While long road trips are the pinnacle of travel options for some people, others can’t stand to be cooped up in a vehicle for too long. Whether you’re the designated driver or just one of the passengers, long trips can get very boring quite fast. Sadly, finding a good way to entertain yourself can be a real pain if you haven’t planned for such an occurrence.
On trips like these, a little bit of boredom is inevitable. Fortunately, there are ways to make the time fly by somewhat faster. Here are a few suggestions on what you can do to beat the monotony that long trips can present.
Play Online Games
Seems like a simple solution doesn’t it? Sure, if you’re traveling with a group a game like I spy or a simple game of questions might keep you entertained for a few minutes but soon enough you’ll be back to the same old feeling of boredom that seems inescapable. If you’re equipped with a good amount of mobile data, playing an online game on your phone will be the perfect solution to your problems. The choices of online games out there are plenty so you’ll be sure to find something that suits you in no time.
If you’re a fantasy fan go for an MMORPG or MOBA, if you’re a fan of Battle Royale games, give Fortnite mobile or PUBG a try. If you’re looking for something a bit more exciting, you can always try some of the many live casino games online. Online casino websites can be a ton of fun since they offer a plethora of different games to explore such as classic card games and challenging puzzle games. If you don’t want to play for real money, you can always play for free but the extra cash you could potentially make might be perfect for a special treat for making it through the long trip.
Read a Book
Nothing can kill boredom faster than flipping through the pages of a good book. The journey a book can send you on can be one filled with majestic beasts that soar the skies or romantic drama the likes of which you can’t even find in soap-operas. Books are out there by the millions, so you’ll surely be able to find something out there that suits your tastes. If you’re predicting the trip to be too long, you can always bring an assortment of novels or a kindle and finish a whole book series!
Watch a Show or Movie
Streaming services have blessed the entire world by providing us around the clock entertainment that we can access through our mobile devices. Similarly to playing online games, for this one you’re going to need a good mobile data plan and a smartphone or tablet. Streaming services offer a wide range of movies and TV shows that you can sift through until you find something that catches your eye. The types of content these services offer range from comedy, musicals, and reality TV to action, horror, and thriller.
Services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO GO are great options if you’re looking to catch up with some of the most popular TV shows that are out there right now. If you’re traveling alone and want to meet new people, you can always use The Witcher and The Handmaids Tale as a conversation starter, or as a topic of interest when you can feel an awkward silence approaching.
Work or Study
While this might seem contrary to what you want to be doing if you’re going on a vacation, sometimes it can be just the thing you need to kill time. Some people love the field they work or study in and enjoy the tasks that come with the job. With nothing better to do, you might as well right? This way when you come back you’ll have a smaller workload to deal with which is always a good thing.