Hello you all! I think in the past few months, I’ve spent several days worth of time on trains whether it be traveling to Paris or around Germany. During this time, I’ve found some ways to make the wifi-less time pass more quickly. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of the time I just finally want to be there already (like right now!), but these activities to fill the time should help you out. So here you go, 5 things to do during a long train ride.
- Put in the headphones and take in the passing scenery. This is a great way to just daydream and unwind for a while. I love seeing the landscape rushing by me. Sometimes if I’m sleep deprived enough, I’ll even fall asleep! Now that’s a quick way to pass the time.
- Catch up on your editing. This might apply only my blogger readers, but I always mass-edit during long train rides. With no internet to distract me, I’m finally able to focus on getting through batches of photos. You can also edit video clips, or pre-write blog posts (as I’m doing right now).
- Read a book. With so much technology and busy rushing around me on a daily basis, reading is a hobby that has fallen to the side. During these train rides, I like to put one or two books on my Kindle and get lost in another reality for a while. I just read a great book called Wreckage, and bought a travel magazine on Barcelona while waiting for the train I’m currently sitting in.
- Get creative! Something about going places just inspires me. As I said, I pre-write so many blog posts while traveling from one place to another. And, just by looking out the window, I often find new places I want to visit in the future. The train just drove by the most beautiful German village, surrounded by a huge sea. Now that’s a place I want to see up close and personal one day!
- Take care of yourself. The long train rides are sometimes the only periods of calm during whirlwind trips. I like to drink lots of water, refuel, and sometimes even do things such as file my nails. And sleep! A very important one 😉
If your trains happen to have free WIFI or you are willing to pay, kudos to you. But for the young, broke, and WIFI-less like me, I hope that this has helped out a bit.
What do you like to do when you are forced to sit in one spot for several hours while traveling? I always welcome new ideas, leave them in the comments below.