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If you couldn’t tell, we believe travel is one of the most life-changing things you can do for yourself.
Meeting new people, experiencing new cultures, seeing sites you couldn’t imagine, and so many more benefits we can’t possibly list here. Still, flight times can be a little daunting. Here are five ideas to get you through your flights and layovers so you don’t lose your sanity before arriving at your destination.
Read A Book
We aren’t saying bring a whole library with you, but bring one book that’s been on your list to read. While it might be tempting to bring along that academic piece of literature that’s been sitting on your bookshelf for months, but we recommend keeping it light, and interesting but uplifting. Think of it as a way to set the stage for the mindset you’d like to have on this trip.
Here are a few of our book recommendations if you’re looking for something new.
Play a Game
The majority of us seem to have a smartphone attached at our hip at all times. A long flight or layover is the time to take advantages of the thousands of apps available. Whether you keep it simple with something like Tetris or more complicated with Fallout Shelter, there’s going to be an option that will keep you distracted for a while. Download some games before you get on the plane so if there is no Wi-Fi available on your flight, that you’ll still be able to play. Be sure to bring a battery pack with your just in case.
Don’t want to use up your phone’s battery? Bring a deck of cards! We can’t tell you how many hours we’ve killed playing solitaire. You could also purchase a puzzle book at the airport before your flight. Crossword puzzles and Sudoku are two of our guilty pleasures.
Watch a Movie or TV Show
Long flights will usually have an entertainment system that you can take advantage of, and we recommend you do! Don’t trust they’ll have something on the system you’ll enjoy? You can download your favorite TV Show to marathon or Movie straight to your phone. Take advantage of things like Amazon or Netflix download options to make sure that you’ll have your favorites available.
If you’re stumped on what to watch, check out our blog post “5 Movies That Will Make You Want To Travel”
Art can be a great way to make time fly by. Bring your favorite pens and markers on board with a small sketchbook! Draw whatever comes to mind, or make of list of topics to challenge yourself with. If you get tired of drawing, you can always write a journal entry, short story about your annoying neighbor, or the same word over and over again.
Chat with you Neighbor
You can meet new people before you even land! However, remember to keep it respectful. Some people want to zone out during their flights and keep to themselves. Pay attention to body language to see if someone is open to conversing during the conversation. We wish you luck on creating new connections and finding a partner in crime to help you avoid boredom
Of course, there are other ways to keep yourself entertained while waiting, but these are just a handful of the things we utilize when traveling. How do you keep yourself entertained? We’d love to hear from you.
Feel you’re now ready to take that trip on the other side of the world?
Welome and thank you for visiting! I am a travel agent with a passion for good food, design, general craftiness...and of course TRAVEL. I treat everything in life as an adventure. Sometimes the journey is short and sweet and sometimes it's long and messy, but if we try to stay in the moment we can make most things enjoyable.