This is a collaborative post.
When you are preparing for a big holiday, you may find that you just don’t end up thinking about the flight. You may feel as though you are just far too busy planning every other aspect of your vacation. This is understandable, but if you are taking a long-haul flight then you may want to at least try and give it some thought.
Entertain Yourself When On a Flight
Read a Book
Reading is one of the best things that you can do when you are on a long-haul flight. If you have an e-reader, then you will soon find that you can take a library of books with you and that you can also relax much more. The great thing about reading is that you can stop whenever you want and that you can also pass the time very quickly. In some instances, you may even be able to start and finish a book in the same session, which is ideal if you have a lot of books you are planning to read when on your vacation. If you want to read when you are on the plane, then it helps to make sure that you take an e-reader as opposed to a standard hardback book because it will take up less room and weight in your case.
Watch a Film
Films are a great source of entertainment and this is one of the many reasons why they are such a great option when you are on a long-haul flight. A lot of flight companies will offer you some in-flight entertainment and this is a great way for you to relax. If you are going on a long-haul flight, then you may find that you get around two films in per flight. If you have a TV show or a season that you plan on watching then you can easily get through quite a few episodes and again, this is a great way for you to pass the time! If you want to make the most out of your flight, then it helps to take some noise-canceling headphones with you. When you do, you can then shut out the world and you can also become much more engrossed.
Listen to a Podcast
Do you want to learn something new? Maybe you are just looking for a way to be entertained without having to be glued to a screen. Either way, podcasts are a fantastic way for you to listen to new and interesting shows. You will be able to listen to everything from comedy podcasts to political shows and more. If you are stuck for where to start, then think about your favorite celebrities and see if they have something that you can download. When you do, you will be able to stay entertained for hours on end. If you want, you can even listen to a podcast about Blackjack, before learning how to play it at Borgata.
Snap the Sights
On your first flight, you probably took some snaps out of the window to mark your journey. This is great, but if you have flown quite a lot then you might not feel the need to do it anymore. This is understandable, but you should know that it is a great way for you to pass the time. Take photos when you are high above the clouds and when you reach certain landmarks. When you have taken the photos you want, you can then spend the rest of your time editing it so that you end up with something truly spectacular.
Keep a Journal
Have you ever arrived back from a trip, only to find that for some reason, you are unable to relay your adventure to a friend? If you want to stop this from happening, then you need to make the effort to remember every second of your journey by keeping a journal. When you do, you will have something to look back on when you get home and you may even find that you have enough information to start a blog at the same time. You can start a journal on your phone, or you can even take a notepad and pen with you if you want.
Play a Game
Playing games is another great way for you to pass the time. If you aren’t quite sure where to start, then load up the app store on your phone and browse some of the most popular games. When you do this, you will soon find that you are able to relax more and that you are able to get your mind off the flight itself. If you have never really thought about doing this before then there are tons of games available and some of them will even help you to increase your brainpower.
If you are crafty then why not consider doing some arts and crafts? You can easily take some coloring books with you or even something to knit with. This is ideal if you plan on going on some hikes because you can easily keep warm through whatever you create. If you have no idea know to even knit then now is the best time for you to get started. You would be surprised at how much fun it can provide you with and it’s a great way for you to invest your time.
Listen to Some New Music
If you find that you are listening to the same album or even the same hits every single day, then why not try and mix things up. Before you go and board your plane, try and make sure that you make a good playlist on iTunes or even Spotify. When you do, you can easily find new artists and you may even find that you can stay entertained at the same time. If you want to help yourself even more then make sure that you make your playlist available offline before you board the plane. When you do, you can then listen to your music without having to worry about WiFi.