… always talk about Euro Jaunt Club.
My life in 2015 has settled into a familiar pattern. I hide out in Newcastle in winter, trying to get some work done, see my friends, and recuperate in preparation for the new season of travel. Then round about mid-March I begin to slot in little two-week trips to Europe to chase girls, with short breaks back in Newcastle between each one.
It’s working out well but like any big change, it brings challenges. By way of comparison, I spent 2012/13 living with the Rock Solid Game guys in London and splitting my game between the familiar haunts of London and short trips abroad. That was a lifestyle that had a solid “base” and a tight-knit group of friends seeing each other every day. By early 2014 it had broken up so I spent most of that year on the road, a month at a time in each destination travelling with mostly the same guys. That was a new flavour again, like being a nomad with a tiny travelling gang. Both patterns were good, but both had challenges.
So 2015 is different again. Much more “off” time with the family in my hometown and the trips have been much shorter stays in any given city, rarely more than ten days. I’ve noticed a much more extreme contrast between my on and off times. While at home I barely think of women except when writing for the blog or my business. I’ll maintain a trickle of WhatsApp / Facebook with my regulars but most of the time my mind is on video games, detective novels and the gym. The first week of this is blissful and by the second week I get restless and start itching to Euro Jaunt. I don’t know if it’s worrying or liberating, but “normal life” only works for me in bite-size chunks. I can’t imagine a life without foreign adventure.
On the plus side having such complete “off” weeks really keeps me connected to reality and it’s where I’m most productive. Skirt-chasing saps all my focus for normal stuff.
I’ve noticed a real sense of time pressure on my 2015 trips that was completely absent from 2014. When you’ve got a month in one city and the dedication to keep grinding, lays start to pile up. Cutting your stay to ten days completely changes the game. Suddenly everything is pull-pull-pull. It’s been fun but my results suffered. Good stories, hot girls, but not as many as previous years.
However the biggest thing I missed towards the end of 2014 and into early 2015 was….. quality male companionship.
It wasn’t until the grand RSG experiment broke up that I realised just how special it was to live in a big old house with all your best mates. Hanging out, drinking, training and hitting on girls together. Three years of that was a very special time. In 2014 the travel-gang thing was good too but a bit too game-focused rather than fun-focused.
Solo euro jaunting is wearing. The first real time I felt this was – of all places – in Brazil. After three weeks of isolation in Sao Paulo and Rio (much of it due to language barriers) I was desperate to get back home. I’d go out every afternoon to sit on Copacabana or Ipanema beach, sip caiparinha and just…. hate it. Too isolated. Too emotionally cold.
Those readers who have recognised me in the street and said hello this year may have noticed I’ve been far more approachable than my blog would suggest. That’s not an accident. By the middle of last year I’d started to realise that Euro Jaunting has become a “thing”. It’s not just the province of the daygamers with public profiles, or my little group of friends. There are lots and lots of men giving it a try.
Sometimes I want to cave their heads in with a big stick, like in Belgrade recently. But that’s just me and my little pet peeves. Really, stepping back and looking at it dispassionately, there are a lot of good guys out there doing it. Living the dream. Sure it’s a tough road but they are putting their money where their mouth is and giving it a go.
So I’ve been meeting up with a bunch of them and trying to cherry-pick the ones I get on with who would make good regular travel companions. I scratch your back, you scratch mine. Quality male companionship.
I’ve been really enjoying it. As much as I’ve been enjoying solo daygame this year I’ve found having a few cool buddies around massively blunts the sharp edges of Euro Jaunt weirdness. The type of Groundhog Day I complained of a few posts ago doesn’t hit so hard. The obsessive compulsion to grind the streets every day doesn’t get so vacuous.
So, Euro Jaunting is now a thing. We’ve created a monster. And I quite like it.
July 30, 2015 at 11:33 pm
What advice do you have on dealing with loneliness and developing that quality male companionship? No homo, but solid guys who have your back?
