As a lover of travel, you would have spent a great deal of time ‘in-travel’, which for this article means, in the process of getting from one destination to the next. This can be a wonderful experience, and the scenery or people that you meet can make or break the journey. However, there are those times where either in airports on trains and buses, as you wait for the next flight or transit between accommodation there is a great deal of downtime. Here are a few tips to keep you busy.
Reading has been the go-to activity for travelers both en route as well as once at the destination. Whether it be actual pages or reading on a Kindle or smart device, reading is still one of the top pastimes for travel, during travel, and while waiting. Its sounds like the best of ideas, but as with everything travel, even this requires some planning. Actual hard copy books will be heavy, and although it is a great feeling to turn actual pages, the weight will make taking enough of them impossible. Look for bookshops at the airport and enquire about swap spots for books at your accommodation before you set off.
2. Play games online
There are a number of games and gaming platforms that are available no matter where you are in the world that you can play on your phone. From challenging puzzle games to RPGs and even casino games that you can play on lucky nugget, there are some amazing games and sites that will have you entertained for hours. Read the reviews of others and make sure that you choose a site that meets your safety requirements.
3. Update social media
Make sure that you have fully charged batteries and travel chargers as you go, then you will be able to use the downtime or in-travel time to update your social media feed on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as your travel blog (which you should start if you haven’t already). All these take time and effort, and as such, the in-travel waiting and chill time can be used to do all these tasks. If it’s something that you’re any good at, then consider monetizing the blog and then sharing your trips could pay for your trips. Write an online journal and document the wonderful experiences that you have.
4. Research the next destination and accommodation options
While on a wait, make sure that you spend as much time as you can researching the next destination. This will require a good internet connection or access to Wi-Fi. Most travel destinations have these but do your research and plan ahead to ensure that you have access to the internet for such planning and research.
If you have the time, and space, try to get forty winks. The more sleep you can cram in when and wherever you can will stand you in good stead for the long flights or buses. This sleep while you travel will also keep your body fresh and ready for the adventure at the end of the trip.
How do you pass the time while you travel?