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20 Ways to Entertain Yourself While Travelling

Whether it is a flight, train, bus, or any other mode of transport, traveling is still at the top of everyone’s list as one of the best hobbies and ways to have fun

If you travel for fun or work, it is always an opportunity to explore new places and maybe even meet new people. However, getting through the journey itself may be the hardest part due to boredom. Luckily, you can keep yourself occupied and entertained to avoid boredom in several ways. Here are a few hacks you can use:

Listen to your Travel Playlist

A travel playlist is a must-have for anybody on a trip. Use your phone’s music app to collect all of your favorite songs, or subscribe to a premium service. 

Music apps such as iTunes, Spotify, and others allow you to create a playlist of songs that you can’t wait to listen to.

The key to a good playlist is bunching the songs in threes” according to Casey Morgan, writer for TheAwesomeMix. “You can pick three songs about the same thing, three by the same artist, or do three uptempo songs followed by three slower songs. This gives your playlist much more flow – essential for a long drive.

Reading a Book or a Blog

You may now take a library of books with you on your travels, thanks to the magic of cellphones and e-readers. Apps such as Kindle, Pinterest, and Medium can come in handy as they make it possible for you to download several books and discover new articles and posts or from your device.

You can add periodicals and newspapers to your e-reader; however, you should avoid bringing paper copies because they take up important bag room and you can read them quickly.

Listen to a Podcast

Podcasts are a great way to learn new things or enjoy yourself without having to stare at a device or paper. Moreover, nowadays, there is one for every passion or interest. Whatever your interests are, there is a podcast for you. 

Listen to Stand-Up Comedy

Thanks to the digital world, you do not have to go to concerts or meet artists and comedians for you to have a dose of laughter. Stand-up comedy is now available on Spotify.

According to WP Dev Shed, it is refreshing to break up the monotony of podcasts and music with a burst of laughter.

Watch a Movie

It is a good idea to download something to watch before a long trip, whether in the car or on public transportation. If you do not have headphones, the subtitles feature is ideal.

In-flight entertainment is available on most long-haul flights. Explore the available selections and pick one you have not seen before or an old favorite that will keep you entertained.

Put your Creativity into Writing

Consider writing that tale, poetry, or drama you have always wanted to write. Consider journaling your ideas and keeping trip records so you can look back on them in the future with fondness. 

Get some Work Done

Taking a trip is a great opportunity to get some work done. Respond to some email or work on a project. Your trip will end with a sense of accomplishment, and you will be able to pass the time while you are on the trip and avoid worrying about work while you’re relaxing.

Capture some photos

Taking pictures along your journey can be a great way to keep you entertained. Apart from that, taking photos can document your trip and get you content to post on your social media accounts.

Edit your Pictures

A wonderful approach to entertaining yourself on a long trip is to sift through your smartphone’s images and categorize them. As soon as you have sorted through your images, you can edit them.

Play some Games

A trip is a perfect moment to set a new high score in your favorite game and keep yourself entertained. Mobile games are a quick and easy way to pass the time.

Learn new language

There is no better time to learn vital phrases than when you go somewhere where the native language is different. You might want to consider watching a foreign-language television series with subtitles. Babbel is an amazing way to learn languages.

Eat Up

One of the easiest ways to pass the time on a long journey is with a few good snacks. During the lengthy trip, stock up on some fruit or nuts to keep you occupied.

Interact with your Neighbor

Some people do not realize that conversing with new people is one of the secret joys of traveling. Try making small talk with the individual sitting next to you. Would you please inquire as to whether they are traveling on vacation or for employment? It could be a great way to pass the time if they are interested in talking.

Sorting your Emails

Sorting through your emails is another method to keep yourself occupied on a long trip. It is so pleasant to arrive knowing everything is managed so you can just relax.

Surf through the Internet

Once the plane reaches a particular height, many flights now offer free internet connectivity. In that case, you can use your phone or tablet to talk with pals and check social media.

Have your Trip Planned

Think about what you will do when you arrive at your destination while you are still traveling. Write down everything you wish to see and do during your stay.

If you are on your way home, consider your next destination. Make a list of all the places you want to visit on your bucket list.

Do some Skin Care

Traveling is also the perfect opportunity to indulge in a little self-care on a long trip. Go for treatments that are simple and not overpoweringly scented to be appropriate for a little spa time. Due to dehydration and fatigue caused by long trips, this is the ideal time to recharge.

Take a Nap

Why not rest and kill some time all at once? Taking a snooze on the trip might speed up the trip and leave you feeling rejuvenated. Use a neck cushion or find a comfortable position to fall asleep.

Wrap up

You can beat the boredom on transit whether for work or play. It is the little things that matter and bring about memorable experiences. We hope that the tips above will help you dodge boredom and make your escapades memorable!


Jeff Campbell