With the re-opening of international tourist and travel destinations, we have seen a remarkable increase in the number of people looking to fit a holiday into their busy schedules. Unfortunately, this may mean increased wait times at airports, stations and bus stops, as well as a need to ensure that you have planned for any eventuality – and yes, this means postponement or cancellation. Here are a few tips as to how to keep yourself entertained on a long trip and on any planned travel and adventures.

Go old school

For many people, the term retro entertainment may be better to explain what the intention is, but essentially it is about forgoing all the technology and digital games and gadgets and reverting to the tried and tested means of travel entertainment.

Take cards

A pack of cards is generally a universal language, and no matter where you are traveling in the world, there will be a card game that other travelers and your companions will be able to play. They don’t need a lot of space and are simple and easy to pack in any sized bag. There are also specific card games, such as Uno and Solitaire that will take the boredom out of any long trip.


Having a book or a number of books/comics or even the local newspaper will make for a great pastime when traveling. Depending on where you’re going, you may need to plan ahead and ensure that you have the reading material of your choice before you set out. Alternatively, buy the local newspaper and see what’s happening around you.

Go new age

This is now about ensuring that you use as much tech as will fit in your travel bags to enjoy and entertain yourself.

Play the latest online casino games

The online casino has come on in leaps and bounds. If you haven’t already seen, you may be surprised by the variety of games available, and at places like Jackpot city casino you will be able to play the latest slots, or Vegas style Blackjack whilst on the move, using their mobile version or app or simply the online web-based platform.

Video blog the entire trip

Yes, we mean the entire trip. You don’t have to live stream it all, but if you film it all, then you’ll be able to decide what’s worthy of sharing, or plan specific bits that you then share with your social media following. You may need to practice your filming and ensure that you have sufficient power packs to sustain prolonged filming for video blogging/vlogging your trip. (Perhaps even a camera drone).

Travel may be back, but you should expect some glitches and plan for a longer trip including the waits and delays at borders, airports and transport hubs. Having some set or planned ideas as to what you intend to do along the way and then having the requisite mobile technology or space in your luggage (for books) is always the best way to go.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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