Travel

Long-Distance Flying 101: Music, Reading, Eating, Friend-Making, Drinking, Sleeping and Conquering Fears

As Crystal prepares for the long haul flight from Australia to Rodeo Disco, some of Autostraddle’s frequent flyers recommend some of the more constructive ways that one can spend their time on a 14-hour flight. Reader? Alcoholic? Nervous flyer? We’ve got advice: how to befriend a flight attendant, prepare delicious in-flight snacks, sleep in comfort and what musicians offer suitable in-flight listening.

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Girl-on-Greece: The Incredibly True Adventures of a Gay History Nerd in Love with Mount Olympus

“I wanted to stay there forever and start from scratch. I wanted us to go back and live like these people did because it was just so much cooler. Everyone around me was shifting — people got a little quieter, some slowly broke from their group to sit on the hill, and some people walked to the center of the field and just stood motionless. I think it also helped that a few hundred feet away stood Mount Olympus. You guys, History!!