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How to kill time while traveling a long distance journey?

If your journey is too long you would definitely feel bored after a point though you might be traveling with your family or alone. But there are certain steps with which you can now kill that boring time and have some great fun. Depending on what you have with you, you can decide on choosing the right options which are available for you. They would definitely keep you engaged and wouldn’t let you feel bored. 

If you get bored with one you can choose the other options available. The following are the various steps which you can follow:


You can play different online games in your Smartphone

When you are packing your luggage for your trip you need to carry either your portable gaming system or your Smartphone which you would carry all the time. You can find a number of online games which you can download and can play offline or can even play online. Bingo game is one such popular game which can easily kill your time in the journey. Different online gaming sites provide you with a wide range of gaming options to choose from so that you can now explore new and exciting games that are full of adventure and fun filled. It all depends on you to choose which game you would like to play over your mobile. Most of the games are available for free so without spending any amount from your pockets you can start playing the games online. 


Carry an iPod or an MP3 player to listen to songs

Yes, this is one of the best ways with which you can now listen to your most favorite songs and explore new songs. When you carry an iPod or an MP3 player with songs you can now have peace of mind listening to the songs that you love the most. It is one of the best ways with which you can listen to what you want without disturbing others. It will also help you to enhance your mood and provides you with a pleasant experience. It’s a great feeling to stay calm and listen to songs especially the romantic ones that you take to you a different world. Anyone can carry the music player with them irrespective of their age group. If you don’t like playing games then this one would be the right option to kill the time while traveling long distances. You can find different songs which you can play according to your mood. If you feel happy you can feel fast songs, if you are sad you can listen to emotional songs and if you love romantic songs you can listen to those. 


If you are traveling through the car, count numbers of particular things

When you were a kid you might have definitely done this. You can count the number of yellow cars that you have seen or the number of restaurants, the various license plates of cars from various cities, etc. This is mostly played by children but there is nothing wrong if you do the same. It keeps you engaged throughout the journey and would let you know exactly how many of them you were able to see through your journey. It could be best played when you are traveling in a car to a far place or when you are traveling on a train too. If you have a company then definitely it would be a great game to play as each of you can count a particular thing and check who was able to count the maximum number of things. Get back to your childhood by playing this game while traveling or when you are on a journey to a place which is far from yours. 


Listening to an audiobook

If you are driving a car or traveling in it, listening to an audiobook would be a great alternative that would help you to kill the time required to complete the journey. Most of them might not be willing to read books especially while they are traveling in a car as it won’t be that comfortable. In such cases, these audiobooks would be the best choice. Especially if you are driving a car, then you should go for this option as it would provide you with complete entertainment for you and your passengers who are with you in the car. Everyone can now enjoy together while traveling in a car when you play an audiobook. This would be a good option particularly when you are traveling in a car rather than train or any other public transport. 



Sleeping is always the best option to go with especially when you are traveling a long journey, particularly on flights. As you might not have as many options overflight as in the case when you travel in a car you can choose to sleep. This is not just the best option to kill time during traveling but will also help you to relax your body and mind so that once you are done with your journey you would feel so refreshed and active. So, this could be one of the best ways to spend your journey time in your car or flight provided you shouldn’t be driving the car. People of any age group can prefer this option especially when you want to be fresh and have important work to do can prefer to sleep. Proper relaxation gives you great energy and good thoughts.

The personality of individuals and their perceptions always would vary from one person to another. Different people might have different interests and based on their individual needs and requirements they can choose the most suitable steps in killing the time while traveling. 


Let your traveling journey be memorable by choosing any of the above -mentioned tips and enjoy with your friends or loved ones. If you are a calm person and do not like anxiety then prefer to go for sleep or listening to music. But if you are active and expect thrilling experience then you can go for games. 

Victoria Brewood

Although very much British, Victoria always felt like she was meant to be living the 'American Dream'. She loves the US and has travelled to over 14 states.

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