Travel Tips for a Butch on the Go
It's tough to be a traveling butch! Often we don't know what the clothing norms in our destination place will be like until we get there. I recently participated in the Butch 360 post on traveling, and it inspired me to come up with some quick tips for jet-setting butches. (By the way, I love Can I Help You Sir. Check out this post for a terrific insider's view of DADT.)
What are *your* go-to travel tips? What has surprised you the most about traveling as a butch? What odd situations have come up?
9/21/2011 10:47:13 pm
Good tips! Idk about packing ties in my shoes, though, although that may say more about the state of my shoes than anything else! I usually roll them up and pack them in my bras.
9/22/2011 01:17:53 am
Great tips!!! Kudos to you for mentioning the overhead bin/check bag free of charge! I had no idea until it happened to me.
Great tips! One that I do every time I fly, even with other first time fliers, is use the business line through security that a lot of airports have now. This lane is for experienced fliers and signs often say so. I'm not sure if people find this intimidating or if there really are that many newbie fliers but the business line is typically much shorter (the longest I've waited in a security line has been about 7 minutes using this line and that was during a rush time through Atlanta Airport.)
9/22/2011 04:33:41 am
since i was homeless and share a small suitecase with my sister for several years. i am very good at packing. rolling items is always a space saver. also pack 1 extra day of everything just in case.
9/22/2011 06:08:14 am
Any tips on how best to pack toys or the packer you've decided not to wear on the flight? Especially in carry-on. Shouts of "whose bag is this" and random bag searches through the security line can turn even me, the most unabashedly sex lovin' queer, a little bit red in the face.
Sooo with you on the books. Even on cycling holidays when I'm pedalling tent and cooking items uphill I would still end up with multiple novels in my panniers. Then I bought a Kindle - Bliss!
9/22/2011 02:51:17 pm
Great post, thanks for the tips. I have to second changing "stewardess" to "flight attendant" in #8. That term has pretty misogynistic connotations.
9/23/2011 11:04:33 am
Okay, "stewardesses" is now "flight attendants" (I didn't mean to offend anyone, just liked the alliteration).
9/24/2011 06:09:25 am
My wife and I lived in Dublin one summer. We went to a social night at the local (and awesome and unfortunately named*) Outhouse LGBT community centre. Great to have a crowd of nice folks to give us tips on good clubs and pubs, friendly areas and dodgy neighbourhoods. Plus we had a good group to share a few pints with over the summer that weren't our work colleagues. We've since done this in other major cities with shorter periods of time with mixed results, but the Dublin experience was so positive we'll keep trying in the future.
First of all, thanks so much for the mention! The appreciation is certainly mutual.
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