According to our resident expert Nina Olsendburg, there are games, books, apps, websites, and many more things to keep busy. It all depends on your mode of transportation, time, access to devices and Wifi, or the number of people around you.
Online Gaming and Gambling
Online casinos or bonus uten omsetningskrav, as they are referred to in Norway, have become a popular pastime for many people around the world. You might be limited to two legally licensed Norwegian casinos, but they have an abundance of games, and the websites work well on mobile devices.
Thanks to widely available internet like Wifi in airports or coffee shops and charging ports for your smartphone or tablet, you can enjoy this activity while travelling. You could play while waiting for a flight, having lunch on the road, riding on a bus, or even in a taxi.
Try Books, Audiobooks, Standup Comedy, or Podcasts
When music isn’t enough for a long trip, you might turn to a good audiobook or podcast. You can enjoy these while driving, and most apps will let you download them beforehand, so you don’t need a stable internet connection the entire journey. There are a myriad of apps out there that have all of these audio entertainment options available.
If you aren’t in the driver’s seat, you could go completely old-school and low tech by simply reading a book. Some people do feel sick if they are in a moving vehicle, but a book is a good idea when flying.
Learn Something New
Again, technology is your friend here. Some apps will help you learn another language or improve your memory. Brain-training is a good use of your time, but it can also be a bucketload of fun and provides great entertainment on a long journey.
If you aren’t travelling alone, you have to play a few classic car games. Things like I-spy or 20 Questions can be fun in a car, bus or plane. You can also try out a trivia game. You might be surprised at the random knowledge collected between people. It might spark many conversations, and the time will fly by.
You could finally watch those films or series you have been dying to watch and never have time for. Download them onto your device while still at home, and you can spend hours on a bus, train, or plane while enjoying your favourite shows or movies.
It doesn’t take much to find a backtrack to your favourite song these days. Granted, you might not want to try this out in public transportation, but in your car, you can’t go wrong. This can be a solo or group activity, and we advise you have a few backtracks on standby for when the mood takes you.
Catch up on Zzzz
Rest is vital to our concentration and focus. If you are on a business trip, you might want to take a nap in preparation. If you are driving, a 10 to 20-minute power nap will rejuvenate and refocus your brain. It will also lessen your chance of making a mistake on the road during a long trip.
Do Some Admin
Stress might cause anxiety and fidgetiness when you are confined to a stationary space. Taking on the things you’ve been putting off, like clearing unread emails or planning the week’s to-do list, will put your mind at ease and make the time go by quickly.
Phone a Friend
You know that there is someone who you have been missing or dying to talk to or who you put off calling because you know it will be a long conversation. Riding alone in a car equipped with a hands-free Bluetooth device or sitting in a coffee shop waiting for a flight that’s been delayed might be your chance. It will take up time, and you will leave for your trip with a smile on your face.
There are a million things you could do to keep busy or make travelling fun. Whether you have access to the internet, are alone or not, in whatever vehicle or mode of transportation, you don’t have to suffer from boredom.