If you’re going on a trip, it’s inevitable that you’re going to have to travel. There’s no getting around long journeys. If you find yourself staring out of the window and waiting for the time to pass, despair no longer! There are plenty of ways to keep amused for the journey. Preplanning is key to ensuring you stay busy. It’ll surprise you how time flies when you’ve got something to do. But, what are your options?


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So many of us would love to read if we got the chance, but it’s something we never have time for. A long journey is a perfect excuse to get stuck into that book you’ve had on the shelf for years. Make sure you prepare and stick a book in your bag before you go. This isn’t something that takes lots of planning, and a book won’t add much weight to your baggage. Reading is also an excellent way to relax, so if you’re going on holiday, the unwinding can start here. Tune out and get reading!


Listening to music is another great way to pass the time. You could get away with not planning for this at all. Most cars have inbuilt radios, so you could just switch on and tune out. You might want to make a playlist in advance, or take a collection of CDs. The advantage of a playlist is that you can listen to various artists without having to change the disc. Setting up a playlist is a lot easier than you might think. If you’re traveling with other people, ask them for their music suggestions too. That way, you can make sure everyone’s entertained.


Knitting is another thing that we never have time to do. It’s also another thing that’s easy to take with you while traveling. Knitting is a satisfying choice because you’ll have something to show for your efforts. Knowing you’ve achieved something makes the journey feel a lot less like wasted time! Be careful, though, and remember that you’ll be moving. Making a mistake could lead to frustration when you can’t set it right because of the constant motion!


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If you’re traveling with the kids, it’s important to keep them happy too. Travelling may be boring for you, but it’s a lot worse for them! Children have shorter attention spans, and staring out the window for hours on end just won’t cut it. There are so many ways to keep them amused, from coloring books to portable DVD players. With portable consoles, kids can play games on a long drive. Just make sure you take some spare batteries with you or get the consoles fully charged. You don’t want any tantrums when they lose their progress because the console died!

There are more options than just these, too. Look around and see that the portable entertainment options are unlimited. The days of sitting and staring are long gone. Sit back and enjoy the journey!