Ken [Be high value, then filter for men of similar outlook. K.]
July 31, 2015 at 9:23 am
Completely agree with Nick – the worst thing about euro jaunts is the loneliness of not being around similar like minded guys. You can and should make friends with the locals guys, but its not the same. Day after day of only interacting with only women rapidly becomes a pain in the ass.
I am amazed that it has taken him this long to mention it… probably because Nick more often than not arranges things to coincide with like minded men.
Some introverted personalities (Roosh) seem to be less affected by this, but for me its a major sticking point. My last jaunt was to be a month long, with several hot leads progressing well and I shipped out two weeks early because of that isolation feeling.
The last time Nick invited me along on a trip I was just coming off another one and so I reluctantly declined, but I do hope to coincide with the old boy somewhere in eastern europe.
July 31, 2015 at 2:38 pm
An invitation only forum wouldn’t be a bad idea… and perhaps a secret handshake if you meet a fellow jaunter on the road.
And with the rules, all jokes aside lads but someone needs to draw up a 10 commandments of Eurojaunting. Rule number one should be please do not go to a small city and spam approach all day and all night, as I witnessed this american chode do in Zagreb this week… girls literally running away from Jelly square in horror.
August 1, 2015 at 8:27 pm
Rule number 2. No “yad” stopping in the Tesco cold meats aisle…
August 4, 2015 at 3:46 pm
I had exactly the same problemI when I used to go to sea, 2 mos on/2 mos off . Everyone thought it was a dream schedule but it was hard to find friends with the disposable time and money.
Farther on into a conventional career (before I’d heard of daygame) I’d pipeline in advance from the internet and have dates/girls lined up and then show up in Russia or Brazil and make the best of it but as commenter above (Alex) correctly points out “Day after day of only interacting with only women rapidly becomes a pain in the ass.”
Now I find daygame to have a very, very narrow appeal among men I know (I know a lot of guys and the interest is practically non-existent). It’s not something that’s within their reality. Offhand I’d estimate about 10% may be interested and of that maybe 10-25% would pursue it on a regular basis. Then what percentage of those regular daygamers have the time/money/inclination to go to a foreign country ? I was both impressed and depressed when I heard about the 40 daygamers in Zagreb.
August 7, 2015 at 11:51 pm
Good article, spot on. Euro Jaunting can get a little bit lonely at times, and therefore finding the right guys to hang out with is key. I got lucky and found two great fellow daygamers in NYC when I was recently there, and then this other dude in Prague, who was also kinda good 😉
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October 16, 2017 at 12:22 am
i noticed after 10days back I’m the uk I was bored and wanted to go back on another eurojaunt. I’m ok solo for 2weeks but think 3 would be my limit before I wanted to see my mates again.
the problem I have with having a wing is that if he approaches the women I want, gets her number, Idate, pulls her that create jelousy inside so I usually do eurojaunts alone. but Ive been thinking about eurojaunting with a wing, ideally we don’t like the same women as each other. wed daygame solo but then have lunch, dinner, tea together when and if we didn’t have a date/pull.
if I’m too tired to do guttergame and ive been daygaming all day I just chill out watch films on fmovies.se and facebook/WhatsApp my mates. this helps lower any lonliness but I think like our brains are wired to chase pussy they are also wired to bond with a few select men. appartently around 3-4 close friends. as you sually see girls in 2’s or 3s maybe they are the same.
April 16, 2019 at 8:52 am
Having just come back from a brief Eurojaunt I can testify it can get extremely lonely but no lonelier than working a 9-5 in London and going on through life as if you never existed other than to your family. I’m strange in that I’d rather be on my own making the magic happen as wings can be a double edge sword very fast. Disagreements, theoretically battles, fighting over sets, having to agree the days shcedule etc. Then again it would be nice sharing breakfast/dinner with some Wings and catching up over some drinks in a bar/pub.