10 Tips for Keeping Yourself Entertained While Traveling

Traveling is exciting, but it can be boring if you are stuck for long hours on a flight or a bus with nothing to do. Well, we’re here to let you know that we’ve got you covered with some fantastic tips for you while traveling your long-distance journey.

Creativity is the crucial factor in simplifying your trip if you’re stuck on a journey that is more than 6 hours long. Here are 10 tips that we’ve put together to keep you entertained.

1.  Read Something

It could be that old novel you could’ve been putting aside or the latest beauty magazine. Thanks to technology, our favourite books and magazines can be at the touch of our fingers on our smartphones. We no longer have to carry heavy books and magazines around. Go for some of your favourite topics and gain more knowledge.

2.  Play a Game

You can play any game that won’t be disruptive on your trip. You can even download some online casino games or the casino itself. Downloaded casinos allow you to play games even without the internet. The biggest worry when traveling is the loss of network that could either slow down or completely go off.

Be sure to download the best app that suits what you want. Not all online casinos are the same. Some will have more of a game selection than others. Some will have different alternative payment methods than others. The list goes on. Research is important.

3.  Watch a Film or Show

If you’re traveling a long distance, you can download one of your favourite shows or a show you’ve longed to watch. This is quite a common form of entertainment for travellers. If you’re taking a flight, usually most flights come with this form of entertainment already in the plane. If you’re on the road, you can download a few episodes on your mobile device.

4.  Listen to Some Music

Listening to music is one of travellers’ favourite ways to stay entertained. You can make a collection of your favorite tracks and listen to them throughout the journey. You can also decide to go on a new music-finding journey by listening to new tracks.

5.  Learn the Local Language

Suppose you’ll be traveling to another country or an area where they speak another language besides yours. It’s always a good idea to learn the basics of their language. With apps such as Duolingo, learning a foreign language is very simple, all thanks to technology.

6.  Chat With Your Neighbour

Suppose you’re sitting next to someone willing to chat with you. Go ahead and chat with them. You’ll be startled at how much you can learn from them.

7.  Do Some Work

Suppose you’re sitting next to a neighbour who doesn’t chat much. It’s a great idea to dive into your laptop and do some work. You can catch up on some tasks and meet your deadlines.

8.  Write A Journal

Journalling is an excellent way of remembering what happened on a trip. You can write all the details of your trip and never lose a memory. If you’ve ever tried to tell a story about your trip but just can’t get the details right: write it in a journal.

9.  Do Some Coloring

Traveling could be a great time to explore your crafty side. Get a colouring book from an art store and start this crafting journey on your trip. If you like using your hands, even more, you can consider doing a knitting project.

10. Take Some Pictures


You can tell the story of your journey in pictures.  Don’t forget to snap at those amazing sites. The most exciting part of telling a story about your trip is proving that you were there; pictures can do that for you.

The tips we have given should keep you entertained on your next trip. Don’t get bored but incorporate what you like into your trip. You’ll be shocked at how fast time flies when you’re occupied.

About the Author

Jeremy Scott Foster

Jeremy Scott Foster is an adventure-junkie, gear expert and travel photographer based in Southern California. Previously nomadic, he’s been to ~50 countries and loves spending time outdoors. You can usually find him on the trail, on the road, jumping from bridges or hustling on his laptop working to produce the best travel and outdoors content today.
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