Terry and Joyce Coben, owners of Ryjo Tours, believe that it is more convenient and fun to travel on a bus. Long bus rides can be boring if you do not know how to use your time inside the vehicle smartly. Check out some fun ways to enjoy a long bus journey below:
Write or draw
When you’re expecting a long bus ride, try to bring some writing and drawing supplies so you can write and draw to pass the time. You can also just bring a tablet or laptop with you where various writing and drawing software are installed. The scenery you’ll see outside the windows of the bus can ignite your creativity and make you craft more beautiful works.
Play video games
Playing video games helps keep your brain engaged and is also a fun way to pass the time. Download games on your phone, laptop or tablet to avoid boredom during a long bus ride. If you’re not fond of video games, you can also just bring a deck of cards so you can play with the people inside the bus.
Use the WiFi
Most buses provide WiFi for those who need an internet connection but make sure to check ahead of time in case the bus you’ll ride on doesn’t have one. If a WiFi connection is not provided, you can just buy wireless internet broadband, load your phone with internet data or use your phone’s hotspot to connect with someone else’s internet connection.
Finish some work
If you’re a workaholic, now is the time to get ahead on work so you’ll be able to enjoy your time once you’re at your destination. You can also prepare some work offline such as drafts or memos if you don’t have an internet connection.
Read a book
Reading a book is an immersive experience that will make your trip go by faster. If you can’t bring a book or magazine with you, just download some ebooks or read books online so you can keep yourself fully absorbed and prevent any boredom that may strike.
Catch up on series or shows
If you’re lagging behind your favourite TV shows or series, now is the time to catch up on the episodes. Streaming apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video lets you download TV shows and movies so you can watch them anywhere. You can also use the bus’ WiFi or any portable internet connection to watch it online.
Listen to music
One of the most vital things you should bring with you if you’re going on a long bus ride is your earphones or headphones. Bringing those will let you listen to music while appreciating the scenery outside and also helps you to doze off. For those who can easily get carsick, listening to music is a more advisable activity than reading.