Whilst visiting new places is great fun, the actual getting there usually isn’t so much fun – especially if this involves things like long plane journeys, hours in airports or other not-so-enjoyable parts of trying to get to your ultimate destination.
The good news is, you don’t have to suffer from complete boredom whilst traveling – especially not these days with the amount of things that can be taken with you on board planes that don’t take up any additional space.
Although if you’re on a long-haul flight you’ll have the opportunity to watch in-flight movies from the screen at the back of the seat in front of you, but they’re not always the best movies and even if they are, if you’re someone who travels often then there’s a good chance you’ve already watched them. A good way to keep yourself entertained with movies and shows you actually want to watch is just to bring your own. You can do this by downloading them onto your tablet through something like iTunes, Google Play Store, or even directly from Netflix. If you don’t already have Netflix, but would like to start using it, then it’s a good idea to download it before you go because the content available in each country is different and the costs will be in the local currency so you could end up paying more thanks to the currency exchange when using your card from back home. You can look at How much Netflix costs in other countries.
Load up on podcasts:
If you’re not a movie person, then podcasts are a great way to go that will keep you entertained for a long time during even the longest of journeys. You can search places like the in-built podcast app on iOS devices and search across every imaginable category before downloading them to listen to later even if you have no internet connection.
Clear your digital clutter:
Do you have a laptop or cloud storage full of files that are all over the place? Travel – especially on longer trips is the perfect excuse to tackle some of that stuff you’ve been putting off and finally get things organized if you’ve not had the time to do it at home or when working.
Catch up on work:
Just as using a long journey is the perfect time to get yourself organized and cut some clutter from your life, it’s also a great time to get focused on doing some work that needs to get done. Especially when flying since you’re not going to face the same interruptions that you would when trying to work elsewhere. One of the best things about working on a plane is that once you land, then you can concentrate on enjoying your trip or just catching up on some sleep.
Bring a good book:Books are still one of the best ways to make the time pass during a long journey, so whether it’s in physical or digital form, then if you’re looking to keep yourself entertained during your travels then a good book is a great way to go.