Ways to Pass the Time When Travelling


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While we are not doing as much travelling as we were pre-covid, things are slowly but surely looking more positive, with local travel around the UK already starting to happen, here are a few ways to help pass the time and boredom when you hit the road. Firstly it's all about the preparation and making a trip as organised and relaxed as possible so if you plan to travel in your car it's well worth having it checked over, or perhaps a partial service to make sure it's in good condition, or if you use a train or flying, make sure your passports are up to date and double-check departure times as well as local Covid regulations. 

But travelling, of course, is not all about essential preparations, that's just one small part of it, having activities planned that will make you enjoy the journey should also be considered especially as not all journies take the time you expected. Delays and mishaps are to be expected when travelling so having a few things on hand to pass the time, especially when travelling with kids, is always a good idea. Our expert Lucas Goldberg (check his profile), seeks to inform you how to pass time during your journey.

Listening to your favourite music

Music is a great way of relaxing the mind and listening to your favourite music is one of the best options for making the journey enjoyable. If you want to have a better listening experience, carry a pair of noise-cancelling headphones with you. That will be a great way of enjoying the journey without disturbing those around you.

Make a Kids activity pack

Keeping children happy and entertained on a long journey can be a lifesaver so putting together a fun activity pack is really important. Firstly make sure you have plenty of water and snacks, to keep hangry moments at bay, then if your child does use screens things like tablets and games can be really useful when travelling, along with some puzzles, sticker books, magnetic board games such as chess and a notepad, pens and stickers. 

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Play online casino game

When was the last time you played a casino game when travelling? The majority of Canadians play casino games more often when travelling than in other places. That’s when they are free from the distractions they would get when in the house or with friends.

Playing casino games is currently convenient considering that most of the games are available online and accessible via smartphones. Furthermore, there are downloadable mobile apps that make mobile gaming possible anywhere. There are also new online casinos in Canada that you can always visit and have a good time. I also love apps for other kinds of online games such as Scrabble Go. If you are interested in online casino games, it's well worth doing as much research as you can and looking at resources like The Casino Database reviews to make sure that you choose a platform that both suits you and what you like to play and is safe and secure.
Get into deeper conversations

When travelling, don’t let the opportunity of connecting with new friends pass you. Use the chance to introduce yourself to those seated next to you. After that, start conversations with them and seek to know about their culture and other important aspects.

A better way of starting a conversation is having an array of topics to discuss with them. Choosing topics relating to religion, politics, or culture is an excellent way of doing that. If you are travelling together in a group, starting a conversation will be the easiest.

It will be a better opportunity to reflect on past events you attended together or debate on productive ideas. Before you know it, you will be almost reaching your destination. Conversations are among the ways to pass time when travelling.

Listen to audiobooks

Listening to audiobooks is a great way to pass the time while travelling. There are many platforms with a collection of audiobooks. Your work will be to select the best and listen to it.

Downloading a few copies before the journey is another excellent way of preparing for it. That’s because network stability may be an issue for you as you travel. Getting a few podcasts is also among the few Ideas for making the journey great.


Watching your favourite TV shows as you proceed with the journey

If watching TV programs is your hobby, catching up with your favourite program during the journey will be a great way of making the long journey shorter. It’s also a way of making boring journeys better. Watching your favourite program will be possible through your smartphone. Carrying a laptop with you is a great idea.

If you don’t have a stable network, opting for a movie will be a great way of enjoying the journey. Movies are the best way of keeping yourself occupied till you reach the destination.

Above some of the ways to pass time as you travel. You can select those that suit you best.


  1. I usually read a lot when I travel, it passes the time and helps me hit my reading goal!

  2. You really need to plan activities, and especially when you have kids, because they get bored easily :)

  3. These are some great tips. Not all parts of traveling are fun and exciting.

  4. These you've listed are really helpful! Thanks for sharing this..

  5. So happy that I have been doing all these and more. It really helps to pass the time.

  6. Deeper conversation...love that idea. I think we always turn to technology but to turn to true conversation sounds amazing.


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