“I’m not really an elite girl.” Sam told us over Skype, “I’m not super model pretty or super busty or anything. Which I think my clients like. But I don’t think my clients are exactly looking for super models. I mean some of my clients could certainly afford super deluxe escorts and I know some have tried those sorts of girls; but they come back to me because I am offering a lot more than what’s between the sheets.”
“I’d been doing conventional escorting through an agency for a couple of months and, truth to tell, I wasn’t loving it. It all seemed so impersonal.”
We had found Sam through an ad on an escort site which was very different indeed.
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“It is deliberately vague.” said Sam. “I advertise on a couple of escort sites but I also have a full website and social media accounts which are equally vague. Because a few years ago one of my first clients explained to me what I was offering.”
“We were sitting in a pretty little seaside café in Victoria up in Canada. We’d taken a ferry from Seattle and were waiting to check into this amazing old pile of a hotel, The Empress, where I had found a fabulous off season deal on a suite, and we wanted to have a bit of a walk. I’d arranged for our bags to be sent to the hotel and we’d wandered down the waterfront of Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
“My client brought our coffee to the table and without any preliminaries said, “Do you know what you’re actually selling?” I said that I thought I did but would be interested in hearing what he thought. He was off.
“You’re what, twenty five?” (I was 22 at the time but was not going to contradict him.) “I’m going to be fifty next year. I have a bunch of the toys – you like my Porsche – and I have a very nice, rather expensive, ex and a couple of kids who I see often. And I have a great business. Which I own so I can expense items like this trip up to Canada to look at a new market. So, all that and a lot more. Since the divorce I’ve had friend set me up with dates and a couple of guys I know like to go to places in Seattle where it is pretty easy to meet women. Which is all great. But the women I meet are usually in their thirties, one marriage, with or without kids, down and very hard-nosed. They want “serious” by the third date. I don’t.”
“What I want is some fun. No expectations. No hassles, no drama. Which is why I was looking in the escort ads. Now, escorts are great. To a point. But you know and they know that it’s business. And so is this of course. A weekend away. With a pretty girl. But with all the business left behind us.”
“Sam, what you’re selling is illusion. The pleasure of a travelling companion without any of the baggage which normally is dragged along on a trip.” My client was, I thought, telling me much more about what he was buying than what I was selling but it didn’t matter because, to be successful in the escorting business, you need to have a much more than sex to sell.”
“I kept running my ad and I thought about how I could make the illusion all the more real. My actual business is to travel with my clients on the Westcoast and into the various ski resorts. Usually two or three nights but I will make exceptions for regular clients. Other than Canada, I stay in the US. Again, with exceptions for regulars.”
“What I am offering is a whole package of services. I take the whole “companion” idea seriously. My clients want a “get away” and that should be a smooth, easy, relaxing time. And, of course, travel itself, with the airport lineups, crowded planes, lost hotel reservations, crazy cab drivers, crappy rental cars, bad food and money rolling out the door is incredibly stressful. A lot of my clients travel on business and they hate it. Part of the reason why they hate travel is because they don’t have me to organize their trips”
“Travelling for pleasure is, or should be, entirely different from the heart attack inducing world of business travel. First off, you don’t have to be anywhere are a certain time. Or, more accurately, the world will not end if you are twenty minutes late for your dinner reservation. There are a lot of things which, if you do your research, can turn high stress into total relaxation. And, if you are a bit flexible, you can find amazing deals for transportation, rooms, events, flights which actually make a huge difference to the money stress of the trip.”
“It’s funny. Most of my clients really do not have to worry about a few hundred dollars in hotel expenses. Realistically, if they can afford my escorting fees, they can certainly afford the best room in the house. But, weirdly, on the road a guy who makes million dollar purchase decisions in five minutes will get bent out of shape wondering whether to book a room or a suite and, if a suite, then which suite. I take care of all of that.”
“When a client calls me, and after I have thoroughly screened him, I spend a bit of time – usually by email – chatting about what he likes to do, where he would like to go, where he has been. I get an idea of his budget. If we are getting along I’ll suggest that I send him a couple of sample itineraries.”
“I like to go to places I have not been, but I am also an efficient girl and I will usually send three different itineraries for three different destinations or “trips”. Two of them I will have done myself previously and one will be new to both of us. For new clients I prefer to have a home base in a city fairly close to where I live. Oh, you noticed that I don’t mention where I am based. Well, it is something of a secret but if you think Oregon you will not be wrong. I know the I-5 just a little too well. I also pretty much know the exact times the commuter planes run to Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver.
I think nothing of hoping a plane to meet a client for a couple of hours before a trip. He pays the fare but I am happy to invest the time. It also lets us get the business arrangements either completed or partially completed before we meet for our trip.
A lot of my success as a travel companion is about creating the situations in which “chemistry” – whatever it is that brings two people closer together has a chance of happening. It is a fine balance. I can see why some girls who escort like to keep a professional distance; but I am not going on a two hour date or even an evening with dinner. I am going on a trip and for my client to have fun I need to really engage with him. Think “acquaintances with benefits” at the start of the trip. Almost always friends at the end.
Having an itinerary is huge part of the whole thing. I like to try – for a weekend away – to get to our destination fairly early on the Friday. Most of my clients have no trouble at all leaving their office at noon and, if that works, I arrange to pick them up somewhere they are comfortable. If possible, I prefer not to fly to the destination. Obviously, if your client lives in Seattle and wants to go to San Diego there is going to be a plane involved. But an hour or two in a car or a ferry ride can always be pleasant. Here’s a hint – for much less than it will cost for two to fly business class you can usually arrange to have a lovely old Rolls or big Lincoln drive you a couple of hundred miles. A good chauffeur is discreet and there is no end of adult entertainment fun to be had teasing in the back of a big car. Alternatively, I’ll often have clients who would like nothing better than to take their pretty sportscars on a drive other than the morning commute.
