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Nowadays, if you asked most people what they would do if they had a lot of money, most would tell you to travel the world, and for good reason. Going to new places and experiencing new cultures are extremely rewarding, and they change the person more than anything. Travel broadens the horizon, and it creates more tolerant and accepting individuals. Yet, sometimes, traveling might not be fun. If you are going on a long business trip or even worse, a family one that you really did not want to go on, things might be a bit underwhelming.
Fortunately, even if you are on a trip that you’re not enjoying, there are many things you could do to make things more bearable.
What better way to unplug from an annoyingly long trip than to immerse yourself in a different world? Grab a book you love, and lose yourself in the intricate details and plotlines as you go through interesting and compelling stories. Reading can make anything bearable, and you can do it anywhere. A book is not exactly heavy to carry around, and whenever you feel like you’re bored or uninterested, grab the book and forget about anything else. This is one of the joys of reading; it helps us escape reality when we need it most.
If there is one thing that is as interesting and time-consuming as reading, it is writing. Maybe this long trip is just the opportunity you needed to write that short story you have always wanted to make. You don’t even have to read with the intent of publishing. Putting down your feelings and thoughts on paper is special, and it’s a great activity for anyone to do as it will help you learn much about yourself as a person. The great thing is it also takes up time and your trip will be over before you even realize it.
3. Play games
Playing games is a good idea at any time or any place. It is the perfect way to have some fun where there is not, and you also spend hours doing something exciting which helps pass the time on your long trip. Word games like scrabble in particular are great because they don’t require much preparation, and you will get to learn a lot. But as explained on UnscrambleX.com, you should use a world unscrambling tool to help you make sense of those words and get an edge in the game. Board games are also a great option as they are easy to carry around, and you will find plenty of cool ones available.
4. Watch movies
It is always a smart thing to do to go on long trips with a hard drive full of films. You can spend hours watching the beauty that cinema has to offer, and you will completely forget about that overly long trip. So, prepare a list of your favorite films and tap into that immensely long watch list you’ve been putting off for quite some time, and prepare to watch them all while traveling.
5. Explore new places
What is the point in traveling for a long time if you do not get to explore new places and enjoy nature? Ask what the most tourist spots are, and go see as many of them as you can. Go walk by the beach and swim if you can. Visit museums and art galleries, and go to nightclubs and bars. There is much to do on a long trip, especially when you have a lot of time on your hands.
6. Try the local cuisine
Nothing makes a long trip more bearable like going on a culinary quest. You will not only have passed the time, but you will have delighted your senses by trying the local food and drinks, which are always a treat. Go to the most famous restaurants and food carts, try the signature dishes, and eat whatever you can!
7. Attend events
One of the best things about going to new places is getting to attend different events. It does not matter if it is a sporting event, a play at the theater, a music show, or even an art gallery opening. The important thing is exploring those options and trying new things out because you can.
Travel is all about new experiences and getting to know yourself. If your trip is too long for your liking, there are many things that you could do to make the most out of it. Just don’t hang around in your hotel room waiting for your trip to be over; there is much to explore out there!
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Vadnai, Noah. Travel Planning Online For Dummies? For Dummies, 1998.