How to Pass the Time While Traveling


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.

1.   Read

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 online casinos, these games will have you entertained for hours. Of course, the first step is to choose the sort of game that you want to play. If you enjoy a bit of fantasy and escapism, a game like Diablo 2 might be a good game to look into; you can check out online resources like this article about these d2r builds to learn more about how to construct your character, if this sounds like something you are interested in getting started with. Whatever type of game you are looking to play online, make sure to do your research, read reviews of any sites/games you are looking at, and make sure that you choose a site that meets your safety requirements, especially if you are going to be giving personal information and making in-game purchases along the way.

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.


About Author

Kelly Lewis is the founder of Go! Girl Guides, the Women's Travel Fest and Damesly. She's an optimist, an adventurer, an author and works to help women travel the world.

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