No matter what, I like to make sure we are at our destination at least two hours before our dinner reservation. I also like to make sure that I have a confirmed suite. Now, there is much to be said for grand downtown hotels and I love the luxury and the room service; but there are much better deals to be had renting a really lux condo for the weekend. And, yes I am a huge fan of Airbnb.com.
The most important thing is “no hassles”. I’ve actually found that renting a fabulous downtown loft can turn out to be easier than going through the craziness of a big hotel. And, of course, it is much more private. It does mean having to do a bit more planning and prep. But most of the lofts I have rented for trips come equipped. And they usually have a great internet connection and things like an espresso machine. Bring the champagne and the little treats and you’re set. Plus, and this is key, they are usually a lot bigger than most hotel suites and have at least two bathrooms. No small thing when you are spending the weekend with a comparative stranger.
You wrote a great article a year ago called Travel: The Longest Escort Session on the nuts and bolts of a weekend date and I think you have a great take on it. But, if anything, your weekend date anticipated more consenting adult activity than I typically experience. Which may have a lot to do with the fact I look at my trips more as restful retreats than naughty escort weekends. Both will work and I certainly am prepared to accommodate my clients; but the over the top, “sex on tap”, idea is not where I like to go.
“As my early client pointed out, what I am really offering is a few days with a pretty young girl who is paying close attention to all her client’s needs. But a lot of those needs have much more to do with having a companion than a sexual partner. After all, even the most eager man, with more than a little Viagra, will exhaust himself after a couple of rounds. So from where I sit, it is the intimacy and fun of the moment rather than the sheer quantity of adult activity which creates the best memories.”
“Which is not to say that I don’t pack pretty dresses and sultry lingerie. Of course I do. Part of the escorting element of the trip. And delicious sheer nighties and silk chemises. Because, if I do one thing very well indeed, it is tease.”
“One of my clients told me that what he had really enjoyed the first time we travelled together was that I was actually playing quite “hard to get” for most of the trip while, at the same time, being sexually suggestive, as he put it, in a way that what he called “regular” girls just aren’t. I think he is on to something. I have a couple of girlfriends who know what I do on weekends and they maintain that they just couldn’t fake being interested in a guy for a whole weekend. Neither could I.”
“What my client and my girlfriends were really getting at is a particular thing about how many women deal with sexuality. On my travel dates I play the good, bad girl. To all outward appearances, I dress, walk, speak and have the expectations of a well brought up young lady. But, with a bit of privacy, my client may see my bra peek out of my blouse and, very possibly because I like very low cut bras, my nipple will be on display. For his eyes only. You get the idea. My travelling persona is a very sexual, very brazen young girl who, nonetheless is not going to just rush into bed with the man she’s travelling with.”
“To really work well my trips need the illusion of erotic tension. My client needs to have a faint sense in the back of his mind that he might not enjoy my favours later in the evening while, at the very same time, he needs to know that I am just dying to end up in bed with him. And I am ruthless in pursuit of that tension. I’ll shoo my client out of the suite or the condo while I change for dinner. I never let him see me naked – not that I have anything to hide but rather because I read somewhere that French women never let their husbands see them naked and it struck me as a very good idea. I’ll demand he run out and get me flowers. I’ll arrange to have him pick me up in a bar as if we are strangers.”
“Most of all, for the entire weekend everything from our itinerary, the sights we see, our activities, where we eat and drink, our accommodations and our bedtime are all up to me. If I do my job right my client will have spent three days without having to make a single decision about anything. Plus, he’ll be in a state of some erotic excitement for most of those three days.”
“As I mentioned I advertise in the escort sections of a couple of websites. But I also run ads in print media which read much the same way. My marketing is all designed to get potential clients to my website. When I started out I had a pretty standard escort website with a small gallery and my rates and my availabilities. But when I came up with the travelling idea – inspired by some of the “travel dating” sites which are out there – I changed the whole look. I wanted clients to get that the escorting end was just one part of what I was offering. Same with my social media. I take selfies and have my clients photograph me in the places we go and in the suites or lofts we’re staying in. Modest for Instagram and Facebook, a little naughtier for Twitter.”
“In the winter I usually have five or six “ski dates”. These are wonderful because if you are in Vail or Sun Valley or at Whistler you pretty much know what you are going to be doing during the day. I grew up on skis so it is no big thing to ski 100,000 vertical feet on Blackcomb, have a fabulous dinner in the Village and fall into bed after a little quality adult time in front of the fireplace.”
“I know that this is escorting but it is also so different. No worries about law enforcement. No hassles at hotels. Just the occasional eyebrow raised when I check in with a man who is thirty five years older. Which I am fine with. But most of the time, if we’re in a hotel, we get fabulous service because we’re in a great suite. Hotels like that.”
“The nicest part about being a travel companion, rather than a straight ahead escort, is I really do have a lot of time for my clients. I get to know them. And, as with any escorting business, if you treat your clients well they will want to see you again. I have half a dozen regulars who I am totally comfortable with. With those clients a week on Maui or a few days in New York is possible and fun. One of my regulars wants to do the whole “spring time in Paris” thing next year which I am really looking forward to.”
“One other thing about the whole travel companion escorting business is that I don’t worry about keeping what I am doing on the weekends a big secret. Sure, I don’t advertise under my own name; but if you are booking tickets and crossing borders your name is going to be out there. But what I actually do on my trips and the fact that there is a business arrangement is the only part I make any attempt to conceal. Otherwise I am pretty open. I meet nice men who like to go on trips… And I go.”