Killing travel time

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If you’re on a round the world trip, or just traveling extensively, you’ll already know that boredom can be a real killer – particularly when on long journeys.

The truth about travel is that half the value is in looking forward to what you’re going to do and the places you’re going to go – and vice-versa; remembering the fun you had when you were on your trip.

But when you’re in the moment itself, the truth is that there’s a lot of time waiting around in airports, ports, train stations and hotel rooms – with little or nothing to do.

There are only so many books you can read, films you can watch, photos you can take and games you can play. And if you’re spending most of your traveling time with one or two companions, then you’ll soon find out that conversation can begin to pale a little after a while.

So what do you do to kill a little travel time?

Well the truth is that you do all the things we’ve talked about here already. But mobiles, in particular, offer a great way of eating up hours in having fun playing games. If you have the right deal with the right network provider from your home country you should be able to organize a deal that doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg to use to access the web whilst you’re traveling. And this then opens up a world of entertainment opportunities. One great way of entertaining yourself is through online casino games. With the best providers, you can play the games for free in demo mode, or for just tiny stakes to keep you entertained. Better still; some providers like 32Red have really generous introductory bonuses. Here, you can more than double your own money from the get-go, receiving a free $32 for each $20 deposited if you haven’t previously registered with the site.

The best thing about the 32Red games is that they’re fun to play whether or not you’re playing for real cash – and this really eats up the time in a good way when you want it to.

And this can be crucial in making journeys less boring. This is probably the biggest single challenge of travel, but isn’t what always what you plan for before you leave. Even some of the world’s most exotic locations can begin to get a little “samey” if you haven’t planned ahead for hat you’re actually going to do when you get there. If you’re sitting in a busy office, working like mad on things you find boring, you often long for a little peace, quiet and general tranquility. But do bear in mind that there’s only so much of this that most of us can take; it’s all about striking the right balance.

About the author (Aiden): I left the business world to become a full-time stay at home dad of two adventurous little boys under 6 and have never looked back. I am an avid traveller and try to take my family to new places at least once a year. I blog about anything and everything that interests me, from travel – finance – fatherhood.

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