Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Schick. All opinions are my own.
You know you are a frequent traveler when airport employees start to recognize you. The other day, I was getting a bite to eat at my favorite airport restaurant when one of the servers asked, “Didn’t I just see you here last week?” I nodded and ordered my regular BBQ plate. After I finished eating, I paid my bill and left a note on the receipt, “See you next time.”
Aside from being a familiar face at the airport, being a frequent flyer does have a few perks – earning frequent flyer miles, seeing new cities, and getting a free in-flight magazine.
I have also developed a few helpful skills to make traveling easier:
- I can identify the fastest moving security line (It’s the one with the highest concentration of business travelers. You an identify them by their navy blazers and laptop bags)
- I can empty my pockets, remove my shoes and belt, and place my laptop and liquids in separate bins in less than 30 seconds (yes, I have timed myself)
- I know how to get a room upgrade at hotels (arrive late at night and ask nicely).
But my biggest travel skill is packing. I can fit two-weeks worth of clothing into my carry-on bag and I’m a master at packing toiletries into a clear, plastic, quart-sized bag. In addition to essentials such as toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, I make sure to always carry lotion, shaving gel, a badger brush (if you don’t have a badger brush, do yourself a favor and get one immediately), and a package of Schick Xtreme3 Sensitive razors.
I travel with Schick Xtreme3 razors for two reasons. The first is that they have something in common with rifles. In 1921, Colonel Schick invented a new type of safety razor — the Magazine Repeating Razor. Inspired by the army repeating rifle, it had replacement blades stored in the handle ready to be fed into the shaving position without the chore and danger of handling a sharp blade. Knowing that my razor was birthed from a firearm makes me feel somewhat like a rebel.
The second reason why I like these razors is that they feel good on my face and in my hand. The Schick Xtreme3 Sensitive razor has vitamin E and aloe and 3 blades that flex and pivot to adapt to the contours of my face and to give me a close and comfortable shave every time. This disposable razor includes comfort strips for a smooth shave as well as an ergonomic handle with a soft rubber grip for improved control.
This comfort is very important to me because I use these razors not only to shave my face but also to shave my head (I use separate razors for each task, hence my love of the 4-pack).
Once, when I forgot my razors, I learned a hard lesson about using subpar shavers. I arrived at the hotel late (see the previous comment about upgrades) and all of the surrounding stores were closed. I asked the front desk clerk if she had any spare razors available. She dug through a drawer for a few minutes and retrieved a nondescript plastic razor. It looked like something that you’d find in a box of Cracker Jacks. Unfortunately, I wasn’t in a position to be choosy.
The next morning when I used the razor, it felt as if I were shaving with shards of glasses. The razor tugged and pulled my skin in ways I didn’t know were possible. When I finally finished this torturous shave, my skin burned like fire and felt like a rawhide.
Now I never leave home without a package of Schick Xtreme3 razors. The Schick Xtreme3 Sensitive razor is the perfect travel companion because it is disposable, convenient, and designed to give you a close, comfortable shave.
Frederick J. Goodall is the Editor-in-Chief of Mocha Man Style, media spokesperson, event host, photographer, and a top social media influencer in Houston, TX. He likes to write about fashion, cars, travel, and health.