Passing the time on the road to your next holiday

Next holiday

Holidays are exciting, regardless of where you decide to go. That anticipation, building to a short time away from the mundane routine of what you normally do, can sometimes even be more exciting than the holiday itself. However, sometimes travelling further, to the unknown can genuinely add to this anticipation because you don’t know what to expect.

However, this can also come with a caveat. This caveat being that if you want to go somewhere further away, somewhere you’ll be unfamiliar with, you might have to travel a lot further. Different people will take this in different ways. Some don’t mind travelling and can, in fact, find it pretty relaxing. Others, for reasons such as travel sickness or easily becoming bored, can find these a slog – so, it’s good to have some ideas on how to pass the time.

Use your pPhone

Day or night, train or plane, your phone will have something available for you to occupy your mind with on a long journey. Thanks to the widespread accessibility of streaming services, you can watch films or TV shows on your phone, without even needing internet if said streaming device allows you to download the content. If you fancy a more relaxed approach, there are similar services which can offer you audiobooks; these are a good alternative to physical books if you find that focusing your eyes on them while travelling sets off your travel sickness.

Beyond idle entertainment such as this, which only requires you to sit back and relax, your phone can also offer you a more proactive approach thanks to the variety of games that are readily available on mobile devices. Regardless of what kind of person you are, or how interested you are in games, you should be able to find something to make the wait more bearable. From puzzle games, to rhythm games, or online casinos such as, the variety of genres on display is so broad that finding something that you enjoy shouldn’t be too difficult at all.

Get creative

Some forms of travel, such as trains, boats and sometimes planes, offer the unique advantage of giving you incredible sights along your journey. While focusing on these sights and simply enjoying them is a way to pass the time in itself, it can also serve as a way for you to become inspired. You might feel like you want to use this inspiration to get creative, and there’s no better time than this.

This can take whatever form that you want; there’s no need to feel restricted, especially when getting creative is all about expressing yourself in whatever way feels best. You might want to get artistic through painting or sketching, though the former might be difficult when you’re travelling. Alternatively, you might find that writing is something that you’re more interested in, getting your thoughts down in whatever manner you feel fit. Your options are boundless and you can take whatever approach you like, and you might find it a more productive approach to passing the time than simply watching something.

When it comes to passing the time on the road, the options above provide you with a solid starting point.

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