Top Tips for Keeping Occupied on Long Journeys

May 1, 2011   Filed under Travel

The idea of traveling somewhere is often so exciting. In fact, if you are planning on driving there, there is something very appealing about the notion of a road trip. However, often once you start your journey you remember why you have been avoiding hitting the road for so long. Road trips can be boring, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, you can have things in your travel bag that will help you and the rest of your travel partner’s stay entertained for the duration of your trip!

One of the best things that you can pack in your travel bag has to be games. Everyone likes games and you can choose to include a great variety. There are specially made travel games that you can purchase, but card games are also a great idea. In recent years portable gaming consoles have also become quite popular. However, games do not necessarily have to be things that you use to have fun. In fact, some of the best car trip games are those that require nothing like I Spy.

Another thing that is great for a journey is to have some great tunes. There is something freeing and wonderful about hitting the road and cranking up the radio. So when you pack up that travel bag do not forget to pack some of your favorite CD’s. Or if you really want to create the perfect road trip you may want to burn your own road trip mix CD. Those songs may help you to lock in those great vacation memories forever.

One essential for a long journey has got to be what you need for a proper nap. Sleeping on a car, train or plane can be tricky. However, with the right knitwear you can certainly get some shut eye. When deciding what type of knitwear you need a blanket is a must have as well as comfy clothes, socks, and a pillow. If you have all of that you can be sure that you be able to cuddle up and drift off to sleep in no time. You should also make sure that you have plenty of reading material packed in your travel bag. This can be a novel, a magazine, or even an e-reader. Whatever it is make sure that it is a treat to you. By allowing yourself to indulge in something that you love you can ensure that the journey will go by faster.

This is also a great option for kids in the car. Surprise them with the latest book in their favorite series and enjoy the silence that will follow. Last but not least you may want to pack some movies for the ride. Movies are a great way to pass the time and you can view them on your laptop or a portable DVD player. There is something wonderful about cuddling up in your cozy knitwear and losing yourself in the story of someone else. While movies should not be the only entertainment in your travel bag they are a wonderful addition for those especially long moments!

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