Today’s fast-paced, rapidly moving life has left us with little or no time in hand. We all are working like machines all day, all weeks and all months long. Amidst this bustle, getting relaxation, self-time, and comfort is not less than a fairy tale. So here comes travelling as a “saviour”. Yes, travelling can be a great stress buster and reliever. It gives you peace of mind, Travelling lets you help expand your social network. It also makes you an interesting person in a way as now, you will be having stories, tales to tell, also by the way if you are a foodie, just like me, then you can get to have a lot of delicious and flavoursome food which you can cherish upon. You know the best thing about travelling is that you don’t need an occasion for it. Any day can be your travel day. So, when travelling is so worthwhile, why not give it a try? Get ready and pack your bags and set out on a long journey with your family or friends or even on your own.
Here we are with a list of things to make your journey egg-citing, fun and memorable.
10 Things To Do, So That You Don’t Get Bored On A Long Journey
- READ BOOKS
- BINGE WATCH
- TUNE IN TO RADIO
- ENJOY SURROUNDINGS OR SERENITY
- LET THE WRITER WITHIN YOU COME OUT
- GET OUT AND ENJOY
- PLAY LITTLE GAMES, SING SONGS
- PLAN YOUR REST OF THE TRIP
- CHAT WITH YOUR LOVED ONES
- TAKE A NAP
- SOLVE RUBIX CUBE, PUZZLES, CROSSWORDS OR BRAIN STORMERS
- READ NEWS
- RESPOND TO EMAILS OR MESSAGES
- PLAY VIRTUAL OR REAL GAMES
- SURF ONLINE
- PENNING DOWN
- CLICK PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHS
- COLOURING FOR ADULTS
1. READ BOOKS
If you are a lover of reading, you could read anywhere. You can enjoy novels, short stories, biographies etc according to your taste. Just the condition is to pack a book with you.
2. BINGE WATCH
Consuming content has no limits. You can binge-watch from anywhere. So, while on a long journey, sit back enjoy watching movies, shows, dramas, serials etc.
You can start conversations with your fellow passengers. Now, you can choose any topic. Some suggestions to pick up a chat could be, giving a compliment or about whether time date or occasion or about pop culture. This will help you open up, socialize and make new friends.
4. TUNE IN TO RADIO
You can listen to the songs on the radio or even to audiobooks. Honestly, you will not feel dull. Make sure to not to disturb others so, preferably use earplugs.
5. ENJOY SURROUNDINGS OR SERENITY
This is particularly useful when you are going by train or bus. Beautiful view of outside will amaze you.
6. LET THE WRITER WITHIN YOU COME OUT
Now, if you are very creative, then all you need is a pen and paper and. Splash the paper with your imagination and creativity.
7. GET OUT AND ENJOY
If you have time and stoppage in your route you can just get out and roam, enjoy eateries and explore the place.
8. PLAY LITTLE GAMES, SING SONGS
This implies to friends groups especially. You can play “ANTAKSHARI” or other such games.
9. PLAN YOUR REST OF THE TRIP
A great way to pass your time is by planning the rest of your trip. What to do next, how to do etc.
10. CHAT WITH YOUR LOVED ONES
What will be better than conversing with your near and dear ones? You can try this too.
11. TAKE A NAP
Nothing can beat short sleep or a nap. Who doesn’t love taking a nap and getting themselves free from the cage of tiredness and strain?
12. SOLVE RUBIX CUBE, PUZZLES, CROSSWORDS OR BRAIN STORMERS
This could be a great way to pass your time, enjoying and meanwhile exercising your brain and sharpening it.
13. READ NEWS
You could read news either online on your gadget, or offline by a newspaper. You can even read magazines or journals.
14. RESPOND TO EMAILS OR MESSAGES
Having inbox loaded with messages and not having time to reply to them? Well, you can utilize your time while travelling by doing so. Answer these while you are on a bus, train, plane or any other vehicle.
15. PLAY VIRTUAL OR REAL GAMES
Spend time playing candy crush, temple run, subway surfers, PUBg, clash of clans etc or games such as Chinese checkers, chess, snake and ladder can be delightful.
16. SURF ONLINE
You can surf any sites from social media to cooking to fashion to shopping to blogging.
17. PENNING DOWN
Now, this is fun. You can write your emotions, your feelings or what you are going through on a piece of paper (write your heart out) or you can create your bucket list. An amazing thing would be writing a thank you or grateful letter to your loved ones, expressing for what they have done for you or how madly important they are for you.
18. CLICK PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHS
Whilst you are travelling, give a try to photography. Take breath-taking photographs. All you need for this is an eagle’s eye, camera and the perfect moment. I swear at the end of your trip you will be having a bunch of amazing photographs to brag about.
Sit back comfortably at your place and relax, let your mind wander, lost yourself in your thoughts. You can think of anything past or present.
20. COLOURING FOR ADULTS
If you think colouring is kid’s business, you need to think again? It might sound funny at first but there are plenty of colouring books for adults that they do and soothe and relax.
Take out wool and needles from your grandma’s box and let your fingers flutter through them, making beautiful designs.
I hope these tips will help you kill dullness and boredom. Enjoy your journey. Good luck!
By SONIKA SRIVASTAVA