For those who enjoy the finer things in life, perhaps even five stars won’t cut it. But the truth is, traveling like a member of the Kardashian Krew doesn’t require a millionaire’s bank account.
With a little planning, some help from a few great websites and a dash (see what I did there?) of fashion sense, you’ll be well on your way to traveling like one of the Kardashians without depleting your bank account.
1. NEVER WAIT IN LINE AGAIN
Waiting in line with the common folk? Ain’t nobody got time for that. For less than $100, you can expedite the security screening process by enrolling in TSA Pre-check (unfortunately this option is only open to those with a valid photo ID and proof of citizenship/ immigration documentation). There’s no need to embarrass yourself by taking off shoes and belts, or by taking out your laptop.
2. DRIVE IN THE LAP OF LUXURY
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One of the first signs you’re a wealthy traveler like Khloe Kardashian? Get seen in a sweet ride as you cruise around town. While you may not want a velvet-cloaked Range Rover, you can rent high-end cars (think Porsches, Mercedes and even Ferrari) from rental agencies like Enterprise and Hertz. True, these luxury cruisers come with a hefty price tag, but split the cost with your squad and that Lamborghini will start costing you about as much as a compact sedan.
3. DRESS THE PART
Comfortable, easy-to-remove shoes? Nah. Those are for another girl. When it comes to traveling like one of the Kardashian elite, there are no sweat pants or hoodies here. Airports are like catwalks and the K sisters wouldn’t be caught dead looking anything other than flawless, so you shouldn’t either. Trade your sneakers for some high heels and those leggings for some leather pants. If Louboutins are just a hair out of your price range, check out sites like Rent the Runway, Gilt or even the Kardashians’ very own Dash to pick up your next airport-ready getup.
4. DON’T FORGET TO EAT YOUR GREENS
What’s that salad the Kardashian/Jenner klan is always shoving into their perfectly glossed mouths? We found out. Trade the greasy snacks and high-cal airport food for a salad and some fresh-pressed juice. Going organic? Kourtney would be so proud.
5. KONTOUR, KONTOUR, KONTOUR
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Bare-faced? Not these girls. If you’re one of the millions of people who follow Kylie Jenner on SnapChat, then you know her hair and beauty game is always on fleek. Cop a follow and learn how to get the perfect kontour for your face (and for that perfect beach getaway).
6. TAKE A LUXURY JET (ON THE CHEAP)
There’s arguably nothing more elite than flying on your own private jet. But, if you’re like the rest of us common folk, this might be a bit out of your price range. Enter sites like Jetsuite.com, which offers private bookings on its fleet of WiFi-equipped JetSuite Edition CJ3 and Phenom 100 aircraft. The price tag for this kind of luxury will still be higher than your standard commercial flight, but if you become a member you’ll get access to the SuiteDeals section, where last minute flights are posted at a deeply discounted rate.
7. TRADE THE MOTEL FOR A MANSION
Want to get that much closer to traveling like a Kardashian? Then a Holiday Inn or Motel 6 just isn’t going to cut it. With sites like Airbnb and Vacation Rentals by Owner, that mansion, high-end suite or even castle you’ve been side-eying is suddenly looking way more attainable.
8. MAKE A TRAVEL VIDEO
Okay, so Kim. K may be known for starring in another video, but the star and her famous family are also known to have a little G-rated fun every once and a while. Why not channel your inner Pink, Christina, or the Notorious B.I.G. and get your krew shimmying and lip-syncing to your favorite tunes. Bonus: you’ll have memories of your trip to cherish forever.
9. BE A LITTLE “SELFISH”
It’s pretty safe to say Kim K. is the queen of taking selfies. Not only did she have the most liked Instagram photo in the world, but she’s managed to turn a reality TV show and millions of social media followers into a lucrative brand by focusing on the networks where she’s got her biggest audience. She even has some posting rules that she lives by. Take a page from her book, Selfish, and don’t leave home without your selfie stick to get in on the action.
10. TRAVEL WITH YOUR RIDE OR DIE
Say what you will about the K klan, but through it all, they’ve proved that family always comes first. So, when booking your own trip to some exotic location (or Connecticut), don’t go it alone. Bring along a BFF or, better yet, your sister androck those bikinis like nobody’s business.
Hillary Federico is a writer, editor and photographer born and raised in New England. In her search to figure out what she wanted to do with her life, Hillary journeyed to New York to try her hand as a writer for reality tv, jetted to Nicaragua where she launched a non-profit foundation, and spent hours in the kitchen contemplating quitting it all for culinary school.