I am often found on long train trips and car rides, travelling at least 50+ hours a year between school and my family alone. So I have found myself bored often enough where now I plan for something to do, and here are some of the activities I do while travelling.
As a kid I got motion sick fairly easily, so I could only sleep in order to prevent being nauseous or worse. Now, I tend to sleep, especially when I have to get up early to get on a train or plane. I like to make sure I have a sweatshirt that I can make a blanket or a pillow, depending on what I need more, and I don’t have to worry about carrying it because I can wear it. Of course, if you would rather have an actual pillow or blanket, do so. The more comfortable you are, the more likely you will actually sleep.
I am the kind of person who can get lost in a book for endless hours without knowing the time, thus a good activity for endless travelling. I am fond of print books, especially since I don’t have to worry about having a deviced charged to read. As for what books to bring, I wouldn’t suggest bringing a large novel that’s 1,000 pages, but a shorter book that can easily slide into carry on luggage without sacrificing large amounts of space. Two books I have read while travelling are The Great Gatsby and Perks of Being A Wallflower, because they are shorter in length but easy to sink into for the whole trip.
Listen to Music
Music is essential for travelling because there are often sounds you want to ignore, including the baby crying, kids screaming, or adult complaining. Also, it can be done during the other activities. I always have music when travelling, and often listen to every song on my phone at least once (that’s how long my travelling takes). I sleep with music and read with music, so I must also travel with music.
What do you do to past time while travelling?