As you know, I travel a huge amount and have been doing so for over a decade. It’s rare that I get to spend too many consecutive weeks at my home in Thailand. With the 7 peaks challenge, travel with my fiancee and running trips for Mudita adventures I seem to be travelling non stop. I am not complaining because I know how lucky I am to be doing all these amazing things – what all this travel does mean is that I often have a lot of time to kill waiting for planes, traveling on buses and taking super long train journeys. Having so much time to kill has made me a bit of a pro at not getting bored and being productive.
I thought it would be a great time for me to share 3 top ways I pass the time to make sure I am not endlessly walking around or feeling board waiting to get to my next destination.
The days of playing snake on your old Nokia are gone, now games on your phone are so advanced they’re fantastic! Online games are a great way to kill several hours because you are completing several different stages of a game which seems never ending. Two of my favourites are Premier League manager and trying my luck with 50 free spins thunderstruck which is always great fun. I am sure everyone reading this has at least one game on their phone of tablet which they love, make sure you have it when you travel.
Get Some Work Done
When you are going to be spending hours locked in a train or bus then it is the ideal time to get some work done, you literally have very little else to do, so why not just sit down and start getting those work tasks completed? I work online and that’s where I make most of my income, so being able to catch up on emails, post articles, add photos to my social media and make money is essential – getting a couple of solid hours done when I travel not only passes the time but is super productive too.
Get Stuck Into A book
In this day and age we seem to have forgotten all about books which I think is a big mistake. Reading a book keeps your mind active and you will learn a lot too. If you choose a good book you can easily get lost in it for several hours, read it from cover to cover and arrive at your final destination with out even noticing. You can also exchange books with fellow travellers at hostels.