Travel is essential; it’s enriching and exciting and teaches us the most important things about life. While traveling is incredibly exciting, the one downside is, of course, all that waiting around. The airport wait is the worst part, especially when your plane is delayed. For the first five minutes, people watching is more than enough to keep your entertained. But after a few minutes, that man who’s making weird faces, is no longer so interesting.
While sadly, there’s nothing you can do to cut the time or airport waits, what you can do is find a way to keep yourself entertained. A task that, thanks to technology, has become much easier. Want to ensure that next time you’re at the airport you can keep your boredom at bay? Then take these tips on board.
Always pack your Kindle
One of the simplest and most entertaining activities that you can do while at the airport is read a book or a Kindle. Before your trip, stock your Kindle up with a range of books that you can read while at the airport. If you’re someone who gets bored easily, download a few books from different genres. That way, you’ll have plenty of choice of books to choose from. Don’t wait until you’re there to download them, always do so beforehand. That way, you don’t have to stress about how much of your phone data the download will use or how long it will take to complete.
Stock your iPad up with entertainment
Not a big book fan? That’s okay, stock your iPad up with entertainment instead. The great thing about iPads and tablets is that they’re so versatile and can be used for so many things. Before your trip, take the time to think about all the best ways to keep yourself entertained using your iPad. Perhaps you enjoy playing games like Angry Birds? Maybe, you’re a fan of browsing funny content, like this page? Or perhaps, you enjoy blogging about your travel experiences? Whatever it is that you like to use your iPad for, make sure that before you travel it’s updated with all the apps that you need.
Subscribe to the best entertainment sites
Of course, the easiest way to entertain yourself while at the airport is by watching movies or listening to music. And thanks to Netflix and Spotify, catching up on your fave television series of the moment or relaxing with some tunes couldn’t be easier. Just make sure to sign up to their services at least 24 hours beforehand, and you’re covered. Both Netflix and Spotify offer a one-month free trial, so if you don’t want a year’s subscription, sign up to this instead. Oh, and don’t forget to keep a pair of headphones in your carry-on, else you’ll have to pay airport prices for a pair.
Airports can be boring places, but if you want to travel, you have to find a way to deal with your boredom. To make your next stint at the airport a little more bearable, take note of the ideas above.