Preppies Are Cocky Travelers
Travel Blog • Michael Yessis • 10.04.10 | 3:03 PM ET
They may not even sit next to you on a plane if you’re wearing sweatpants. I learned this and other tidbits—one of them addressed to “Pookie”—from Vanity Fair’s excerpt of “The Official Preppy Handbook” reboot, True Prep. The travel section begins:
We travel, and we’re rather good at it. Some of us have traveled from a very early age, even if it’s been just back and forth from Princeton and Newport. We may travel to see relatives, to take a semester away, or to go to rehab. We go to Europe because it’s there, and there is so very much to learn from Europeans.
In Europe, we learn how to kiss people on both cheeks, how to do math when we convert the dollar into the euro, and how to make ourselves understood in adverse conditions. We get to practice the little bits of foreign languages we’ve retained from school, and to see that Italian men can carry off the sweater-around-their-shoulders look easily.
The travel section, along with the 15 Prep Travel Commandments, begins about halfway down the page.