Visiting new places and exploring new countries is one of life’s greatest pleasures but getting there can involve a long plane, train or car journey. For some people, travelling is a part of the fun, but for others, it’s a means to an end. If you find that you get super bored when travelling then here are 5 boredom breakers you may want to try on a long journey.
- Plan your trip
A long plane or train journey is the perfect opportunity to plan the rest of your holiday. Take a guidebook, notepad and some pens with you and start making your travel itinerary to ensure you have the most amazing once in a lifetime trip. Not only will this help to get you excited for your final destination but it will also mean that you can step off at the end of your journey with a clearer idea as to what you will be doing for the next few days.
- Play video games
Time flies when you’re having fun and video games are the perfect way to escape reality and immerse yourself in another world. The key to playing video games while you travel is having a reliable device to play on and a good set of noise-cancelling headphones to block out the rest of the travel noise. Check out 3 of the best devices for play on the go to find one that is easily transportable for your trip.
- Listen to audiobooks
Books are a great way to pass the time but they can be heavy and what happens if you lose interest halfway through? Well, with audiobooks you don’t need to worry about the weight of your carry on luggage and if you lose interest you can simply pick another from your digital library. Audiobooks are also a great alternative for those who get car sick when they read, allowing them to get lost in a story without feeling ill the whole journey.
- Catch some sleep
Perhaps the ultimate way to make time fly is to try and go to sleep. Sleeping on a long journey not only ensures that you are ready to go when you get to your destination but it also makes it feel like you arrived in the blink of an eye. To increase your chances of getting some sleep, if possible, book a night flight where you can lay back and allow your body clock to work its magic, or alternatively bring a sleeping mask, comfortable pillow and a blanket and listen to a meditation to help put you into deep relaxation and increase your chances of falling asleep during the day.
- Binge-watching a new series
We all know how easy it is to click ‘next episode’ over and over again on a new series we love, well, use this to your advantage and choose to watch a new series on your journey. The hours will fly by as you binge-watch episode to episode and you won’t feel as though you’ve wasted any valuable time as you were stuck doing nothing anyway. Just remember to download the series to your device in advance as you may not have a reliable internet connection when travelling.