the security process more enjoyable is to invest in TSA PreCheck and/or Global Entry. They both involve filling out an application, paying a nonrefundable fee, and passing a security check/interview. As someone who has TSA PreCheck, I can say that not having to worry about security lines is well worth the time and money spent processing the application. Plus, the TSA agents are actually nice in the PreCheck line—they’ll go out of their way to wish me a pleasant flight!
Take this opportunity to unwind; take a nap or challenge yourself to unplug by reading a book or magazine. If you really want to impress a POT on the flight, try reading The Economist. Any gentleman worth his salt will be intrigued by a hot young Baby reading The Economist!
Collect Your Miles
Pick an airline and sign up for their loyalty program—watch the points, perks, and miles rack up as you start flying. If you can, try to pick an airline that’s based close to where you live and has great partnerships with international airlines. That way, you can save your miles for a fun trip abroad. If you love the airline and have the means, look into signing up for the airline’s credit card. It’s a great way to quickly earn status while buying flight tickets as well as everyday items.
Safe travels and happy sugaring!