Things To Do On A Long Journey

Things To Do On A Long Journey

Whether you’re travelling by car, coach, plane or train, you can sometimes find yourself pretty bored and restless when undertaking a long journey to reach your destination . I know that I can sometimes find long journeys boring and honestly just wish they would hurry up. So I thought today why not share some ideas and tips of things you can do on a long journey to keep you occupied during your time, instead of clock watching and ensure your journey feel’s that little bit less tiresome.

Things To Do On A Long Journey

Adult colouring – Adult colouring books have become hugely popular within the past year. Pretty much all book stores, stationary stores and supermarkets sell a range of colouring books. The days of colouring only being acceptable for children are long gone! Colouring has been proven very beneficial to relieving stress. So if you’re someone who get’s quite panicky or stressed when travelling, then an adult colouring book might be something you carry out when on your long journey to keep calm. 

Read a book/magazine – An activity that will help pass the time is reading! You can get lost in a good book for hours, so reading is ideal for long journeys when you have a lot of time free. Magazines are also great to have a flick through! Again, if you’re someone who finds travelling a trigger to their stress levels, then I’d definitely recommending having a read of Calm: Calm the mind. Change the world by Michael Acton Smith. This is a really colourful, inspiring and relaxing book to flick through of times of stress. It also has great tips and journal style pages to fill out if you want to. Plus there’s also an app you can download for free onto your phone or tablet, which might also be useful for you when travelling. It provides relaxation tools to help keep you calm!

Journaling – Not only is journaling therapeutic, but it can also be something you do when you’re travelling. If you’re on a long trip away and fancy jouranling your time away from home, then writing about how you’re feeling toward’s your trip and what plans you have in place can be fun to look back on at the end of your trip or within years to come. Also another great thing to do if you’re worried and need to get your thoughts into paper to help you think clearer. 

Games/apps – Whether they’re digital or non-digital, games and apps are easy to access when you’re on long journeys. Most apps/games on your phones or tablets can be used without internet access, which means you can continue playing on these apps or games whenever you like. If you decide against the digital side of things, then buying cheap crossword or word search books could be an alternative method to pass the time!

Laptop/phone/tablet – Aside from the other things mentioned that you can do on your phone or tablet, you could also bring your laptop along for other tasks to carry out whilst on your long journey. Things like catching up with work, playing on computer games, editing posts or videos, whatever it is you could do on your laptop, why not bring it along? Plus you could also download some interesting audio books, podcasts or documentaries onto your device to listen to or watch.

Things To Do On A Long Journey

Music – Listening to music can also be another fun activity to do on a journey! Whether this is popping a cd into the front of the car or listening to your ipod on the plane, listening to music can be a really relaxing and enjoyable simple thing. It’s also great to have a good ol’ sing along too.

Get involved with others – If you’re not travelling alone, then using the company of others is a great way to use up time on your long journey. You could easily play car games, you know the ones you use to play when you were younger like eye spy! Or you could just having a big conversation with other people, pick a topic and create a discussion surrounding it or catch up over your latest on goings in life and find out how people are.

Enjoy the scenery – One simple, easy and completely free thing to do on a long journey is to enjoy the scenery! If you’re travelling by car, coach or train, you can enjoy the surroundings and take in the sights! On a plane, you have the opportunity to check out the view from above and check out the clouds from around you. 

Sleep – If all else fails, there’s nothing wrong with shutting your eyes and having a little rest to pass the time! 

What do you like to do on a long journey?

Lauren x

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  1. Hannah
    June 28, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Lovely post Lauren! Some great tips here. I love listening to audio books when I travel to help pass the time, they keep me occupied for ages! Can't beat some yummy snacks too, those chocolate digestive nibbles look sooo good, haha!

    • Lauren Victoria
      June 28, 2016 / 6:17 pm

      Thanks so much Hannah!! I need to have a listen to an audio book. Haha yes they're so yummy xx

  2. Amy Jade Fuller
    June 28, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    Thanks for the tips, good blog post that will come in handy for my travelling tomorrow! X

    • Lauren Victoria
      June 28, 2016 / 6:17 pm

      No worries!! Glad I could help :)xx

  3. Jennifer cheetham
    June 28, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Some lovely tips, listening to music and audiobooks are my go to on a long journey. Or if it's the plane, I'll sit and do my skincare routine! http://www.Barely There | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog xx

