So this year seems to be the year of travel for me. As previously mentioned in past blogs, I have been fortunate enough to have spent some time out of the UK with some wonderful gents in 2016 & 2017 is already filling up fast with upcoming trips. Don't worry, I still have some dates left for March, April & the autumn if you'd like to whisk me away somewhere.
I have also arranged my first tour of NYC for next month. If you happen to be in the New York in February & want to explore together give me a shout. I still have plenty of availability left and am prioritizing social dates over 1hr bookings to so I'm able to make the most of the trip. Contact me for more details & to arrange something exciting together.
Anyway, enough about me. As I have been experiencing more longer dates & travel bookings I thought it was about time to write a little piece on the what, why, where and how of travel dates. Firstly, 100% of my travel dates are with gents that I have known for some time. It is unusual (in my case anyway) that first time meetings last for longer than an overnight and even that is not that common. It does help to have established a relationship of sorts before agreeing to a travel date, as one never really knows what to expect and spending more than 24 hours together is rather a long time if we don't hit it off...not that there would be any particular reason for not hitting it off, but these things do happen from time to time and are part and parcel of life. I digress, so once we have established that we are well suited and would like to spend more time together the option is available to arrange something a little longer. I have had short 12hrs travel dates, whereby I fly in to a gent & spend the evening together before leaving in the morning. I've also had short city breaks away to Europe. And I've been fortunate enough to spend a week or more with someone very special a little further afield. Holding a British passport enables me to travel worldwide with relative ease. My rates are reasonable (in my opinion) and reflect the fact I prefer longer dates to shorter ones, so if you're willing to cover airfare etc then it is easily arranged. (I probably should also mention that I do have a wish list of places I'd love to visit & my rates are a little more reasonable for these destinations). I always ask for a deposit and airfare upfront so that I can ensure my availability for the dates required. I usually book my own flights unless we are traveling together, in which case I am happy to give you my passport details to arrange the trip. So that's the 'how' & 'where'. The 'what' is fairly easy also. I am happy to visit you if you reside or are staying outside of the UK. It could be a business trip or a few days of relaxation, or it could be a week vacation. If it's a business trip that you are seeking some company for, then I am more than happy to occupy myself while you are dealing with business and then we can make the most of the time we spend together at dinner and evenings curled up in each others arms. Or we may plan on spending a few days sightseeing, with plenty of downtime factored in. Or maybe we could spend a week tucked away on some remote island enjoying the tranquility and each others company. There really is no set schedule for travel dates. It is more about what works for the both of us and how we want to make use of the time.
Now for the 'why'. That is a little more difficult to answer. However, I have come up with a few answers that might be why people arrange travel dates.
1- Maybe we have hit it off and you reside overseas but would still like to see each other on a semi-regular basis.
2- Maybe you travel a lot for work and would like some company once you've finished in meetings.
3- Maybe you would like some company whilst exploring other countries
4- Maybe you need a week of relaxation and some one to help apply the sunscreen.
Whatever the reason, it really doesn't matter. As long we enjoy ourselves. There are so many places in the world to explore and so little time, why not make the most of the time you have and spend it in good company.
So there you have it, how a travel dates works in it's simplest form. As I mentioned, there really is no set plan for a travel date. It really is up to you & I to arrange something enjoyable. So if this sounds like something you'd be interested in, please feel free to drop me an email outlining what you have in mind and we can get to planning some wonderful times together.