When you’re on a long trip, it won’t be long before the inevitable travel boredom starts to set in. Whether you’re traveling alone with other people, here are 13 easy things you can do to keep boredom at bay.

If you fly solo

Travel alone? Try these simple solutions.

  1. Listen to music

Download a new playlist before you hit the road and meet a new artist, or line up some road trip classics and sing along. While listening to music, pull out a book and spend the time losing yourself in another world.

Or, if you want to feel like you’re spending your time productively while listening to music, catch up on your emails. Yes you could feel like you are After get bored at the end of this job, but a long trip doesn’t mean you can’t be productive. Spend your time wisely and eliminate this work.

If you’re running out of music to listen to, why not just a podcast? Everyone loves a podcast, and long commutes are a great time to finally catch up with your favorites.

  1. Learn a language

A long trip is a great time to start learning a language. Put on your headphones and start. Bonus points if you travel to a foreign country – learn the basics of this Language!

  1. Watch a movie

With streaming services available at the touch of a button, it’s never been easier to watch a movie or TV series on the go. A movie will really pass the time and keep you entertained. Don’t forget your charger to keep your device full of life all the time.

  1. Play games on your phone

Sometimes you just can’t beat a game on your phone. Stuck in a gambling rut? Try an online casino – you can find a list of the best at so that you can have the best possible experience on your travels.

  1. Make conversation

If you are on a train, bus, boat, plane, or other form of public transportation, you can still strike up a conversation with a fellow traveler on your own. They are probably as bored as you are, so what have you got to lose?

  1. Meditate

Traveling solo is the perfect opportunity to do some meditation. Sit back, relax and feel the stress of travel melt away …

For the less lonely

If you are traveling with other people, you can easily turn any trip into a gaming opportunity. Try a few:

  1. I spy. It’s a classic for a reason. If you zoom in on a trip, the opportunity is great for this guessing game – this one is good for people of all ages.
  2. While you were sleeping. For this game you really need one of your passengers to fall asleep for a while. The object of the game is to convince the sleeping person that they missed something weird. Each of you take turns telling part of the “story” as convincingly as possible, and whoever is ultimately accused of lying is the loser.
  3. Card games. Card games are ideal for playing on public transport. Tell everyone to learn a card game before the trip, then spend the trip learning about each other and playing new games – a classic travel activity.

Traveling long distances might seem like a drag, but it doesn’t have to be boring. With these top tips for overcoming boredom, you can have a fun trip no matter where you go.

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