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How to Avoid Boredom on the Way to Your Destination

Going on a trip is a wonderful way to take a break from daily life and have new experiences. Getting to the destination is the good part, while traveling there can be boring. To avoid boredom on the way to your destination, have activities in mind to help keep you entertained.

Put on Some Music

Listening to music is a versatile activity that can combat boredom no matter how you travel. How you listen to music will differ depending on your mode of travel. If you are in your car, you can plug your phone into the sound system. If you are traveling by plane, it will be essential to bring headphones, so you don’t disturb other travelers. You can spend time before your trip to create a playlist that you will enjoy listening to. The music you listen to will also be helpful in preparing you for your destination and relieving stress and anxiety of your travels.

Play a Game

When it comes to car games, there are many classics that can help kids pass the time. “I Spy” is a classic game that involves spotting objects in the scenery or in the vehicle. This is a great game that helps you interact with your surroundings. Another classic game is “The Alphabet Game,” like I spy, involves spotting things in the scenery. Instead, the objects coordinate with the letters of the alphabet. When choosing a game, involve the whole family so fully enjoy each other’s company.

Read or Listen to a Book

A book is a great way to combat boredom and is travel friendly for everyone and in all situations. If you need to drive to your destination, you can listen to a book while you drive. If you are not the one driving, or traveling in another manner, reading can be a great option. Reading or listening to books is another great activity for kids. There are so many kid-friendly book options to choose from, and reading is good for kids to help them grow their imagination and learn more about the world.

There are so many options for entertainment while you travel. Make sure to take the time before you leave to compile a list of entertainment. This will be helpful to pass the time quickly and will also come in handy if your trip is longer than expected.

Check out this article for more general travel tips!


by Virgin America Flight Attendant
TJ Newman



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