    • Lauren Victoria
      June 28, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      Aw thanks so much!! Oh I've never thought to do that. What a great idea!xx

  4. Aimee Sue
    June 28, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    Sleep and adult colouring, that's what I plan on doing! I can't wait for holidays! Lovely post!!xAimeeSueXOBloglovin

    • Lauren Victoria
      June 28, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      Haha sounds a good plan!! Thank you xx

    • Lauren Victoria
      June 28, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      Haha they're yummy xx

  5. Lifestyle Andso
    June 28, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    lovely post,unfortunately i'm the most of the time spending the day off on my phone/laptop,but i'm trying my best to do other things xo

    • Lauren Victoria
      June 28, 2016 / 6:19 pm

      Thank you so much!xx

  6. Amythepug
    June 28, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    Lovely post! Thanks for all of the great ideas! That calm book looks really cool and oh my gosh those digestive nibbles look delicious! X Amyx

    • Lauren Victoria
      June 29, 2016 / 9:07 am

      Aw thanks so much!! I'd highly recommend the Calm book xx

  7. Julia Bluhm
    June 29, 2016 / 1:36 am

    I've been traveling a lot lately, and I definitely do many of these things! Always travel with my journal and a magazine 🙂 Great post! Julia | Julia in Bluhm

    • Lauren Victoria
      June 29, 2016 / 9:17 am

      Aw that's so good to hear!!xx

  8. Sarah Smiles
    June 29, 2016 / 9:12 am

    My other halves family live 200 miles away, so we regularly travel cross country. I love to knit on long journeys, it makes the time go much faster! 🙂 xxxSarah / Sarah Smiles

    • Lauren Victoria
      June 29, 2016 / 9:22 am

      Aw I never thought that could be something to do!! It must pass the time so quickly when you get stuck into it xx

  9. Nicole Marie
    June 29, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    These are such great ideas! I have a long ferry journey next month so I will be doing some of these things for sure! Thanks for sharing xx Thrifty vintage fashion

    • Lauren Victoria
      June 29, 2016 / 2:51 pm

      Aw thank you so much Nicole:)xx

  10. Floralsandcoralsx
    June 29, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    I loved this post! I too love adult colouring books – they're so calming! Lovely blog <3 FloralsAndCoralsx

    • Lauren Victoria
      June 29, 2016 / 4:08 pm

      Yes they're so relaxing!! Thanks so much xx

  11. Tamara Farhat
    June 29, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    I need to try adult coloring books! Lovely post Lauren!XoXo, Tamara –

    • Lauren Victoria
      June 29, 2016 / 4:08 pm

      You really need to!! Thanks so much Tamara xx

    • Lauren Victoria
      June 30, 2016 / 9:18 am

      Thanks so much!!xx

  12. Shameta
    June 29, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    I think sleep is my usual go-to journey activity haha! Not sure but the motion from the vehicle and my spotify playlist in my ear always manages to lull me to sleep.

    • Lauren Victoria
      June 30, 2016 / 9:20 am

      Haha aw bless you!!xx

  13. Ambar Syed
    June 29, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    This is such a great post idea! I love listening to music or an audio book on a long journey, and sometimes journal-ing too. I ifind travel to be a great time to get inspired for my blog :)Ambar | Her Little Loves

    • Lauren Victoria
      June 30, 2016 / 9:21 am

      Thank you so much Ambar!! Oh yes definitely xx

    • Lauren Victoria
      July 4, 2016 / 8:54 am

      Thank you so much, Emily!! Hope you have a great time xx

  14. dreamofadventures
    July 5, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    I just got back from an overseas trip and had a my kindle and notebook packed for the long trips. I was usually so exhausted from exploring that I would fall asleep on each flight =o)

  15. Jasmine Stewart
    July 5, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    I really love being productive on train journeys, especially when it's 2-3 hours with no changes. I quite often type up blog posts in Pages on my iPad 🙂 sometimes I download a documentary in case I'm a bit tired but lately I've been so exhausted I've been passed out on most journeys hahaJasmine xx Jasmine Talks Beauty | US & Sephora Giveaway

  16. Becky Shannon
    July 7, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    I'm flying on a plane soon, so will definitely keep these in mind. I'm gonna listen to music, read a book, and write in my notebook. I'm glad my journey will be only 2 and a half hours ,but I'm flying alone (so nervous) so I'll have to entertain myself and not have anyone to talk to!! xBecky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky

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