Seeking out new destinations and experiencing new places for the first time is always an exhilarating experience, even when travelling domestically there are still many hidden gems to be discovered right on our very doorsteps. Sadly however, the physical act of travelling from A to B can be a massive bore for all those involved, which is why being able to remain entertained and stimulated is the key to happy travel plans.
Gentle, soothing sounds or the hardcore crash of drums can be your melody for sanity when on the move. Often when we’re travelling we are with other people, and therefore the noise level surrounding us can reach defeating volumes which help to create a chaotic and anxiety inducing environment. By being able to plug in our headphones and switch on our tunes we can really calm the nerves, and even prevent any ugly arguments from breaking out. Should you be travelling alone, music can still be your barrier between hectic living and peaceful serenity, thus enabling you to get much needed alone time without the need to physically remove yourself from a situation.
This outlet for boredom is ideal for children and adults alike, for there are now such a dynamic range of activities to select – there are RPGs from Square Enix for in depth players and casino based titles from Coral for those who want something a bit more casual. Furthermore there is no need to queue to play, meaning you can have buckets of fun without moving a single limb, which is perfect for those days where relaxing and doing nothing is the only to-do on your agenda. It is still a great way to maintain stimulated, but it is relatively relaxed and thus saves your energy up for exploration of where you’re staying. Even if you’re not an avid gamer, travelling is one of the best times to try a range of titles out to see if you can find anything that suits you.
An age old classic though it may be, reading is one of the ultimate companions for any type of travel, be it business or pleasure, for not only does it give you something to do during your spare time or in between destinations, but it also acts as a great form of escapism. When the kids are feeling a bit too much, or even constant social interactions throughout your day are wearing you down, a good book allows you to visit even more new worlds from where you sit. You can engage with a rich tapestry of themes and characters while you laze beside the pool or take a long car journey, meaning that boredom stays firmly away leaving you to enjoy your time how it’s meant to be enjoyed: stress free and chilled.