Scenery near Arusha, Tanzania. A lot of people carry things on their head!
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Arusha, Tanzania.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? We are in Tanzania until late March.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Killing Time on Long Train Journeys: 4 Excellent Tips

 Killing Time on Long Train Journeys: 4 Excellent Tips

Train journeys can be very frustrating. Unless you’ve prepared well, you’re usually stuck staring out of the window for hours, waiting to arrive at your destination. It’s even worse when there are delays! Fortunately, there are lots of ways to start enjoying your train journeys more. The trick is to realise that by not driving you're actually giving yourself some time. That time can be spent on work or play, but sitting and staring out of the window does not have to be your only option. Here are the best ways to kill time on even the longest of train journeys.

Watch Live Sports

If you want to pass the time, then what better way to do so than by watching your favourite sports team play. Unibet sports streaming will keep you entertained, no matter how long your train journey might be. From football to basketball and boxing, you can choose from live streaming sporting games to keep you thoroughly entertained. Just don’t forget your charger. Many trains provide plug sockets, so you can stream to your heart's content and still have phone battery afterwards. 

Play Games 

Whether you’re travelling in a group, with one person, or even by yourself, games are a great way to kill time. Get out the travel chess kit or the deck of cards, and you’ll be so swept up in the game that you might want the train journey to last even longer. If you're travelling solo, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on games either. There are plenty of online games that you can play on your phone or tablet. 

Make Plans

It’s been proven over and over again that having a clear set of plans and goals is highly beneficial and brilliant for productivity. Spending time on a train is the perfect time to sit back and think about where you're going and what you want to do when you get there. Get your diary out and start looking even further ahead, and you could step off the train with an entirely new life planned out for yourself. Research your destination, catch up on work news and start making those to-do lists that can change your life.

Read a Book

Put your phone down and pick up a book instead. Not all of your activities on a train have to be about being productive or relying on technology. Reading provides a huge range of positive benefits, and it’s endlessly entertaining. If it's been a while since you last picked up a book, ask friends and family for recommendations. You could even look at this year’s best sellers to find something that appeals. There’s a book out there for everyone, and you'll be amazed by how quickly time passes when you get lost in a thrilling adventure or the biography of someone you admire. Reading is one of the best hobbies you can have for a variety of reasons, but it’s also one of the best ways to kill time on a long train journey.

The key to getting more from a long train journey is preparation. The longer your journey the more you need to prepare for it. Make sure that you have enough distractions and ways to entertain yourself even if you do get hit by delays. Do your planning right, and the journey itself will be the reward.