Road Trip Entertainment
By Madison Cavallo
When you’re in the car for hours at a time it can get boring. Especially on a road trip because all you want to do is arrive at your next destination. Here are some ways you can pass time and enjoy yourself.
If you like to be on your phone or other device, try downloading a WiFi free app. Two Dots, Stack, Disco Zoo, and Color Switch are some examples. These games can keep you entertained for hours without using up cellular data. Another idea for those who prefer to keep to themselves is reading a book or magazine. Flipping through the pages can relax you and make it feel as though time is passing by faster. So does plugging in earbuds and listening to your favorite music or watching your favorite movie or TV show.
Although if you are with other people and are all trying to do something together, a piece of paper can have many uses. Traditional games like hangman or tic-tac-toe are fun and simple. If you are feeling creative you can rotate writing sentences on the paper and try to make up a story- this usually ends in fits of laughter.
For those who get car sick, these activities may not work for you. Some other ideas are listening to an audiobook or music instead of reading because you do not need to focus on the pages. The less eye movement, the better. Engaging in conversation with those around you may also work. Instead of passing around a sheet of paper and writing a story, saying it out loud is an alternative solution.
These activities are some simple, yet entertaining ways to pass time in the car on a road trip. Next time you get bored staring out the window trying to make time go faster try one of these ideas.
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