Who doesn’t love going to new places and exploring something unknown? And who isn’t familiar with being bored out of their mind while traveling to the next big adventure? Here are some tips as to what to take on your next trip.
As the saying goes, the path is the goal. So kick back, relax, and make sure you can keep yourself busy until you arrive at your destination!
Travelling on a Train or Bus
Often, this is the most monotone kind of travel imaginable. Somewhat made better by a window seat with a view, most travelers rely on a phone or tablet for distraction and entertainment. Meaning: Bring a backup battery, a battery pack or at least some kind of charger. If you’re into new gadgets, there are portable travel solar cells to charge your phone with.
Travelling on a Plane
Here, security restrictions will often dictate what you can and can’t travel with. If you are looking for something that won’t run out of battery halfway over the Atlantic, try some crossword puzzles or Sudoku. If you’re a beginner don’t worry, there are easy ones for sale at every airport. If you’re not into puzzles, pack a few colored pencils and pick up an adult drawing book – very relaxing!
Travelling in a Car
Now, depending on whether you are the driver or not, you will want to pack different things. If you are the driver, your choices of entertainment are unfortunately limited to a conversation with your fellow travelers and good music. Prepare a few playlists the day before you travel so you have something to switch between depending on your mood. You should also pack some light snacks in case you get peckish
Travelling in Groups
The larger your group of travel-buddies is, the harder it is to actually keep everyone entertained. If you’re at your wit’s end, give some old travel games a try. ‘I spy’ isn’t just for kids – especially if you add some extra rules like time limits or prizes like small snacks. Truth or dare can also be quite fun!
Travelling for Work
When traveling for work, the usual excitement of going somewhere new for the first time will be dimmed if present at all – that doesn’t mean that getting there can’t be fun though. If you don’t have to work even while traveling, there are plenty of options available. Be sure to bring a charger in case your chosen mode of transportation has a plug socket. Otherwise, your Netflix-binge might just drain your work phone!
Travelling with Kids
This one is particularly difficult, because, depending on the age of the kids, keeping them entertained is far harder than anything else. So, be sure to have a backup plan, and a backup plan for that to keep your kid or kids busy. Oftentimes a tablet with games will be enough, but if it isn’t, something to draw, some music or even an old-fashioned Rubik’s cube might help.