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The Best Traveling Downtime Activities

The Best Traveling Downtime Activities

The Best Traveling Downtime Activities

November 16th, 2022

Anyone that has been traveling before will know that it is not all action and adventure. There is a lot of downtime between the exciting parts of travel, and you spend a lot of your time traveling between destinations and hanging around at hostels or hotels. These do not have to be dull periods, though, and sometimes it is these aspects that become the most memorable. There are a few activities that you can turn to in these times that will make the downtime a lot more enjoyable and hopefully help you to make the most of the time that you have.


Perhaps the best use of this time is to update your travel journal. You should always keep a travel journal during your adventures so that you can cement your memories and create something that you can always look back on and show to others. It can be easy to forget things when you are experiencing so much, so downtime can be a great opportunity to catch up.

Research Upcoming Destinations

In addition to looking back, you can also use this time to look forward and research the upcoming destinations that you have. To really make the most of your travel experiences, you want to know as much about where you are traveling to as possible. This can include local attractions, customs, transport options and accommodation.

Card Games

If you have been traveling before, then you know just how common it is for people to play card games during downtime. Whether you are playing a solo game in your hotel or playing with a group of people in a hostel, card games are a great way to pass the time and can also help you to make new friends - many card games are universal, and you can play them even if language is a problem!

Online Casino Games

Similarly, online casino games can be a great way to unwind and have some fun during your downtime. You can play online blackjack and other popular casino games on your phone, tablet or laptop, which means you can enjoy these games while on the move or while chilling in your accommodation. These games are quick and easy to pick up and play, so they are ideal when you have five or ten minutes to kill.

Catch Up with Loved Ones

It can be hard to maintain communication with loved ones during a travel adventure, so downtime is a chance for you to catch up with everyone and update them on what you have been doing. This could be sending out emails or texts, arranging a video call or updating a blog to keep everyone informed (also a great way to log your journey).

These are a few of the best activities to try during downtime on a travel adventure. It is not always action and adventure on these trips, and you will have a lot of downtime to fill, but these periods can be special and memorable when you have a few activities to turn to.

Laura Bartlett

Laura Bartlett

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.